How to watch Big Brother 2023 online: Premiere date, start time, cast and more

Cast of Big Brother 2023
(Image credit: CBS)

It's a midsummer move-in when you watch Big Brother 2023 online, starting tonight. Season 25 of the CBS reality series kicks off with a new group of houseguests entering the Big Brother house. 

Big Brother 2023 start time, channel

Big Brother 2023 premieres tonight (Aug. 2) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (via Fubo and Paramount Plus With Showtime).

This year's 16 houseguests include a Deaflympics gold medalist, brand strategist, exterminator, geriatric physician, professional flutist, political consultant and a DJ from Australia, among others

Host Julie Chen returns to oversee the proceedings, which will begin its usual schedule of three episodes a week starting Aug. 6. 

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch Big Brother 2023 online. Plus, scroll down for details on the cast and an introductory video.

How to watch Big Brother 2023 from anywhere on Earth

Just because Paramount Plus and CBS aren't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch Big Brother if you're away from home. Watching the show 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.

We've evaluated many VPN services, and our top pick is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. (Signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more.)

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How to watch Big Brother 2023 in the US

In the U.S., Big Brother season 25 premieres Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and on Paramount Plus With Showtime. 

Starting Aug. 6, episodes will air Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 p.m. The latter will feature the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen.

CBS is a broadcast network that can be 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 CBS on one of the best cable TV alternatives. Available options include Fubo, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream

Of those, we recommend Fubo, one of the best streaming services and best cable TV alternatives lists. Paramount Plus is the streaming arm of ViacomCBS and the premium plan with Showtime comes with a live stream of your local CBS channel. 

Big Brother episodes will also be available to view on demand. 

Fubo

<a href="https://geni.us/YkQAuWd" data-link-merchant="geni.us"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">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 CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox as well as cable favorites such as ESPN, AMC, Food Network, FX, MTV, Syfy and more.

Paramount Plus

<a href="https://paramountplus.qflm.net/c/221109/175360/3065?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.paramountplus.com%2F" data-link-merchant="paramountplus.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Paramount Plus has a massive library stocked with content from the ViacomCBS vault. Get a free trial to access Big Brother and Survivor, as well as originals like 1923, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.

How to watch Big Brother 2023 in Canada

Canadian Big Brother fans can catch season 25 on GlobalTV, starting Aug. 2 on the same schedule as American episodes.

How to watch Big Brother 2023 in the U.K.

While Paramount Plus is available in the U.K., Big Brother season 25 won't be available to stream.

That said, a VPN service such as ExpressVPN can help you access the subscription services you already pay for and watch along with fans across the world.

How to watch Big Brother 2023 in Australia

Bad news for Aussies, as well. Paramount Plus is available in Australia, but won't have Big Brother season 25. 

ExpressVPN is the best choice if you want to bypass the geo-block on your paid streaming services.

Big Brother 2023 cast

Here is the cast of Big Brother season 25. 

America Lopez
Age: 27
Hometown: Edinburg, Texas
Current City: Brooklyn
Occupation: Medical Receptionist

Blue Kim
Age: 25
Hometown: Riverside, California
Current City: New York City
Occupation: Brand Strategist

Bowie Jane
Age: 45
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Current City: Los Angeles
Occupation: Barrister/DJ

Cameron Hardin
Age: 34
Hometown: Eastman, Georgia
Occupation: Stay-at-home dad

Cory Wurtenberger
Age: 21
Hometown: Weston, Florida
Occupation: College Student

Felicia Cannon
Age: 63
Hometown: Tacoma, Washington
Current City: Kennesaw, Georgia
Occupation: Real Estate Agent

Hisam Goueli
Age: 45
Hometown: Minneapolis
Current City: Seattle
Occupation: Geriatric Physician

Izzy Gleicher
Age: 32
Hometown: New York City
Occupation: Professional Flutist

Jag Bains
Age: 25
Hometown: Omak, Washington
Occupation: Truck Company Owner

Jared Fields
Age: 25
Hometown: Norwalk, Connecticut
Occupation: Exterminator

Kirsten Elwin
Age: 25
Hometown: Orlando, Florida via Dominica
Current City: Houston
Occupation: Molecular Biologist

Luke Valentine
Age: 30
Hometown: Weston, Florida
Current City: Coral Springs, Florida
Occupation: Illustrator

Matt Klotz
Age: 27
Hometown: Cameron Park, California
Current City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Occupation: Deaflympics Gold Medalist

Mecole Hayes
Age: 30
Hometown: St. Louis
Current City: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Occupation: Political Consultant

Red Utley
Age: 37
Hometown: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Occupation: Sales

Reilly Smedley
Age: 24
Hometown: Portland, Maine
Current City: Nashville
Occupation: Bartender

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