How to watch the winter premiere of Grey's Anatomy online from anywhere

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Grey's Anatomy returned to television back in November of last year for its 17th season following the longest hiatus in the show's 15 year history. Fans only got to watch six new episodes of the show though before its winter finale but now Grey's Anatomy is coming back once again and we have all the details on how you can watch its 2021 winter premiere on TV or online.

Instead of picking up where season 16 left off, the latest season of Grey's Anatomy began about a month and a half into the pandemic with Dr. Meredith Grey and the other doctors, nurses and residents at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital dealing with Covid-19. The pandemic and all of the new Covid-19 protocols have made things quite difficult at the hospital and Dr. Grey was even hospitalized after catching the virus herself. Thankfully though, she finally awoke from her coma during December's winter finale.

Just as it did with the first episode of season 17, ABC has big things planned for the show's winter premiere in the form of a two-hour crossover event with Station 19. The crossover episode will see Dr. Andrew DeLuca and his sister Carrina following a suspected sex trafficker after two kidnapped teens ended up at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. To catch the culprit, the doctors from Grey's Anatomy will have to work together with the first responders from Station 19.

Whether you're a long time fan of the show or don't want to miss ABC's latest crossover event, we'll show you how to watch the winter premiere of Grey's Anatomy from anywhere in the world.

Grey's Anatomy winter premiere - When and where?

New episodes from season 17 of Grey's Anatomy will air every Thursday at 9pm ET/PT on ABC. The seventh episode this season titled "Helplessly Hoping" is part of a crossover event with Station 19 and both shows will air after President Biden's Primetime address on Thursday, March 11.

Watch Grey's Anatomy from anywhere

We have all the details on how you can watch the winter premiere of Grey's Anatomy in the U.S., Canada, the UK and Australia further down in this guide. However, if you want to watch the show's latest crossover event with Station 19 when you're away from home, then you'll run into problems as your domestic coverage online from abroad will likely be geo-blocked.

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How to watch Grey's Anatomy in the U.S.

If you live in the US and have cable, you'll be able to watch new episodes of Grey's Anatomy every Thursday at 9pm ET/PT on ABC. You can also watch the show online on ABC's website but you will need to login with the credentials from your cable provider to do so and new episodes will be made available the day after they air on TV.

Don't want to sign up for an expensive cable TV package just to watch the latest season of Grey's Anatomy? Don't worry as there are now a number of streaming services, all at different price points, which will give you access to ABC so you can watch the show online. We've listed a few of our favorites below to make things easier for you.

  • Hulu with Live TV - $54.99 per month - As well as giving you access to ABC, the service also includes its own Hulu Originals and supports a wide variety of streaming devices.
  • YouTube TV - $65 per month - YouTube TV gives you access to ABC as well as over 70 other TV channels and a free 7-day trial is available.
  • AT&T TV Now - $69.99 per month - AT&T TV Now will give you access to ABC and the service allows you to watch over 45 live TV channels. You can also record up to 20 hours of content using its cloud DVR.
  • FuboTV - starting at $64.99 per month - FuboTV gives you access to ABC as well as over 80 other channels. The service also includes a 7-day free trial so you can test it out for yourself.

Live stream Grey's Anatomy in Canada for free

Canadian fans of Grey's Anatomy will be able to watch new episodes of the show on CTV every Thursday at 9pm ET/PT. You can also stream episodes of Grey's Anatomy after they air on CTV's online platform for free if you're currently in Canada.

Get a Grey's Anatomy live stream in the UK

Grey's Anatomy fans in the UK are in luck as Sky has finally announced that season 17 of the show will begin airing on Sky Witness beginning on Wednesday, April 7. However, it is still unclear as to whether or not all of the past episodes from season 17 will be made available at once or if they wil air weekly. In the meantime though, you can always grab a VPN and follow the steps listed above to watch the latest season of Grey's Anatomy early in the UK.

Watch Grey's Anatomy in Australia

While Channel 7 used to be the home of Grey's Anatomy down under, Disney has announced that episodes from season 17 of the show will now be available to stream exclusively on Disney Plus in Australia. New episodes of Grey's Anatomy will come to the streaming service every Friday and so far the first three episodes from this season have been released on Disney Plus.

Anthony Spadafora