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For 30 years and counting, the Simpson clan has been the first family of animated sitcoms. One of the most influential and most beloved shows of all time, The Simpsons paved the way for other adult-oriented animated hits, but has arguably never been surpassed. New episodes of The Simpsons are still debuting on TV, and there are plenty of classic re-runs out there, too. But can you watch them if you've got no cable contract? You sure can! We're here to show you how to watch The Simpsons online. We'll cover how to stream The Simpsons on demand as well as how to catch the latest episodes of The Simpsons online as they air.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream The Simpsons:
If you're looking to catch up on The Simpsons, our list has you covered: we'll kick things off with the best subscription streaming service for fans who want to watch episodes of The Simpsons on demand. But we won't stop there. We'll also show you how to watch brand-new episodes of The Simpsons as they air. The Simpsons, after all, is still on the air: It's the longest-running American sitcom ever, and it's adding to its lead with each new season. New episodes are aired on Fox, while older episodes are syndicated on FXX. Our list will include ways to watch Fox and FXX live, including list streaming services and (in the case of Fox, but not FXX) over-the-air TV. Let's check out the list!
Stream The Simpsons for free with Disney+
Disney was already one of the most important media companies on the planet when it made its blockbuster acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Now, Disney has all of its own content and the vast majority of 21st Century Fox's hits, too. Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, is challenging Netflix with a stable of elite media properties that includes Marvel Studios, Star Wars, and — you guessed it — The Simpsons. If you want to watch old episodes of The Simpsons on demand, Disney+ is the service you want.
Stream The Simpsons for free with Hulu
Disney+ is the on-demand home of The Simpsons, but recent episodes can still be seen Hulu. Get 'em while you can, Hulu fans!
And if you upgrade to Hulu + Live TV (which, as the name suggests, is the live TV streaming package offered by Hulu), then you'll have access to FXX and (in select markets) your local Fox affiliate. That means that you'll be able to watch both syndicated episodes of The Simpsons (on FXX) and brand-new episodes of The Simpsons as they air (on Fox).
Stream The Simpson for free with fuboTV
Looking for old episodes of The Simpsons on network TV, but don't want to pay for cable or satellite? Then you need a live TV streaming service that offers FXX, the home of syndicated episodes of The Simpsons. fuboTV is just such a service. You can test out fuboTV by signing up for a free trial. On top of that, fuboTV offers live feeds of local Fox affiliates in select markets. That means that there's a good chance you'll be able to watch brand-new episodes of The Simpsons as they air, too.
Stream The Simpsons with Sling TV
As of this writing, Sling TV lacks access to local major network affiliates. That means no Fox, unfortunately. Still, Sling TV is a decent choice for Simpsons fans: It offers a live stream of FXX, where Simpsons reruns live on.
YouTube TV (not to be confused with regular old YouTube or YouTube Premium) is Google's take on the live TV streaming service. It's chock full of great channels — including both Fox and FXX. Since Fox is where new episodes of The Simpsons premiere and FXX is where older episodes air in syndication, this makes YouTube TV a great choice for fans of The Simpsons. You can check out YouTube TV risk-free by signing up for the service's free trial offer.
The service formerly known as DirecTV Now is another great way to watch live TV without cable — and that makes it a great way to watch The Simpsons online, too. AT&T TV Now offers FXX to its subscribers, and it offers live feeds of local Fox affiliates in select locations, too. That means that you'll be able to watch syndicated episodes of The Simpsons on FXX and (in selet markets) new episodes of The Simpsons on Fox if you subscribe to AT&T TV Now. You can sign up for a free trial of AT&T TV Now via the link below.
New episodes of The Simpsons debut on Fox. That's great news for cord cutters, because Fox is often available for free. Like other major networks, Fox is broadcast over the air by affiliate stations all over the United States. If you're within range of your local station, you should be able to pick it up with an over-the-air TV antenna. Other than the one-time cost of the antenna, you wont have to pay anything. This makes over-the-air TV a great way to watch The Simpsons free, no cable required.
Simpsons World is a streaming service dedicated exclusively to The Simpsons. It's full of old episodes of the hit show, which users can stream on demand. The catch? You can't subscribe directly to Simpsons World. It's a streaming service that serves those who subscribe to FXX through a pay TV service. That means you'll need to log in with your pay TV credentials to get at the good stuff available through Simpsons World. You don't have to use cable or satellite, though: Simpsons World can be activated by paying customers of live TV streaming services, too.
The list above includes a ton of ways to stream The Simpsons online, no cable required. But what devices can you use to watch all of The Simpsons that you crave? Let's tackle that question next, taking things platform by platform.
Roku users, you're up first. You can watch The Simpsons online using Disney+, Hulu (and Hulu + Live TV), fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV. You can also connect your Roku to your over-the-air antenna using an OTA DVR like Tablo — or by simply plugging your antenna in, if your Roku platform is running natively on a Roku TV.
Fire TV users can watch The Simpsons on Hulu (and Hulu + Live TV), fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV, as well as via an antenna using a Fire TV Recast or a different OTA DVR device and its corresponding Fire TV app.
Android TV is supported by apps for Disney+, Hulu (and Hulu + Live TV), fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV. Some OTA DVR apps work, too.
Apple TV has apps for Disney+, Hulu (and Hulu + Live TV), fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV. You can connect an OTA DVR, too.
Chromecast users, you can watch Disney+, Hulu (and Hulu + Live TV), fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV using supported apps on mobile devices or by casting from the Chrome browser.
Mobile devices are covered, too. Disney+, Hulu (and Hulu + Live TV), fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, AT&T TV, and OTA DVRs like Tablo all have apps for iOS and Android devices.
Watching in your web browser is a breeze with Disney+, Hulu (and Hulu + Live TV), fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, AT&T TV, and Simpsons World.
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