Watch This Is Us Online: Live Stream, Full Episodes, and More!

This is Us season 2 premieres Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. If you're wanting to watch This is Us online, your best bet is the Sling TV free trial.

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NBC’s Hit Show Returns September 26th 2017

This Is Us premiered last fall to stellar reviews and has quickly become one of the most anticipated shows of the 2017–2018 season. Will Jack and Rebecca work things out? Will Randall and Beth actually adopt a baby? To find out, you’ve got to be able to watch This Is Us online or over the air

That’s where we come in.

So how can you keep up with the Pearson family this season without shelling out for a pricey cable package? We’ve ranked the top methods for streaming This Is Us so you can easily find the best one for you.

Guide to Watching This Is Us Online, 2017–2018

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Package

Orange

Sling TV offers small channel packages so the price you pay is much cheaper. Perfect for budget buyers.
$25/mo.
Free Trial
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Package

Commercial-Free

Hulu with Live TV comes with lots of live channels and includes its entire on-demand library too.
$43.99/mo
Free Trial
3

Package

fubo

fuboTV focuses on lots of sports coverage, but it also includes channels for the non-sports fan.
$44.99/mo
Free Trial

#1 Sling TV: You Get This Is Us Plus Other Favorites at a Decent Price

What We Like: Low price for widespread NBC availability
Drawbacks: Extra fees for DVR service
Who It’s Perfect For: Cost-conscious fans of This Is Us and other favorite shows

When it comes to watching This Is Us online, we recommend Sling TV.

Sling TV is pretty affordable and features NBC in most markets. On the off chance that NBC is not offered in your area, however, Sling TV is currently offering a free antenna  when you prepay for the first two months. That allows you to enjoy your local NBC affiliate and any other local programming over the air without paying extra.

Sling TV Prices and Plans

To get NBC on Sling TV, you’ll need to get the Sling Blue service or higher. Sling Blue is a relatively inexpensive $25 per month, and it includes 45 channels.

Watching This Is Us on Sling TV

If you happen to live in an area where a live NBC streaming option is not available, you can always watch This Is Us on demand after it airs.

DVR Recording Options for This Is Us

Sling TV offers 50 hours of cloud DVR space for an additional $5 per month. That said, if you have an NBC live stream and are willing to pay the extra fee, you can definitely DVR This Is Us. However, if you live in an area where NBC is available only on demand or via antenna, you will not be able to DVR the show for later.

Sling TV Device Compatibility

Sling TV is available across a wide array of devices, especially TVs and video players. However, the service is compatible with only one gaming device (the Xbox One), so if you primarily use your PlayStation for video streaming, you may be out of luck with this service.

TV & Video Players:

  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Roku
  • Chromecast
  • Android TV
  • Xiaomi
  • LeEco
  • AirTV Player
  • ZTE
  • Channel Master
  • LG webOS

Phones & Tablets:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android phones
  • Android tablets
  • Amazon Fire tablets

Gaming Consoles:

  • Xbox One

Laptops & Computers:

  • Chrome
  • Windows 10
  • Macs running Lion 10.7 or higher

Get a free Winegard indoor antenna when you pre-pay for two months of service! Check out eligibility requirements and sign up on the Sling TV offer page.

#2 Digital Antenna: Live TV without the Monthly Price Tag

What We Like: The affordability
Drawbacks: Live TV only, unless you add on a DVR service
Who It’s Perfect For: Households looking for a low-cost, live option

If you’re looking to cut the cord with cable, streaming services are not the only options. With a digital antenna, you can pick up local stations and watch This Is Us free. And with no monthly cost to worry about, an antenna may be the perfect option for you.

Digital Antenna Pricing

Like most electronics, the cost of your digital antenna will vary based on the model you choose. We strongly recommend the Mohu Leaf for its affordable $30 price tag, but the right antenna for you will depend on your needs. Check out our guide to choosing the best TV antenna to see what will work best for your home.

Watching This Is Us on a Digital Antenna

As long as there’s a local NBC station within range of your antenna, you should be all set. Check out NBC’s local stations page to see if there’s an affiliate in your region.

DVR Device Options

With an antenna, you get access to live content only. That means you have to tune in right at 9/8c on Tuesday nights in order to catch every This Is Us episode.

Of course, you can opt to purchase a DVR for your antenna if you want to save your shows to binge later. We love the TiVo BOLT® for this, as it packs a punch with 500 GB of storage and multiple built-in streaming apps. The device itself retails for $199.99, with an additional $14.99 a month for TiVo service.

Antenna Device Compatibility

Antennas are compatible with pretty much any TV. You can also plug your antenna into a select number of other devices, though some require adapters.

#3 Hulu Live: A Good Option, If a Little More Expensive

What We Like: The on-demand options, original programming, and commercial-free plan
Drawbacks: Slightly higher price tag; limited device compatibility
Who It’s Perfect For: Users who want the choice to watch This Is Us live or on demand and don’t mind paying a little extra for it

Hulu is a big player in the streaming industry for good reason. It’s easy to use, comprehensive, and includes both live and on-demand content from every major network except CBS. Hulu also offers an extensive collection of movies and original programming.

Hulu Live Pricing and Plans

Hulu’s live streaming option starts at $39.99 per month and includes all of the major networks except CBS. Basic Hulu Live service has limited commercials, but for $43.99 per month, you can enjoy the same channels with no commercials. That’s an option that isn’t available with any of the other streaming services on our list, so we think it’s worth the extra $4 per month.

This Is Us Availability on Hulu Live

This Is Us is an NBC show, and NBC is typically considered a local channel. That means your ability to watch the Pearsons live will depend on channel availability in your area. Even in areas where a live NBC stream in unavailable, however, you’ll still be able to watch the latest episodes from season two on demand—you’ll just have to wait until the next day. If that’s a deal-breaker for you, be sure to check Hulu Live’s channel availability for your area before signing up.

DVR Service with Hulu Live

With a Hulu Live plan, you get 50 hours’ worth of cloud DVR storage at no additional cost. When you consider that other streaming services offer DVR space only as an add-on, this could easily make up for the fact that Hulu Live costs a little more. And if 50 hours isn’t quite enough for your household, Hulu does offer a DVR upgrade, which gets you 200 hours of storage for an additional $14.99 per month.

Hulu Live Device Compatibility

Because Hulu Live is still new compared to other live streaming services, the device compatibility is fairly limited. However, if you have any of the following major video players and devices, you should be good to go.

TV & Video Players:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Roku

Phones & Tablets:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android phones
  • Android tablets

Gaming Consoles:

  • Xbox One
  • Xbox 360

Laptops & Computers:

  • Macs
  • PCs

#4 fuboTV: The Best Option for Users in Some Areas

What We Like: The sheer number of channels
Drawbacks: Limited NBC availability
Who It’s Perfect For: Households within one of the 11 regions where NBC is available & want a service with more sports programming

fuboTV  is a great option if you’re looking for a more well-rounded streaming service. With 70+ channels available with its basic plan, there’s no shortage of entertainment, particularly if you’re an avid sports fan.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

fuboTV’s Premier package is just $19.99 a month for the first two months. After that, it goes up to $34.99 a month, which is still pretty average compared with other streaming services. fuboTV also offers a number of add-ons, which are mostly geared towards sports fans. If you’re interested in a package that delivers standard entertainment plus hard-to-get sports coverage, fuboTV is the way to go.

Watching This Is Us on fuboTV

The main reason why fuboTV is ranked #4 on our list is because of its limited local channel offerings. Out of its 37 Designated Market Areas (DMAs), NBC is only available in 11, so you should definitely check out fuboTV’s local channel offerings for your area before signing up. If you happen to live in one of those 11 areas, you should be good to go. If not, you may want to consider one of the other streaming services on our list.

Cloud-Based DVR

fuboTV offers 30 hours of cloud-based DVR storage, included with your package. If you want more storage, you can upgrade to the Advanced DVR option, which features 500 hours of storage for $9.99 a month.

fuboTV Device Compatibility

fuboTV is compatible with most of the major video players. Where it really falls short, though, is its lack of compatibility with any major gaming console. If you’re using your Xbox or PlayStation to stream content, you will definitely want to go with another provider.

TV & Video Players:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Roku

Phones & Tablets:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android phones
  • Android tablets

Gaming Consoles:

  • none

Laptops & Computers:

  • Macs
  • PCs

Sign up for fuboTV and get a low introductory price of $19.99/mo for your first two months of service. Visit the fuboTV website to get started with your 7-day free trial!

#5 DIRECTV NOW: Great If You Don’t Need a DVR

What We Like: 60+ channels with premium channel add-ons
Drawbacks: No DVR (for the time being)
Who It’s Perfect For: This Is Us fans who don’t mind not having a DVR

While DIRECTV NOW’s lack of a DVR prevented us from giving it a higher recommendation, it’s still a high-quality option. Basic packages offer tons of entertainment with 60+ channels available and premium channel add-ons for just $5 per month.

Pricing and Channels

DIRECTV NOW is pretty average at $35 per month for its most basic package. Considering the number of channels available at that rate, it’s a pretty good deal overall.

Watching This Is Us on DIRECTV NOW

NBC is available both live and on demand, depending on your area. If you live in a region where NBC is only available on demand, you will have to wait until after This Is Us airs to get access to it.

DVR Currently Unavailable

DIRECTV NOW does have a major disadvantage: it doesn’t offer a DVR service. However, some networks on DIRECTV NOW feature select shows on demand for a limited time after their air date. So, if you’re able to log in within a couple days of the latest This Is Us episode, you should still be able to catch it without having to tune in live.

DIRECTV NOW Device Compatibility

While available on the most popular video players, DIRECTV NOW is not currently compatible with gaming consoles. Again, if you’re looking to stream on your Xbox or PlayStation, you’ll probably want to try another service.

TVs & Video Players:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Roku

Phones & Tablets:

  • iPhones
  • iPads
  • Android phones
  • Android tablets

Gaming Consoles:

  • None

Laptops & Computers:

  • Macs (Safari only)
  • PCs (Chrome only)

WILD CARD: YouTube TV Offers a Killer DVR But May Not Be Available in Your Area

What We Like: Unlimited DVR at no extra cost
Drawbacks: Limited availability
Who It’s Perfect For: Anyone who falls in YouTube TV’s service area and is looking for viewing flexibility

YouTube TV is a new service, which means it has limited availability compared to the other options on our list. But, if you’re fortunate enough to live in an area where it’s available, YouTube TV’s free, unlimited cloud DVR and host of user-friendly features could easily make it the best service for you.

Price and Packages

In terms of pricing, YouTube TV falls squarely in the average range at $35 per month. However, unlike other streaming services, this isn’t a basic package price—it’s the only package price. That makes choosing your package easy, but it also means you don’t have the option to upgrade if you want more channels.

Watching This Is Us on YouTube TV

YouTube TV is similar to other streaming services in that not all users can access a live NBC stream. So while This Is Us fans in some areas will be able to watch the latest episodes as they air, others will have to wait an extra hour or more until it’s released on demand. Whether you get it live or not will depend on your area and your NBC affiliate.

The Best DVR of Any Streaming Service

If you want to watch This Is Us on your own schedule and save every episode for an unlimited amount of time, your best bet is YouTube TV. With YouTube TV, you get unlimited DVR storage on the cloud with no time limits. And the best part is, it’s included in your

YouTube TV Device Compatibility

Again, YouTube TV is still a fledgling streaming service. While it’s working on getting things up and running on more platforms, you can watch YouTube TV only on phones, tablets, computers, and a few select video players.

There’s some good news, though. Once you’ve paid for your first month of YouTube TV, you’re eligible to receive a free Chromecast. With new 2nd generation Chromecast devices selling for around $35, that’s a pretty good deal.

TVs & Video Players:

  • Android TV
  • Chromecast

Phones & Tablets:

  • Android phones
  • Android tablets
  • iPhones
  • iPads

Gaming Consoles:

  • none

Laptops & Computers:

  • Chrome (Mac & PC)

New YouTube TV members are eligible for a free Chromecast once they’ve paid for their first month of service. Check out the offer page for more eligibility and redemption details!

To find out more about how to cut the cord and still enjoy your favorite NBC shows, check out our How to Watch NBC page. And be sure to comment and let us know the best ways you’ve found to watch This Is Us this season!

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