How to watch This Is Us Season 5 online anywhere



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This Is Us has begun airing its fifth season on October 27th on the NBC network in the US. Originally the date was slated to be in September, but due to the delays because of the COVID19 pandemic, it was postponed a month.

This season is also airing on selected premium cable networks as Fox Premium in Latin America and Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

But, what happens if you want to watch season 5 and you don’t want to pay an expensive cable subscription to a premium network, or you don’t have a Prime Video subscription?

Let me tell you there is a chance to watch it almost free. Keep reading this guide and find it out!

Where is This Is US season 5 shown?

In the US, season 5 is being aired on NBC, but it’s also available on the NBC website for free.

Let me guess, the moment you hit play on the video, you got a message telling you it isn’t available in your region.

Sadly, the streaming service provided by NBC is only available in the US and blocked for anyone accessing it from any other country.

But don’t get discouraged!

Thankfully, there is a solution to this, and I’m going to show you in the next section.

What do you need to watch it?

To unblock the NBC website from any country, you’ll need an app called a ‘VPN‘.

A VPN is a virtual private network meant to protect your privacy online by connecting to servers in other countries and masking your true location.

VPNs are paid services, but the fee is very affordable.

Also, besides protecting your online activity, VPNs allow you to unblock a lot of streaming services around the world, and in several cases these services are free. So, for a little amount of money, you assure access to a lot of content.

There are a lot of VPN services, so sometimes trying to choose the service that best fits your needs could be tiresome. Don’t worry, we’ve done the job for you!

Our recommendation is ExpressVPN, which is the best in the market.

It has fast connection speeds, which are necessary for streaming video, it’s very easy to use, and it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee in the case the service is not what you were expecting.

The other two options we have for you are NordVPN and Cyberghost. Both are pretty similar regarding prices and features.

So the final decision is in your hands!

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Step by Step to stream This is Us

It doesn’t matter which VPN you end choosing, the set up is very similar between them. By following these easy steps, you’ll be able to start watching This Is Us season 5 in a few minutes.

Step 1

Go to the ExpressVPN website, and press the red “Get ExpressVPN” button. There, choose the plan that best fits your budget. A piece of advice: subscribing to the annual plan will save you a lot of money.

Step 2

Create your account with your email address, and you must also provide the payment method of your preference.

Step 3

Get the app from the Products section, where you’ll find all the available apps for almost all devices and OS.

If you happen to be on a mobile Android or Apple device, you can download the app straightforwardly from the corresponding App Store.

Step 4

Once you have the app installed on your device, log in with the credentials you created in step 2.

Step 5

Now, with the app running, go to search locations and type the US, and press connect. Congratulations! You’re ready to start enjoying This Is Us season 5 on the NBC website as if you were in the US!

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When is Season 5 shown?

This Is Us airs on the NBC network in the US every Tuesday at 9 pm/8 pm depending on the time zone, and the next day it’s available for streaming free on the NBC website.

This season began airing on October 27, 2020, a month later than was scheduled due to the COVID19 pandemic. So, after only four episodes, the series is taking the mandatory holiday hiatus starting in middle November until the first week of January next year.

Episode 5 of season 5 will be airing on January 5, 2021. In the meantime, you can binge the previous four seasons on Netflix Canada as we explain in this guide!

What to expect in season 5?

*Spoiler Alert*

If you haven’t watched anything of this series yet, or you haven’t watched season 4 yet, avoid this section like the plague!

Season 4 ending was intense, and we’re talking about a series that ‘intense’ is a common word to describe it.

Besides the current timelines in the past and present, we had some hints about the future too, and this is going to be a big card on season 5.

At the end of season 4, it was revealed that Rebecca is suffering from mild cognitive impairment, in other words, the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease.

This revelation has a direct impact on Randall and Kevin’s conflictive relationship, their mother’s health condition being the final trigger.

Kevin’s relationship with Madison will go to another level with the revelation of her pregnancy.

Toby and Kate will be busy with their baby and the chance to adopt another child.

So, for now, we’ll have to wait until January to see how the series resumes and deals with all these plots to keep breaking our hearts.


This Is Us season 5 started on October 27 on NBC. Around the world, it’s only shown on premium TV networks and Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

Thankfully, you can watch it for free on the NBC website with the help of a VPN like ExpressVPN because the service is only available in the US.

With ExpressVPN’s fast connections, you can unblock it and enjoy it anywhere in the world.

You can also give NordVPN and Cyberghost VPN a try if you’ve got time to shop around.

Let me know what you think so far of this season by dropping a few lines in the comments!

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