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Season 12 of Blue Bloods premiered at 10 PM EST (7 PM PST / 3 AM GMT) every Monday from October 1. Assuming we return to the usual 20-ish episode release schedule, the series should finish sometime in February of 2022. There’s plenty to look forward to before then, though; take a look below to find out how to stream every episode of Blue Bloods online.

At first, the new season will only be available in North America, which makes it likely unofficial streams will crop up pretty quickly. However, we don’t recommend using these. To begin with, they’re usually of a far lower quality, with laggy streams and low-resolution video. What’s more, they can be taken offline at any time for copyright violation. On the plus side, there’s no need to rely on shady streams since there are plenty of legitimate ways to watch Blue Bloods online.

Blue Bloods season 12 will only air on geo-restricted streaming services. As such, if you’re traveling outside of North America at the moment, you’ll have to connect to a VPN server in Canada or the US to stream new episodes on your usual home services.

How to live stream Blue Bloods from anywhere with a VPN

VPNs can be a little intimidating but once you know how they work, using them will become second nature. Below is a step-by-step guide to unblocking and streaming Blue Bloods season 12 from abroad.

Here’s how to watch Blue Bloods Season 12 online from anywhere:

  1. First, you’ll have to sign up for a suitable VPN. We recommend NordVPN but Surfshark and ExpressVPN are both excellent choices as well.
  2. Next, download your provider’s app and install it on any device you’d like to stream on. Most providers allow five or six connections, but this varies from one service to another.
  3. Decide which of the services below you’d like to unblock.
  4. Connect to one of your VPN’s servers in the required country. You’d use an American server to unblock CBS, for instance, or an Australian server for 10play.
  5. Finally, try watching something on your chosen service. Your video should load immediately, with no errors or buffering. If not, clear your cookies and reload the page. If you’re still having problems, try another server or ask your VPN’s support staff for more help.

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Remember: Blue Bloods season 12 will be shown live. For this reason, it’s a good idea to spend a few minutes making sure everything works as expected ahead of the premiere. After all, you’ve waited almost a year for this; why let technical trouble snatch the start of a new season from you at the last second?

How to watch Blue Bloods season 12 on US TV

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New episodes of Blue Bloods will be available exclusively on CBS. If your cable TV package already includes CBS, you can just sign into the website directly and start streaming at no added cost. It’s also possible to live stream CBS without cable, but you’ll have to sign in with a supported over-the-top service like Sling TV, fuboTV, YouTube TV, or Hulu with Live TV. These are all fairly expensive, but Sling TVs the most affordable at 35 USD per month (albeit with no trial).

There is a much cheaper way to watch, as long as you don’t mind waiting an extra day for each episode. Paramount Plus costs just $4.99 per month and comes with a seven-day free trial. While this platform won’t allow you to watch CBS live, it boasts a huge collection of on-demand content including all eleven previous seasons of Blue Bloods. This makes it a solid choice both for returning fans and those looking to start the series from the beginning.

CBS and Paramount+ are both geo-restricted and can usually only be used in the US. However, a US VPN server will allow you to access them from anywhere. Don’t have a VPN yet? NordVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it risk-free; if it fails to meet your expectations, just cancel within this time to receive a full refund.

Where else can I stream Blue Bloods season 12 online?

Blue Bloods is an extremely popular show with fans all over the world. Below, we’ll explain how you can stream season 12 of Blue Bloods in your country.

Canada

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Canadian fans get to watch new episodes of Blue Bloods at the same time as their US neighbors: 10 PM EST every Friday from October 1. However, these will be broadcast on CTV, not CBS. To view a CTV live stream, you have to log in with your cable provider details before you can actually watch anything. Unfortunately, this platform doesn’t support any over-the-top streaming services, so you can’t currently watch live if you don’t have a cable TV subscription. You can watch recently-aired episodes without signing in or paying anything, though.

Not quite up to date yet? Crave allows you to watch the first ten seasons of Blue Bloods and it costs just $9.99 CAD per month. There’s no news as to when we can expect the eleventh season to be added, though.

CTV and Crave are both region-locked, which means you’ll need a VPN to access them from outside Canada.

Australia

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Blue Bloods season 12 will premiere on October 7 in Australia. New episoeds will air on Channel 10, which means you’ll be able to watch it, completely free, on 10 Play. Recently-aired episodes are available on-demand for a short time, too, so there’s no need to worry if you miss one.

Looking to catch up? You can stream every previous episode on Paramount+. This service costs $8.99 AUD per month and includes a one-week trial. In other words, if you only have a few episodes to catch up on, you can just sign up, watch them, and cancel to avoid being charged.

Both of these services are geo-restricted. As such, if you’re outside Australia at the moment, you’ll have to connect to an Australian VPN server to access them.

What can we expect from season 12 of Blue Bloods?

Season 12 begins with Frank and Mayor Chase at loggerheads and things proceed to go downhill further from there! While we don’t know much about the broader overarching plotline, the first few episodes deal with everything from psychics to police brutality, so if nothing else, the new season should keep fans on their toes.