The Winchesters season 1 is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 11 at 8PM EST/PST. The Supernatural spin-off prequel is set in the 1970s as Dean Winchester narrates the lives of his monster-fighting parents, John Winchester and Mary Campbell. If you’re traveling abroad and don’t want to miss out on the premiere of The Winchesters season 1, read on to find out how you can unblock and stream it with the help of a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Note that we’ll only be covering official sources for watching The Winchesters season 1 online. The reason for this is that we’ve found unlicensed streams are highly unreliable. Not only is your streaming experience likely to be interrupted with lag and buffering, the stream may also be taken offline for violating copyright. Besides, you can watch The Winchesters season 1 online for free so you don’t need unauthorized streams.
The Winchesters season 1 is streaming on region-locked platforms. To continue watching as normal while overseas, you’ll need to connect to a VPN server.
How to watch The Winchesters season 1 online with a VPN
By connecting to a VPN server, you can change your IP address and make it look as if you’re browsing (or streaming) from another location. One of the primary benefits is that you can then bypass geographic restrictions such as those surrounding The Winchesters.
Here’s how to stream The Winchesters season 1from abroad using a VPN:
- Start by signing up with a VPN that unblocks The CW. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are strong alternatives for streaming.
- You can now download and install the VPN app that’s compatible with your streaming device. This is quick and easy to do and should only take a minute or so.
- Open the VPN app (you may have to log in) and connect to a US server. This is necessary in order to unblock The CW, which is only available in the US.
- Go to The CW website or app and select a live stream to check if the content is now unblocked. It should now stream without restriction.
- Still blocked? Clear your browser’s cookies before refreshing your browser. Another thing to try is to switch servers to change your IP address.
The Winchesters season 1 will air live on The CW. That’s why it’s a good idea to make sure your VPN works with The CW with plenty of time to spare. On the off-chance you encounter an issue, you should have time to troubleshoot it with your VPN’s support.
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How to watch The Winchesters season 1 online in the US
The Winchesters season 1 will premiere on The CW on October 11. With a cable TV subscription, you can sign in to The CW using your cable login credentials. You’ll then be able to stream new episodes live online at no extra cost. However, if you wait just one extra day, you can watch online for free without having to sign in.
Another way to watch The Winchesters season 1 on The CW without cable is to do so via a TV streaming service. FuboTV ($69.99 USD/month), Hulu with Live TV ($69.99/month with Disney+ and ESPN+), and YouTube TV ($64.99/month) all offer The CW. In fact, Fubo TV and YouTube TV both offer free trials for new customers.
Whether you stream The Winchesters via The CW or the likes of Hulu or YouTubeTV, a VPN is required. Specifically, you’ll need to get a US IP address by connecting to a server in the US. NordVPN has approximately 2,000 US servers and works well with The CW. NordVPN even comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out, risk-free.
Where else can I watch The Winchesters season 1 online?
If you’re in Canada, you’ll be able to watch The Winchesters season 1 at the same time as in the US. It premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 8 PM EST on CTV Sci-Fi Channel. To watch, you’ll need to sign in via your cable TV provider. You can then watch online via the CTV website or CTV Go app. Due to the fact that CTV is geo-blocked outside Canada, a VPN and Canadian IP address are required for streaming from abroad.
The Winchesters season 1 premieres in Australia on Wednesday, October 12 due to the time difference. You’ll be able to find it on both Binge and Foxtel. Binge plans start from $10 AUD a month and even include a 14-day free trial for new customers. If you have Foxtel as part of your cable TV subscription, you can stream The Winchesters via the Foxtel Go app.
Alternatively, Foxtel Now is cable-free and costs $25 a month and has a 10-day free trial. Due to geographic restrictions, a VPN and Australian IP address is required to watch Binge or Foxtel outside Australia.
What should I know about The Winchesters season 1?
Supernatural ran for 15 seasons and well over 300 episodes. Needless to say, there are a lot of fans who are very excited for the spin-off prequel, The Winchesters. It takes us back in time to the 70s and explores the lives of John Winchester and Mary Campbell, parents of Sam and Dean Winchester. As you’ll see in the season trailer, we’ll find out how they first met, fell in love, and fought monsters together. While we don’t yet know how many episodes there’ll be, we do know there’ll be a new one airing each Tuesday, starting October 11.
Who is in the cast of The Winchesters season 1?
Drake Rodger and Meg Donnelly star as John Winchester and Mary Campbell while Tom Welling will play Mary’s hunter dad, Sam Campbell. Further cast members include Bianca Kajlich as Mille Winchester, Demetria McKinney as Ada Monroe, Nida Khurshid as Latika Desai, and Jojo Fleites as Carlos Cervantez. Furthermore, Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles reprises his role as Dean Winchester in a narrator capacity.