How to watch Riverdale season 7 online – live stream new episodes on Netflix or The CW

Watch Riverdale season 7
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Watch Riverdale season 7 online

Riverdale returned to linear TV on March 29 on The CW in US for its seventh and final season. It concludes on August 23. Cord-cutters in the States can watch The CW via Fubo. In Canada, the UK and Australia, new episodes of Riverdale season 7 will be available to watch on Netflix the next day. Use a VPN to watch new episodes from abroad if you're away from home. Next up: Episode 10: American Graffiti (May 31).

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Next episode: Ep. 10 – May 31 at 9pm ET/PT (US)
TV Network: The CW
US stream: Fubo 7-day FREE trial
International streams: Netflix (CA, UK, AUS) |
Season finale: August 23 at 9pm ET/PT (US)

Teen horror crime drama Riverdale has thrown a succession of plot curveballs to its viewers since arriving on screens six years ago, and its seventh and final season is no exception. 

The latest 20-episode run, which kicked off on March 29, sees its characters battling to navigate 1955 Greendale after being sent back in time. The finale, episode 20, will air on August 23. Next up is Riverdale S07E10 (American Graffiti) airs on May 31.

Stuck in the unfamiliar wholesome setting of the original Archie comic books on which the show is loosely based, the crew now need to return to their original timeline or face disaster.

The gang have been transported back as juniors in high school, in a world full of jukeboxes, sock hop parties and Cadillacs, with Archie (K.J. Apa) trying to catch the eye of Hollywood starlet Veronica (Camila Mendes).

Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) are both back for this final run, with the latter the only character with any memory of the group's modern-day lives.

Read on as our guide breaks down how to watch Riverdale season 7 online from today, including how to watch new episodes for free.

Is Riverdale season 7 on Netflix? 

Yes - but only in certain countries. 

Netflix UK, Netflix Canada and Netflix Australia are among the regions that are getting new Riverdale season 7 episodes every Thursday, less than 24 hours after they first air in the US. Full details below.

How to watch Riverdale season 7 from outside your country

If you're overseas right now, you'll likely be unable to watch Riverdale season 7 like you would at home due to regional 'geoblocking' restrictions.

Luckily for you, there’s a simple solution. Downloading a VPN will let you watch every episode of Riverdale season 7 no matter where you are. All that’s required is this simple bit of software, which changes your IP address and so allows you to access your favorite television live or on-demand just like you would from home.


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How to watch Riverdale season 7 online in the UK

every Thursday, from March 30

Viewers based in the UK can watch new episodes of Riverdale season 7 on Netflix every Thursday, from March 30

A subscription to the streamer starts at just £4.99 per month for the ad-supported version, up to £15.99 for its Premium tier which offers four screens and the highest possible 4K HDR picture quality.

If you’re abroad you’ll want a VPN to keep watching your favourite movies and TV shows. Not only do they let you access different regional content, but they’ll also keep your personal details extra safe online.

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How to watch Riverdale season 7 FREE in the US

9pm ET/PT (8pm CT) every WednesdayMarch 29

If you have the channel on cable, you can watch Riverdale season 7 live on The CW at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT) every Wednesday, from March 29.

Watch Riverdale without cable:

If you miss an episode on linear TV, the great news is that it will become available to watch online via the CW website the following day. You'll be able to watch with cable logins, or you can wait a week and watch 100% for free.

No cable? We recommend the FuboTV 7-day free trial for Riverdale fans. Use a good VPN to unblock Fubo, if you are travelling outside of the States.

In addition to offering The CW as part of its core package of more than 100 channels. Fubo costs $74.99 a month after the free trial ends, but you can cancel anytime. 

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How to watch Riverdale season 7 online in Canada

Thursday from March 30

Netflix is also the place to watch Riverdale season 7 in Canada, with new episodes dropping every Thursday from March 30.

A Netflix Standard plan is currently priced at $13.99 per month, rising to $16.99 for the service's Premium plan

If you're not in Canada right now, all you need to do is grab a good VPN and start streaming.

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How to watch Riverdale season 7 online in Australia

from Thursday, March 30

It's a clean sweep. Fans in Australia will also find their fix of Riverdale season 7 on Netflix, with new episodes available weekly from Thursday, March 30

The Standard tier is currently priced at $13.99 per month, rising to $19.99 for the Premium offering.

Not in Australia right now? Download a VPN to get access to all of your favorite streaming services from anywhere. 

Riverdale season 7 schedule & air dates

  • Riverdale S07E01 – March 29, 2023 – Don't Worry, Darling
  • Riverdale S07E02 – April 5, 2023 – Skip, Hop, and Thump!
  • Riverdale S07E03 – April 12 – Sex Education
  • Riverdale S07E04 – April 19 – Love & Marriage
  • Riverdale S07E05 – April 26 – Tales in a Jugular Vein
  • Riverdale S07E06 – May 3 – Peep Show
  • Riverdale S07E07 – May 10 – Dirty Dancing
  • Riverdale S07E08 – May 31 TBA
  • Riverdale S07E09 – June 7 TBA
  • Riverdale S07E10 – June 14 TBA
  • Riverdale S07E11 – June 21  TBA
  • Riverdale S07E12 –  June 28 TBA
  • Riverdale S07E13 – July 5 – The Crucible 
  • Riverdale S07E14 – July 12 TBA
  • Riverdale S07E15 – July 19 TBA
  • Riverdale S07E16 – July 26 TBA
  • Riverdale S07E17 – August 2 TBA
  • Riverdale S07E18 – August 9 TBA
  • Riverdale S07E19 – August 16 TBA
  • Riverdale S07E20 – August 23  TBA

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.