How to Watch the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on Roku 2024

Looking to watch the New Year’s Eve ball drop on Roku 2023? You must be wondering where can I watch the ball drop on Roku tv. Obviously, you Don’t know what channel is the ball drop on?

This article breaks down all the techniques to watch New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on Roku. Find them below!

New Year’s Eve is incomplete without watching the Live New York Ball Drop. However, the New Year’s Eve celebrations now happen virtually due to the pandemic. And although you cannot crowd Times Square, you can celebrate New Year’s Eve and witness the Ball Drop from your couch.

Yes, there are several ways to watch Times Square Ball Drop virtually.

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Watch New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on Roku 2023

Various streaming channels on Roku broadcast the Live Ball Drop. If you want to watch the event on any of these channels, you only need to install and activate the channel (if required).

Below is the list of channels where you can watch the ball drop without cable for free.

Watch the Ball Drop on ABC Live for Free on The Roku Channel

The first way to watch Ball Drop on Roku is on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show. This show begins at 8 pm ET on ABC and ABC Live channels. You can watch the show on Roku using The Roku Channel.

NBC’s New Year’s Eve:

NBC’s New Year’s Eve Live show kicks off at 10 pm ET on the NBC channel and NBC App. You can stream the NBC channel on Roku directly with a cable TV subscription. Alternatively, you can stream NBC using other streaming services like AT&T TV Now, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue.

Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party

This year, Miley Cyrus will be joining forces with Dolly Parton to co-host the biggest NYE party of ’21-’22. After her record-breaking success from last year’s celebration, it looks like Cyrus is now the queen of ball drops. Don’t miss out on this electrifying show which starts at 10:30pm ET and can be accessed through NBC (after logging in with a participating pay TV provider), Peacock, Hulu + Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Sling TV or YouTube TV. Make sure to tune in!

CNNgo New Year’s Eve:

CNNgo, & CNN is the place to be on New Year’s Eve, as Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen take to the streets of Times Square starting at 8pm ET on CNN and CNNgo channels. You can watch it on Roku with a participating pay TV provider login, or via Hulu + Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV for an unforgettable night!

Watch Ball Drop on DIRECTV NOW

DIRECTV Now (aka AT&T TV Now) has a wide range of channels that stream Times Square Ball Drop. If you are an existing DIRECTV Now member, you can navigate to CNN, NBC, FOX, or ABC channels to watch the program. If you are new, you must purchase its monthly subscription at $69.99.

Watch Ball Drop on Hulu with Live TV


If you don’t have a cable TV subscription, you can opt for Hulu with Live TV to watch the Times Square Ball Drop. As a Hulu member, you can watch the show live on the ABC News channel at no extra cost! The channel is available as a standalone app on Roku and gives access to various other programs along with the Ball Drop.

Watch Ball Drop on YouTube TV


The YouTube Originals Channel also streams the Live Ball Drop from 10:30 pm ET. You can watch the event on this channel or stream Ball Drop on channels like ABC, NBC, or CNN via the YouTube TV app on Roku TV. The subscription would cost you $64.99 per month.

Watch Ball Drop on Sling TV


Sling TV users can watch the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop using their Sling subscription on Roku. However, note that Sling TV doesn’t have the ABC News channel. So, you will have to watch the show on other channels like FOX, NBC, or CNN.

PlayStation Vue

Like other streaming services, if you own a PlayStation 4, you can watch the live Ball Drop. The PlayStation Vue subscription costs $39 a month broadcasts Ball Drop using the ABC News and NBC channels. So, you can view the live events by streaming channels using your PS Vue.


Cable TV subscribers will get to watch the Times Square Ball Drop on the TBS channel. The show airs from 11 pm ET and ends at around 12:30 am ET.

Can You Watch the Ball Drop on Paramount Plus?

No, you can’t watch the ball drop on Paramount Plus. If you want to watch the ball drop, you’ll need to find another streaming service that offers it or watch it on television.

A few streaming services offer a live stream of the ball dropping in Times Square, but Paramount Plus is not one of them. We have mentioned a list of some of the streaming services that offer a live stream of the ball drop.

Wrapping Up

Whether you have a cable TV subscription or not, you can watch New Year’s Ball Drop virtually at Times Square. You only need to get any of these channels on your Roku device. Once the channel is ready, you have to select and play the show!

Mark Roberts is a freelance writer and tech enthusiast based in San Diego, specializing in internet security, Roku guides, cord-cutting, and more.

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