How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 online from anywhere

Screengrab from season 18 episode of Grey's Anatomy
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Season 18 has already given us near-death experiences, existential dilemmas, love rectangles and a party in the morgue... in other words, it's been a regular shift at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital! But we're building up to something big as the show returns from its mid-season break, and you can read on as we explain how to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 online from anywhere right now.

Watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 online

When: Thursdays from February 24 (US and Canada) at 9pm ET/PT

US stream: ABC via FREE FuboTV trial (opens in new tab) or ABC website (opens in new tab) a day after broadcast

International Streaming Options: CTV (opens in new tab) (CA)| Disney Plus (AU)| Sky (opens in new tab) (UK)

Is it on Netflix? Yes - seasons 1-17 are on Netflix Canada and more (opens in new tab)

Watch anywhere: try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free for 30 days now (opens in new tab)

*Season 17 and 18 spoilers ahead*

Meredith is back in Seattle, but for how much longer will she be content roaming those same old wards and corridors? A fresh start in Minnesota beckons for Grey Sloan's Chief of General Surgery, though something tells us there are going to be a few fires that need putting out at home before she makes any final decision...

After all, episode 400 is on the horizon, and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has gone all-out on previous landmark occasions. 

There's also the small matter of that bombshell moment between Amelia and Kai to iron out. Will Jo tell Link? How will be handle heartbreak? And will Owen Hunt live to see theater again?

There's never a dull moment, and here's how to watch Grey’s Anatomy season 18 online from anywhere in the world.

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How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 FREE online in the US

ABC’s catch-up service (opens in new tab)

Part two of Grey's Anatomy season 18 premieres on TV at 9pm ET/PT on Thursday, February 24 on ABC, with new episodes airing at the same time every week, immediately after new episodes of spin-off show Station-19.

If you don’t have cable, each new episode will be added to ABC’s catch-up service (opens in new tab) a day after broadcast. And if you're confident of avoiding spoilers, you can watch for FREE a week after they air, no log-in required! 

A select few over-the-top streaming services can also provide access to ABC programming live or on-demand.

How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 without cable

Of the many options, we recommend FuboTV (opens in new tab) for fans of Grey's Anatomy, as it's got the most varied selection of national networks, including ABC - a channel some of its rivals don't offer.

It's a great value cable replacement, with Fubo's entry-level Starter plan comprising over 100 channels for $64.99 a month - after you’ve enjoyed its FREE FuboTV trial deal (opens in new tab), of course. 

You can also watch Grey's Anatomy online with a Hulu account. If you opt for the Hulu with Live TV package, you can watch it live as it's broadcast. Alternatively, watch the next day with a standard Hulu plan. The former offers a Hulu free trial.

Outside of the US? Watch ABC and Grey's Anatomy season 18 just like you would at home with the help of a quality VPN (opens in new tab).

How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 online from outside your country

If you're abroad when Grey's Anatomy season 18 airs, you'll find that you're unable to keep up with all the drama because of annoying regional restrictions.

Luckily, there’s an easy solution. Downloading a VPN service will allow you to stream Grey's Anatomy online from anywhere. 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 Grey's Anatomy season 18 online: stream every episode in Canada

CTV (opens in new tab)

Viewers based in Canada can watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 on CTV (opens in new tab) every Thursday at 9pm ET/PT, with part two of the new season starting on February 24.

What's more, each episode will be added to the network’s on-demand platform (opens in new tab) after airing, and if you're a cable customer, they’ll be available to watch completely free. 

Unfortunately, CTV doesn't offer a streaming-only subscription option - so if you don't have it as part of a cable package, you're flat out of luck, which is a shame given such options are available in other countries.

Canadians out of the country right now will encounter geo-blocks preventing them from connecting to their usual streaming platforms - but a solution is readily available. Just download a VPN (opens in new tab) and you’ll be free to watch your favorite shows wherever you are.

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How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 online in the UK

Sky (opens in new tab)

In the UK, part one of Grey's Anatomy season 18 aired on the Sky Witness channel, available with a subscription to Sky (opens in new tab).

At the time of writing there's no word on when part two of Grey's Anatomy season 18 will arrive. Fans likely won't have to wait too long though, as part one was six weeks behind the US.

If you're not already a Sky customer, there are plenty of Sky TV deals and packages (opens in new tab) that might just take your fancy.

Alternatively, your other option is to grab a Now Entertainment membership, which costs £9.99 a month.

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How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 online in Australia

Disney Plus price (opens in new tab)

Disney Plus is now the place to watch Grey's Anatomy in Australia, though there's no official word yet on when part two of season 18 will begin. 

The likelihood is that fans won't have long to wait, as the first part of season 18 arrived just three weeks after its US debut.

The Disney Plus price (opens in new tab) starts at just AU$11.99 per month or a better-value AU$119.99 for 12 months, and with it you also get the entire Star Wars canon, all things Marvel, Disney’s huge back catalog, plus Fox’s and Pixar's as well.

The streaming service has apps for iOS and Android (of course), and is available to watch online via the likes of Amazon Fire TV Stick (opens in new tab), PS4 (opens in new tab), Xbox One (opens in new tab) and Roku streaming devices (opens in new tab).

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.