How to Watch The Simpsons Online and Free


UPDATED on Oct. 2, 2020

How to Watch Season 1 through Season 32 of The Simpsons

Simpsons World is toast. 

But you can still watch The Simpsons for free on a TV or smartphone. Don’t have a cow, Man!

This guide will detail all of your best options for watching the latest season of The Simpsons and reruns for free. I’ll also cover how to stream past seasons of The Simpsons on the cheap.

Disney+ now holds most of The Simpsons back catalog. New episodes arrive on Hulu. If you want older episodes and newer ones when they roll out, you may want to consider the Disney+ bundle

If you’re trying to quickly find “Marge vs. the Monorail” (Season 4, Episode 12), or some of the most lauded episodes involving Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge and Maggie, you’re in the right spot. 

Where can I watch old Simpsons episodes? 

When Simpsons World was shuddered from the FXNOW app, the majority of The Simpsons episodes moved to Disney+. There are roughly 683 episodes of The Simpsons on Disney+.

Season 31 of The Simpsons is now on Disney+.

How to watch The Simpsons free 

The latest season of The Simpsons is on FOX. If you’re living near broadcast towers, you can watch Season 32 of The Simpsons for free using a TV antenna. 

Yeah, that’s right — a TV antenna. It’s time to become a real cord cutter and get into making the most of free over-the-air channels.  I have been recording the latest episodes of The Simpsons and re-runs to build my own library of episodes. 

You can get FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS in most cities around the U.S. I have been using an HDHomeRun tuner with a TV antenna to record most shows that I get free from over-the-air channels.

Read my guides on The Best Indoor TV antenna, and How to Choose a TV Antenna & OTA DVR for tips and recommendations on getting your own DVR going. 

By using a HDHomeRun and a TV antenna, I have been building my own free library of The Simpsons.

If an antenna is out of the question, you can live stream FOX on a variety of streaming services that deliver live TV channels over the Internet. Streaming live TV online is pretty much going to replace cable TV and satellite TV at some point.

Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and Sling TV carry local FOX stations in a number of markets. Keep an eye out for FXX and Freeform if you choose a live streaming service because those channels also carry reruns of The Simpsons, according to TV Guide

Hulu: Watch Season 32 of The Simpsons on the cheap

An on-demand subscription to Hulu is one of the cheapest ways to stream the latest episodes of The Simpsons. Right now, Hulu has Season 32 available, and will add each new episode right after it airs on FOX.

Hulu’s cheapest plan is $5.99 per month, or you can go commercial free for $11.99 per month. You can watch thousands of movies and TV shows, including newer ones on A&E, History and ABC. And don’t forget about Hulu Originals such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Letterkenny.

Season 32 of The Simpsons is currently on Hulu.

How long will Season 32 of The Simpsons stay on Hulu? It’s hard to say. Now that Disney+ is basically the new Simpsons World, it’s safe to say new episodes will go there eventually. You can look over what else in on Hulu before signing up. 

Disney+ for watching Seasons 1 through Season 31

Disney+ has Seasons 1 through Season 31 of The Simpsons. At $6.99 per month, Disney+ is the best deal for watching the most episodes of The Simpsons outside of catching reruns on a TV antenna. 

Subscribing to Disney+ is ideal for the type of fan who wants to jump around and watch favorite episodes like “The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show” or “Deep Space Homer”. 

The Simpsons Movie that debuted in 2007 is also on Disney+. 

Season 1 through Season 31 of The Simpsons is now on Disney+.

And you’ll find lots of other original shows and movies to watch from the Disney vault. Everything from the Marvel Universe, the Star Wars franchise of movies, National Geographic and Pixar are included. 

Disney+ has four simultaneous streams. Unlike Netflix, 4K HDR10 picture resolution is included at no extra charge. You can look over the Disney+ library 

Watch The Simpsons on Disney+ bundle

The Disney+ bundle pretty much gets you the whole Simpsons universe. 

The bundle includes Disney+, Hulu with limited commercials and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month. This option is the most expensive out of the bunch. But if you’re thinking about cutting the cord, and don’t have a real need for live TV, this might be the best option. 

The wildcard is getting ESPN+. If you’re interested in NHL games, soccer, or college basketball, it is definitely worth an extra penny a month compared to paying for Disney+ and Hulu separately. I like having ESPN+ for it’s huge library of 30 for 30 and NHL games. 

Hulu will roll out the latest episode as soon as it airs. You’re also getting thousands of movies and full seasons of TV shows from a number of networks including A&E, History channel and ABC. On it’s own Hulu costs $5.99 per month, and has become the cheapest way to keep up with TV shows available on-demand without paying for a cable or satellite TV. You can read over the details about the Disney+ bundle before deciding whether to sign up.

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