Where to watch The Simpsons in Australia

Matt Sayer 30 May 2017 NEWS

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If no beer and no TV make you go crazy, we've got just the solution. Well, half of it. Here's how to get your fix of The Simpsons Down Under.

Even after 28 years, 617 episodes and a feature-length movie, The Simpsons shows little sign of slowing down. Homer continues to rope poor Marge into his haphazard schemes, Bart keeps on raising hell for his fellow Springfieldians and Lisa remains stubbornly determined to eke out a normal life in spite of the impossible odds stacked against her. Sure, the animation quality may have improved, but the world's favourite yellow-skinned family is still as dysfunctional as ever. For a long time, keeping pace with all of the Simpsons's shenanigans meant playing by Channel Ten's schedule and sitting through commercial break after commercial break. Thanks to digital storefronts like iTunes and Google Play, though, that's no longer the case. Now you can download the latest seasons of The Simpsons to your computer, your tablet or your smartphone and watch them wherever and whenever you like. The only catch is that the digital shelves go back no further than Season 20. Everything before that is currently unavailable for download, with the exception of seasons one, two, and three.

When do new episodes of The Simpsons air in Australia?

New episodes of The Simpsons come to Australian free-to-air TV a few days after they air in the US. Currently, Network Ten airs the latest episodes on Wednesday nights at 8:30pm-9:00pm on Channel ELEVEN. Digital storefronts operate on a similar schedule with episodes available for download roughly two days after they air in America.

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    PesoFebruary 2, 2018

    It appears that as of Season 29 (currently airing) is nowhere to be purchased in Australia, despite the previous one being available for sale 3 days after airing in the US on iTunes/Google Play. Any way I can watch the currently airing season without pirating it?

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      MattFebruary 3, 2018Staff

      Hi Peso,

      Thanks for your enquiry. Unfortunately, as you discovered, there is currently no way of legally watching The Simpsons Season 29 online in Australia. It’s not clear yet whether this will change, but we’ll keep our eyes and ears out for any news on the matter.

      Regards,

      Matt

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    JamieOctober 21, 2017

    I can’t find the simpsons on tv – how can I watch episodes?
    thanks
    jamie

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      MattOctober 21, 2017Staff

      Hi Jamie,

      Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, due to its current financial situation, Channel Ten has pulled The Simpsons from its programming. Your best bet to watch The Simpsons, then, is either by downloading individual seasons or episodes from the services we’ve listed on this page (iTunes, Microsoft Store, Google Play, etc…) or by purchasing the seasons on DVD from a local store like JB Hi-Fi or online via retailers like Amazon.

      I hope this helps!

      Regards,

      Matt

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      JamieOctober 21, 2017

      thanks very much for quick response
      jamie

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