After a one-year hiatus, Black-ish is back with its entertaining blend of family drama, good-humor, and socio-political commentary. Only now the Johnsons are dealing with the upheaval of a global pandemic, and a presidential election too. Read on as we detail how to watch Black-ish season 7 online and stream this timely sitcom from anywhere.
Created by Kenya Barris (#BlackAF, Girls Trip), this multi award-winning show has received an Emmy, dozens of NAACP awards, and a Golden Globe for its lead Tracee Ellis Ross. It’s tackled thorny social issues like racism, inequality, and colorism head on, yet without pulling focus from its complex family dynamics.
As the beginning of season 7, love – and a deadly virus – are in the air. Dre (Antony Anderson) made the awkward discovery that Pops and Ruby had rekindled their relationship in the season 6 finale, while romance is on the cards for Johnson Jnr too. And in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Johnsons contend with the tyranny of home-schooling as Bow (Ellis Ross) works around the clock on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19.
Full of joy and creative flair while also encouraging level-headed debate, the latest instalment promises to be relatable, educational, and reliably hilarious. So, prick up your ears as we detail how to watch Black-ish from anywhere as season 7 goes out.
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How to watch Black-ish season 7 online from outside your country
Abroad on business or hoping to relax on a beach somewhere tropical? If you’re out of the country when season 7 of Black-ish airs then geo-blocks will prevent access to your usual VoD service, meaning you’ll miss all the trials and tribulations of the Johnson family.
The solution, however, is simple. Just download a VPN, which will alter your IP address to that of your home country. Once installed, select the location of your home country and simply click connect. Viola! You’ll then be able to enjoy all episodes of Black-ish season 7 no matter where you are.
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How to watch Black-ish season 7 online for FREE in the US
Those clinging to their cable subscriptions can catch Black-ish season 7 on ABC, from 9.30pm ET/PT or 8.30pm CT. If you miss any episode, then ABC has a handy online platform, providing on-demand access to previous instalments from the current season – although you will need to enter your cable provider details first.
If you’ve cut the cord, then there’s plenty of TV streaming services that will let you watch ABC programming live or on-demand:
AT&T Now: this OTT service has numerous plans, the cheapest being $55 p/m for over 45 channels, or get a few dozen more channels and HBO Max too for $80 a month. You can take a 7-day free trial of the platform first, but it's worth noting that ABC is only available in select markets (you can check which here).
Hulu + Live TV: this involves one basic plan with over 65 channels plus on-demand content for $54.99 p/m, plus, you can customize your line up with premium channels like HBO Max or the Entertainment add-on. But, as ABC is a local channel, check to see if it’s available in your area first. If you can't stream the show live, episodes of Black-ish will be available online a day after their first broadcast.
YouTube TV: after your free trial period, you'll pay $64.99 a month for 85 channels, get unlimited cloud DVR storage, and lots more (in select markets only).
And if you fancy binging the Black-ish back catalogue, Hulu’s on-demand library has Seasons 1 through 6 available to stream now, and is the only place to watch every episode of the show.
Can I watch Black-ish season 7 online in Canada?
Unfortunately, no Canadian VoD service has this topical sitcom available to stream. Nada – not even any the first season broadcast all the way back in 2014.
If you’re a fan or still catching up to season 7, however, there is one option: you can purchase seasons 1 through 6 via Google Play from between $7 and $20. They’re then yours to watch wherever and whenever you like!
Holiday-makers or frequent flyers might find they’re abroad when the latest season of Black-ish lands on ABC. Purchase the best VPN, however, and no matter where you are, connecting to your OTT service back home will be a breeze – meaning you never miss a second of your favorite films or TV shows.
Can I watch Black-ish season 7 online in the UK?
There’s been no word of when Black-ish might find a home across the Atlantic, despite its winning optimism, topical content, and guest stars that include Octavia Spencer, Puff Daddy, Ron Huebel, and Rashida Jones. Prior seasons aired on E4, but that is sadly no longer the case.
Until we hear otherwise, fans of the show can only currently purchase seasons 1 to 5 through Amazon Video: either individual episodes at £1.89 each, or whole seasons, all of which are £7.99.
If you’re a fan of Black-ish recently landed in Blighty, don’t despair. As outlined above, just download ExpressVPN – the gold standard of Virtual Private Networks – and you’ll be flying high on the latest hit of Black-ish season 7 in no time.
Can I watch Black-ish season 7 online in Australia?
Fans of smart, funny TV in the Antipodes have equally been left stranded. Season 7 is unavailable to stream here too, at least for the time being.
But, if you like what you’ve heard about this award-wining sitcom from Kenya Barris, then you might consider paying to download the first five seasons, all of which are available via Apple iTunes or Google Play.
However, if you already have a monthly subscription to FuboTV or Hulu, yet just happen to be out of the country, it’s incredibly easy to connect to your VoD service back home. Just download a piece of software called a VPN and stream Blackish season 7 online from anywhere.
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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.