American Dad returns for season 18, which is set to premiere on Monday, April 19, at 10 PM EST (7 PM PST). The last five seasons of American Dad have each consisted of 22 episodes and season 18 is expected to follow suit. For copyright reasons, the long-running animated sitcom isn’t available everywhere. Depending on your location, you may need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to bypass geographic restrictions and watch American Dad season 18 online.
In this post, we’re only recommending official sources for watching American Dad season 18. Unlicensed streams run the risk of being taken offline for copyright infringement. Besides, they’re usually low resolution with performance issues such as lag and buffering. The good news is that you don’t need to miss out on American Dad season 18 thanks to the abundance of official sources which you’ll find listed further below.
American Dad season 18 is only available on region-locked platforms. Traveling abroad? You’ll need a VPN to continue watching via your usual streaming services from home.
How to watch American Dad season 18 online with a VPN
Connecting to a VPN server changes your IP address, making it look as if you’re accessing a website from a different location. This is particularly useful if you’re trying to unblock content that is region-locked (such as American Dad season 18).
Here’s how to watch American Dad season 18 online from anywhere:
- First, you’ll need to sign up with a VPN. We recommend NordVPN. However, you can’t go wrong with Surfshark or ExpressVPN, both of which offer value for money.
- Once signed up, you’ll be able to download and install one of the VPN’s apps (or browser extension if you prefer).
- Open the VPN app before connecting to a server in the United States. This is how you get a US IP address so you can unblock TBS from abroad.
- Go to TBS and sign in via your US cable TV provider. If you don’t have cable TV, don’t worry. There are ways to watch TBS cable-free (we cover these further below).
- All TBS content should now be available to stream without restriction. If not, you may need to clear your browser’s cache and cookies. Alternatively, try another server.
American Dad season 18 will broadcast live on TBS. Don’t want to miss a minute? It’s a good idea to test your VPN with TBS in advance of the season 18 premiere. If you have any trouble, you can always get in touch with your VPN’s support for further assistance.
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How to watch American Dad season 18 on US TV
You can watch the American Dad season 18 premiere on TBS on Monday, April 19. If you have a cable TV subscription, all you need to do is sign in to TBS via your TV provider. This requires entering the same login details you use with your cable TV (an email address or username and password). You can then stream American Dad season 18 online via the TBS website or TBS apps at no additional cost.
Fortunately, there are also ways to watch TBS cable-free. In order to do this, you’ll have to sign up for one of the following TV streaming services: AT&T TV Now ($69.99 USD/month), Hulu with Live TV ($64.99/month), Sling TV ($35/month), or YouTube TV ($64.99/month). Some of these services also include free trials for new customers.
Whether you watch American Dad season 18 via TBS or one of the above TV streaming services, you’ll need a VPN to do so from abroad (outside the US). This involves connecting to a VPN server in the US. You’ll then receive a US IP address, allowing you to stream American Dad from anywhere in the world. NordVPN offers a risk-free money-back guarantee so if you try it and aren’t impressed, you can always claim a full refund.
Where else can I watch American Dad?
While there aren’t any other options for watching American Dad season 18 online as yet (it premieres exclusively on TBS), there is a little more flexibility for watching previous seasons.
The first 15 seasons of American Dad are available on Hulu, which offers streaming plans for $5.99 per month (with ads) and $11.99 per month (no ads). There’s also the option of purchasing individual episodes and seasons on Amazon Prime (as well as Google Play and Apple iTunes). At the time of writing, seasons 1–15 are available with full seasons priced at $19.99 and single episodes typically at $2.99.
What do we know about American Dad season 18?
American Dad season 18 will once again be made up of 22 episodes, each around 22 minutes in duration. The first episode of American Dad season 18 is titled “Who Smarted?”. As the season 18 trailer shows, the long-running show (it debuted in 2005) hasn’t lost any of its humor. We see Roger and Steve looking to save lives as snake venom harvesters with predictably hopeless (and hilarious) results.
Who is in the cast of American Dad season 18?
All of the main voice actors are expected to return for season 18. This of course includes Seth McFarlane, co-creator of the show, who voices several characters including Stan and Roger. He’s joined by Wendy Schaal (Francine), Scott Grimes (Steve), Rachael McFarlane (Hayley), Jeff Fischer (Jeff Fischer-Smith), and Dee Bradley Baker as Klaus.
Will there be an American Dad season 19?
Yes! In January 2020 it was announced that TBS has renewed American Dad for two more seasons (seasons 18 & 19). We don’t yet know what will happen beyond that but the show’s longevity suggests we shouldn’t rule out a further renewal in future.