The Windy City's first responders are back for another run of high-stakes medical drama with Chicago Med season 8 set to tie up a host of loose ends from the dramatic finale of the previous series. Read on to find out how you can watch Chicago Med season 8 online and stream every new episode, no matter where you are right now.
*Chicago Med season 7 spoilers below*
Season 7 of the hospital drama spin-off from Chicago Fire ended with a cliffhanger which saw Will and Dylan left in mortal danger after Will’s apartment building was engulfed in flames.
Premiere date: Wednesday, September 21 at 8pm ET/PT
New episodes: every week at the same time
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Elsewhere, Pamela’s future as a doctor at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center was left in doubt after Crockett's questionable handling of her surgery left her unable to use her hands. As well as revealing whether Will and Dylan made it out of the inferno alive and whether Pamela’s career as a surgeon is over, the new series also looks set to introduce new characters.
Jack Egan, described as a multimillionaire renaissance man played by Sasha Roiz (Grimm) and Nellie Cuevas, a psychology fellow working alongside Dr. Charles played by Lilah Richcreek Estrada (The Wonder Years, Grace and Frankie) are both set to feature as regulars.
We can also expect plenty of crossover with other Chicago One shows, with team members from Chicago Fire on the scene to help in the aftermath of the apartment blaze.
Follow our guide below to watch Chicago Med season 8 online from anywhere.
In the US, Chicago Med season 8 will premiere on NBC at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT) on Wednesday, September 21, as part of the network's Chicago One triple-header, will all-new episodes of Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D following afterwards.
New episodes air weekly in the same timeslot.
If you have the channel on cable, you'll be able to tune in on linear TV or watch on-demand on the NBC website by signing in with your cable provider details.
Alternatively, each new episode of Chicago Med season 8 is also available to watch on Peacock just one day later every week on Thursdays.
You can subscribe to Peacock Premium currently and pay just $1.99 a month for 12 months (offer ends September 30). After this time though, Peacock costs $4.99 a month and provides an ad-supported version of the service. You also have the option of paying $10 a month for Peacock Premium Plus if you want commercial-free coverage.
- Related: how to watch Peacock from outside the US
Watch Chicago Med season 8 without cable in the US
Cord-cutters can watch Chicago Med season 8 on NBC without cable by using OTT streaming services such as Sling TV.
Sling is reasonably priced and includes local NBC channels as part of its Sling Blue package in most major markets. The usual cost is $35 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get your first month for half-price.
Another over-the-top streaming service that includes NBC is FuboTV. It's a much more comprehensive cable replacement, and carries more than 100 channels including Fox, CBS and ESPN.
Prices start at $69.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.
If you subscribe to Sling, Peacock, or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - of the many options, we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
How to watch Chicago Med season 8 online from outside your country
If you’re abroad when Chicago Med season 8 is released, you might struggle to watch it due to annoying geo-blocking restrictions.
Thankfully, there’s an easy solution. Downloading a VPN will let you stream Chicago Med online no matter where you are. It's a simple bit of software that changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV like you would back at home.
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How to watch Chicago Med season 8 online in Canada
Canadian viewers can catch brand-new Chicago Med season 11 on CityTV from Wednesday, September 21 at 8pm ET / PT.
Although some content is available to stream on CityTV free and without signing in, chances are you’ll need your TV provider credentials to watch new Chicago Med live online or on-demand. That’s certainly the case for seasons 4 through to 6, which are currently available on the platform – accessible either through the worldwide web, or the CityTV Now app on iOS and Android devices.
Outside of Canada? Use a VPN to gain access to all the content you'd normally stream at home.
Can I watch Chicago Med season 8 in Australia?
No broadcast date has been announced Down Under for Chicago Fire season 8 yet. But taking into account that FOX ONE debuted season 7 around three months after the show's American debut, we’d expect new Chicago Med to begin broadcasting on FOX ONE this December.
When that happens, a Foxtel Now subscription will provide you with live access to FOX ONE. In addition to the $25 Essential base pack, however, you’ll need to purchase the Drama add-on for another $10 a month. Though if you’re a new customer, there’s a tasty 10-day free trial to be enjoyed beforehand.
As detailed above, if you’re abroad then you’ll struggle to connect to any of the streaming services you usually use. The solution? Try using a VPN as per our guide above.
Can I watch Chicago Med season 8 in the UK?
As with Australian viewers, fans of the show in the UK have a bit of a wait on their hands for season 8. It took four months for season 7 to air in the UK after its September 2021 premier in the US, so its looking likely that we won't see the new series air in the UK until the new year.
When the time comes, you’ll either want to bag yourself a subscription to Sky TV, where Chicago Med season 8 will almost certainly air on the Sky Witness channel. Check out our Sky TV deals and packages, or grab an entertainment pass for £9.99 a month on the streaming service NOW.
Away from home? Anyone in the UK from a country where Chicago Med season 8 is being broadcast can tune into their home coverage with the help of a good VPN.