Chicago Fire season 12

Chicago Fire season 12 is scheduled to start on Wednesday, January 17, at 21:00 PT / ET. It’s expected that there’ll be roughly 22 episodes, with one each week until early Spring 2024. Below, we’ll explain how to stream the new season of Chicago Fire online, even if you’re traveling abroad (outside of the US).

We’re only recommending official sources for watching Chicago Fire season 12. Unlicensed streams are frequently taken down and even if they aren’t, their low quality could cause you to miss crucial moments of the show. As such, your best bet is the official sources below.

Chicago Fire will only be streaming on region-locked platforms. To watch via your regular home streaming service while traveling abroad, you’ll need to connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN). 

How to watch Chicago Fire season 12 online with a VPN

VPN work by encrypting your internet traffic and obscuring your actual IP address and location. This gives you a new IP address which makes it look as if you’re browsing from an entirely different location. The benefit of this is you can then access your usual streaming platforms from anywhere in the world.

Here’s how to live stream Chicago Fire season 12 from abroad using a VPN:

  1. Sign up with a VPN service. We recommend NordVPN. However, you can also stream with confidence with the equally reliable Surfshark and ExpressVPN.
  2. Next, you’ll need to download and install the VPN app that’s compatible with your streaming device. The above VPNs all allow multiple simultaneous connections.
  3. Open the VPN app before connecting to a server in the US. You’ll then have a US IP address and be able to access NBC even if you’re traveling abroad.
  4. Go to NBC and sign in via your TV provider. The content should then be accessible in your location! Note that we’ll also be covering cable-free options for watching.
  5. Having trouble? One potential fix is clearing your browser’s cache and cookies. Another option is to change your IP address by switching to another US server.

With Chicago Fire season 12 airing live on NBC, it’s a good idea to test your VPN ahead of time. While you’re unlikely to have any issues, this approach ensures you’ll have enough time to contact your VPN’s support team if something does go wrong.


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How to watch Chicago Fire season 12 online in the US

How to watch Chicago Fire season 12 online in the US

Chicago Fire season will air live on NBC every Wednesday from January 17. If you have a cable TV subscription that includes NBC, streaming the show is as easy as signing in via the NBC website or app — you’ll need to enter the same login details you use with your cable TV provider (this will be an email address or username as well as a password).

It’s also possible to sign in with FuboTVHulu with Live TVSling TV, and YouTube TV. However, given the high cost of these services (the cheapest is $35 USD per month), we wouldn’t recommend signing up if you don’t already have an account.

Instead, the better option is to sign up for Peacock. You’ll be able to stream new episodes on-demand just a day after they air. It gets even better: this service currently has all 11 previous seasons and costs just $5.99 per month.

All of the streaming services mentioned above are region-locked and only available in the US. However, you can access them from anywhere by using a VPN to get a US IP addressYou can always use NordVPN — it even comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, providing plenty of time for you to try it out risk-free.

Where else can I watch Chicago Fire season 12 online?


How to watch Chicago Fire season 12 online in Canada

In Canada, Chicago Fire season 12 will be streaming at 21:00 every Wednesday on Citytv. What’s more, you don’t even have to sign in via your TV provider in order to access the live stream (sign in is only required for watching past episodes and seasons on-demand). This service currently has seasons one, two, three, nine, 10, and 11 and you can watch the first six over on Amazon Prime Video.

Due to copyright restrictions, Citytv content is only available in Canada. To access it while on vacation, you should use a VPN to connect to a server in Canada and get a Canadian IP address.


How to watch Chicago Fire season 12 online in the UK

We don’t actually know when season 12 will arrive in the UK just yet. However, previously, this show has aired a few months later than in the US, and always on Sky Witness. This means that when it does begin airing, Sky TV customers can watch season 12 online at no added cost using the Sky Go app.

It’s also possible to watch Sky contract-free via Now TV. This requires subscribing to its Entertainment package which costs £9.99 a month after a short free trial. A UK IP address is required to use Sky Go and Now from abroad due to the geographic restrictions in place.


How to watch Chicago Fire season 12 online in Australia

There are no details on an Australian release just yet. That said, all 11 prior seasons have made their way over eventually, so it’s almost certain season 12 will as well.

You can stream seasons three to nine on Binge ($10 AUD per month), with the others available for purchase on Amazon Prime Video. New episodes typically air on FOX, and it’s possible to stream this channel live with the Foxtel Go app (existing Foxtel TV customers) or Foxtel Now ($25 AUD per month after a 10-day free trial).

Foxtel services only normally work in Australia. However, you can securely access them from anywhere using a VPN.

What should I know about Chicago Fire season 12?

The overall plot of season 12 is being kept tightly under wraps, so all we have to go on at the moment is the premiere’s synopsis. Kelly and Stella find themselves at loggerheads over an arson case, while Firehouse 17 moves Firehouse 51’s space. Perhaps most shockingly, a main cast member leaves.

Who is in the cast of Chicago Fire season 12?

We can expect to see the return of most of the main cast. This includes:

  • Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey
  • Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide
  • David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann
  • Eamonn Walker as Wallace Boden
  • Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett
  • Daniel Kyri as Darren Ritter
  • Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd
  • Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz
  • Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo
  • Christian Stolte as Randy McHolland
  • Hanako Greensmith as Violet Mikami.