As if season 17 - and, indeed, Grey's Anatomy in general - couldn't break our hearts anymore. As the Covid-19 outbreak grips Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, so do other headline-hitting events of the last year, with racially charged scenes straight from the streets where protests are taking place, as well as the public health crisis' knock-on effect on mental health. Placing itself in our present day, find out how to watch Grey's Anatomy season 17 in one of the most emotive seasons yet.
Rumored to be Grey's Anatomy's final season ever, we're left wondering whether Meredith will ever wake from her induced coma, still wandering limbo beach's sandy landscape and chatting to people from the past. Meanwhile, in the busy corridors of Grey's, grief hangs thickly over the other much-loved characters of Grey's Anatomy as the show inevitably kills off more of our beloved series regulars.
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Throw into that a global health crisis, season 17 highlights the strain on hospital resources during the ongoing pandemic - making it one to watch. Make sure you soak up every last dose with a new Grey's Anatomy episode airing at 9pm ET/PST and 8pm CT.
Available to watch live on ABC, cord cutters can benefit from FuboTV with its baseline 'Starter' package offering over 100 channels including NBC, Fox, ESPN, VH1, and many more on top of ABC. With other options available in the US alone, find out how to watch Grey's Anatomy online where you are and catch all the drama in season 17.
How to watch Grey's Anatomy online in the US
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ABC is home to Grey's Anatomy, with the new Grey's Anatomy episode airing at 9pm ET/PST and 8pm CT. Coming with cable subscriptions, you'll also be able to watch the episode back on ABC's catch-up service once its aired if you're unable to watch live, logging in with your cable provider details.
For cord cutters, FuboTV is your best bet for fans of Grey's Anatomy, getting you access to over 100 channels and the ability to watch simultaneously on three devices with its Starter package from $64.99 a month. With this you can also enjoy a 7-day free trial to see if the service is the one for you.
Alternatively, you can also watch on AT&T TV Now from $69.99 a month.
How to watch Grey's Anatomy online in Canada
Canadians will be able to watch alongside their neighbors down south with CTV airing the new Grey's Anatomy episode at the same time. That's 8pm ET/PST and 7pm CT. CTV comes as a part of most cable packages. For those who aren't around for when the episode airs, you can catch up on CTV's catch up service where you'll need to sign in using your cable details.
You can watch earlier seasons of Grey's Anatomy on Disney Plus with the arrival of Star if you're looking to marathon the whole thing.
Otherwise, unfortunately, for cable cutters, there are no current options for watching Grey's Anatomy season 17 online. However, if you happen to be outside of the country and want to tune into your domestic broadcaster, you can always download a VPN to stream from where you are.
How to watch Grey's Anatomy online in the UK
As is usually the case with American TV shows, the UK sees a delay to being able to watch the latest season. Good news, though, as season 17 premiered on British shores on April 7 on Sky, with new episodes airing every Wednesday at 9pm BST on Sky Witness.
Don't have a Sky TV subscription? You'll also be able to watch Grey's Anatomy season 17 online on Now TV with its Entertainment Pass for for £9.99 a month, offering a 7-day free trial to new customers.
How to watch Grey's Anatomy online in Australia
Good news for those down under. Much like the UK, Australia usually experience a bit of delay of new seasons premiering in Aus. However, season 17 of Grey's Anatomy is available to watch on Disney Plus with a new episode released weekly on Fridays.
Alongside Grey's Anatomy, you'll be able to benefit from other new exclusives with the introduction of Star on Disney Plus, alongside other brands like National Geographic and Fox.
While Disney Plus in Australia only has the last three seasons of Grey's Anatomy, you can find seasons 1-14 on Stan if you're looking to binge the whole thing. Stan will set you back AU$10 a month.
How to watch Grey's Anatomy online from anywhere
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If you're away from home for the new episode of Grey's Anatomy, a VPN is your best option for tuning into the two hour crossover special.
These handy systems are 'Virtual Private Networks', and enable you to appear online as if you are somewhere else entirely. This method gives you a way to get around any geographical restrictions, so you can access all of your favorite streaming services just as if you were at home. We'd argue that ExpressVPN is the best VPN to go with, and is perfect to watch Grey's Anatomy online.
There are three simple steps to follow:
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2: Connect to an appropriate server. Select a server located back in your home country and you'll be in and away. And if there's any sniff of an issue, Express's handy 24/7 live chat customer support can come to your rescue.
3: Head over to the service you want. Here you can shop as normal and once you set your location, visit the service you're interested in and sign up as normal or log in, and start watching. And if you don't get along with it, you can always cancel without issue within 30 days and get a full refund. Easy!