How to watch ‘Family Guy’ season 17 online for free


Catch every new freakin’ sweet episode.

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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Family Guy cast

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 17 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 17 start?

Family Guy season 17 started Sept. 30, 2018. New episodes air every Sunday at 9pm on Fox.

How to watch Family Guy season 17 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 17 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) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

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.



2) PlayStation Vue

If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Jumping from your favorite game to your favorite show is seamless, and controlling it is as intuitive as playing an actual game. Your PS4 controller is your remote, after all. Still, you don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)


3) Sling TV

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 $25 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 FXXHere’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


4) FuboTV

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.


5) YouTube TV

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.)


6) DirecTV Now

Cable giant DirecTV offers its own online streaming solution with DirecTV Now. For those who need a pile of channels, DirecTV Now offers upwards of 125 channels in its most expensive package in case you want to relive the days of endless surfing. However, its basic Live a Little Plan will cover most of your live-streaming needs, including getting you access to Fox where you can stream Family Guy. You can find the full list of DirecTV Now 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

  • Cost: $5.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, 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 17 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

  • 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

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


4) Adult Swim

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

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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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.