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Where to watch The Voice free from anywhere: Season 25 is here

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Season 25 coaches of The Voice: Chance the Rapper, Dan+Shay, Reba McEntire, and John Legend
Chance the Rapper, Dan+Shay, Reba McEntire, and John Legend.Art Streiber/NBC via Getty Images

The Voice, NBC's hit singing competition, is officially back for its 25th season. The series kicks off each week with new episodes on Monday and Tuesday nights. Whether you're looking to tune in or catch up, we've got you covered on all the ways to view the show, including where to watch The Voice free from anywhere.

The series first premiered in 2011 and puts a twist on the traditional singing competition formula by having judges only be able to listen to contestants during their audition. If they like what they hear, they hit a button and turn their chair around. From there, they coach each of their respective mentees to a hopeful victory. Over the years, the series has added in several additional challenges and rules to spice up the competition. Plus, the superstar coaches often do live performances throughout the season.

In Season 25, coaches Reba McEntire, John Legend, and Chance the Rapper welcome newcomer coaching duo Dan + Shay, the show's first-ever pair of judges. Niall Horan and longtime judge Gwen Stefani departed the show after last season, so it's a year of many shake-ups.

After weeks of blind auditions, the initial teams are finally set and the battle rounds begin. In the battles, the coaches work with their team members before pairing them up in competition with each other. From there, the coaches must pick the better of the two team members to move forward to the next round. If you haven't watched The Voice since the early seasons, the battle rounds look a little different now, since each coach also has a "Steal" and a "Playoff Pass." In short, coaches have the opportunity to pluck a competitor from another team and to push two truly great singers straight to the Playoffs (rather than sending one home and making the other go through the Knockout Rounds).

If you missed the first episodes of the season or you're looking for a live-streaming option, we'll show you all the ways you can watch the show and recommend a VPN for free streaming below.

Where to watch The Voice quick links

How to watch The Voice in the USA

The Voice airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC in the US. NBC's streaming counterpart, Peacock, offers new episodes the next day. A Peacock subscription also means you'll have access to other NBC-affiliated reality shows, like America's Got Talent and the Bravo catalog.

If you're looking to watch new episodes live and don't have cable, you can check out some of the live TV streaming packages. Sling TV and Hulu + Live TV offer packages with NBC. For Sling, you'll want to sign up for the Blue option (or the more expensive Blue and Orange combo). Sling subscriptions start at $40 per month, but they're currently offering a first month at half off (making it only $20). Hulu + Live TV subscriptions start at $76.99 per month.

How to watch The Voice in Canada

The Voice airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV in Canada. You can access episodes for free through the CTV website. If you want to watch the episodes live, you'll need to create a free account with your email and phone number. Or watch them the day after with no need to create an account - this is a great option for international VPN users.

How to watch The Voice free from anywhere

If you're not in Canada right now, a VPN (virtual private network) will be the best option for accessing the free episodes. A VPN changes the location of your device so that you can access certain websites and apps that might otherwise be geo-restricted, so traveling Canadians will be able to keep up with The Voice. A VPN is also a solid way to increase your digital privacy and security.

Not sure where to start when it comes to VPNs? We recommend ExpressVPN, a tried and true option with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Take a look at our ExpressVPN review to see more, and keep reading to learn how to use a VPN below.

How to watch The Voice with a VPN

  • Sign up for a VPN if you don't have one.

  • Install it on the device you're using to watch The Voice.

  • Turn it on and set it to Canada.

  • Go to CTV.

  • Enjoy new episodes of The Voice.

Note: The use of VPNs is illegal in certain countries, and using VPNs to access region-locked streaming content might constitute a breach of the terms of use for certain services. Insider does not endorse or condone the illegal use of VPNs.

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