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How to watch Rick and Morty: stream every season online from anywhere

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The American adult cartoon sit-com is back for a fifth season, following mad-scientist Rick and his grandson Morty. Whether you're a dedicated viewer back for season 5, or prepared to embark on a binge-watch of this kooky sci-fi, here's how to watch Rick and Morty online where you are.

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Air dates: 2013-present

Total seasons: 5 (42 episodes)

Creators: Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon

Cast: Justin Roiland, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell

The series originated from a short parody of Back to the Future and charts the misadventures of mad scientist Rick - a drunk with serious sociopathetic tendencies - and his well-meaning but slightly naive 14-year-old grandson, Morty. 

Created by Dan Harmon (of Community fame) and Justin Roiland, it first aired in 2013 and has since transcended mere cult status, with previous seasons featuring guest stars like Taika Waititi, Elon Musk and Liam Cunningham to name but a few. It was renewed for a further 70 episodes at the end of season 3, which at current pace would take it to at least a tenth season.

With that in mind, here's where to stream every season of Rick and Morty online - including how to watch Rick and Morty season 5 from anywhere in the world.

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How to watch Rick and Morty in the US

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Adult Swim is the place to watch Rick and Morty, including the new fifth season 5. If you're already set up with a TV package that includes Cartoon Network and Adult Swim then you're all ready to go!

How to watch Rick and Morty without cable

For cord-cutters we recommend Sling TV channels, with Adult Swim offered as part of both Sling TV's Sling Blue and Sling Orange packages, costing $35 each.

Sling Orange is ideal for sports fans and young families, offering ESPN, Motortrend, Nick Jnr. and the Disney Channel, while Sling Blue is your best bet if you're into great TV dramas and documentaries, with National Geographic, Discovery, SyFy, A&E and FX.

New or existing subscribers to US streaming services can still access the platform of their choice from abroad, too - all you need is the help of a good VPN.

How to watch Rick and Morty from outside your country

If you find yourself abroad in a country where your preferred streaming service isn't available or you can't log-in to watch the show as usual, that's probably down to geo-blocking restrictions.

Thankfully, help is at hand. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch your favorite show no matter where you are, simply by changing your IP address to one that's back in your country of residence. Here's how to get started with this essential bit of streaming software.

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How to watch Rick and Morty: stream seasons 1-5 in the UK

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UK fans can watch Rick and Morty completely for free (with a TV license), with all seasons 1-4 available to binge on its on-demand All4 service, with the latest, fifth season airing every Monday night from June 21 at 10pm BST.

It's available on the web and has apps for most modern devices including Android, iOS, set-top boxes, consoles and more

If you're currently out of the UK for whatever reason and can't access your usual streaming service, remember you can always just grab a VPN and point yourself back to Blighty to watch your favourite shows as usual.

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How to watch Rick and Morty online: stream seasons 1-5 in Canada

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Canadians wanting to stream Rick and Morty are in luck, with Adult Swim available to watch in Canada via Amazon Prime Video - and more specifically the Stack TV add-on available through the service. This means you can watch seasons 1-4, and catch all new episodes of season 5, every Sunday at 11pm ET from June 20.

Prime membership in Canada costs CA$7.99 a month, and Stack TV will run you an additional $12.99 - but both offer free trials you can use to watch Rick and Morty season 5 online for free.

If you're outside of Canada right now, don't worry - just grab a good VPN and you'll be able to stream your favorite shows and services just like you would at home.

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How to watch Rick and Morty in Australia

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Netflix has the exclusive streaming rights to Rick and Morty in Australia, which is good news for fans of the show. Currently you can watch all four seasons, with season five expected at some point in the future. Unfortunately, US exports usually do lag somewhat behind on when arriving down under.

If you happen to be going abroad and are worried that geo-blocking will stop you from watching Rick and Morty, don't worry - just use a VPN to point yourself back to Australia and you'll be able to stream as usual.

James Laird

James is a technology journalist with nearly 10 years experience and currently Sports and TV Streaming Editor at Future, where he works across TechRadar, T3 and Tom's Guide. He is here to help you find the best ways to watch sports, TV shows and movies online. Previously, he was News and Features Editor at Trusted Reviews, Editor of Lifehacker UK, and Senior Staff Writer at ITProPortal.