New Year’s Eve is just a couple of days away and there will be plenty of ways for people to celebrate ringing in 2016. Netflix announced earlier today that they would be making parent’s lives easier by letting them celebrate New Year’s Eve with their kids early through a series of six different countdown shows that can be accessed and streamed at any time on December 31st, but for those who want to celebrate their own countdown in a different way, there’s the Times Square Official Ball App which lets you put a virtual countdown to 2016 on your device’s display, so even if you aren’t able to watch the ball drop on TV you can still be a part of the celebration.
The Times Square ball drop is the quintessential event for the new year celebration, as it’s televised and broadcast to television sets across the country. The Times Square Official Ball app puts Times Square at your fingertips front and center. The app isn’t just about the countdown though and actually offers plenty of interactivity through video of the live show and Twitter posts from the Times Square Ball account about New Year’s Eve 2016, with which users can “like” and reply to as they pop up on screen.
While more than a few people seem to be claiming that the video is just a pre-recorded video and not an actual livestream of the event happening, you still get access to the stream to view when it shows up and you can view the timer at the top. The app also allows you to customize the countdown clock with your specific timezone, so anyone can basically use it no matter where they are. New Year’s Eve is still not quite here yet but you can access the app now and start counting down ahead of time, and the app is free so it won’t cost anything to enjoy, all you’ll need is an internet connection whether it’s through your local WiFi or through your carrier network so you can stay connected to the celebration. If you don’;t already have a countdown app or wallpaper handy, give this app a shot and see how it works for you.