Every 'Simpsons' episode is going online
Soon you’re going to be able to watch every episode of The Simpsons anywhere you want. Cable network FXX, which last year struck a deal to obtain the exclusive cable network rights to the longest-running primetime animated series, is putting The Simpsons archive online, all fully searchable.
FXX is launching “Simpsons World,” a new way of getting on-demand Simpsons content. For the first time, viewers can access every episode of the series via their computer or other networked devices. “Authenticated” FX subscribers will have instant access on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-tops devices. Viewers will also be able to search for specific quotes, curate their own own personalized playlists, and share their favorite show clips and quotes (non-subscribers will be able to watch the clips, just not full episodes).
The site will vastly widen the availability of Simpsons content online. Hulu currently carries a library of classic Simpsons clips, though only the series’ eight most recent episodes are available for viewing on that streaming service.
“I don’t want to over-promise, but this website can provide you with affordable health care,” joked longtime Simpsons executive producer Al Jean.
Also, as previously announced, The Simpsons is getting the Longest. Marathon. Ever! FXX will air 25 seasons of The Simpsons in a row. That’s 522 episodes. And The Simpsons Movie. According to FXX, this will make it the longest-running marathon in television history—all Simpsons, all the time, 24 hours a day, for 12 days, in chronological order.
The marathon begins Aug. 21, so order those cases of Duff now.