Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty” season 5 finale is premiering on Sunday, September 5, at 11 p.m. Eastern/Pacific. If you’re not watching episodes 9 and 10 on TV, then you may be wondering if you can catch them on Netflix or YouTube. The answer is complicated, so read on for all the details.
You Can’t Watch ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 on Netflix in the U.S.
“Rick and Morty” is not available on Netflix in the United States.
If you’re somewhere outside of the United States, you’ll need to check with your country’s Netflix account. In the UK, for example, previous seasons of “Rick and Morty” can be viewed on Netflix, even though you can’t watch any episodes of “Rick and Morty” on Netflix in the U.S. However, new episodes in the UK started being released on Channel E4 at 10 p.m. on Monday, June 21, not on Netflix, TechRadar reported.
‘Rick and Morty’ Is on YouTube via a Subscription Service, With Episode 1 Being Free for Everyone
Adult Swim surprised fans when it uploaded the entire, full episode of “Rick and Morty” season 5 episode 1 for free on YouTube. You can watch the episode below. Unfortunately, additional episodes were not uploaded on YouTube for free, so don’t expect the finale to be uploaded for free.
Although you can’t watch all of season 5 of “Rick and Morty” for free on YouTube, you can watch episodes 9 and 10 via YouTube TV, a subscription service.
YouTube TV comes with an Adult Swim/Cartoon Network bundle that allows you to watch the new episodes.
YouTube TV’s signup page for “Rick and Morty” is here. The service offers live TV viewing from more than 85 networks, unlimited recording without storage limits, and up to six accounts per household included. You can also watch previous seasons’ episodes via YouTube TV.
The cost is $64.99/month and it includes access to watching “Rick and Morty” live as part of the Cartoon Network channel. You can try the service for free at this link. Scroll down to determine if the lineup is available in your ZIP code. (Note that if you sign up at this link, you may also get a lower price of $54.99/month for the first three months, if YouTube is still offering the service at that time.)
The channels on YouTube TV include CBS, ABC, Fox, NBC, ESPN, AMC, Comedy Central, the Food Network, Fox News, MSNBC, TNT, HGTV, CNN, FXX, HLN, Nickelodeon, PBS, and more. In many regions, Cartoon Network is included as part of the basic bundle. Add-on networks include networks like Cinemax, Hallmark Movies Now, HBO Max, HBO, Showtime, Sports Plus, Entertainment Plus, and more. The exact channels available may vary depending on your region, so you’ll want to check and make sure Cartoon Network is included before you sign up.
‘Rick and Morty’ Preview
Adult Swim has released a number of trailers for the new season of “Rick and Morty,” including the one above.
There are also a few trailers for the finale. A cold open for the new episode was released early by Adult Swim.