How to watch ‘Black-ish’ online

The Johnson family is getting even bigger...again.

Jan 13, 2020, 2:32 pm*


Jaime Carrillo 

Jaime Carrillo

In the last five years, there are few sitcoms that ride the line between heartwarming and hilarious quite like Black-ish. The series follows the upper-middle-class black family the Johnsons, and revolves around their lives, as they juggle several personal and sociopolitical issues of the day. Despite his wealth, marketing executive Andre “Dre” Johnson (Anthony Anderson) is still trying to instill a respect of black culture to his kids, who are all too cozy to suburbanite life. This comes easy compared to his wife’s, Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) Herculean task of being the focal point of her growing children’s life. Zoey Johnson, their eldest, is so “too cool for school” that she got her own spinoff. Andre “Junior” Johnson is a self-proclaimed “nerd” and lives up to this title, considering he usually lacks even basic teenage savvy. Twins Jack and Diane may have been born minutes apart, but they couldn’t be more different. Jack is aloof and happy to be Daddy’s favorite, while Diane fancies herself the smartest Johnson going. 

Last season, the Johnson’s welcomed another member to the family in DeVante, rounding out the Johnson clan in the cuteness factor. Black-ish returns for its sixth season in late September, where it will continue to cover big issues like police brutality, LGBTQ issues, and racism all with a comedic lens. You know, for levity. 

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Black-ish online.


black-ish cast

Black-ish cast

  • Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson
  • Tracee Ellis Ross as Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson
  • Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson
  • Marcus Scribner as Andre “Junior” Johnson Jr.
  • Miles Brown as Jackson “Jack” Johnson
  • Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson
  • Austin and Berlin Gross as DeVante Johnson
  • Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy 
  • Jenifer Lewis as Ruby Johnson 
  • Jeff Meacham as Josh Oppenhol 
  • Peter Mackenzie as Leslie Stevens

What channel is Black-ish on?

Black-ish season 6 will air on ABC, like always.

What time does Black-ish air?

Black-ish season 6 starts Tuesday, September 24 at 9:30pm EST. Subsequent new episodes will air on Tuesdays at the same time.

How to watch Black-ish

All of the following live TV streaming services offer a one-week trial, so you can watch the latest episodes of Black-ish. But they all vary in terms of which local channels they offer and their coverage areas. In some cases, a live version of ABC won’t be available; instead, the service will offer an on-demand version, allowing you to watch the next day. Be sure to use the links below to see exactly which channels you’ll receive with each service.

If you live in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Boston, Dallas, or Washington, D.C., you can also try Locast, a not-for-profit service that lets you stream all of your local channels through any web browser. It’s a free service, but donations are encouraged.

1) Hulu with Live TV

watch black-is season 6 on Hulu with live TV

  • Cost: $54.95 per month
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live. You gain access to a massive library of on-demand content, including classic and current TV shows, movies, plus Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)



2) AT&T TV Now

watch black-is season 6 on AT&T TV Now

  • Cost: $50-$135 per month
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, so why not add TV too? The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.


3) PlayStation Vue

watch black-is season 6 on Playstation Vue

If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Still, you don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. You’ll get access to great channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)


4) YouTube TV

youtube tv channels
YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSNNBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


How to watch Black-ish episodes

1) Hulu

watch black-is season 6 on Hulu

  • Cost: $5.99 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

If you want to watch episodes of Black-ish on the day after they air, there’s no better option than Hulu. The streaming service, which just slashed the cost of its ad-supported version to a mere $5.99 per month, offers all episodes of Black-ish on-demand. If you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV (featured above), you’ll get the on-demand portion of Hulu included for free. You can also upgrade to Hulu No Commercials for $11.99 per month.


2) Amazon Video

watch black-is season 6 on Amazon

  • Cost: $1.99/episode, $9.99-10.49/season
  • Devices:Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii

Seasons 1-5 are available for purchase on Amazon Video starting at only $1.99 an episode. Entire seasons start at $9.99. 


3) ABC website and app

watch black-is season 6 on ABC

Many channels let you live stream directly from their site, and ABC is no different. Simply go to the channel’s website, select a video to watch, and then fill in your login information from the above services when prompted. If you want to stream on the move, we suggest downloading the ABC app. The same login from the website will work here to watch new episodes of ABC shows and movies.


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*First Published: Sep 24, 2019, 10:03 am