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How to stream ‘This is Us’

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Jaime Carrillo

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Published Sep 24, 2019   Updated Jan 27, 2021, 10:10 pm CST

If This is Us has taught us anything, it’s that the love between a family is timeless. Like all great shows, they prove this by showing, not telling, the story of the Pearson family through time, exploring childhood, adolescence, and ultimately, adulthood. Sure, occasional peaks at the future cause some spoilers, especially one specific and tragic one concerning a Crock-Pot. However, this doesn’t make This is Us any less compelling. Plus, it’s a show deadset on its commitment to diversity, from the cast to the writer’s room, and all the behind the scenes folks making it all possible.

Here’s everything you need to know stream This is Us.

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What is This is Us?

  • Launched: September 2016
  • Airtime: Season 5 premiers Tuesday, October 27 at 9 pm EST.
  • Channel: NBC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Starring: Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson, Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson, Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson, Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson, Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson, Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth Pearson, Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon, Ron Cephas Jones as William “Shakespeare” Hill, Jon Huertas as Miguel Rivas, Alexandra Breckenridge as Sophie, Eris Baker as Tess Pearson, Faithe Herman as Annie Pearson, Melanie Liburd as Zoe Baker, Lyric Ross as Deja
  • Seasons: 4

This is Us Reviews

What the critics are saying:

  • This Is Us (from “Crazy, Stupid, Love” screenwriter Dan Fogelman) methodically weaves four seemingly disparate stories into a believable and emotional whole through tiny telling details, relatable moments, and conversations and confrontations that are funny, tender or painful, or all three at once.” –Vicki Hyman, The Star-Ledger
  • “The pilot is beautifully shaped, the themes of building your own meaning in life are smart, and the actors already seem to know their characters.” –Mathew Gilbert, The Boston Globe

How to stream This is Us

NBC is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.

This is Us on Hulu with Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy, and of course, NBC where you can stream This is Us.

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Hulu Live TV $64.99
Hulu Live TV
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$70.99

This is Us on FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

To watch This is Us, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.

fubo tv
Standard$59.99
Family$64.99
Family with Showtime$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)
Elite$79.99

This is Us Sling TV

For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. NBC is available in some but not all markets, though with AirTV (see below), you’ll be able to access all your local channels.

With Sling, you’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Whichever package you choose, you can save $10 on your first month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.

Sling TV
Orange$35
Blue$35
Orange + Blue$50

How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge your NBC affiliate and other local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

AirTV has no monthly fee. And once everything’s set up, Sling users can access their local channels to complement the Sling package of their choice.


This is Us on AT&T TV Now

If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for This is Us, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.

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DirecTV
Entertainment$69
Choice$84
Ultimate$94
Premier$139


This is Us on YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

If you’re looking for This is Us, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.

Youtube TV
1 Month$64.99
Sports Plus$10.99/mo.

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*First Published: Sep 24, 2019, 7:00 am CDT