How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 20 online from anywhere

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How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 20

For the very first time, there's a very familiar face absent from Grey Sloan Memorial. Season 20 is Grey's Anatomy's very first without lynchpin Dr Meredith Grey at the helm. It's time for some new blood... if you'll forgive the turn of phrase! So keep reading, as we explain how to watch Grey’s Anatomy season 20 online and from wherever you are in the world.

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Premiered: Thursday, March 14 at 9pm ET/PT
TV network: ABC
Free US stream: Fubo free trial / ABC website a day after broadcast
International streams: CTV (CAN) / Disney Plus (UK/AU)
Stream from anywhere: use NordVPN

Ellen Pompeo's titular MD may have been at the heart of Grey's Anatomy since the very outset almost two decades ago, but other beloved doctors such as Cristina Yang (played by Sandra Oh) and Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) have been and gone before, with the show remaining a popular fixture on the TV calendar.

To fill the void (if such a thing is possible for such a beloved character), the Grey's Anatomy writers brought in a crop of new characters during season 19, with plenty of their own storylines to explore.

It's through those new interns' eyes that we'll see life move on at the hospital, and showrunner Meg Marinis says that the show is going "back to basics" for season 20, with the usual dose of complex personal problems, intertwined with traumatizing medical emergencies.

Note that, due to last year's industry strikes, season 20 is a short run – just 10 episodes, the first of which is available now. And to make sure that you don't miss a minute, keep reading our guide on how to watch Grey’s Anatomy online from absolutely anywhere.

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How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 20 FREE online in the US

9pm ET/PT Thursday, March 14ABC

Grey's Anatomy season 20 premiered on TV at 9pm ET/PT on Thursday, March 14 on ABC and is now airing in the same slot weekly. 

If you don’t have cable, each new episode will be added to <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ABC’s catch-up service 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! 

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How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 20 without cable

ABC is available on most cable plans and OTT cable replacements alike.

Sling TV is one of the best value streaming services available for cord cutters. Starting from just $40 per month, you'll get your first month half-price when you sign up today. Sling's Blue plan it carries local ABC channels, but only in select locations. So we suggest you double check that your locality is covered before you sign up.

Fubo is a more comprehensive option, hosting ABC among its 100+ channels. It's pricier, however, starting from $79.99 a month. But at least there's a FREE 7-day trial, you can try if you haven't had the service before.

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 latter offers a Hulu free trial.

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

If you're abroad when Grey's Anatomy season 20 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 20 online: stream every episode in Canada


Canadian viewers can watch Grey's Anatomy S20 on <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CTV every Thursday at 9pm ET/PT, airing simultaneously with the US broadcast. 

What's more, each episode will be added to the network’s <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">on-demand platform after airing and they’ll be available to watch completely free (register for a Bell Media account).

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 <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">download a VPN and you’ll be free to watch your favorite shows wherever you are.

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How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 20 online in the UK


Grey’s Anatomy season 20 is coming to <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">Disney Plus in the UK, but is running a little behind the US. Episode 1 hits the platform this week, on Thursday, March 28.

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">Disney Plus prices start from only £4.99 a month if you don't mind ads, or £7.99 if you do. You can also make a saving by paying for a whole year in advance.

Disney Plus plays host to a massive library of family entertainment, including almost the entire Disney, The Simpsons, Star Wars and <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">Marvel cinematic library and spin offs, plus more adult fare with the Star hub (Poor Things, Die Hard, Predator, the Alien films) and National Geographic content.

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How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 20 online in Australia


Just like in the UK, Disney Plus is the place to watch new episodes of Grey's Anatomy Down Under. Similarly, season 20 will start dropping this week on Thursday, March 28.

The <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">Disney Plus price in Australia starts at just AU$13.99 per month or a better-value AU$139.99 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 <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">Amazon Fire TV Stick, <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">PS4, <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">Xbox One and <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">Roku streaming devices.

How many episodes are in season 20 of Grey's Anatomy?

The 20th season of Grey's Anatomy comprises of just 10 episodes.

The reason for the shortened series – the prior two seasons had 20 episodes each – is the Hollywood writers' strike of 2023.

It will therefore be the shortest series of Grey's Anatomy since the very first season back in 2005, which had nine.

Only the first four episodes have been named at the time of writing:

  • Ep 1 – "We've Only Just Begun" Thursday, March 14
  • Ep 2 – "Keep the Family Close" Thursday, March 21
  • Ep 3 – "Walk on the Ocean" Thursday, March 28
  • Ep 4 – "Baby Can I Hold You" Thursday, April 4
  • Ep. 5 – "Never Felt So Alone" Thursday April 11

Grey's Anatomy season 20 trailer

Grey's Anatomy cast

  • Chandra Wilson as Dr Miranda Bailey
  • James Pickens Jr as Dr Richard Webber
  • Kevin McKidd as Dr Owen Hunt
  • Caterina Scorsone as Dr Amelia Shepherd
  • Camilla Luddington as Dr Jo Wilson
  • Kim Raver as Dr Teddy Altman
  • Jake Borelli as Dr Levi Schmitt
  • Chris Carmack as Dr Atticus Lincoln
  • Anthony Hill as Dr Winston Ndugu
  • Alexis Floyd as Dr Simone Griffith
  • Harry Shum Jr. as Dr Benson Kwan
  • Adelaide Kane as Dr Jules Millin
  • Midori Francis as Dr Mika Yasuda
  • Niko Terho as Dr Lucas Adams

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