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How to watch ‘The Good Place’ online for free

Catch the most addictive (and hilarious) sitcom going.


Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Jan 10, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 9:50 pm CDT


The Good Place is the most original sitcom in years, a comedy about ethics and mortality that makes you think almost as much as it makes you laugh. Kristen Bell stars as Eleanor Shellstrop, a self-proclaimed Arizona trash bag trying desperately to figure her life out after its already ended, with help from Ted Denson’s Michael, an architect of the afterlife.

We’re already halfway through The Good Place season 3, with our complicated heroes—Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason—having already been back on Earth, in Janet’s void, and now, maybe, to the Good Place.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch The Good Place online for free.

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The Good Place cast

  • Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop
  • William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye
  • Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil
  • D’Arcy Carden as Janet
  • Manny Jacinto as Jason Mendoza
  • Ted Danson as Michael

The Good Place Season 3?

Season 3 of The Good Place premiered Sept. 27, 2018. After a mid-season break, you can watch new episodes starting Thursday, Jan 10 at 9:30pm ET/PT on NBC.

How to watch The Good Place online for free

Luckily, all the big name live TV streaming services let you try out their services for one week, allowing you to watch The Good Place for free. There are variations among them, though, especially when it comes to the local channels offered. Depending on which service you choose, the availability of NBC in your area might vary. The links below will offer a quick primer on what channels you’ll get with each service.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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  • Cost: $54.99-$60.99 per month
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with Live TV not only gives you access to on-demand content, but you’ll also be able to stream live TV, including local networks. If you miss The Good Place when it airs, no worries: It will be available on-demand along with countless movies, classic programs, and of course, original series available exclusively on Hulu. You’ll also get access to almost 60 channels, including Lifetime, ESPN, USA,  and plenty more. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)



2) FuboTV

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If you’re a sports fanatic, FuboTV is a streaming service built just for you. There are packages tailor-made for fans of basketball, international soccer, golf, and even rock climbing. For the rest of the family, there’s a suite of great channels including Food Network,  IFC, TBS, Cartoon Network, and more. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)


3) YouTube TV

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The original destination for videos online has rolled out a streaming package of its own. YouTube TV offers a streaming suite of more than 60 popular cable networks, including local channels. Among them are sports channels including ESPN and FS1, entertainment destinations like FXX and TBS, and even a handful of Spanish language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. One YouTube TV subscription lets you add up to six accounts, each with unlimited cloud DVR. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


How to catch up on The Good Place episodes

If you’re looking for a place to catch up on older The Good Place episodes, there are a couple solutions.

1) Amazon Video

watch the good place online on Amazon
  • Cost: $2.99-$3.99/episode, $24.99/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

You can watch past episodes of The Good Place on your TV, tablet, phone, or computer with Amazon Video. Individual episodes will run you $2.99 each, but you can nab an entire season for $24.99. Once purchased, they’re yours to keep and stream wherever you stream Amazon.


2) Netflix

watch the good place online free on Netflix
  • Cost: $9.99-15.99/month (after a free month)
  • Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii

While they’re a season behind, you can watch seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix. You’ll definitely want to catch up on older episodes before diving into season 3.


3) NBC

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If you’re behind the ball on the trippiest sitcom going, you can catch select episodes of The Good Place Season 3 on the NBC website. Some of them don’t even require a cable subscription or an account to watch (but the oldest ones will require credentials from one of the live TV streaming services above). 


New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2018 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for a specific channel, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, Starz, Sundance TV, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Willow, AMC, FX, Fox News, Freeform, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, FS1, TBS, TNT, Tennis Channel, Golf Channel, Syfy, HGTV, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, PBS, the CW, BBC, CSPAN, NBA TV, MTV, Comedy Central, Food Network, TLC, HLN, A&E, Animal Planet, National Geographic, the Weather Channel, the History Channel, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube. If you’re on the move, here’s how to watch Fox Sports Go and live stream NBC Sports.

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*First Published: Jan 10, 2019, 9:18 am CST