Can’t make it to Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop? No worries! The Official 2014 Times Square Ball App, available free in both the Apple Store and Google Play Store, allows you to experience the event live on your smart phone or tablet! The app, created by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, provides Livestream of the entire event, including the raising of the ball at 6 PM EST, musical performances, and an hourly countdown.
If downloaded today, though before the event, the app still provides plenty of great information about the entire experince! The app shows the Times Square Ball Twitter feed, as well as any conversation on Twitter about the event via #Balldrop. There is also a great video of the event highlights from last year. The app also directly connects you to the Times Square Alliance website, which gives you an itinerary of the New Year’s event, as well as information about other events that take place in Time Square.
The app is gaining increasing popularity, with over 500,000 downloads from 162 countries around the world, including Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe. The app has allowed revelers worldwide to take part in what has become the epitome of the New Year’s Eve experience in Time Square. “New Year’s Eve 2014 marks the fifth year Livestream brings the celebration in Times Square to millions around the globe in real-time,” said Max Haot, co-founder and CEO of Livestream. “Now, with the reimagined Times Square Ball App, we’re bringing a live, social experience to the fingertips of revelers worldwide.”
Download the free app today to rev yourself up for the 2014 New Year’s Eve Time Square Ball Drop experience, and have a happy and fabulous new year!!