Season 5 of This is Us is here, and we wanted to cover how to watch this current season if you don’t have cable. We’ll cover watching This is Us live and on-demand. We’ll also cover how you can catch up on the available past season of This is Us.
Watching This Is Us Season 5
The 5th season of This Is Us kicks off with a 2-hour premiere Tuesday, October 27, at 9 pm ET on NBC.
- When This is Us airs: Tuesdays at 9 pm ET
- TV Network: NBC
- Best Way to Stream Live: Hulu (Free Trial), YouTube TV (Free Trial)
- On-Demand: Hulu (Free Trial) New episodes available on Wednesdays.
Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV offer you local NBC stations in nearly all U.S. markets. They both offer a free trial, so you can watch the premiere of This Is Us Free. All the ways you can stream This Is Us season 5 are listed below. All free trials auto-renew when they expire, but you will not be billed if you cancel before the trial ends.
Stream The This Is Us Free
This Is Us airs Tuesday nights at 9 pm on NBC, and you can stream episodes as they air free with Locast. Locast streams the local NBC network live in over 42% of US households, and it is 100% free. You can even watch Locast using a streaming device. Locast supports Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV.
Update: On September 1st, Locast lost a significant battle in court against the major broadcast networks. The Networks argued Locast "must secure the consent of the broadcasters to retransmit the broadcast signals." Locast defense claimed they qualified for a copyright-law exemption available to nonprofits. US District Court for the Southern District of New York found that Locast is not eligible for an exemption because it uses donations from viewers to fund its expansion into new TV markets. In response to the court loss, Locast said it was suspending its TV service on 9/2/2021.
Watch This is Us on These Streaming Services
The following streaming services carry NBC, so you can watch This is Us as it airs live every week.
Watch This is Us on Hulu
Hulu offers live NBC in nearly all US markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. Therefore, you can watch This Is US every week as it airs on NBC. To see if live NBC is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode.
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month to month contract, so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link: Sign up for a free trial to Hulu + Live TV.
Watch This Is Us Season 5 On-Demand
If you can wait a day, Hulu’s more affordable on-demand service has new episodes of this season of This Is Us available on-demand. You have to wait a day, but the on-demand service starts at only $6.99 per month and offers a 30-day free trial.
How Much: The base package for live TV starts at $64.99 per month. Hulu on-demand starts at $6.99 per month with ads. You can go ad-free for $12.99 per month.
Watch This is Us on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another great option for watching This is Us. YouTubeTV offers live NBC with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US.
Youtube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app isn’t available on Roku. However, users can use YouTube TV through the YouTube app on Roku devices. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. You can sign up for their free trial.
How Much: $64.99 per month.
Watch This is Us on fuboTV
FuboTV offers NBC in numerous US cities allowing you to watch This Is Us every week when it airs. You can check out a free trial to FuboTV here. Fubo TV supports the following streaming devices:
- Android smartphones
- Android tablets
- Apple TV (4th Generation only)
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
For more information on FuboTV features, please see our Fubo TV review.
How Much: FuboTV costs $64.99 per month.
Watch This is Us on DIRECTV Stream NOW
DIRECTV Stream NOW offers live NBC streaming in many markets. Through its “Plus” package for $55 a month, NBC is available along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. DIRECTV Stream Now offers NBC in over half the markets in the US. They offer a free trial to allow you to make sure NBC is offered in your area. For more information, check out our review of DIRECTV Stream NOW.
How Much: $55 per month through its “Plus” package.
Streaming Past Seasons of This Is US
Every episode of all 5 seasons of This is Us is available on Hulu’s streaming library. Plus, new episodes of the current season appear on Hulu the day after they air. That will let you binge-watch seasons 1-4 and watch new episodes of this season for as low as $6.99 per month. Hulu’s streaming library offers a 30-day free trial, so you could watch the first four seasons of This Is Us Free.
Season 1-5 – Hulu (Free Trial)
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