World of Dance season 4 will premiere on May 26 at 10 PM EST (7 PM PST). Long-standing fans will find a lot to like, but there are a few changes to the format this time around which should help keep things fresh. Interested? Read on to find out what’s new in season 4, as well as how to watch World of Dance online for free.
Don’t be tempted to watch World of Dance via any unofficial sources. Not only are these frequently taken down for violating copyright, but their videos are usually pretty terrible quality. Realistically, there’s no need to use shady, unauthorized streams, though, because World of Dance will air on several international platforms, many of which you can watch for free.
The fourth season of World of Dance will only air on region-locked streaming services. As such, you’ll need a VPN if you’d like to watch on your usual services while traveling abroad.
How to live stream World of Dance from abroad using a VPN
Here’s the good news: it’s much easier than you might think to access geo-restricted content from abroad. Take a look below for a brief, step-by-step guide to streaming World of Dance from outside the US.
Here’s how to watch World of Dance (season 4) online from anywhere:
- Start by signing up for a suitable VPN if you don’t already have one. We recommend ExpressVPN although NordVPN and CyberGhost are two great low-cost alternatives.
- Download and install the VPN on any device you plan on streaming with. Usually, you’ll be permitted to have around five simultaneous connections but this does vary between providers.
- Choose one of the official sources below and connect to a VPN server in the appropriate location. You’ll need a US server for NBC or a Canadian one for CTV, for instance.
- Last but not least, try playing a video on your chosen service. In most cases, it will begin immediately. Having problems? Clear your cache, refresh the page, or try a different server to fix the most common issues.
Remember: World of Dance season 4 will be broadcast live. For this reason, it’s a good idea to spend a few minutes making sure your VPN works properly ahead of the premiere. This way, if anything goes wrong, you should still have plenty of time to contact your VPN’s support team.
How can I watch World of Dance season 4 for free on US TV?
NBC is the official World of Dance broadcaster in the US and will be showing new episodes at 10 PM EST every Tuesday from May 26. If your cable TV plan already includes NBC, you can sign in to the website and watch them live online at no added cost. Alternatively, users can just wait until the following day, when episodes are added to the free-to-watch on-demand library.
It’s also possible to watch World of Dance season 4 live without cable. NBC’s website allows you to log in with a fuboTV, Hulu, AT&T TV Now, Sling TV, or YouTube TV account. If you choose this route, we recommend signing up for Hulu since it’s far less expensive ($5.99 USD per month). Whichever service you use, though, you’ll get a free trial (usually one week long).
All of the streaming services above are geo-restricted. This means that if you’re outside the US, you’ll have to connect to a VPN to watch. ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to watch risk-free and claim a full refund if the service fails to meet your expectations.
Where else can I watch World of Dance online?
Not in the US at the moment? Luckily, season 4 will be shown in a couple of other locations. Here’s how to stream World of Dance wherever you are:
Canadian fans can watch the latest season of World of Dance on CTV at the same time that it airs in the US (10 PM EST every week from May 26). While this service lets users stream the most recent episode for free, without even creating an account, you will have to sign in with your cable provider details to watch older episodes or to access the live stream.
CTV is region-locked and normally only available in Canada. That said, you can still access it from abroad by connecting to one of your VPN’s Canadian servers.
Hayu and Now TV both have the first season of World of Dance, but none of the others. Hayu costs £3.99 per month, whereas Now TV plans start at £7.99 per month, but since both services offer a free trial, you can just sign up, watch season one online, and cancel to avoid being charged. Unfortunately, there are no details as to when British fans will be able to watch any of the later seasons as yet.
Now TV and Hayu are both geo-restricted. If you’re currently traveling outside of the UK, though, you can just connect to a British VPN server to unblock them.
Season 3 of World of Dance is currently airing on 9Go at 3 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. This means that you can simply visit the 9Now website and stream episodes online for free. While you will have to create an account beforehand, this is very easy and only takes a second. Channel 9 hasn’t yet commented on when season 4 is coming to Australia, but as ever, we’ll keep you up to date with new information as it becomes available.
9Now is only accessible in Australia. To use it from abroad, you’ll need a VPN.
How does World of Dance work?
World of Dance works similarly to any other TV talent show: participants audition, perform for the judges and go head-to-head with other entrants until a winner can be chosen. Instead of having just one winner, though, there’ll be four: one for each of the divisions (Junior, Junior Team, Upper, Upper Team).
Host Scott Evans will return, as will judges Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough. However, the format is changing slightly for season 4. Firstly, contestants will no longer know who they’re going one-on-one against until the showdown actually happens. This should encourage dancers to become more versatile instead of trying to capitalize on their opponent’s weaknesses as much.
Further, during the redemption round, a guest judge will pick two acts who will then compete for a spot in the semi-finals instead of being eliminated.