It’s time to return to Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands, as Survivor returns to TV screens for a landmark 45th season.
A batch of 17 new hopefuls plus one returning player will be facing testing trials for rewards and immunity from elimination as they compete against each other for the $1 million prize.
Jeff Probst is back on hosting duties, while this year’s list of competitors aiming to be sole survivor include a school principal, three lawyers and a former US marine turned truck driver. Back for a second shot at the prize is Bruce Perreault, who regular viewers will remember from his brief appearance on the show in season 44, which was cut short after he sustained a head injury.
Who will succeed Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho as this season’s champion? Read on to find out how to watch Survivor 45, no matter where you are in the world.
When does Survivor 2023 start?
Survivor season 45 premieres in the US on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. New episodes drop at the same time every Wednesday.
How to watch Survivor Season 45 from anywhere on VPN
So what if you’re traveling outside your home country and want to enjoy the show or want an added layer of privacy for streaming? There is an option that doesn’t require searching the internet for a sketchy website: You can use a VPN, or virtual private network.
With a VPN, you’re able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the show. If you find yourself unable to watch locally, a VPN can come in handy. Plus it’s a great idea for when you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network and want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.
Most VPNs, like CNET’s Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it easy to virtually change your location. Looking for other options? Be sure to check out some of the other great VPN deals.
Watch Survivor in the US
If you have CBS on cable you can tune in to the show on linear TV or livestream via the CBS website — all you’ll need for sign-in is your cable provider details. There’s also the added bonus of being able to watch all 44 previous seasons of Survivor and much more.
You can also stream episodes the next day on Paramount Plus, or if you want to watch Survivor live but don’t have CBS, the Paramount Plus with Showtime option includes live CBS.
Watch in Canada
Watch in Australia
Can I watch Survivor season 45 in the UK?
There’s currently no confirmed broadcaster for this latest season of the reality TV show in the UK. If you’re traveling to the UK from the US, Canadian or Australia and don’t want to miss the latest installment of the show, you’ll need to use a VPN as outlined on this page.
Tips for streaming Survivor 45 using a VPN
- With four variables at play — your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN — experience and success may vary.
- If you don’t see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “search for city or country” option.
- If you’re having trouble viewing after you’ve turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log in to your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs — like Roku — don’t have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you’ll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you’re using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
- All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a network’s app, you’ll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, since both devices will appear to be in the correct location.
- And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you’re using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.