How to watch South Park season 26 and stream every new episode online for free

Cartman, Stan, Butters and the gang are back for season 26

South Park's Cartman, Stan and Butters pictured in a snowy mountain environment.
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Watch South Park season 26 online

South Park season 26 will be available on Comedy Central, which can be streamed through Sling TV, Philo, or FuboTV in the US (the latter two offer free trials). In Canada, South Park will air on CTV's MUCH channel. In the UK, it's Sky TV. Aussies will have to wait two weeks longer, but episodes can be streamed 100% free via 10play.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, February 8 at 10pm ET/PT (US) | Thursday, February 9 at 10pm GMT (UK)
TV Channel: Comedy Central
US streams: Sling | FuboTV 7-day free trial
International streams: 10 play (AU)
Use ExpressVPN to watch any stream

Ye gods and little fishes! The controversy-courting animated comedy series returns, with creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker once again lampooning pop culture, politics, and the ramblings of wayward celebrities. Expect to see Butters undergo some invasive surgery and Cartman declare war on Kyle after being made hella jelly, as we explain below how to watch South Park season 26 online from anywhere.

Now an impressive 320 episodes on, what’s new for fourth graders Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny? Details are scarce, but we can virtually guarantee a whirlwind of crazy will rock the quaint Colorado town in no time.

The title of debut episode "Cupid Ye" suggests a takedown of one famous rapper’s defamatory religious views, as Kyle attempts to shut down misguided beliefs about "people like him" running Hollywood. Meanwhile, a jealous Cartman gets a visit from the green-eyed monster and attempts to sabotage the budding friendship between Kyle and Tolkien Black.

And if that’s too cerebral for you? Well, we’re sure the sight of a squirming Butters poised to receive a high-tech probe should balance things out quite nicely.

So, head on Down to South Park for more wild storylines, scatological humor and ripped from the headlines social satire, as we explain how to watch South Park season 26 online from wherever you are now.

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How to watch South Park season 26 online FREE in the US

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Cable subscribers can tune into Comedy Central and watch new episodes of South Park from Wednesday, February 8 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm CT).

Watch South Park season 26 without cable

Sling TV offers the Comedy Central channel as part of both its Sling Orange and its Sling Blue plans. 

A Sling TV subscription (opens in new tab) costs a reasonable $40 per month. Even better? New subscribers get 50% off their first month (opens in new tab) too.

Outside of the US? Watch South Park season 26 with a VPN (opens in new tab).

Philo (opens in new tab) is another great option. After its 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) promo for new members, you'll pay just $25 per month for a plan that includes more than 70 live channels.

FuboTV (opens in new tab) is more costly ($74.99 a month) but comes with a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab).

How to watch South Park season 26 online from outside your country

If you’re in another country when South Park season 26 episodes are released, you might struggle to watch them due to annoying geo-blocking restrictions.

Thankfully, there’s an easy solution. Downloading a VPN will let you connect to your usual streaming service and watch South Park season 26 online no matter where you are. It's a simple bit of software that changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV like you would back at home.

Use a VPN to watch South Park season 26 online from abroad

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How to watch South Park season 26 online in Canada

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Sweet! South Park season 26 will begin its run on Wednesday, February 8 at 10pm ET / 11.15pm PT on the MUCH channel and in line with the season's US release.

But if you miss the initial broadcast, or want to watch episodes on your mobile device, head over to CTV’s online streaming platform (opens in new tab), where you can stream new installments roughly 24 hours after they first air. The only downside is you do need to enter the respective login details of your cable provider.

However, if you’re abroad when South Park season 26 begins its run, you won’t be able to access the streaming service you’d use back home. But downloading a VPN (opens in new tab) allows you to alter your IP address and watch your favorite shows no matter where you are.

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How to watch South Park season 26 online FREE in the UK

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British fans can come on down to South Park weekly from Thursday, February 9 at 10pm GMT, when new episodes will be released on Comedy Central UK (on Sky channel 112).

You can get this channel as part of a Sky TV package (opens in new tab). If you’re not already a Sky subscriber, then the company offers multiple plans to cover every budget and viewing preference. Plus, you can currently get a Sky Entertainment and Netflix plan FREE for the first month.

Additionally, Sky TV subscribers can stream South Park season 26 on the go with their mobile devices through the Sky Go (opens in new tab) streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

Currently in a different country? By purchasing a VPN (opens in new tab) you can connect to your paid streaming service no matter where you’re located.

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Can I watch South Park season 26 online FREE in Australia?

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Yes, you can! The only caveat is that fans of the animated sitcom will have to wait until Friday, February 24 until the new season debuts Down Under.

But when it does, you’ll be able to watch it 100% FREE through the 10 play network (opens in new tab) – Network Ten’s multi-platform catch-up TV and video portal – both live on the 10 Shake channel or on-demand at a later date. All you need to do is create a free account by providing your name, email address, gender, postcode and DOB.

Temporarily leaving the Antipodes? You’ll be relieved to know that a VPN will let you watch (opens in new tab) South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert online, no matter where in the world you are.

Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.