Following last year’s condensed version of the pandemic era, Macy’s Thanksgiving 2021 parade will return to full force, including floats, balloons, and musical performances. Here’s how to stream the parade on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 9 a.m.ET / PT.
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For the first time, the parade will have its own streaming home, available on the premium version of Peacock ($ 4.99 + per month). Peacock will also be featured in the parade itself, with its own float featuring the stars of the comedy series Peacock. Girls5eva performing the show’s theme song.
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Hulu + Live TV
The main stream of the parade is on NBC, and Hulu + Live TV subscribers ($ 64.99 + per month after a seven-day free trial) can stream it on the NBC stream. NBC Today hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host the cover. Telemundo will simultaneously air a Spanish-language cover hosted by Ana Jurka and Carlos Adyan, as well as journalist Freddy Lomelí and Miss Universe Andrea Meza, and viewers will be able to watch it on the Telemundo wire.
If you subscribe to YouTube TV ($ 64.99 per month after a seven-day free trial), you can stream the NBC show of the parade, featuring dozens of iconic giant inflatable characters. New additions this year include Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) from The Mandalorien, the main character of Netflix Ada Twist, scientist, and a Christmas-themed duet from Pokemon Pikachu and Eevee characters. YouTube TV also broadcasts Telemundo’s Spanish broadcast.
If you subscribe to Sling TV (over $ 35 per month) and your local NBC Affiliate is included on Sling, you can watch the NBC Parade broadcast. Check out live musical performances from Rob Thomas, Nelly, Andy Grammer, Chris Lane and more, plus a special performance by Carrie Underwood of the song “Favorite Time of Year” from her vacation album My present.
Fubo TV subscribers ($ 64.99 + per month after a seven-day free trial) can watch the NBC or Telemundo shows from the parade. See 10 incredible marching bands from across the country, including high schools, colleges, and the NYPD.
Subscribers to DirecTV Stream ($ 69.99 + per month) can watch the parade broadcast via NBC or Telemundo. As always, after the floats, balloons, bands and other artists, the parade ends with a visit from Santa Claus who opens the Christmas season.