How to watch ‘Seinfeld’ online

Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David’s “show about nothing” broke just about every conventional sitcom rule, in a world ruled by Cheers, Full House, Perfect Strangers and other countless maudlin “aww” fests. Seinfeld, on its face, chronicled the life of stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld, along with his best friend George Costanza, on-off girlfriend Elaine Benes, and kooky neighbor Cosmo Kramer. In fact, for a handful of episodes began with Jerry performing stand-up in front of a brick wall, late ’80s style. After waning for a couple of seasons, the show not only survived, it thrived, and became a pop culture phenomenon that is rerun on local and cable channels alike. 

The series protagonist Jerry may have been the series’ namesake, but the personalities around him are what made the show a comedy powerhouse. George Costanza (Jason Alexander) who is loosely based on Larry David, was the neurotic yet loveable failure who was the punchline to most of the series’ jokes. Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) served as the lone woman in the pack of dullards and naturally served as the voice of reason. And no episode would feel right unless Jerry’s neighbor Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards…yeah, I know) busted through the front door with some hair-brained scheme. 

Not only did Seinfeld become a massive success, but phrases from the show entered the pop culture lexicon with classic lines like “Not that there’s anything wrong with that!”, “Sponge-worthy”, “shrinkage”, “low-talker”, and of course, “Well, the Jerk Store called, and they’re running out of you!” Without Seinfeld, would anyone of us be “Masters of your domain?” or live in fear of the idea of a “Soup Nazi”? Unlikely. And while there’s a chance you can turn your TV on right now and catch an episode, it’s worth it to have the knowledge of how to watch the show online.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Seinfeld for free.

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Seinfeld cast

  • Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes 
  • Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer 
  • Jason Alexander as George Costanza 

On what channel did Seinfeld air?

Seinfeld aired on NBC.

How many seasons of Seinfeld were there?

There were seven seasons of the show, which comprised 180 episodes. Seinfeld ran from 1989-1998.

How to watch Seinfeld online

1) Hulu

  • Cost: $5.99 per month (after a 7-day 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 Seinfeld in one place, there’s no better option than Hulu. Since 2015, Hulu acquired exclusive streaming rights in the US.  The streaming service, which just slashed the cost of its ad-supported version to a mere $5.99 per month, offers all episodes of Seinfeld on-demand. In fact, when it comes to classic sitcoms, you can’t beat Hulu, which also offers The Golden Girls, Cheers, and plenty more. You can also upgrade to Hulu No Commercials for $11.99 per month. Plus, since you get a week-long free trial before you have to spend a penny, it’s a great place to watch Seinfeld for free. You can watch the entire series in a little under 70 hours, so feel free to have a binge. 

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How to watch Seinfeld episodes

1) Amazon Video

  • Cost: $1.99/episode, $14.99-19.99/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

Every episode of Seinfeld is available for purchase a la carte from Amazon Video. Single episodes are available for $1.99, with entire seasons running from $14.99-19.99. It’s a great way to catch single classic episodes like “The Contest,” “The Marble Rye,” and the explosive “The Finale.” 

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How to stream Seinfeld for free

If you flip through your cable package at any given time, there’s a good chance you can catch an episode of Seinfeld somewhere. However, TBS airs Seinfeld most weekday afternoons at 1pm ET/PT. TBS is available on a handful 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. Thankfully, no matter which service you pick, you’ll start with a one-week trial so you can watch Seinfeld for free.

1) Sling TV

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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. TBS is available on either package. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. But if you just want to choose one, 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. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.

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2) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu 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 mention Hulu’s original programming. 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.

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3) 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. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.

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4) 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. Still, you don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. In addition to TBS, access channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices and provides unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)

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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 NBCSN, NBA 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.)

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6) TBS

Many cable channels let you live stream directly from their site, and TBS is no different. Simply go to the channel’s website, select a video to watch, then fill in your login information from the above services when prompted. Unfortunately, Sling TV and FuboTV won’t work for this option.

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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.