Times Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App
By Countdown Entertainment
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
New Year’s Eve in Times Square LIVE to your phone!
Join millions of revelers around the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve LIVE. The Official Times Square Ball App is your exclusive access to be part of the activities in Times Square as you watch the LIVE co-hosted official show featuring opening ceremonies, musical performances, celebrity appearances, hourly countdowns and the midnight Ball Drop!
Don’t wait until December 31st to enjoy the Times Square Ball App. Download today!
•Watch live streaming of the events in Times Square leading up to New Year’s Eve and throughout the year as well as the highlight promo and other exclusive video content.
•Customize your Countdown Clock with your time zone of choice.
• Find out what's happening in and around Times Square - Follow and interact with the Times Square Ball on Twitter
What's New in Version 2.0.17
- Minor updates
Watch the live event from Times Square
I'm confused at all the negative reviews for this app. I live in AZ and want to watch the party in Times Square. Open the app. Tap the 3 lines on the top left and choose the live streaming option. There is a countdown to the start of the live feed then you get to watch the entire thing once it goes live. I get to see the ball drop in NY 2 hrs before it happens in AZ. What's not to like? I've used this method to watch for 3 years in a row. Air Play is enabled for this app so you can stream it to your Apple TV. It does what it says it does.
Not even worth the free download
While this app has settings for different timezones, it does nothing more than show the time remaining as a small clock at the top.
It allows for a playback of the countdown broadcast, but it doesn't sync up automatically to the time zone you are in.
All it shows is a bunch of tweets people posted about the new year, and a still image of the Times Square ball as a backdrop. No animation or sound as the new year approaches, no big numbers on the screen for the last few seconds. It might be more entertaining fir those living in the same time zone as New York, but if you live anywhere else on the planet, don't bother.
Failed just in time
I opened the app with just 10 minutes to go. I had read that the only time zone that would work was the default New York time zone, since the ball would have already dropped if I chose my local time zone. With just 60 seconds to go, the app video stream went black. The app would do nothing. I force quit and tried restarting, but nothing worked. The video was finally available about 30 seconds after the ball dropped. What a waste. Don't bother making an app if you can't deliver!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Dec 28, 2015
- Version: 2.0.17
- Size: 16.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Countdown Entertainment, LLC
- © 2010-2015 Countdown Entertainment LLC, HAAS/Crea Corp. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.