As of 2015, “The Simpsons” episodes are unavailable to download for free. Full episodes of the show are available to download legally by purchasing entire seasons or individual episodes online. Amazon.com and M-GO are some online services that provide this option and allow users to download episodes for offline viewing. Both websites also allow the option to stream episodes online for several devices, including smartphones and tablets.
Hulu allows some episodes of “The Simpsons” to stream for free. Most are recently broadcast episodes that are available eight days after the original air date. The website only provides up to five new episodes at a time, with more episodes available to users with a subscription membership. SimpsonsWorld.com allows users to stream every episode of the show by signing in with a participating TV provider. Some seasons also provide special audio commentary from writers and voice actors from the show.
As of December 2015, “The Simpsons” has broadcast over 580 episodes within 27 seasons. The series is one of the longest-running American sitcoms and animated shows. “The Simpsons” first began from several animated shorts that became part of “The Tracy Ullman Show” in the late 1980s. The shorts soon became a series for the FOX network and developed into a half-hour prime-time show.