What's your emergency? 9-1-1 isn't on Netflix! (Where to watch)

New fans are searching for 9-1-1, but it's not on Netflix. Here's where to start watching the hit first responder drama!
9-1-1 - ABC's 9-1-1 stars Oliver Stark as Evan "Buck" Buckley, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Maddie Kendall, Kenneth Choi as Howie "Chimney" Han, Angela Bassett as Athena Grant, Peter Krause as Bobby Nash, Aisha Hinds as Henrietta "Hen" Wilson, Gavin McHugh as Christopher Diaz, and Ryan Guzman as Eddie Diaz. (Disney/Justin Stephens)
9-1-1 - ABC's 9-1-1 stars Oliver Stark as Evan "Buck" Buckley, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Maddie Kendall, Kenneth Choi as Howie "Chimney" Han, Angela Bassett as Athena Grant, Peter Krause as Bobby Nash, Aisha Hinds as Henrietta "Hen" Wilson, Gavin McHugh as Christopher Diaz, and Ryan Guzman as Eddie Diaz. (Disney/Justin Stephens) /

When 9-1-1 first premiered on Fox back in January 2018, the procedural first responder drama seemed like the odd little show that could before really proving itself as a stable ratings player. All these years later, it's still one of the top shows on the small screen with more and more new fans looking to start watching from the beginning and catch up to the newest episode.

Following the conclusion of its sixth season, Fox canceled the series, but fans didn't have to mourn or start a movement as the news that the show would move to ABC arrived at the same time. Due to the move, some viewers might still be a little confused as to where to watch the series, though not much has changed streaming-wise. Unfortunately, 9-1-1 still isn't available to watch on Netflix.

Below we're providing all the information fans need to know about how to watch the series and sharing why Netflix should someday look to acquire 9-1-1 for streaming!

9-1-1 airs on ABC and streams on Hulu

All-new episodes of 9-1-1 season 7 air on Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC and are available to stream the next day on Hulu. Select episodes of the current season are also available to watch on ABC's website for free, though others require login information from a TV provider. If you are subscribed to a cable provider, episodes can also be watched on demand.

In addition to new episodes of the latest season, all past seasons of 9-1-1 are also available to stream on Hulu. You can start right from the beginning and catch up with the current season. While you can also purchase episodes from platforms like Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV, I would personally recommend streaming the show on its seemingly permanent streaming home Hulu, as the subscription cost is much more worth the price than purchasing each episode.

Here's are all of the options with the current available Hulu plans:

  • With ads: $7.99 per month
  • Ad-free: $17.99 per month
  • Hulu and Disney+ bundle with ads: $9.99 per month
  • Disney+ and ESPN+ bundle with ads: $14.99 per month
  • Disney+ and ESPN+ bundle: $24.99 per month
  • Hulu + Live TV: $76.99 per month
  • Ad-free Hulu + Live TV: $89.99 per month
9-1-1 - ÒBuck Bothered and BewilderedÓ - Upon her return to shore, AthenaÕs son, Harry, finds himself in trouble with the law. Meanwhile, Buck grows envious as Eddie forms a close bond with someone else, and the 118 rescue a woman whoÕs stuck on receiving a rose at an iconic mansion. THURSDAY, APRIL 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC. (Disney/Chris Willard) RYAN GUZMAN, OLIVER STARK /

It's more popular than ever (thanks in part to Buck!)

Whenever a show moves networks, all eyes are on how it will perform post-move. Sometimes, the move doesn't seem to work in its favor in spite of the best intentions, but other times, the move will prove a major success. Thankfully, the latter was the case for 9-1-1, as the series grabbed a two-year audience high with its premiere on ABC. The season 7 premiere episode has also continued to pull in stellar delayed, multiplatform numbers, leading to its season 8 renewal.

As part of the season 8 renewal announcement, Variety noted that the show has become "the most-watched ABC current series across all platforms this season." That's quite the accomplishment for a series to make seven seasons into its run. Not many shows can achieve and maintain this kind of stability and growth while airing their milestone 100th episode, but that's exactly what the Ryan Murphy-produced series has done.

Obviously, the three-part cruise ship disaster arc had a lot to do with season 7 becoming a hit for ABC right out of the gate, but it's just further proof that the show has never lost its creative touch and still has many stones left to uncover. Buck's sexual awakening in the 100th episode, which saw him confront his bisexuality for the first time and kiss Tommy (Lou Ferrigno Jr.), has clearly piqued new interest in those who hadn't checked out the series before. Representation continues to, and will always, matter.

Why the show would be a great fit on Netflix

We'll continue to see how season 7's excellent storylines impact the ratings growth, but it's all just further evidence that the show would reach even greater heights if it were ever to stream on Netflix. I mean, look at the success of its new network-mate Grey's Anatomy. The veteran medical drama has been available on Netflix for years and remains one of the streamer's most popular acquired titles. NBC's New Amsterdam and Fox's The Resident (which used to be paired with 9-1-1) have also found second winds after landing on Netflix.

As it stands, the show appears to be doing rather well on its own on both linear television and on Hulu, so it's pretty unlikely that Disney will strike a deal with Netflix for the non-exclusive rights to stream past and future seasons. To put it bluntly, 9-1-1 doesn't need the Netflix bump. Still... It wouldn't hurt, and the show would slide in seamlessly next to the three aforementioned series, as well as the various Murphy-produced Netflix originals like Ratched and The Watcher.

In this era of streaming, however, I've learned to expect the unexpected. You never know what might happen and which streamers could share content. As unlikely as it might seem, there's still the ever so slightest possibility. Netflix and Disney recently struck a pact for a handful of Disney-owned shows to stream on Netflix, though all of them are shows that have already ended. But with Netflix soon getting into the procedural game with its own original medical drama, continuing to familiarize its audience with procedurals is a wise strategy.

Will you be one of the many new fans checking out 9-1-1 on ABC and Hulu?

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