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How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 online tonight

The cast of RuPaul's Drag Race season 14
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R-U ready?! It is time to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 online (even without cable). The drag queen competition series returns to VH1 for what's being called "the most game-changing season ever," thanks to a new twist. 

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 start time, channel

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 debuts today (Friday, January 7) on VH1.
It airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So what's different about RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14? Well, among the cast of 14 queens is the show's first-ever heterosexual, cisgender male contestant!

Over the past few years, Drag Race has been challenging the notion of who and what a drag queen is. Last year, the flagship show included the first trans male contestant, Gottmik, who identifies as pansexual. The most recent season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK featured the franchise's first cisgender woman, Victoria Stone. And RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6 was won by Kylie Sonique Love, the first out trans woman to win the crown.

However, this will mark the first time that a contestant does not identify as LGBTQ. Check out the full RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 cast list below.

The new installment will also bring the star power to the guest judges table, with Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys and Taraji P. Henson all set to make appearances.

Here's what you need to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 online and after you watch, we've got 7 more picks for new movies and shows to watch this weekend. Plus, watch the reveal video of the contestants below:

How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 anywhere on Earth

Just because VH1 isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss the RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 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.

We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). 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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Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), 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.

How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 in the US

U.S. fans can watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 premiere today (Friday, Jan. 7) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1 (which is available in most cable packages).

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 on several live TV streaming services, including Sling TV, Fubo TV, Philo, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream. 

Of these options, we recommend Sling TV (one of the best streaming services and best cable TV alternatives). Just add on the Lifestyle Extra package ($6) to get VH1. Fubo is also a great choice, with more channels.

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Sling TV (opens in new tab) is one of the most affordable cable TV alternatives on the market. Right now, you can try the service with a 3-day free trial (opens in new tab). Get either the Orange or Blue plan, then add on Lifestyle Extra ($6) to get VH1.

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) is a great live TV service. With the Starter Plan ($65 per month), you get over 120 channels, including all the local broadcast networks and top cable brands, including VH1.

Both services are available on almost all of the best streaming devices — and RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 episode 2 is about to air! Wondering what else you should be watching? If you can't get enough Zendaya, then get ready to Watch Euphoria season 2 online

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Is RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 on Paramount Plus?

Unfortunately, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 will not be streaming on Paramount Plus. 

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 6 was on Paramount Plus as an exclusive to the service, but that's not the case for all shows in the franchise. 

How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 in Canada

R-U ready, Canadians? Because RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 will be available on the same day as the U.S. airing via Crave (opens in new tab)

Crave has a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab), so you can check out all that it has to offer. 

If you're an American traveling abroad and want to use the streaming services you already pay for, you will need ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 in the UK

British fans are facing a major change when it comes to watching RuPaul's Drag Race season 14. Previous seasons were on Netflix UK. However, season 14 will stream exclusively on World of Wonder’s platform, WOW Presents Plus (opens in new tab).

Episodes will be available the day after they air in the U.S., which means they will drop on Saturdays. 

Anyone who is traveling in the U.K. and wants to use the streaming services they've already paid for will need ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 cast

The cast of RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 consists of 14 queens. They are:

  • Alyssa Hunter (Cataño, PR)
  • Angeria Paris VanMicheals (Atlanta, GA)
  • Bosco (Seattle, WA)
  • Daya Betty (Springfield, MO)
  • DeJa Skye (Fresno, CA)
  • Jasmine Kennedie (New York City, NY)
  • Jorgeous (Nashville, TN)
  • June Jambalaya (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Kerri Colby (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté  (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Lady Camden (Sacramento, CA)
  • Maddy Morphosis (Fayetteville, AR)
  • Orion Story (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Willow Pill (Denver, CO).

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Kelly Woo
Kelly Woo

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media 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.