The Simpsons is the longest-running show in history and shows no signs of stopping any time soon. It will begin its 32nd season on September 27 at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST), and will run for 22 weeks, meaning it’ll end sometime in February. Below, we’ll explain everything you need to know about the upcoming series including, of course, how to watch The Simpsons season 32 online. We’ll also walk you through the process of streaming it abroad, in case you’re currently traveling outside of the US.
Remember: for the highest-quality stream, use official sources. Shady streaming sites like to promise the world but they tend to have laggy, low-resolution video and their content can be taken down without warning for copyright violation. The good news is that there are plenty of legitimate ways to stream The Simpsons, even if you’re outside of the US. This makes using unofficial sources effectively pointless.
The Simpsons will only be shown on geo-restricted services. As such, if you’re abroad at the moment, you’ll have to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to watch via your usual streaming platforms.
How to watch The Simpsons season 32 abroad with a VPN
Accessing region-locked streaming platforms is actually quite a bit easier than you might think. Follow the steps below to unblock and stream The Simpsons season 32 from abroad.
Here’s how to watch The Simpsons online from anywhere:
- Start by signing up for a suitable VPN if you haven’t already. We recommend ExpressVPN although NordVPN and Surfshark are both solid low-cost choices.
- The next step is to install the VPN app. Most providers let you have around five connections at once, so feel free to install it on any device you use regularly.
- Decide which of the official broadcasters you’d like to unblock.
- Connect to one of your VPN’s servers in the appropriate country. For example, you’ll need a US server to watch on FOX or a Canadian one to unblock CityTV.
- Try watching something on your chosen service. In most cases, the video should start immediately, but if not, try clearing your cookies and refreshing the page. Failing this, we recommend contacting your VPN’s support team for further assistance.
New episodes of The Simpsons will be shown live, so it’s a good idea to test your VPN beforehand and make sure everything works properly. This way, you won’t have to scramble to reach tech support at the last second.
How to stream The Simpsons season 32 on US TV
You can stream new episodes of The Simpsons online via the FOX website. Users can watch up to an hour of TV for free, but will have to sign in with a supported cable provider or streaming service to continue streaming afterward.
There are all kinds of ways to watch FOX online without cable too. In fact, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV, fuboTV, and Hulu with Live TV all carry this channel, so if you use any of these, you may be able to watch at no added cost. Otherwise, the cheapest way to watch is with Sling TV, which costs $30 USD per month.
If you’re not bothered about watching live, you could just opt for the base Hulu subscription instead. This costs $5.99 per month and comes with a 30-day free trial. Episodes from season 32 will be added the day after airing, so you won’t have to wait too much longer than anyone else. This service also comes bundled with Disney+ and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month, which gives you unrestricted access to every single episode of The Simpsons.
Currently abroad? You can still use these geo-blocked platforms, provided you have a VPN. ExpressVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning you’ll be able to stream The Simpsons risk-free and claim a full refund if you’re in any way unsatisfied.
Where else can I watch season 32 of The Simpsons online?
Let’s be honest: The Simpsons season 32 will likely air just about everywhere given enough time. At the moment, though, here are all the details we have about its international release:
CityTV will be showing new episodes at the same time that they air in the US. Best of all, you can watch online, completely free, without even having to create an account. Recent episodes will be available on-demand for a short time, so you can catch up at a time that suits you.
Looking to watch old episodes of The Simpsons online? The only way is with Disney+, which costs $8.99 CAD per month or $89.99 per year. Unfortunately, while this service previously offered a free trial, this is no longer available.
Both CityTV and Disney+ are geo-restricted. If you’re outside Canada at the moment, you may not be able to access them without a VPN.
There hasn’t yet been official word on when we can expect to see season 32 arrive in the UK. However, the 31st series premiered on Sky in January, so it’s not unreasonable to expect a similar release schedule this time around.
If you’re already a Sky TV customer, you’ll be able to watch at no added cost using the Sky Go app. If, on the other hand, you don’t have cable, you can sign up for Now TV’s Entertainment pass instead; this costs £9.99 per month after a seven-day trial. Also, just like in other countries, you’ll find every previous series of The Simpsons on Disney+ (£5.99 per month).
Sky Go, Disney+, and Now TV are geo-restricted, so you’ll need a UK VPN server to use them from outside the UK.
Traditionally, FOX8 has been Australia’s main broadcaster of The Simpsons. At the moment, this channel is showing older seasons out of order, though, and there’s been no indication that new episodes are on their way. Of course, there’s also no evidence to the contrary.
Existing Foxtel TV customers can watch FOX8 online at no added cost using the Foxtel Go app. Alternatively, if you don’t have cable, you can sign up for Foxtel Now. Prices start at $25 AUD per month, though, so it might be a little expensive if you just want to watch one show. As you might expect by now, Disney+ ($8.99 per month) is the only network offering full access to older seasons.
FOX8 and Disney+ are geo-restricted. As such, you might have to connect to an Australian VPN server to access them from abroad.
The Simpsons season 32: everything we know
By this point, you should have a decent idea of what to expect from The Simpsons, including a couch gag, zany adventures, and celebrity cameos. From what we’ve heard, the upcoming series is no different; the premiere will have us following Mr. Burns as he attempts to blend in amongst his employees, Undercover Boss-style.
David Harbour (Stranger Things’ Sheriff Jim Hopper) has been confirmed as a guest, as have a host of others including Olivia Colman, Hannibal Buress, and Ben Platt. Of course, what role they’ll play (assuming they don’t appear as themselves) is still unknown; you’ll have to watch the new season to see for yourself.