Only a select few animated television families achieve legend status. It’s safe to say that with Bob’s Burgers entering its 10th season, the Belchers have officially cracked the echelon that includes the Hills, the Griffins, and of course, the Simpsons. And despite the fact that Sunday nights on Fox are pretty crowded when it comes to animated comedies, Bob’s Burgers is a brand all its own. It’s the kind of funny that’s pretty far-flung from the rest of the pack. If the charming “Burger of the Day” puns don’t win you over, the Belcher clan will.
For the uninitiated, the show revolves around Bob Belcher, the long-suffering burger restaurant owner. He’s a husband to Linda and the father of Tina, Louise, and Gene. He’s voiced to the nines by (who else?) the king of dry comedy, H. Jon Benjamin. Or, you know, “the guy from the Arby’s commercials.”
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Bob’s Burgers.
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What is Bob’s Burgers?
Animator Loren Bouchard wanted to do an animated comedy focusing on a working-class family. Originally, the show was much darker, with the Belchers being cannibals. The show premiered in January of 2011 and has gone on to 10 seasons.
- Launched: January 2011
- Airtime: Season 32 premiers September 27, 2020. New episodes are Sundays at 8 pm PST/EST.
- Channel: Fox
- Genre: Animated sitcom
- Starring: H. John Benjamin as Bob Belcher, John Roberts as Linda Belcher, Dan Mintz as Tina Belcher, Eugene Mirman as Gene Belcher, Kristen Schaal as Louise Belcher
- Seasons: 10
- Status: Renewed for season 11.
Bob’s Burgers Reviews
What the critics are saying:
- “Some viewers won’t find much of anything in Bob’s Burgers funny, but in fairness it’s at least partly a question of style––of whether you respond to the show’s minimalist, conversational, anti joke aesthetic.” –Mike Hale, The New York Times
- “The series indulges in heightened emotions and inanity, but never fails to regard its characters’ outsized feelings with affection and understanding. No other series on TV right now feels like it, and as even the prestige shows start to mine the same atmosphere, that makes Bob’s Burgers all the more vital.” –Jake Cole, Slant
How to stream Bob’s Burgers
Fox is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you. You’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
Bob’s Burgers on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have a ton of local, entertainment, and sports channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geographic and Syfy.
|Hulu Live TV||$69.99|
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Bob’s Burgers on FuboTV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To watch Bob’s Burgers, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.
Bob’s Burgers on Sling TV
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Whichever package you choose, you can save $10 on your first month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
How to use AirTV with Sling
AirTV solves one of the Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”
The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.
But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—gives Sling users the ability to access all local channels to add to whichever Sling package is the best fit for them.
Bob’s Burgers on Vidgo
Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package, including ABC, Fox, the Disney family of channels, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and BeIN Sports. It offers an array of entertainment favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickelodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.
College sports fans will love it, too: The ACCN, Big Ten Network, the Longhorn Network, and Pac-12 Network are all on the Core package, and for $10 more, the Plus package offers all six market-specific Pac-12 Networks.
|English Premium Package||$66.33/ 3 months|
|English Plus Package||$53/ 3 months|
|Spanish Mas Package||$25/ 3 months|
Bob’s Burgers on AT&T TV Now
There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, so using the network to stream Fox only makes sense. The second you sign up, you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR, which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
Bob’s Burgers on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts, and each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. You can’t beat the variety, either: There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels, while Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)