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How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 online from anywhere

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Grab a box of tissues and a yoghurt to toast Terry as season 8 marks the last instalment of our favorite cop comedy. From copious sex tape title jokes to the last of the Jimmy Jabs, here's how to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 online from anywhere.

How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8

Final episodes: Thursday, September 16 at 8pm ET / PT

Creators: Dan Goor and Michael Schur

Cast: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti

US stream: NBC / Sling TV (opens in new tab) / Hulu

Streaming options elsewhere: CityTV (opens in new tab) (CA) / E4 (UK) / SBS (Au)

FREE stream: SBS (opens in new tab) (Au)

Not many shows have had fans go to battle for them, but Brooklyn Nine-Nine has certainly been through the wars as its original network, Fox, dropped it, only for NBC to pick it up the next day following outcry. However, it's time to bid farewell to the 99th Precinct as the cast hand over their metaphorical badge and gun in the sitcom's eighth and final season. And it looks as though all our questions will be answered, wrapping on our beloved Jake, Amy, Rosa, Holt, and the rest.

How will Jake and Amy handle having a baby? Will Holt get promoted to commissioner? 

Fans can be reassured of a satisfying ending, though, with the directors, Michael Schur and Dan Goor, experts in this field. Between the two of them they've helped write or direct Parks and Recreations, The Good Place, episodes of The Office, SNL and a host of other TV classics.

Ready for one last ride? We've listed everything you need to know about how to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 online where you are. 

How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 from outside your country

Happen to be out of the country when this final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs? No problem, while you'll find the content is geo-blocked when you try and tune in, you can still catch all of the action via a VPN.

A VPN allows you to watch your favorite show from anywhere in the world. It does this by changing your IP address to one in the country you live in normally. Here's everything you need to know to get started:

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Three simple steps to using a VPN to bypass geo-restrictions:

1. Download and install a VPN - our recommendation is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the relevant server location - launch the VPN app, click on 'choose location' and select the right location, i.e. US for Hulu, or Australia for SBS' free stream

3. Head to the chosen broadcaster's live stream - so if you're from Australia, just head to SBS On Demand (opens in new tab)

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How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 online in the US

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Season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs in the US on NBC. It premiered on Thursday, August 12, and will air two new episodes every Thursday at 8pm ET / PT, with its final two episodes scheduled for September 16.

If you have cable, you can simply watch NBC. Don't have cable? Strangely, you won't be able to catch new episodes via NBC's on demand service Peacock TV. 

However, for cord cutters, you can opt for a more cable-like experience by subscribing to either Sling TV (opens in new tab) or FuboTV, both of which offer NBC as a part of its host of live TV channel streams. The Sling Blue (opens in new tab) plan offers NBC alongside 40+ other channels, costing just $10 for your first month (opens in new tab), while you can get FuboTV's (opens in new tab) Starter Plan with a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) and hosting 100+ live channels.

You also have the option of both Hulu (opens in new tab) or Hulu with Live TV (opens in new tab). You'll need the latter if you wish to stream NBC and watch new episodes live. Alternatively, you can wait until the following day when new episodes land on Hulu's $5.99 a month baseline plan with ads. All Hulu plans come with a Hulu free trial (opens in new tab), spanning from 7 to 30-days depending on which you opt for.

Of course, if you happen to be out of the country when this latest season airs, you will find the content is geo-blocked. However, you can resolve this issue via the use of a VPN, like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 online in the UK

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Sadly for fans of the show in the UK, no official date has been announced yet. While it will be airing on E4 like all of the previous seasons (and then available on All4 (opens in new tab) after), you'll have to wait a bit longer to catch it.

In previous years, the show has followed to the UK shortly after within a month or so. This means we should hear announcements of premiere dates soon.

For now, fans can catch all of the previous seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the UK on Netflix (opens in new tab). All seven seasons are available on there which gives you plenty of time for a rewatch before season 8 lands.

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Stream Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 for free in Australia

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For any fans in Australia looking to say farewell with the final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, you can tune in via SBS. New episodes air just after the US every Friday at 9.35pm, with the final episode airing on September 17.

SBS is free-to-air but also has an online stream option via the SBS On Demand (opens in new tab) service if you don't want to watch live.

Away when the new season goes live? Not to worry, like the other regions on this list, you can catch up with Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 online away from home via a VPN (opens in new tab).

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How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine for free online in Canada

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Canadians fans are in a similar boat to those in the US, getting all new episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 every Thursday, airing on Citytv at 8pm ET / PT. This means the final two episodes will air on September 16.

While Citytv is a cable channel, it also has an online streaming platform (opens in new tab) via its website.

Here you can watch episodes after they air. While the latest episodes will be free for one week after the air date, you'll have to subscribe to the service to watch the episodes any later than that.

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