Upcoming app to allow streaming of all episodes of The Simpsons

By , Jan 16, 2014

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Good news for Simpsons fans this morning. FX Networks CEO John Landgraf announced this week that the group is creating a standalone app for the popular Springfield family, which will allow users to stream all 24 seasons of the TV show to their devices.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour yesterday, Landgraf offered up some details about the app. He says it’ll feature tons of content including all 500+ episodes of The Simpsons, which will be available for online streaming at all times…

Here’s the report from Quartz:

“The Simpsons content will be curated in a separate app, which Landgraf said will be “integrated with and linked through” the FXNOW app. The Simpsons app will contain a multitude of Simpsons clips as well as full episodes (all 530 episodes will be available at all times, not cycled through at various intervals), all of which will “be infinitely cross-referenced and sortable and searchable in various different ways,” Landgraf said.”

The app sounds awesome, but unfortunately, as usual with these kinds of things, there’s a huge catch. Much of (if not all of) the app’s content will only be accessible by subscribers to cable providers that have a deal with FXNOW, which right now is about half.

“And right now, FXNOW only has deals with about 50% of television providers nationally, including AT&T U-verse, Cablevision, and Comcast. While Landgraf said additional agreements will be made this year, he was unable to estimate what percentage of subscribers will be covered by August.”

Still, for folks who qualify, what a sweet deal. The entire Simpsons library available anytime, and completely searchable? Sign me up. I just have two questions: one, will the app support AirPlay? And two, how long before we see this with other popular TV shows?

The Simpsons app is expected to launch in August of this year, and it sounds like it’s going to be US-only for at least a while.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/NamraMuhammad Namra

    I wanna watch but I live in Dubai…

    • Lady GAGA

      There’s something called kickass(.)to …if you know what I’m talking about

      • http://www.twitter.com/NamraMuhammad Namra

        Ohhh I get it xD
        I’ve been watching a lot of stuff with that :D

      • Modest

        I still don’t get why people are using their countries app store. I created US account after few weeks since I got my first iDevice when I saw how many other benefits and such US accounts have. Just buy Gift Cards, fill your balance with it and you are golden.

      • http://www.twitter.com/NamraMuhammad Namra

        I do use US App Store account but I can’t subscribe to AT&T etc from here right -_-

    • Vivek Raja

      Haha same here! Use thepiratebay(.)se :D

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        It’s the only way

    • Rowan09

      Jailbreak and moviebox.

    • Arthur Geron

      Just use a VPN ; )

  • Alain Vasquez

    Just get Movie Box !

    • http://www.twitter.com/NamraMuhammad Namra

      In cydia right it’s so cool :D

    • Linton Findlay

      id love to use movie box on my ipad but Sky go doesnt work on jailbroken devices, even with xcon :(

      • http://www.twitter.com/NamraMuhammad Namra

        :(
        If u have any android phone u can install Showbox on it it’s the same app :)

  • Linton Findlay

    probably set up a proxy to use it in the UK

  • jack

    On THEPIRATEBAY I can get it much easier and free

  • http://www.avault.com Saulo Benigno

    “And two, how long before we see this with other popular TV shows?”

    perfect question. that’s amazing.

  • Jonathan

    How ’bout Phineas and Ferb? :D

    • Lady GAGA

      How old are you ? 4 !?

      • Jonathan

        No. I know grownups who watch it. Several. All shall I say, I’m a teenager.

      • Rowan09

        I’m one of those people, that’s my show.

      • Lady GAGA

        We’re all teens darling

      • Jonathan

        Somehow I find that freaky.

      • Lady GAGA

        What’s freaking babe

      • Jonathan

        Everything.
        And the fact you’re faking being Lady GAGA.

      • Lady GAGA

        Let the monster inside you dance and all gonna be alright

      • Jonathan

        I’d rather finish this Unit test.

      • Lady GAGA

        Admit it you’re a monster aren’t you ?

      • Jonathan

        One cannot admit to something he is not.
        Have a good day, sir/ma’am/dog/fish/thing/whatever-you-are.

  • Royce Otero

    Yeah that’s nice .. But it’s been on movie box quite some time. And they add every episode quick.. Better then Netflix

  • aizathisyam

    There’s something called XBMC…. If you know what I’m talking about….