How To Watch Macy's Fireworks Special The Best Way

It's finally my favorite time of year! The Fourth of July marks the official start of a summer season of fun, beach trips, and barbecues. And it's not an Independence Day without watching and streaming the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC. You can stream the annual fireworks extravaganza on the NBC Live Extra app for free on computers, phones, and tablets if you have a pay TV subscription. So why go outside and watch fireworks in the sky when you can sit in the comfort of your home and watch the star-studded special?

The fireworks spectacular will include appearances and performances by Ed Sheeran, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida, and Meghan Trainor. According to NBC, more than 50,000 pyrotechnic shells and effects with lots of different and new shapes and colors will be blowing up the sky above the East River in New York City for 25 minutes, because this is how we roll on Independence Day. Sure, your own city might have its own pyrotechnics going on that night, but there is truly nothing like Macy's ultimate fireworks display. So why deal with the crowds and fighting for the best spot to view fireworks out doors when you can simply stream it?

Here are more reasons streaming the Macy's fireworks is a really good idea.

No Bugs

The outside world and nature is filled with lots of tiny little insects. Avoid them and stay inside.

No Dealing With Being Too Hot Or Too Cold

Depending on where you are in the country, it may either be super cool at night or still very, very warm. In your own home, there's no need for any temperature confusion — unless you've got A/C or thermostat issues.

Volume Control

Real, live fireworks can get LOUD. The beauty of streaming fireworks is that you can always lower or raise the volume to your liking.

No Annoying People Talking Over The Fireworks

Whenever I go see local fireworks friends, usually the crowd falls silent and enjoys the light show in the sky. Usually. There are always those people who decide to whisper and chat during it. Come on, you guys. Just enjoy the pyrotechnics. Luckily, those people won't be present while you stream.

You Can Drink Whatever You Want

No need to worry about open containers. Wanna drink a beer along with the fireworks? Go ahead while sitting in front of your computer. Feel like some hot chocolate or tea? Go crazy.

You Can Fall Asleep Right After

By the time the fireworks special airs, you'll be super tired from all the celebrating and barbecuing and beaching throughout the day. Streaming the show means you'll be able to go right to sleep and rest up for the rest of the weekend. Because America.

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