There’s a new way to experience the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year and it doesn’t require being there in person for it. .
Verizon will live stream the 90th annual New York City parade in 360 degrees on YouTube Thursday morning starting at 9:00 a.m. ET.
Since the stream is on YouTube, you’ll be able to watch either the 360-degree broadcast through a web browser on a computer or through the YouTube app for mobile devices. In the latter case, you should also be able to move your phone in any direction to view the parade from different perspectives.
We’ve no idea how immersive the experience will be. Fingers crossed the 360 livestream runs smoothly and the quality is decent.
As always, the parade will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET and there will be massive balloons of familiar cartoon characters, beautifully decorated floats and marching bands soaring down the 2.5-mile West Side parade route.
You can find the 360 livestream here when it goes live.