How to watch This Is Us series finale online right now

Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown in This Is Us series finale
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The final ugly cry is here when you watch the This Is Us series finale online tonight (and you can stream it without cable). For six seasons, the NBC drama has weaved together the past, present and future — and making us weep every damn week. 

This Is Us season series finale start time, channel

This Is Us season 6 episode 18 airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT tonight (Tuesday, May 24) on NBC (via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo (opens in new tab)).

This Is Us season 6 episode 18 is titled "US" and sees the Pearson Big Three — Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Kevin (Justin Hartley) come to new understandings about life.

Last week's episode focused on the long-teased death of Rebecca (Mandy Moore), whose loved ones said their final farewells before she departed on her final journey and reunited with first husband Jack (Milo Ventimiglia). 

Brown told TVLine (opens in new tab) that filming the finale was a tear-filled endeavor which required "lots of water." "You’ve gotta hydrate," he explained, adding, "There’s water coming out, you’ve gotta have water coming in."

Moore described the finale as an epilogue to Deadline (opens in new tab). "I think it’s a really beautiful way to tie things all together and tie them up in a very satisfactory fashion," she said. She also explained that multiple endings were shot.

Here's everything you need to know to watch This Is Us series finale. Plus, watch a promo below:

How to watch This Is Us series finale from anywhere

Just because NBC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss This Is Us 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 (opens in new tab). It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service.

ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

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.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) 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 series finale online in the US

In the U.S., This Is Us season 6 episode 18 airs Tuesday, May 24 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 available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast devices, it's not hard to watch them on our picks for the best streaming devices.

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

Sling TV (opens in new tab) 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. Check out the service with the rotating discounts and free trials Sling offers.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) is a great alternative to a cable package. With the Pro ($70 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. 

Is This Is Us season 6 on Peacock?

This Is Us season series finale will be on Peacock (opens in new tab), NBCUniversal's streaming service, eight days after it airs on NBC. 

Peacock (opens in new tab)

Peacock (opens in new tab) 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 Bel-Air, Girls5eva and Angelyne.

How to watch This Is Us series finale in the UK

Really great news for Brits — This Is Us season 6 is streaming on both Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab) and on Disney Plus. New episodes drop two days after they air on NBC.

For Americans abroad who want to use the services they already pay for, check out ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

How to watch This Is Us series finale in Canada

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

How to watch This Is Us series finale in Australia

Aussie fans of This Is Us are a few weeks behind, as season 6 premiered later than it did in the U.S.. The series finale will air for free on the 10 Network, then stream on 10Play. 

Anyone who wants to use their geo-blocked subscription services will need to use ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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Kelly Woo
Senior Writer

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.