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How to watch This Is Us season 6 episode 3 online tonight without cable

This Is Us season 6 episode 3 photo featuring Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Kaz Womack as Kevin, Isabella Rose Landau as Kate, Ca’Ron Jaden Coleman as Randall, Mandy Moore as Rebecca
(Image credit: NBC)

Tonight, you'll see that dads are the focus when you watch This Is Us season 6 episode 3 online (which you can even stream without cable). The final season of the NBC drama is weaving together the past, present and future and as usual, making us cry every damn week.

This Is Us season 6 episode 3 start time, channel

This Is Us season 6 episode 3 is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. ET/PT tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 18) on NBC.

This Is Us season 6 episode 3 is titled "Four Fathers" and will show Jack (Milo Ventimiglia), Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) struggling to connect with their children. And judging by the photos NBC released ahead of the episode, a fifth father is in the mix — the adult version of Kate and Toby's son, Jack Damon (Blake Stadnik). He and wife Lucy (Auden Thornton) are shown grilling in their sunny backyard.

Meanwhile, in the past, Jack loses Kevin, who goes missing during the Big Three's first theatrical movie outing. In the present, Kevin struggles with missing out on some of the twins' milestones and Randall grapples with Deja growing up into a young woman.

Here's everything you need to know to watch This Is Us season 6 episode 3 online. Plus, watch a promo below:

How to watch This Is Us season 6 episode 3 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 (opens in new tab). It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service.

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 season 6 episode 3 online in the US

In the U.S., This Is Us season 6 episode 3 airs Tuesday, January 18 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 (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. Right now, new subscribers can get a 3-day Sling free trial (opens in new tab) to check out the service.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) 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 episode 3 will be on Peacock (opens in new tab), NBCUniversal's streaming service. New episodes arrive eight days after they air on NBC. 

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 Girls5eva, The Lost Symbol and the Saved By the Bell reboot.

How to watch This Is Us season 6 episode 3 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 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 (opens in new tab).

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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.