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How to watch ‘Family Guy’ season 18 online for free

Catch every new freakin' sweet episode.


Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Mar 3, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 5:54 pm CDT


Family Guy cast

The Griffins may not be the best thing to come out of Rhode Island, but they’re certainly the funniest. Since 1999, the Griffins have wormed their way into our hearts as the second most recognizable animated American family. Here’s everything you need to know to watch Family Guy online for free.

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Dimwitted Peter heads up the family from Quahog, Rhode Island with his devoted wife and occasional foil Lois. Their talking dog Brian is a pretentious, chain-smoking martini lover but is almost always the heart of any episode. Chris and Meg Griffin are both generally warm-hearted and well-intentioned, despite being the butt of just about everyone’s jokes. And then there’s Stewie: the ambiguously gay baby with schemes to conquer the world and murder his mommy. Together, their comedy magic is as big a part of the zeitgeist as The Simpsons and King of the Hill. 

  • Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin/Brian Griffin/Stewie Griffin
  • Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin
  • Mila Kunis as Meg Griffin
  • Seth Green as Chris Griffin

What channel is Family Guy season 18 on?

New episodes of Family Guy air on Fox, but it’s available in syndication on TBS and the Adult Swim block on Cartoon Network

What time does Family Guy season 18 start?

Family Guy season 18 started Sept. 30, 2019. 

How to watch Family Guy season 18 online for free

Fox is available on all six of the major live TV streaming services. When deciding 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. Thankfully, no matter which service you decide to try, you’ll be able to start with a one-week trial, so you can watch Family Guy season 18 for free. For a more complete rundown of streaming services, check out our guide to Sling TV competitors.

If you live in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Boston, Dallas, or Washington, D.C., you can also try Locast, a non-for-profit service that lets you stream all of your local channels through any web browser. It’s a free service, but donations are encouraged.

1) Sling TV

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For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $30 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 FXXHere’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


2) Hulu with Live TV

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  • Cost: $54.99 per month or $60.99 per month (No Ads) 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with 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 menti0n Hulu’s original programming. That includes the entire catalog of Family Guy episodes. That’s right: Every. Single. Family Guy. Episode. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.


3) FuboTV

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  • Cost: $54.99-$79.99 per month
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Plus, It comes with Fox, so you’ll be able to watch Family Guy. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.


4) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSNNBA TV, and four ESPN channels. 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.)


How to catch up on Family Guy episodes

If you’re somehow new to the party, there are a couple of places you can catch older episodes of Family Guy.

1) Hulu

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  • Cost: $5.99 per month or $11.99 per month (Commercial Free)
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, and iOS and Android devices

If you want to watch episodes of Family Guy or the day after they air, there’s no better option than Hulu. The streaming service, which just slashed the cost of its ad-supported version to a mere $5.99 per month, offers all episodes of Family Guy on-demand. That’s 18 seasons and counting. In fact, when it comes to adult cartoons you can’t beat Hulu, which also offers Rick and MortyKing of the Hill, and plenty more. If you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV (featured above), you’ll get the on-demand portion of Hulu included for free. You can also upgrade to Hulu No Commercials for $11.99 per month.


2) Amazon Video

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  • Cost: $1.99/episode, $4.99-34.99/season
  • Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii

Seasons 1-17 are available for purchase on Amazon Video starting at only $1.99 an episode. It’s a great place to grab classics you want to have at a moment’s notice, like “Death has a Shadow” or “Road to Rhode Island.” Entire seasons start at only $4.99. 


3) TBS

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Select episodes of Family Guy are available on the TBS website. You will need a cable login to access them though.


4) Adult Swim

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A handful of episodes are available to stream on the Adult Swim website. However, the bulk of them will require a cable login to access.


5) Fox

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The official Fox website has episodes from season 17 along with selected clips and extras. If you want to watch full episodes, you will need a cable login, though you are allowed free access for about an hour before that kicks in.


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*First Published: Mar 3, 2019, 8:00 am CST