How to watch 'Grey's Anatomy' season 20 online, on TV and from anywhere now

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Long running medical drama "Grey's Anatomy's" 20th season is underway currently enjoying a mid-season break. The shortened run consists of just 10 episodes (with 5 still due when the season returns), but there's proving to be no less medical and emotional trauma. Here's how to watch "Grey’s Anatomy" season 20 from anywhere with a VPN and potentially for FREE.

'Grey's Anatomy' release date, start time, TV channel, streaming info

U.S. date and time: "Grey's Anatomy" S20 returns on Thursday, May 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. New episodes stream on Hulu after transmission.
• U.S. — ABC (via Sling TV) and Hulu
Canada — CTV (FREE)
• International — Disney Plus
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"Grey’s Anatomy" season 20 has felt a little different, being the first season not to regularly feature Ellen Pompeo as the titular Meredith Grey. The character's still has some small appearances though, and as ever, Pompeo has been on hand for each episode’s opening and closing voiceovers. 

There were a number of cliffhanger’s to be resolved this season, including the fate of Teddy (Kim Raver), after she collapsed while preparing to operate on Sam (Sam Sutton), while it also remained to be seen what would develop between Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Link (Chris Carmack) after the two shared an oh-so-classic 'kiss in the rain' moment – but of course we're not going to spoil any of the juicy drama here. 

Back in the cast this season are "Grey’s" OGs  James Pickens Jr. as Richard and Chandra Wilson as Miranda, while long serving Kevin McKidd returned as Owen. Caterina Scorsone is also back as Amelia while Jessica Capshaw returned as Dr. Arizona Robbins for the first time since season 14. 

Ready for your 20th year at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital? We’ve got all the info on how to watch "Grey’s Anatomy" season 20 online and from anywhere. 

How to watch 'Grey's Anatomy' season 20 from anywhere

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching "Grey's Anatomy" on your usual streaming service?

You can still watch the medical drama thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for TV fans away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:

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How to watch 'Grey's Anatomy' S20 in the U.S. online and without cable

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"Grey's Anatomy" season 20 is currently in a mid-season break, but when it returns on Thursday, May 2, it'll air at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC in the U.S., with subsequent episodes going out in the same slot weekly.

ABC is a broadcast network that can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas, a cable TV package or a live TV streaming platform like Fubo, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV or YouTube TV. You can also catch up with episodes the following day on Hulu in the U.S..

If you're not planning to watch live, you can also catch episodes right after they've aired on Hulu (which is also where you can binge previous seasons of the medical drama), which costs $7.99 per month basic or $17.99 per month ad-free. You can also subscribe to each tier annually and receive two months free.

You can also get Hulu via the Disney Bundle though, which gets you that streamer and Disney Plus for $9.99 each month. You can pay more for ad-free options and sports fans can also opt-in to have ESPN Plus added on top, which creates some great bundle savings. 

Sling TV

Sling TV gives you live TV at an affordable price. The Sling Blue package includes more than 50 channels including ABC, Fox and NBC (in select cities), AMC, Bravo, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime and USA. Right now, new subscribers get half off their first month.

Fubo

Fubo offers a 7-day free trial so you check out all of its features without paying upfront. Fubo's channel lineup includes local networks like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox as well as cable favorites such as ESPN, AMC, Food Network, FX, MTV, Syfy and more.

How to watch 'Grey's Anatomy' season 20 in Canada

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As in the U.S., when season 20 returns, episodes will arrive on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Canadians can watch "Grey's Anatomy" season 20 on CTV. New episodes will be available to stream for free on the CTV streaming service and the CTV app after transmission.

Canadians traveling abroad can unblock CTV from anywhere with a NordVPN subscription.

How to watch 'Grey's Anatomy' season 20 in the U.K.

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The wait is finally over for U.K. fans as "Grey's Anatomy" season 20 landed on Thursday, March 28, with episodes now dropping weekly. You'll find it on Disney Plus, which is the international home for everything 'Grey's-verse'.

Don't forget: U.S. and Canadian nationals visiting the U.K. can still access their usual streaming services with the help of NordVPN.

Where to watch 'Grey's Anatomy' season 20 in Australia

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Likewise, the home for everything "Grey's Anatomy" (including spin-off "Station 19") is Disney Plus in Australia, with new episodes now landing on Thursdays.

With NordVPN, U.S. and Canadian nationals visiting Oz can can gain access to their usual streaming services from anywhere on the planet.

'Grey's Anatomy' season 20 trailer

 'Grey's Anatomy' season 20 episode guide

  • Episode 1: "We've Only Just Begun" – Thursday, March 14
  • Episode 2: "Keep the Family Close" – Thursday, March 21
  • Episode 3: "Walk on the Ocean" – Thursday, March 28
  • Episode 4: "Baby Can I Hold You" – Thursday, April 4
  • Episode 5: "Never Felt So Alone" – Thursday, April 11
  • Episode 6: "The Marathon Continues" – Thursday, May 2
  • Episode 7: TBC – Thursday, May 9
  • Episode 8: TBC – Thursday, May 16
  • Episode 9: TBC – Thursday, May 23
  • Episode 10: TBC – Thursday, May 30

'Grey's Anatomy' season 20 cast

  • Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
  • James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber
  • Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt
  • Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd
  • Camilla Luddington as Dr. Jo Wilson
  • Kim Raver as Dr. Teddy Altma
  • Jake Borelli as Dr. Levi Schmitt
  • Chris Carmack as Dr. Atticus Lincoln
  • Anthony Hill as Dr. Winston Ndugu
  • Alexis Floyd as Dr. Simone Griffith
  • Harry Shum Jr. as Dr. Benson "Blue" Kwan
  • Adelaide Kane as Dr. Jules Millin
  • Midori Francis as Dr. Mika Yasuda
  • Niko Terho as Dr. Lucas Adams
  • Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey
  • Debbie Allen as Dr. Catherine Fox
  • Alex Landi as Dr. Nico Kim
  • Jaicy Elliott as Dr. Taryn Helm
  • Scott Speedman as Dr. Nick Marsh
  • Freddy Miyares as Dorian

Are there any 'Grey's Anatomy' spin-offs?

Since it's debut in 2005, "Grey's Anatomy" has spawned two spin-offs. 

The first, "Private Practice", ran for six seasons from 2007-2013. It followed character Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh), as she left the then Seattle Grace Hospital to join Seaside Health & Wellness Center in Los Angeles. 

The second spin-off, "Station 19", is more of a 'sister show', following a group of firefighters in the Seattle Fire Department. The show began in 2018 and is set to conclude with the upcoming seventh season. 

There have been numerous crossovers between the shows, from small cameos to big TV events, such as the 2020 three-parter which dealt with a massive car accident in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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