Best way to watch Rick and Morty (2013- )
In just a few years, Rick and Morty has risen to become one of the most popular animated shows for adults. So it’s only natural to wonder where to watch Rick and Morty online. Well, a couple of streaming services currently broadcast the show’s seasons. But we think Hulu is the best way to watch the comedy series. With on-demand and live TV packages starting from $5.99 and $54.99, it’s also a streaming service that will satisfy the rest of your TV viewing needs.
All the ways to watch Rick and Morty online
Whether it’s the hilarious storylines, the sci-fi elements or the usual family arguments, there are so many reasons to check out the wondrous world of Rick and Morty. The familial pair’s adventures begin when Rick — a scientist who has been missing for almost two decades — turns up at his daughter’s house, asking to move in. The garage soon becomes Rick’s homemade laboratory and his grandson, Morty, soon becomes his sidekick on dangerous missions to space and beyond. However, Rick’s selfishness quickly starts to impact both Morty’s home and school life, leading to plenty of drama.
Rick and Morty doesn’t appear in the libraries of as many streaming services as you might expect. Only HBO’s newest streaming platform, HBO Max, and streaming giant Hulu feature the weird and wacky show. Each service only has the first three seasons, with the fourth expected to drop soon. But that’s enough to ensure you don’t have to wait around until episodes are broadcast on regular cable TV. You can also view all four seasons via Adult Swim’s website and app as long as you’re a customer of an applicable cable provider.
Here’s a rundown of the Rick and Morty streaming costs.
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Streaming Rick and Morty
As we mentioned, you have two choices for streaming Ricky and Morty — HBO Max and Hulu.
HBO Max is now HBO’s biggest on-demand streaming service. There’s over 10,000 hours of content to watch, including classic HBO shows like The Wire, titles from DC and Studio Ghibli and a bunch of exclusive shows. Plus, you won’t be short of animated series to watch. As well as Rick and Morty, the platform has everything from Adventure Time and South Park to anime’s Kill La Kill.
To access everything, you’ll have to pay $14.99/mo., though existing HBO subscribers may be able to enjoy the service for free. For that price, you’ll also get the chance to download up to 30 titles at a time for offline viewing, stream to three devices simultaneously and set up five user profiles per account for a more personalized experience.
Hulu gives subscribers one of two main package options: access to the on-demand library or access to both on-demand content and the live TV schedule. The on-demand catalog currently boasts more than 2,500 titles, including Hulu’s award-winning originals and plenty of adult animations like Futurama, Family Guy and American Dad. The live TV package, on the other hand, gives you the same on-demand content and more than 65 live networks. Think the likes of Bravo, CBS and NBC. It also includes Adult Swim for even more Rick and Morty episodes.
Prices start from $5.99/mo. for the on-demand package and from $54.99/mo. for the live TV plan. There are plenty of ways to upgrade your package, whether it’s by removing commercials from on-demand content or adding on a premium network like HBO. Every Hulu user gets two simultaneous streams as standard and six user profiles. Plus, live TV subscribers get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage.
Renting vs. buying Rick and Morty
If you don’t want to subscribe to a streaming service just to catch a Rick and Morty stream, you can also buy full seasons or episodes of the show. Unfortunately, online platforms don’t have the option to rent the show at this time.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime is a major online shopping destination for those who like free next day delivery, but both Prime and non-Prime members can also access Amazon Prime Video. As well as being the home of Amazon’s streaming service, it’s also the place to rent and buy Hollywood hits and popular shows. Rick and Morty can only be bought via Amazon Prime Video. Episodes cost $1.99 in standard definition (SD) or $2.99 in high definition (HD). SD seasons range from $14.99 to $17.99, while HD seasons can cost anything from $19.99 to $22.99.
Google Play is yet another place to buy and rent individual titles. Head here if you’re an Android user or if you want the option to save money with bundles. Google Play doesn’t have different prices for different definitions. Rick and Morty episodes cost $1.99, and seasons range from $14.99 to $17.99. Alternatively, you can buy seasons one to three for the grand total of $39.99.
Apple’s platform, iTunes, is best known for its music offerings, but it also gives you the chance to buy thousands of shows and movies. You can buy a full season of Rick and Morty in HD for either $19.99 or $24.99 (depending on the season), and can also purchase the first three seasons as a bundle for $54.99. Download them to watch on any Apple device or computer and share with your family, too.
Microsoft’s content store is ideal for people with Windows devices. Plus, it lets you download titles for offline viewing. Although some movies and shows are available to rent, Rick and Morty can only be bought. Individual episodes cost $2.99 (no matter which definition you’re playing them in). But seasons can be bought in SD or HD. SD prices range from $14.99 to $17.99, while HD costs between $19.99 and $22.99 per season.
If you want the option to buy individual episodes of Rick and Morty as well as entire seasons, try Vudu. This rental and purchase platform has every major title around and usually offers cheaper prices than DVDs or Blu-rays. Episodes of Rick and Morty via Vudu cost $1.99, and seasons range from $14.99 to $17.99. You can also grab seasons one to four for $59.99.
YouTube may be known for its endless user-generated videos, but it also houses every movie and show you can think of. All four seasons of Rick and Morty are available to buy. Episodes cost $1.99 in SD or $2.99 in HD, and full seasons cost $14.99 in SD and $19.99 in HD. You can also buy the first, second and third season bundle for $39.99 in SD or $54.99 in HD.
Our hot take
Although no streaming service has all four seasons of Rick and Morty just yet, Hulu‘s ability to combine live TV with on-demand content makes it a clear winner when it comes to streaming the show. If you don’t want to miss out on any of the sci-fi action, sign up for a free trial. On-demand subscribers get 30 days free, while live TV customers can try their plan for seven days.