How to watch the Royal Cremation Ceremony on TV and on the Internet

The Royal Cremation Ceremony of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be broadcast live on all Thai TV channels in Thailand and via satellite on Thai TV Global Network for viewers in 177 countries. The ceremony will also be on the official website www.kingrama9.th. In addition, many of the Thai TV channels will carry the live broadcast on their Facebook pages (I will link to these shortly). If you want to watch with crowds of people, then you will find large LCD screens being put up around Bangkok and Thailand. The main sites are places where people will be gathering to offer the sandalwood funeral flower (see locations here). In addition, you will find many LCD advertising billboards will also show the ceremony live. For example, Plan B said all of their giant billboards will show the live broadcast.

UPDATE: The next and final ceremony is a procession to enshrine the royal ashes of the late King at Wat Rajabopit and Wat Bowon Niwet at 5:30pm on Sunday. Live coverage starts from 4:30pm.. NBT World will have commentary in English on their Facebook

Visit Everything you need to know about the funeral of King Bhumibol for more information.

The Cremation Ceremony and Processions will be shown on large screens in front of CentralWorld, Lumpini Park, MBK and other places

WATCH THE CREMATION CEREMONY ON YOUTUBE

Google announced on their blog that there will be a live stream of the cremation ceremony on the front page of YouTube starting from 25 October until 29 October. They are saying you will be able to switch between Thai and English. The live broadcasts come via Thai PBS. This means that people can witness this important and historical occasion no matter where they are located around the world. I’ve already embedded the live youtube videos below with descriptions in English about what you will be watching and the days and times to watch them. All times are Thai time.

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Wednesday 25th October: A royal merit-making rite will be held to mark the start of the royal cremation ceremonies in the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall inside the Grand Palace. This will start at 3:00pm and will be broadcast live on all TV channels an hour earlier.

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Thursday 26th October: The body of the late King will be moved from the throne hall to the royal crematorium at Sanam Luang where the royal cremation will be held. This will take place at 7am. They will start broadcasting live from 6am

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Thursday 26th October: The cremation ceremony will take place from 5:30pm to 10pm. The actual cremation will take place at 10pm. Live coverage will start from 5pm

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Friday 27th October: Following the cremation, a royal ceremony will be held to collect the royal relics of the late King at the royal crematorium from 8am. Live coverage starts at 7am.

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Saturday 28th October: A royal merit-making rite for the royal relics will be held in the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall at 5:30pm. Live coverage starts from 4:30pm

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Sunday 29th October: A royal ceremony will be held to enshrine the royal relics at the Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall at 10:30am. Live coverage starts from 9:30am

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Sunday 29th October: A royal ceremony will be held to enshrine the royal ashes of the late King at Wat Rajabopit and Wat Bowon Niwet at 5:30pm. Live coverage starts from 4:30pm.

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WATCH THE ROYAL CREMATION CEREMONY ON KINGRAMA9

The official site for watching the Royal Cremation Ceremony on the Internet is www.kingrama9.th/live. In the poster above they are advertising that there will be commentary in both Thai and English.

HOW TO WATCH STAGE PERFORMANCES

Thursday 26th October-Friday 27th October: On Sanam Luang, there are three stages that will have performances for twelve hours from 6pm on Thursday night until 6am Friday morning. The performances will be shown live on the following channels.

Khon dance and shadow play performances: Channel 9 MCOT, Channel 5, TNN24, Spring News, Voice TV, Nation TV, Amarin TV, PPTV and TGN

Ballet and concerts: NBT, Channel 7, Channel 8, Mono TV, One Channel, GMM25 and Bright TV

Dramas and puppet shows: Channel 3, Thai PBS, Thairath TV, New TV, Workpoint, Now26, True4u and Parliament TV.

Other ways on how to watch the Royal Cremation Ceremony

  • There are apps for iPhone and Android which allows you to watch Thai TV for free. Just search for “Thai TV” and test them out now in advance. Every single TV channel will be broadcasting the ceremony. Though you might only get it in Thai.
  • You can watch live TV on the ThaiPBS website here. There’s even a button to switch language.
  • The Nation newspaper says you can watch live on their Facebook and website.
  • You can watch Thai TV online for free on websites such as tv.guchill.com and onlinethailand.net. Many more are available. Just google “watch Thai TV free”.
  • Any more ways of watching?

Please post in the comments below if you know of any public places where they will show the Royal Cremation Ceremony and any other way of watching (for free) on the Internet. I will list the best ones here, so please come back for updates.

15 thoughts on “How to watch the Royal Cremation Ceremony on TV and on the Internet

  • October 25, 2017 at 4:40 pm
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    Thanks for doing this. I just clicked through the 20 or so Thai TV stations I get and ZERO had any spoken English or subtitles. All showing the same thing. I hope I can get one of the links you offer and find English descriptions.

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    • October 25, 2017 at 4:43 pm
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      I updated the page at the top with two links with English commentary. But no channel has subtitles.

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  • October 25, 2017 at 11:09 pm
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    Hi 👋 sorry we didn’t live in Thailand and use satellite TV, which national TV supporting this LIVE
    And don’t have high speed of Internet

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  • October 26, 2017 at 6:53 am
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    watching ThaiPBS on YT. The title says TH/EN but so far only in Thai.

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    • October 26, 2017 at 7:22 am
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      you can click “switch camera” to change to English

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  • October 26, 2017 at 7:00 am
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    I figured out how to switch to the English commentary on my computer but strangely it won’t cast that version to my Chromecast

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  • October 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm
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    Sadly, i cant get either of the english language sites to work. Yourube and everything else streams fine, but the english language links just will not play.

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  • October 26, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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    Thanks for your effort.

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  • October 28, 2017 at 2:41 am
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    Thanks for all the work you do, Richard! I look at your twitter page virtually every day.

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  • October 28, 2017 at 10:19 pm
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    Thank you so much for all the work you put in to helping people all over the world to share in this amazing event. We look at your posts nearly every day but as we couldn’t be in Thailand for the funeral, being able to follow it through your links has been unforgettable.

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  • November 1, 2017 at 3:18 am
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    Excellent work, and very much appreciated (here in Dublin, Ireland). Kob jai ja ; )

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