It has been almost a year since Impractical Jokers last hit our screens; season 8 ended in March 2020 while production on season 9 was initially delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, it’s finally here: Impractical Jokers season 9 will premiere on Thursday, February 4, at 10 PM EST (7 PM PST). If you want to watch Impractical Jokers season 9 online from abroad, you’ll need to connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
In this post, we’re only recommending official sources for watching Impractical Jokers season 9. The trouble with unlicensed streams is that they’re usually low quality and you’re also likely to find them interrupted by lag and buffering. In fact, some unauthorized streams will even be taken offline for violating copyright. The quickest and easiest way to stream Impractical Jokers season 9 is via the official sources below. This also ensures you’ll get to watch in the highest possible quality.
Impractical Jokers will only be shown on region-locked platforms. As such, if you’re currently traveling abroad, you’ll need to use a VPN to watch it via your regular streaming services.
How to watch Impractical Jokers season 9 abroad with a VPN
When you connect to a VPN, your data is routed through an encrypted tunnel to the VPN server. Not only does this secure it from hackers and snoopers, it also allows you to spoof your location. That’s because you’ll be assigned a different IP address, which is what most geo-restricted websites and services use to identify your location.
Here’s how to watch Impractical Jokers season 9 online from anywhere:
- First, you’ll need to sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two excellent alternatives for streaming.
- Next, download the appropriate app for the device on which you plan to stream Impractical Jokers season 9 online. The above VPNs also offer browser extensions.
- Open the VPN app or browser extension and connect to a server in the US. You’ll receive a US IP address allowing you to unblock TruTV from anywhere in the world.
- Go to TruTV (either the website or app) and sign in with your TV provider. You can also watch TruTV cable-free via select TV streaming services (more on these below).
- If TruTV content is still restricted, you may need to clear your browser’s cookies. Alternatively, try connecting to another server as your IP address may be blocked.
Impractical Jokers season 9 will air live on TruTV. For this reason, we recommend that you test your new VPN with TruTV ahead of the season 9 premiere. You’ll then have enough time to contact your VPN’s customer support if you happen to encounter any issues.
Where to watch Impractical Jokers season 9 on US TV
Impractical Jokers season 9 will premiere on TruTV. However, to watch TruTV online, you’ll need a US cable TV subscription. If you have one already, all you need to do is sign in via your TV provider using the same login details (an email address and username as well a password). Once signed in, you should be able to watch whatever you like without restriction.
Fortunately, you can also watch TruTV without cable via the following TV streaming services: AT&T TV Now ($69.99 USD/month), Hulu with Live TV ($64.99/month), Sling TV ($30/month), and YouTube TV ($64.99/month). Some of these services also include free trials. However, it’s worth noting that you’ll need a US credit card to sign up for any of them.
Whether you choose to watch Impractical Jokers season 9 on TruTV or via a TV streaming service such as YouTube TV, you’ll need a VPN to watch from abroad. That’s because TruTV content is geo-restricted and only available in the US. However, you can unblock and watch it online from anywhere by connecting to a server in the US and getting a US IP address. NordVPN unblocks TruTV and even comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk-free.
Where else can I watch Impractical Jokers season 9?
While Impractical Jokers season 9 will premiere on TruTV, you can watch previous seasons of the show on a number of streaming services. In particular, HBO Max offers seasons 1–8 as well as the Impractical Jokers: The Movie. This service costs $14.99 per month and no longer offers a free trial. While Impractical Jokers isn’t available on Netflix US, it can be found on Netflix Canada. Unfortunately, only seasons 3 and 4 are available. Netflix Canada plans start at $9.99 CAD monthly.
Another way to watch Impractical Jokers is with Amazon Prime, where you can purchase individual episodes as well as full seasons. Single episodes are typically priced at $1.99 (SD) and $2.99 (HD) while an entire season costs $14.99 (SD) or $19.99 (HD). Again, any of the above-listed options requires connecting to a VPN due to geographic restrictions.
What can we expect from Impractical Jokers season 9?
Production on Impractical Jokers season 9 was initially halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the good news is that we can expect 26 new episodes from The Tenderloins in season 9. At the time of writing, we’ve not yet had an official season 9 trailer. As such, we don’t know the specifics of any of the pranks (or ensuing punishments!). Note that new episodes of Impractical Jokers: After Party will also air every Thursday at 11 PM EST (8 PM PST) from February 4.
Which cast members are returning for Impractical Jokers season 9?
No surprise that Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, and Sal Vulvano are all returning for Impractical Jokers season 9. The four lifelong friends have been part of the successful improv group The Tenderloins since 1999 and were responsible for launching Impractical Jokers together. Each season of Impractical Jokers has featured celebrity guests such as Guy Fieri and Jeff Daniels. However, it’s unclear if this will be the case in season 9 with the extra precautions that productions are having to take due to the pandemic.