There are a number of ways to watch “The Simpsons” without cable.
For cord-cutters, the options range from free to fairly cheap, depending on how soon you want to watch Season 33, which premieres on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 8 PM ET.
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.”
Hulu is the cheapest way to stream Season 33 of “The Simpsons” on-demand for $6.99 per month. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Hulu. But you can also watch this season for free using a TV antenna.
Want the latest season only? Here’s the breakdown.
Table of Contents
- How to watch “The Simpsons” Season 33 for free
- Watch Season 33 of “The Simpsons” on the cheap
- How to watch The Simpsons live on a Roku, Smart TV or Fire TV
- How to Watch Seasons 1 through Season 32
- Watch Every Episode: Bundle Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+
- What happened to Simpsons World?
- What’s the best way to watch “The Simpsons”?
How to watch “The Simpsons” Season 33 for free
The latest season of “”The Simpsons”” airs each week on FOX. If you’re living near broadcast towers, you can watch Season 33 of “The Simpsons” for free using a TV antenna.
You can get FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS by using a TV antenna in most cities around the U.S. I have been recording the latest episodes of “The Simpsons” and re-runs to build my own library of episodes.
Here are a number of resources that I have assembled over the years based on my own hands-on testing.
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Watch Season 33 of “The Simpsons” on the cheap
Hulu is the cheapest way to stream the latest episodes of “The Simpsons.”
New episodes of Season 33 will be available on Hulu the day after airing live on FOX. Hulu announced that the premiere episode will be available to stream on Sept. 27.
If you’re playing catch up, Season 32 of “The Simpsons” is on Disney+.
With a Hulu subscription, 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.”
Starting Oct. 8, Hulu will have a price increase. With limited commercials, Hulu will cost $6.99 per month, or you can go commercial free for $12.99 per month.
Hulu has a 30-day free trial.
How to watch The Simpsons live on a Roku, Smart TV or Fire TV
You can also live stream FOX on a variety of live TV streaming services that deliver channels over the Internet. Streaming live TV online is well on its way to replace cable TV and satellite TV.
FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Vidgo, YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM and Sling TV carry local FOX stations in a number of markets.
Keep an eye out for FXX and Freeform in the channel lineup of these services because those channels also carry reruns of “The Simpsons”, according to TV Guide.
fuboTV has more than 116 channels in its entry-level plan. Local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC channels are included.
So you can watch Season 33 of “The Simpsons” and have a huge lineup of sports, news and entertainment channels.
Discovery, ESPN, HGTV, Big Ten Network, NFL Network, FS1 and FS2 are among fuboTV’s popular channels.
Subscribers get 250 hours of Cloud DVR storage. fuboTV has apps for just about any streaming device, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV devices like Google Chromecast with Google TV.
You can watch live TV on two screens at once. Subscribers can use a fuboTV subscription to activate dozens of TV Everywhere apps on streaming devices, a PC or smartphone. A subscription costs $64.99 per month.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu with Live TV has nationwide coverage of local FOX stations, which is needed to watch the latest antics from Bart and the family.
A subscription includes 75+ live TV channels, and costs $64.99 per month.
ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Sports Network and Big Ten Network. A&E, Bravo, Disney Channel, Food Network and HGTV are among Hulu’s popular live TV channels.
Hulu only has one live TV bundle. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR for recordings. The live TV package includes unlimited access to the on-demand library and Hulu Originals that people pay $5.99 per month for.
So you’re getting two streaming services for the same price as some standalone live TV streaming services. Subscribers can watch live TV on two screens at once.
You can check out Hulu with Live TV’s other channels to see what locals and regional sports networks are offered in your area. Hulu with Live TV has a free 7-day trial that you can use even if you already subscribe to Hulu’s on-demand streaming service.
YouTube TV is another reliable option to stream Season 33 of “The Simpsons” live without a cable TV subscription. There are 85+ channels and unlimited Cloud DVR for $64.99 per month.
Subscribers get local channels, including FOX and popular cable networks such as ESPN and TNT. You can watch live TV on three screens at once.
YouTube works on Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV and Smart TVs that use Android TV (Google TV.) If you own a Roku, you can use the YouTube app to stream YouTube TV.
New customers can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
Vidgo carries local FOX stations as part of its 95+ channel live TV lineup. A&E, ESPN, History channel and Science Channel are among its popular channels.
Subscribers can stream on up to three screens at once. Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast with Google TV.
There is no obligation to keep your subscription if it’s not a good fit.
FOX is available on DIRECTV STREAM’s Entertainment bundle, which costs $69.99 per month. Subscribers get 65+ channels, 20 hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand shows.
It has ESPN, Nickelodeon, HGTV and TNT. There are other local channels, including NBC, ABC and CBS.
You’ll be able to stream FOX live on a Roku, Apple TV or Fire TV at home, and a smartphone if you’re not at home. Subscribers can watch on 20 screens at once.
Are The Simpsons on Sling TV?
Sling TV carries local FOX stations in 18 markets across the U.S.
If you live within Sling TV’s coverage areas, you’ll need to sign up for the Blue bundle. That will give you 47+ channels for $35 per month, including FOX and NBC in many markets.
You can click the icons in the map below to see which local FOX stations are carried by Sling TV.
ABOUT THE MAP: Click on an icon to see what local NBC or FOX stations are in your area. This map is a sequel of sorts to a similar map I made on the site in 2016 for the now-defunct PlayStation Vue.
Sling TV is the cheapest option if a local FOX station is offered in your area. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR with any channel bundle.
There are no contracts with Sling TV, and you can cancel anytime.
How to Watch Seasons 1 through Season 32
Disney+ has Seasons 1 through Season 32 of “The Simpsons”. At $7.99 per month, Disney+ is one of the best deals in streaming.
The streaming service has a number of original shows from the Marvel Universe and Star Wars franchises. There are scores of movies from Pixar and the Disney vault. And there are new shows from National Geographic.
Disney+ also has “The Simpsons” Movie that debuted in 2007. Subscribers can watch on four screens at once.
Watch Every Episode: Bundle Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+
The Disney+ bundle is the least expensive way to get both old and new episodes of “The Simpsons.”
The bundle includes Disney+, Hulu with limited commercials and ESPN+ for $13.99 per month.
Disney+ currently has Season 1 through Season 32. Hulu has Season 33.
Since Hulu is raising its prices on Oct. 8, the bundle has become a better deal because you’re saving $6.98 per month compared to subscribing to each service separately.
ESPN+ streams live NHL games, soccer, college football and basketball. It also carries a huge library of 30 for 30 episodes.
There is also an option to get Hulu + Live TV with the Disney bundle.
You can read over the details about the Disney+ bundle before deciding whether to sign up.
What happened to Simpsons World?
When Simpson World was shuddered from the FXNOW app, the majority of “The Simpsons” episodes moved to Disney+. Will Disney+ eventually get Season 32? Yes, eventually. But right now, Season 32 is residing on Hulu.
What’s the best way to watch “The Simpsons”?
If a TV antenna doesn’t work for you, there are plenty of streaming options. Let’s recap.
Hulu is the cheapest way to stream the latest episodes of “The Simpsons”. New episodes of Season 33 will be available on Hulu the day after airing live on FOX. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial. A subscription costs $6.99 per month (starting Oct. 8).
fuboTV is the best option for watching new episodes on live TV. The service carries local FOX stations and has 116+ channels, including local stations, ESPN, NFL Network, NBA TV, Big Ten Network. Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Smart TVs all have apps for fuboTV. A subscription costs $64.99. New customers can sign up for a 7-day free trial.
Founder and Editor of The Cord Cutting Report. Before launching the site in 2016, he worked for more than two decades as a staff writer or correspondent for a number of daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe. His enthusiasm for tech began with the Atari 2600. Follow @james_kimble