How to watch 'American Ninja Warrior' season 16 online — TV channel and live streams

Vance Walker hanging off a pulley on American Ninja Warrior season 16
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He's achieved Total Victory, taken home the $1 million prize and even conquered the junior version of the show twice, but can Vance Walker become the first "American Ninja Warrior" champion to repeat the feat? Daniel Gil might have a little something to say about that.

"American Ninja Warrior" season 16 airs on NBC in the U.S. and CTV in Canada on Mondays — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

'American Ninja Warrior' season 16 release date and time

U.S. date and time: "American Ninja Warrior" season 16 airs on NBC from 8 p.m. ET/PT on Mondays.
• TV channel — NBC via Sling / Fubo 
• U.S. stream Peacock
• Canada
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Teenager Vance's victory was all the more remarkable because he was born with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy that can cause stiffness and spasming in the legs. 

He pipped  "American Ninja Warrior" veteran Daniel – who in defeat became just the second runner-up to achieve Total Victory – to the top prize by just over a second, and both competitors are back to push themselves to the limits all over again.

Of course, they're not the only returning contenders, with Tyler Yamauchi, Najee Richardson, Isaiah Thomas, Isabella Wakeham, Kyle Schulze and Elijah Browning amongst those looking to improve on their previous best results on the world’s best-loved obstacle course.

Read our guide below for how to watch "American Ninja Warrior" season 16 online and from anywhere in the world.

How to watch 'American Ninja Warrior' S16 from anywhere

Just because NBC and Peacock aren't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch "American Ninja Warrior" season 16 if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is NordVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service.


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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Fire up your website or streaming service of choice and tune in.

Watch 'American Ninja Warrior' season 16 in the U.S.

In the U.S., "American Ninja Warrior" season 16 premieres on NBC on Monday, June 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. A new episode airs at the same time each week.

NBC is a local broadcast network that can accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch NBC on a live TV service, like Sling TV, Fubo, YouTube TV, Hulu With Live TV, and DirecTV Stream.

Of these options, we recommend Sling TV and Fubo, two of the best cable TV alternatives

Sling TVget their first month half-price

Sling TV is one of the most affordable live TV services on the market. The Sling Blue package includes more than 50 channels including NBC in select markets. Right now, new subscribers can get their first month half-price.

Fuboa 7-day free trial

Fubo has all of the major networks, including NBC. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. 

How to watch 'American Ninja Warrior' season 16 on Peacock

All episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" season 16 will be available to stream via Peacock the day after they air on NBC.

A subscription to Peacock is $5.99 a month for Premium membership, but the $11.99 Premium Plus plan gives you an ad-free experience. 

Not only is Peacock one of the best streaming services, but it's also available on most of the best streaming devices.


Peacock is the home of the vast NBCUniversal library, including every episode of The Office (here's our in-depth list of the best Peacock shows to watch). Subscribers can also watch live NFL and EPL action, and episodes of current NBC series.

Watch 'American Ninja Warrior' season 16 in Canada

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"American Ninja Warrior" season 16 is being shown on CTV in Canada. 

The season premiere is set for Monday, June 3, and new episodes air at 8 p.m. ET/PT each week. 

Not in Canada at the moment? Signing up to NordVPN will help you access your preferred streaming service when you're overseas.

Can you watch 'American Ninja Warrior' season 16 in Australia

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Stan (30-day free trial) is the home of "American Ninja Warrior" in Australia, but seeing as season 15 only recently landed on the streaming platform, it could be a while before season 16 arrives.

If you're from the U.S. or Canada but you're away from home Down Under, use NordVPN to access your usual streaming service. 

Can you watch 'American Ninja Warrior' season 16 in the U.K.?

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The U.K. has its own version of "Ninja Warrior" and, as such, there's no word on when or if "American Ninja Warrior" season 16 will air in Blighty. 

If you're from the U.S. but you're away from home in the U.K., use NordVPN to access your usual streaming service. 

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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.