“Rick and Morty” fans really, really love “Rick and Morty.” The show’s legions of super-fans have catapulted the offbeat comedy into the mainstream and helped bring back a long-lost McDonald’s sauce — twice. Perhaps they’ll have another opportunity to be condiment influencers in summer 2021, when the fifth season of “Rick and Morty” debuts.
“Rick and Morty” fans will go to any lengths to watch their beloved show. But to watch “Rick and Morty” online, you need to know where to watch “Rick and Morty” online. Well, showing you how to watch your favorite shows without cable is our specialty! Let’s take a look at your options.
How to Watch ‘Rick and Morty’ Online Without Cable
To watch “Rick and Morty” online, you can do two things: seek out episodes that stream on demand or subscribe to a live TV streaming service (or “skinny bundle”) that airs “Rick and Morty” live online. The first is easy enough. There are two streaming services that let you stream at least some episodes of “Rick and Morty,” and we’ll cover both below. We’ll also show you how to watch “Rick and Morty” live online with a skinny bundle. Since “Rick and Morty” airs on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, you’ll need to know which live TV streaming services offer a Cartoon Network/Adult Swim livestream. We covered this in our post on how to stream Adult Swim, but we’ll do it again below for your convenience.
Let’s briefly recap what a live TV streaming service, or “skinny bundle,” is. Live TV streaming services offer multiple channels for a subscription fee, just like cable. The “skinny” part of the skinny-bundle name means these services’ channel bundles are often (but not always) smaller and more affordable than the ones cable offers. Live TV streaming services also stream online, which means you can watch them anytime and just about anywhere.
Are you ready? Here’s how to watch “Rick and Morty” online, with no cable required.
If you want to stream every past episode of “Rick and Morty,” then Hulu’s on-demand subscription service, which includes all previous seasons of the show, is your best bet.
Hulu also has its own live TV streaming service. Hulu + Live TV works just like the other skinny bundles, and it offers a livestream of Cartoon Network. Best of all, Hulu + Live TV includes the on-demand version of Hulu, so you’ll be able to watch every new episode of “Rick and Morty” as it airs and all the old episodes on demand. Not bad, right?
If you’re after only the on-demand stuff, then a regular Hulu subscription (without live TV) will do just fine.
Sling TV lets you create your own skinny bundle. Starting with its base packages, you can build your own bundle using Extras, which are affordable mini add-on bundles. You won’t get that deal from cable! Sling TV’s channel options include Cartoon Network, so it’s a great option for “Rick and Morty” die-hards.
Google’s skinny-bundle service, YouTube TV, is a popular choice among cord-cutters. Since the channel lineup includes Cartoon Network, YouTube TV is a good choice for “Rick and Morty” fans. If you want to read more about the service, check out our YouTube TV review.
Exciting news, “Rick and Morty” fans: You can now stream the first four seasons of the show on Max. It doesn’t sound like new episodes will appear there, but it’s another option for catching up if you’re a little behind on the show.
Can I Watch ‘Rick and Morty’ on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
The weird, wonderful, and often horrifying world of “Rick and Morty” looks better on a big screen. Happily, it’s easy to watch the show on popular streaming platforms.
You can use them to watch “Rick and Morty” online on just about any device you use to stream. Want more details? You’ve got ’em — just check out the chart below to see all the devices and platforms you can use to watch “Rick and Morty” without cable.
|Roku||Fire TV||Apple TV||Android TV||Chromecast||iOS||Android||Web browser|
|Hulu + Live TV||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
You may have noticed Max doesn’t appear in the chart. But fear not, because Max also works with all the devices listed.
More to Watch for ‘Rick and Morty’ Fans
Now you know how to watch “Rick and Morty” without cable. But what about other animated shows?
“The Simpsons” first aired in 1989, and, remarkably, it’s still on the air and will be at least through 2023. It’s one of the most bingeable shows around, partly because there are literally hundreds of episodes to get through. Our guide to watching “The Simpsons” without cable will help you get started.
Then there’s “Futurama.” It aired for seven seasons and still has legions of devoted fans. It doesn’t hurt that its creator, Matt Groening, is the same guy who created “The Simpsons.” It’s a hilarious show, but it can also hit you right in the feels when you least expect it. Sound good? Then read our guide to watching “Futurama” without cable to dive into the world of Planet Express.