Once upon a time you might have needed a premium package and the ability to stay up late to watch Adult Swim - the popular channel for adult cartoons like Rick and Morty and American Dad. And of course, you’d need to live in America to experience it.

Fortunately in this day and age, that’s no longer the case.

Using a VPN, you’ll be able to watch all your favourite shows from across the pond on demand, just as you can with other streaming services like ESPN+, The CW and HBO. So read on to find out everything you need to know - especially to catch the latest season of Rick and Morty when it airs this Sunday.

Although some of the shows on Adult Swim are available on UK channels and streaming services, using a VPN lets you see all of them in one place, and of course gain access to the shows that aren't distributed in the UK. 

Please note that this is against Adult Swim’s terms of service, as it violates the platform’s content licensing agreements, so proceed at your own risk.

How to watch Adult Swim in the UK

The Adult Swim on demand service is actually free to watch and requires no need to enter your personal details and sign up. All you need to do is download your VPN of choice, choose a server and then open your browser and go to the Adult Swim page.

Using a VPN basically means that you’ll be blocking your IP address, which allows you to browse the web as if you’re in another country. Using a VPN also keeps your online footprint anonymous, so it’s good for protecting your data.

Our recommended VPN of choice is NordVPN. NordVPN offers over 3000 servers and is very reasonably priced. You can also take a look at ExpressVPN, but this is a more expensive choice. If you’d like to see some more VPN providers, then check out our list of best VPNs.

If you’d prefer not to spend any money, then you can look at our picks of free VPNs. However, these VPNs come with limited server options, data caps and slower speeds. They also store some of your data, something that subscription VPNs don’t do, so it’s definitely worth investing in a paid VPN.

Once you’re on the site, just click on the show of your choice and start watching! There will be some US advertising to sit through, but otherwise you should be good to go.

What shows can I watch on Adult Swim?

A subsidiary of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim has carved itself a real niche in producing and sharing some of the most bizarre programmes out there. From crass cartoons, to anime, to surreal talk shows and comedy… the list goes on. Some of the shows that you can see on Adult Swim include Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Family Guy, Mr Pickles, Dragon Ball Z Kai, gen:LOCK, My Hero Academia and Black Jesus.

All the shows on Adult Swim can be found on their homepage. You can browse all their current programmes with the latest episodes, as well as some of the greatest hits if you’re looking to binge something new.