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How to watch This Is Us season 6 online without cable

The cast of This Is Us season 6
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It's time to ugly cry when you watch This Is Us season 6 online. It's (sob) the final season of the NBC drama, so prepare to say goodbye to the Pearsons. The final batch of episodes will resolve the remaining family mysteries teased in glimpses of the future.

This Is Us season 6 start time, channel

This Is Us season 6 premiered at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, Jan. 4 on NBC.

There's so much still to be unraveled — starting with Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) deathbed scene in the distant future. The show will also pick up the threads dangled in the season 5 finale: Kate (Chrissy Metz) eventually divorcing Toby (Chris Sullivan) and marrying her boss Phillip (Chris Geere); Madison (Caitlin Thompson) walking out on Kevin (Justin Hartley) on their wedding day; Uncle Nicky (Griffin Dunne) also eventually marrying an unknown person; and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) profiled as a "rising star" in a magazine.

In the season 6 premiere episode, titled "The Challenger," the Big Three of Randall, Kate and Kevin celebrate their 41st birthday.

Here's everything you need to know to watch This Is Us season 6 online. Plus, watch the trailer below:

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How to watch This Is Us season 6 from anywhere

Just because NBC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss This Is Us season 6 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.

ExpressVPN

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 This Is Us season 6 online in the US

In the U.S., This Is Us season 6 premieres Tuesday, January 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT 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 DirecTV Stream.

Of these options, we recommend Sling and FuboTV, two of the best streaming services on the market. And since they're on Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku and Fire TV devices, it's not hard to watch them on our picks for the best streaming devices.

Sling 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 a 3-day Sling free trial to check out the service.

Fubo.TV

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. 

This Is Us season 6 episodes will also be available on Hulu the day after they air on NBC. 

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Is This Is Us season 6 on Peacock?

This Is Us season 6 will stream on Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service. New episodes will be available eight days after they air on NBC. 

Peacock

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 This Is Us season 6 in the UK

Really great news for Brits — This Is Us season 6 will stream on both Amazon Prime Video and on Disney Plus. Episodes will drop two days after they air on NBC.

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

How to watch This Is Us season 6 in Canada

Canadians can tune into This Is Us season 6 at the same time as Americans on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app.

Anyone who wants to use their geo-blocked subscription services will need to use ExpressVPN.

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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.