'Rick and Morty' Season 5, Episode 4: How to Watch If You Missed the Premiere
If you missed the live broadcast of Rick and Morty Season 5, Episode 4, "Rickdependence Spray," your options for streaming the new episode are unfortunately limited. Rick and Morty airs on Sunday nights at 11 p.m. ET on Adult Swim, and it is streaming afterwards on the Adult Swim app for AdultSwim.com. However, the app is only available to those with a valid cable log-in, so cable cutters will need to look elsewhere.
Adult Swim does not sell subscriptions to its app as an independent service, so if you don't have a TV package that includes that channel, you'll need to watch elsewhere. The simplest route is to purchase Rick and Morty digitally on a store like Amazon Prime Video or iTunes. Here on Amazon, the full season costs $24.99 while individual episodes cost $2.99. Buying the season means you'll get access to each episode within hours after it airs, and they'll be uncensored and commercial-free.
It's worth noting that you can stream Rick and Morty Season 5 without a cable subscription, but only if you watch it in real-time. "Skinny TV bundles" like Hulu + Live TV — available here with a free trial for new users — or Fubo TV (available here) both carry Adult Swim. The problem is, they only show the live telecast, so if you miss your show at its usual time, you may be out of luck.
That can be tough for a show that airs at 11 p.m. ET on a school night, but Rick and Morty is well-worth staying up for. The new season is already taking its eponymous heroes further than they've ever gone before into the sadness and absurdity of the multiverse. Episode 4, "Rickdependence Spray," is no exception.
Earlier seasons of Rick and Morty are still available to stream on HBO Max or on the standard version of Hulu — available with a free trial here. However, it will likely be months before Season 5 joins those catalogs, so if you're planning on watching it, there be prepared for a long wait.
For the rest of the summer, you can keep up on cable — new episodes of Rick and Morty Season 5 premiere every Sunday at 11 p.m. ET on Adult Swim. The season finale will premiere on Sunday, Aug. 29.