Revelers across the globe can get up close and personal with the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square with the free official 2014 Times SquareBall App, from the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, organizers of Times SquareNew Year’s Eve. For the first time, users will enjoy the mobility of watching the Times Square NewYear’s Eve celebration at home, work or anywhere in the world while conversing with the Times SquareBall who will share his unique perspective of the performers, revelers and other festivities happening inTimes Square via Twitter.
Now available on Android and Apple devices, the new 2014 Times Square Ball App continues to grow in popularity with nearly 500,000 downloads from 162 countries across the globe. Revelers worldwide from Afghanistan, Argentina and Australia to Ukraine, Vietnam and Zimbabwe will use the app to watch the official Times Square New Year’s Eve webcast. Additionally, the Times Square Crossroads App, brought to you by the Times Square Alliance, will be available for revelers to tune into the New Year's Eve live webcast and learn more about events at the Crossroads of the World.
The live, six-hour commercial-free webcast will be hosted by returning national television and radio personality Allison Hagendorf (Host on The CW, VH1, Fuse TV, AXS, SiriusXM) and will cover the action and excitement in Times Square, including the Ball Raising at 6 p.m. EST, live musical performances, and hourly countdowns with network television hosts and other celebrities in TimesSquare as the anticipation builds towards the midnight countdown and the famous Ball Drop. Allison will be joined by three correspondents who will provide backstage access, behind-the-scenes stories, and interviews with revelers, performers and other special guests. This year’s show will also feature an exclusive reveal of AP’s Year-End News Highlights video and an exclusive clip from the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2™.
The official 2014 Times Square Ball App is now available worldwide for free download through Apple’s App Store and via Google Play for mobile phones and tablets. Produced by Monday Sessions Media, developed by HAAS/créa, with streaming components developed by Livestream LLC. The app is free to download through Apple’s App Store and via Google Play for mobile phones.
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To join the Times Square New Year’s Eve conversation on social media, follow #BallDrop.
Follow the Times Square Ball on Twitter at twitter.com/timessquareball
Like the Times Square Ball on Facebook at facebook.com/timessquareball.
For more information about Times Square New Year’s Eve, visit TimesSquareNYC.org.
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