How to watch Vice docuseries season 7 online

Vice season 7 will premiere on Sunday, March 29, at 8 PM EST/PST. The Emmy Award-winning documentary series was canceled by HBO following its sixth season and later picked up by Showtime. However, it’s important to note that this means season 7 of Vice will only be available to watch in the US. If you want to live stream Vice documentaries while traveling abroad, you’ll have to connect to a VPN.

We’ll only be recommending official sources for watching Vice documentaries. While you’ll likely be able to find unlicensed streams, they’re best avoided. With low resolution, excessive lag, and a tendency to be taken offline by the copyright holder, there’s are plenty of reasons to stay away. You can avoid missing out on the Vice docuseries season 7 premiere by watching via the official streams listed in this article.

The new season of Vice will only be shown on region-locked platforms. This means that you’ll need a VPN to watch your usual services online if you’re traveling abroad (outside the US).

How to watch Vice season 7 online with a VPN

A VPN allows you to change your IP address, making it appear as if you’re browsing from another location. As such, you can use a VPN to access your usual home streaming services while traveling abroad.

Here’s how to watch Vice documentaries (season 7) online from anywhere:

  1. Sign up with a VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost are two affordable alternatives with excellent unblocking ability.
  2. Download and install the appropriate VPN app for the device on which you plan to stream Vice season 7. Note that the above VPNs also offer browser extensions.
  3. Log in to the VPN app and connect to a server in the US. You’ll then have a US IP address, allowing you to unblock Showtime abroad.
  4. Go to Showtime. If you don’t yet have an account, you’ll need to sign up. We’ll cover all the ways in which you can watch Showtime further below.
  5. Select a Showtime live stream or on-demand video. All content should play without restriction. If it’s still blocked, you may need to clear your browser’s cookies.

New episodes of Vice will be broadcast live. That’s why we recommend you test your VPN with Showtime in advance. In doing so, you’ll be able to identify and hopefully fix any issues ahead of time, making it less likely that you’ll miss out on live streaming Vice documentaries.

How to watch Vice documentaries on US TV

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Vice season 7 will premiere on Showtime, having been dropped by HBO. There are a number of ways you can watch Showtime. If you have US cable TV, you can add Showtime to your pay-TV subscription. Fortunately, you can also stream Showtime cable-free. What’s more, there are various options available to do so.

One way to watch Showtime is to sign up with the streaming service directly. This option includes a 30-day free trial after which it costs $10.99 USD per month. Alternatively, Amazon Prime members can subscribe to Showtime via Prime Video Channels. This requires an Amazon Prime subscription ($12.99 per month) while Showtime is an additional $10.99 monthly on top of this.

Last but not least, you can also watch Showtime via select streaming services. In all cases, Showtime is available as an add-on to the base subscription (all prices listed are charged monthly): AT&T TV Now ($65 base + $11 add-on), FuboTV ($54.99 + $10.99 add-on), Hulu with Live TV ($54.99 + $10.99 add-on) Sling TV ($30 + $10 add-on), and YouTube TV ($49.99 + $11 add-on).

Although there are many ways to watch Showtime online, all of the above options are only available in the USA. To continue watching Vice when traveling abroad, you’ll need to connect to a VPN. ExpressVPN unblocks Showtime and the above streaming services. What’s more, it includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can try it risk-free and request a full refund if unsatisfied.

Where else can I watch Vice Documentaries?

While Vice season 7 will premiere exclusively on Showtime, there are a few other ways in which you can watch previous seasons of the docuseries. In particular, the first six seasons of Vice are still available on its previous network, HBO. If you’re in the US, you can watch HBO online via the HBO Now streaming service. This comes with a 7-day free trial and costs $14.99 thereafter.

Unlike Showtime, HBO is available in many countries worldwide. For example, HBO Nordic is available in NorwayDenmarkSweden, and Finland and offers seasons 1–6 of Vice. However, Vice is not available on every version so it’s worth checking before signing up to avoid disappointment. The price of an HBO subscription varies by country but it’s worth knowing that one or two-week free trials are available in most cases.

What can we expect from Vice season 7?

Despite the fact that Vice has switched networks, we can expect season 7 (its first season on Showtime) to deliver more of the same immersive news reporting to which we’re accustomed. Vice will continue to cover different political and cultural topics around the world. For example, the first episode of season 7 is titled Keepers of the Caliphate & SIM Kids. This explores the resurgence of ISIS as well as the implications of SIM swapping.