How to watch Law and Order: SVU season 23 online without cable

Mariska Hargitay sits at a desk in Law and Order: SVU season 23 on NBC
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Chung chung! It’s time to watch Law and Order: SVU season 23 online, even without cable. Mariska Hargitay is back as Captain Olivia Benson, who's ready to catch a few dozen predators in New York City.

Law and Order: SVU season 23 start time, channel

Today (September 23), the Law and Order: SVU season 23 premieres at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
This a two-hour premiere.

In the two-hour Law and Order: SVU season 23 premiere, the investigation into a sex-for-housing scheme expands and tests Benson's loyalty to Deputy Chief Christian Garland (Demore Barnes). When a powerful congressman is linked to the case, Detective Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and ADA Carisi (Peter Scanavino) struggle to retain their witnesses. Meanwhile, the search for a missing witness leads Fin (Ice-T) and Kat (Jamie Gray Hyder) down a dangerous path.

SVU is followed by the Law and Order: Organized Crime season 2 premiere. Benson and Stabler are together (on the same night) again!

Here's everything you need to know to watch Law and Order: SVU season 23 online. Plus, watch a promo below: 

How to watch Law and Order: SVU season 23 from anywhere

Just because NBC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss Law and Order: SVU season 23 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 Law and Order: SVU season 23 online in the US

In the U.S., Law and Order: SVU season 23 premieres with two episodes at 8 p.m. today (Sept. 23) on NBC.

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, 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.

Sling TV
Cheaper Live TV

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 Law and Order: SVU season 23 on Peacock

You can also watch SVU season 23 episodes the day after their live NBC airing on Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service. To watch the current season, you'll need Peacock Premium, which has two tiers. The ad-supported tier is $4.99 per month, while the ad-free plan is $9.99.


Peacock is the home of the vast NBCUniversal library, including every episode of The Office. In addition to classic movies and TV shows, subscribers can also watch episodes of current NBC series with Peacock Premium. The service also has originals such as Girls5eva, The Lost Symbol and the Saved By the Bell reboot.

How to watch Law and Order: SVU season 23 in the UK

Good news and bad news for Brits. In the past, Law and Order: SVU has aired on Sky Witness. The channel comes with a Sky TV package, which start at £25. 

However, Law and Order: SVU season 23 doesn't currently have a premiere date on Sky Witness. It could be weeks or even months before it becomes available.

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

How to watch Law and Order: SVU season 23 in Canada

Canadians can tune into Law and Order: SVU season 23 at the same time as Americans on Citytv, if they get the channel.

Travelers who want to use their geo-blocked subscription services will need to use ExpressVPN.

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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.