How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 online: Release date, trailer, Hulu details and more

How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 online
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Ready for one last ride? Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 is available to watch online, as we begin to bid adieu to the detectives and officers of the NBC cop comedy. 

Yes, we're sorry, but it's true — this is the final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8. No more of Jake Peralta's antics, Captain Holt's droll commentary, Amy Santiago's perfectionism and Hitchcock and Scully's utter uselessness. 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 start time, channel

The first episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 released on Thursday, August 12, 2021. All episodes are streaming now on Hulu.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 brings an end to the long-running series, which first debuted on Fox. When the network canceled it after five seasons, the show found a home on NBC. 

The final season wraps up remaining storylines, such as Holt's quest to become NYPD commissioner and Santiago's ambition to become the youngest precinct captain ever. At the end of season 7, Santiago and Peralta welcomed a baby, and their new parenthood is incorporated into the show.

Here's everything you need to know to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 online.

How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 from anywhere on Earth

Just because NBC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 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 ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service.


Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, really shines thanks to its safety, speed and simplicity-to-use. It's also compatible with loads of devices - from iOS and Android to Roku, Apple TV and PlayStations. You'll even get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year, or there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

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

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

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

How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 in the US

In the U.S., Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 premiered with two episodes Thursday, August 12 on NBC. Two new episodes aired weekly, but now all episodes are available to watch through NBC.

NBC 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 NBC on a live TV service, like Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend Sling and FuboTV, two of the best streaming services on the market.

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Sling TV is one of the cheaper live TV services on the market. The Sling Blue package includes more than 50 channels including NBC and Fox (in select cities), AMC, Bravo, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime and USA. Right now, new subscribers can get the first month of Sling for just $10.


Fubo.TV is a great alternative to a cable package. With the Starter Plan ($65 per month), you get over 120 channels, including all the local broadcast networks and top cable brands like AMC, E!, HGTV, FX, ESPN, Syfy and Paramount Network. 

How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 on Hulu

Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 episodes will also be available the next day on Hulu.

How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 in the UK

Good news and bad news for Brits. In the past, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has aired on E4, and it's likely that will be the same case with season 8. 

However, E4 hasn't yet announced the UK premiere date. It may be a few weeks or months after the U.S. debut.

For Americans abroad who want to use the services they already pay for, check out ExpressVPN.

How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 in Canada

Canadians can tune into Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 on CityTV the same day and time as American fans. 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 trailer

The full Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 trailer begins ominously, with Charles Boyle lamenting that his time with partner Jake Peralta will be cut short. He envisioned cracking cases with his buddy until they were old and gray. But alas ... this is the final season! Parting is such sweet sorrow.

NBC also released a first look promo featuring the cast reflecting on the show's long, up-and-down run.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 cast

All of the main Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast members are returning for the final season, including:

  • Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta
  • Andre Braugher as Raymond Holt
  • Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago
  • Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle
  • Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz
  • Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords
  • Dirk Blocker as Michael Hitchcock 
  • Joel McKinnon Miller as Norm Scully

Former series regular Chelsea Peretti is back as Gina Linetti, who departed the precinct in season 6. 

Fans will also be happy to see some familiar faces: Craig Robinson as Doug Judy, Peralta's nemesis-turned-friend; Nicole Byer as Trudy Judy, Doug's shady sister; and Jason Mantzoukas as the unpredictable Adrian Pimento. 

Joining the cast for the final season is John C. McKinley (Scrubs), whose role is undisclosed.

Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.