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How to watch The Blacklist online: stream every episode from anywhere

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The seventh season climax of one of the longest running crime thrillers on TV is upon us. The award-winning drama follows the exploits of former US navy intelligence officer Raymond "Red" Reddington, played with aplomb by James Spader. Read on to find out how to watch The Blacklist season 7 online from anywhere, including for free where possible.

The Blacklist season 7 cheat sheet

The Blacklist season 7 aired Friday nights on NBC at 8pm ET/PT - with the finale taking place on May 15 in the US. If you don't have cable, then you can still watch The Blacklist season 7 episodes via a streaming service like fuboTV.

After decades on the run, Red voluntarily turns himself in to the law and bargains with the FBI for immunity from prosecution - in return for informing on a host of baddies from his secret list of the most dangerous criminals in the world. Read on to learn more about The Blacklist and how to watch it - but be aware that minor spoilers are below.

Season 7 of The Blacklist picked up from the cliffhanger season 6 finale which saw Red kidnapped in Paris by double agent Katarina Rostov. Lost in hostile territory having let his guard down and unsure who to trust, there's now a desperate race on to find the FBI's most infamous informant.

This series saw Megan Boone return as FBI agent Elizabeth Keen, alongside fellow regulars Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, and Harry Lennix. 

Promising an exciting crescendo to the conspiracy and intrigue-packed action, here's how to watch The Blacklist season 7 online and stream all the latest episodes no matter where you are in the world.

Is The Blacklist on Netflix?

It's good news for Netflix subscribers in the US and Canada looking to catch up with the show, as the first six seasons of the show are available to stream on Netflix - with season 7 set to follow at a later date. 

Things are even better for fans of the show Down Under as episodes from the all-new season 7 are available right now on Netflix Australia.

There's no suck luck for Netflix UK subscribers, but read on to find out how to watch the show in your region.

How to watch The Blacklist from outside your country

Those who already have a streaming service they use to watch The Blacklist online may find themselves unable to access it when abroad, due to pesky geo-blocking restrictions. While we're aware that most people aren't going anywhere in the immediate future, global travel will one day resume and, god forbid, you may even be stuck abroad.

Fortunately, there's an easy solution to geo-blocking. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch The Blacklist no matter where you are. This simple bit of software changes your IP address so that you can access episodes on demand just like you would at home.

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While there are hundreds of VPNs to choose from, we always recommend ExpressVPN. As well as being fast, simple, and straightforward to install, it's also compatible with a whole host of devices - Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS and Android to name some of the main ones.

Plus, ExpressVPN's flexible 30-day money back guarantee is difficult to argue with. Even better, you can purchase an annual plan for a 49% discount and 3 months extra FREE – a brilliant offer for an essential bit of software.

Once installed, select the location of your home country and simply click connect. You’ll then be able to easily stream The Blacklist online from pretty much anywhere in the world.

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Watch The Blacklist season 7 online for FREE in the US

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NBC is the home of The Blacklist in the US, with season 7 episodes having aired weekly on Friday nights at 8pm ET/PT, or 7pm CT. Thereafter, they became available for free via NBC's website and its companion apps - though signing up requires details of cable provider.

Cord-cutters looking for an alternative can check out fuboTV, where The Blacklist is available to stream, including the latest season 7 episodes.

If you're behind in the show and need to catch up with Red's exploits, then you should head to Netflix which has the previous six seasons all available for you to binge on.

Remember, as per our guide above, if you find yourself out of the country, you can use clever software like ExpressVPN to watch The Blacklist just as if you were at home.

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How to watch The Blacklist online in the UK for FREE

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The seventh season of The Blacklist received its UK premiere on Sky One on April 23, with new episodes being aired on the channel every Thursday at 9pm.

This means that Sky subscribers can watch season 7 via the Sky Go app, which is available to them at no extra charge on Android, iOS and PC/Mac devices. There’s more great news for anyone new to the show, as as all six previous seasons are available on the service to watch on-demand.

Those who don't want to commit to a lengthy Sky contact aren't left behind, either, as they can snap up a superb value Now TV Entertainment pass - it costs just £8.99 a month and there's even a FREE 7-day trial on offer right now. Like Sky Go, you'll get new season 7 episodes to watch just after they drop on Sky, as well as all previous seasons of The Blacklist to watch on-demand.

If you're currently out of the UK for whatever reason and can't access your usual streaming service, remember you can always just grab a VPN and point yourself back to Blighty to watch your favourite shows as usual.

How to watch The Blacklist in Australia

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Netflix is your one-stop shop if you're a fan of The Blacklist and from Down Under.

As well as having all previous 6 seasons of the show available to stream on-demand, it's the only place in Australia you'll find new season 7 Blacklist episodes being uploaded.

If you happen to be going abroad you’ll find geo-blocking will stop you from watching season 7 of The Blacklist on Netflix  like you normally would - don't worry - just use a VPN to point yourself back to Australia and you'll be able to stream as usual.

How to watch The Blacklist for FREE online in Canada

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The great news is that Canadian terrestrial TV network Global TV has the rights for season 7 of The Blacklist, meaning you can watch new episodes for free.

Better still, Global offers a slick online streaming platform. You’ll have to verify your details to sign-up, but provided you can do that, you can watch The Blacklist without charge in Canada. 

For newbies, Netflix Canada features the first six seasons of the show, so subscribers to the service - which starts at just CA$9.99 - can get up to speed with Red’s shadowy exploits as part of their package. 

Can't watch Global TV or Netflix Canada as usual due to pesky geo-blocking restriction? Watch just like you would at home by using a VPN to magically reappear in Canada and gain access to all the content you would at home.

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch is a London-born, Dublin-based writer and journalist. The author of Steve Jobs: A Biographic Portrait, Kevin is a regular feature writer for a number of tech sites and the former Technology Editor for the Daily Mirror. He has also served as editor of GuinnessWorldRecords.com and has been a member of the judging panel for the BAFTA British Academy Video Game Awards. Alongside reviewing the latest AV gear, smartphones and computers, Kevin also specialises in music tech and can often be found putting the latest DAWs, MIDI controllers and guitar modellers through their paces. Born within the sound of Bow Bells, Kevin is also a lifelong West Ham fan for his troubles.