How to watch Grown-ish season 5 online from anywhere

Yara Shahidi and Marcus Scribner on the season 5 poster of Grown-ish
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Grown-ish, the acclaimed spin-off of the Golden Globe-winning Black-ish, returns with another hilarious helping of heartfelt drama. With Zoey newly graduated and moving to New York, she’s passing the Cal U baton to her brother, Andre Junior. So while she’s confronting the “real” world, he’s gaining his own formative college experiences – making friends, joining a frat, and rocking up to a nude party. We explain below how to watch Grown-ish season 5 online from anywhere.

Watch Grown-ish season 5

Premieres: 10pm ET / PT (9pm CT), Wednesday, July 20

New episodes: every Wednesday

Stream now: watch Freeform with a Sling TV or FuboTV subscription

International Streaming Options: ABC Spark (CA)| Disney Plus (UK, AU)

Watch anywhere: try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free for 30 days now

The Black-ish spin-off previously followed the Johnson’s eldest daughter, the fashion-forward, socially conscious Zoey (Yara Shahidi). Over four seasons, Zoey and her friends experienced the highs and lows of campus life – balancing work, study, and messy relationships while also helping to fight racial injustice.

Grown-ish season 5 will chart these characters post-college lives. But younger brother Andre and a new bunch of college freshmen are taking center stage at Cal U now. These include Muslim American overachiever Zaara (Tara Raani), politically ambitious sophomore Brandon (Matthew Sato), football player Zeke (Ceyair Wright), and Slick, described as "a style icon with no filter".

And of course, series fans are guaranteed appearances from the extended Johnson crew – dad Dre, mum Bow, Ruby and Pops – who’ll no doubt be dropping by to encourage and/or embarrass their grown-ish relative.

Read on below for our guide, which details how to watch Grown-ish season 5 online from anywhere.

How to watch Grown-ish season 5 online from outside your country

Those abroad when new Grown-ish season 5 episodes air will struggle to keep up with all the Johnson kids’ goings on, thanks to annoying regional restrictions.

Luckily, there’s an easy solution. Downloading a VPN service will allow you to stream Grown-ish 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 just as if you were at home.

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How to watch Grown-ish season 5 online for FREE in the US

Wednesday, July 2010pm ET/PT

Cable viewers can watch all-new episodes of Grown-ish on Freeform, airing weekly from Wednesday, July 20 at 10pm ET/PT. You can enjoy the latest episodes through the Freeform website too, but you’ll need to enter your cable login details for that.

If you’ve cut the cord, however, then select over-the-top streaming services can also provide access to Freeform programming live or on-demand.

Outside of the US? Watch Freeform and Grown-ish season 5 just like you would at home with the help of a quality VPN.

How to watch Grown-ish season 5 without cable

Your cheapest cord-less option is Sling TV. And its limited time offer means you save 50% on your first month, plus you get a month of free Showtime, Starz, and Epix too. You’ll need to choose the Sling Orange plan, which includes Freeform in addition to ESPN, the Disney Channel, and roughly 30 other channels.

If you're after more variety, FuboTV is a comprehensive cable alternative whose entry-level Pro plan costs $69.99 a month (after your 7-day free trial) but features a whopping 120 channels.

Alternatively, new Grown-ish episodes are added to Hulu a day after they premiere, and you can stream them with the basic $6.99 plan (though you can try a 30-day Hulu free trial first). Or you could opt for the Hulu with Live TV package and stream Freeform content live as it's broadcast.

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How to watch Grown-ish season 5 online in Canada


Cable channel ABC Spark broadcasts Freeform content in Canada, so Grown-ish season 5 will air here from Wednesday, July 20 at 10pm ET/PT, just like in America. 

ABC Spark subscribers also have access to ABC Spark On Demand, so – depending on your cable provider – you should be able to stream new episodes of Grown-ish online as well.

And, if you’re looking for the first three seasons of the award-nominated show, then they’re available to stream on Disney Plus with a CA$11.99 subscription.

Currently abroad and foiled by pesky geo-blocking restrictions? Watch your favorite content just like you would at home by using a VPN to change your IP address and appear back in your home country.

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How to watch Grown-ish season 5 online in the UK


Sadly, Brits won’t see Junior saunter down the hallowed halls of Cal U anytime soon. Disney Plus only recently added season 4 in May this year, roughly two months after the series finale aired in America. And with about 18 episodes a season, it could be early 2023 until Grown-ish season 5 is added to Star on Disney Plus.

Disney Plus is the exclusive UK home of Grown-ish, seven seasons of Black-ish, and provides access to the acclaimed Disney, Fox and Pixar back catalogue. Plus, a subscription lets you to stream the entire Marvel Comic Universe canon, and everything Star Wars - including Disney Plus Originals The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.

While there is no longer a Disney Plus free trial, for the modest price of just £7.99 a month you get access to its extensive library.

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How to watch Grown-ish season 5 online in Australia


Another thing Aussies have in common with Brits? They’re not expected to see new Grown-ish season 5 for the foreseeable future. Still, with an AUS$11.99 monthly subscription to Disney Plus, they could still enjoy the first four seasons of Grown-ish, Black-ish, and much more besides – including the new The Bob’s Burgers Movie!

Whether you're abroad or an expat in Australia, it’s easy to connect to your VoD service back home. Just download a piece of software called a VPN and you could stream Grown-ish season 5 online from anywhere.

Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.