watch the simpsons season 31


Watch ‘The Simpsons’ season 31

Three decades of hilarity continues.


Jaime Carrillo


Three decades. The Simpsons has achieved television legend status like Lucille Ball, Ted Danson, and Bob Newhart, despite being cartoons. In fact, they’re as animated (pun intended) as any other American family, led by an oafish, but well-intentioned patriarch with a loveable and relatable wife at his side, with three precocious children rounding out the clan. And while the 31st season is on the horizon, the show’s been renewed through season 32. Face it: The Simpsons is going to outlive us all. 

This season will be as star-studded as the last with John Mulaney, Michael Rappaport, Jason Mamoa, Jane Goodall, and Bob Odenkirk providing their voice talents in select episodes, as will celebrity power couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigan. 

Here’s everything you need to know to stream The Simpsons season 31 for free.

the simpsons cast

The Simpsons cast

  • Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson
  • Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson
  • Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson
  • Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson

When does The Simpsons air?

The Simpsons premiered on Sunday, September 29 at 8pm ET.

What channel is The Simpsons on?

The Simpsons airs on Fox. 

How to watch The Simpsons online

Fox 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. 

1) Sling TV

watch the simpsons season 31 on 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 FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


2) Hulu with Live TV

watch the simpsons season 31 on Hulu with Live TV
  • Cost: $54.95 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, 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 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.



3) PlayStation Vue

watch the simpsons season 31 on 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.)


4) FuboTV

watch the simpsons season 31 on 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.


5) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV 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.)


How to watch The Simpsons episodes

1) Hulu

watch the simpsons season 31 on 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 The Simpsons on the day after they air, there’s no better option than Hulu. The streaming service just slashed the cost of its ad-supported version to a mere $5.99 per month. 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

watch the simpsons season 31 on Amazon 

  • 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

Select episodes of The Simpsons are available for purchase on Amazon Video starting at only $1.99 an episode. Entire seasons start at only $14.99. 


3) Simpsons World

watch the simpsons season 31 on Simpsons World

All episodes of The Simpsons, including audio commentary from the cast and writers, are available on this massive website. You need a cable login to access it, but luckily for you, all of the above live-streaming services will work. Simply visit the site, pick an episode, and you’ll be prompted for your login information. Once you plug it in, you’ll be free to stream every episode ever.


4) FX Now

watch the simpsons season 31 on FX Now

FX Now is the FX and FXX on-demand streaming service, which includes shows like Sons of Anarchy, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, and of course, The Simpsons. It works similarly to Simpsons World, where you plug in your credentials from one of the above cable streaming services (save for DirecTV Now). 


5) Fox

watch the Simpsons season 31 on Fox

The Fox website has episodes from season 30 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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