When Calls the Heart season 8 is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, February 21, at 9 PM EST (6 PM PST). The new season finds Hope Valley’s resident teacher, Elizabeth, welcoming a new family. Will we also see Elizabeth finally make a choice between Lucas and Nathan? You’ll have to tune in to find out! Below, we’ll explain how to watch the new season of When Calls the Heart from anywhere in the world.
In this post, we’re only recommending official sources for watching When Calls the Heart season 8. While unlicensed streams may be available, they tend to have low-resolution video and may suffer from technical issues like lag and buffering. Unlike unauthorized streams, official sources don’t run the risk of being taken offline for violating copyright. That’s why we’ll cover each and every official source for streaming When Calls the Heart season 8 below.
When Calls the Heart season 8 will only be shown on region-locked platforms. To continue watching via home streaming services while abroad, you’ll need to connect to a VPN.
How to watch When Calls the Heart season 8 online with a VPN
In case you’re wondering, a VPN sends your internet traffic through a server in another country. As such, you can spoof your location and unblock geo-restricted websites and services while traveling abroad. Below, we’ll explain how to do this with the Hallmark Channel, but the process is almost identical for other geo-blocked services.
Here’s how to watch When Calls the Heart season 8 online from anywhere:
- Sign up with a VPN service that unblocks the Hallmark Channel. We recommend NordVPN. However, Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two high-quality alternatives.
- Download one of the VPN apps (or browser extension if you prefer). Make sure you install the appropriate version for your device.
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the USA. You’ll be assigned a US IP address, allowing you to unblock the Hallmark channel from abroad.
- Go to the Hallmark Channel and sign in with your cable TV provider details. Alternatively, you can stream Hallmark Channel cable-free via select TV streaming services.
- Hallmark Channel content should now be unblocked in your location. If not, we recommend you clear your browser’s cache and cookies before trying again.
When Calls the Heart season 8 will broadcast live on the Hallmark Channel. For this reason, it’s worth testing your VPN with Hallmark Channel ahead of the season 8 premiere. That way, you’ll have time to troubleshoot any potential issues with your VPN’s customer support team.
How to watch When Calls the Heart season 8 on US TV
You can watch When Calls the Heart season 8 on the Hallmark Channel. This is a US cable TV channel and as such, you’ll have to sign in with your cable provider details in order to watch. This is usually an email address or username and password. Once signed in, you’re all set!
It’s worth knowing that you can also watch Hallmark Channel without cable via these TV streaming services: AT&T TV Now ($69.99 USD/month), FuboTV ($64.99/month), Philo ($20/month), and Sling TV ($35/month). While some of these services offer free trials, keep in mind that you won’t be able to take advantage of these without a credit or debit card linked to a US address.
However, you decide to watch When Calls the Heart season 8 on Hallmark Channel, you’ll need a VPN if you’re traveling abroad. By connecting to a server in the US, you can get a US IP address, which grants you access to this geo-blocked service, wherever you are in the world. NordVPN works with Hallmark channel and includes a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it risk-free.
Where else can I watch When Calls the Heart?
The good news is that it’s also possible to watch When Calls the Heart season 8 in Canada (it is a Canadian-American production after all). It’s set to premiere on Super Channel at the same time as on Hallmark Channel (Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM EST). If you already have a cable TV subscription with Super Channel included, you’ll be able to sign in and live stream season 8 at no extra cost.
You can also watch Super Channel by subscribing via Amazon Prime Video Channels. This costs $9.99 CAD per month on top of an Amazon Prime membership ($7.99/month). It’s also possible to subscribe to Super Channel via the Apple TV app for $9.99 monthly. Amazon Prime comes with a 30-day free trial while Apple TV includes a 7-day free trial.
Super Channel is only available in Canada so getting a Canadian IP address via a VPN is required if you’re trying to watch from abroad.
What can we expect from When Calls the Heart season 8?
There was plenty of disappointment when the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the cancellation of the When Calls the Heart 2020 Christmas special. However, the good news is that not only is When Calls the Heart returning for season 8, but it will also be made up of 12 new episodes — more than any other season since season 1.
It’s highly likely that the love triangle between Elizabeth, Lucas, and Nathan is set to continue in season 8. It’s also possible that we’ll finally see Elizabeth choose between her two suitors. We’ll also be welcoming the Canfield family who has moved to Hope Valley with the intention of buying the town’s gas station.
Which cast members are returning for When Calls the Heart season 8?
Fortunately, most cast members are making a return for When Calls the Heart season 8. This of course includes Erin Krakow as Elizabeth, Kevin McGarry as Nathan, and Chris McNally as Lucas Bouchard. Also returning are Marin Cummins (Henry), Pascale Hutton (Rosemary), Kavan Smith (Lee), Jack Wagner (Bill), Paul Greene (Dr. Carson), Andrea Brooks (Faith), Aren Buchholz (Jesse), and Eva Bourne (Clara).
There’s also a new family in town: Joseph Canfield (Viv Leacock), his wife Minnie (Natasha Burnett), and their children Angela (Vienna Leacock) and Cooper (Elias Leacock), both of whom are Viv Leacock’s real-life kids.