How to watch Riverdale season 6 online and without cable tonight

Kiernan Shipka, in a Riverdale-branded seat, will appear as Sabrina Spellman in Riverdale season 6
(Image credit: The CW/Riverdale via Twitter)

The clock has reached the witching hour when we watch Riverdale season 6 online, even without cable. Tonight, Archie and crew find themselves in a strange place called RiverVale, where everything is as it should be ... or is it? 

Riverdale season 6 start time, channel

Riverdale season 6 premieres today (Tuesday, November 16) at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

Following the explosion that ended season 5, a new day dawns in town. Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Reggie (Charles Melton) are now the town's power couple, while Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Tabitha (Erinn Westbrook) move in together. 

But with Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) demanding a return to the "old ways," this serenity will surely not last. And how could Archie (KJ Apa) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) possibly have survived? 

Plus, Rivervale welcomes a new face — the sorceress Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka). You know her from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix, a spinoff of Riverdale the show. Now, she's crossing over and fans can expect some dark magic to follow.

Here's everything to know about how to watch Riverdale season 6 online. Plus, check out a promo:

How to watch Riverdale season 6 anywhere online

Just because The CW isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss Riverdale season 6. 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.

We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN 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.)


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 Riverdale season 6 in the US

American fans can watch the Riverdale season 6 premiere today (Tuesday, November 16) at 9 p.m. ET on The CW, if you get the network with your TV package or with one of the best TV antennas.

Wondering what else is on tonight? You can watch The Flash season 8 as well.

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch Riverdale season 6 online via several live TV streaming services, including Fubo TV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV.

Of these options, we recommend FuboTV, one of the best streaming services on the market.


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

You can watch Riverdale for free without cable via The CW app, which is available on most major streaming devices including Apple TV and Roku. New episodes drop the day after the episode airs on TV. 

How to watch Riverdale season 5: Netflix release date

International viewers in many territories — including Canada, the UK and Australia — can watch Riverdale season 6 episodes on Netflix the day after the U.S. airing.

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.