Shows 8 /10

Coverage 7.5 /10

Viewership 9.2 /10

New Shows 8.5 /10


Adult Swim is an American programming block that offers adult-oriented content from 8 PM to 6 AM. The channel was founded in 2001 and is the nighttime identity of Cartoon Network, as it only targets children between 7 and 15 years old. It was conceived by Mike Lazzo, and it was developed after Cartoon Network‘s previous efforts with airing content for teens and young adults after 11 PM.

Adult Swim reaches more than 94 million American households. They are also a pioneer in the industry, as they launched the first animated VR experience in 2015.

Channel Guide

Adult Swim targets the adult demographic and offers a wide range of animations and live-action shows. Some examples include syndicated series, original programming, short films, and video animations.

The block is famous for its adult animation features, sketch comedy, mockumentaries, and pilots. The recurrent themes in most of their shows are sexual, with frank sexual discussions, graphic violence, nudity, and strong language.

Some of the original shows that can be viewed on Adult Swim include Rick and Morty, The Venture Bros, Black Jesus, and Robot Chicken, among many others. They also air programs that were acquired from FOX, such as Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy.

In the United States, Adult Swim is the only channel that offers anime, besides Disney XD, and the only one that provides anime for teens and young adults instead of children.

How to Stream Adult Swim Without Cable

Sling TV

  • Pricing plans start at only $30 per month
  • Comes with 10 hours of DVR storage
  • No contract required, so cancelation does not require extra charges
  • The basic Sling Orange package has one stream
  • The Sling Blue package has three streams
  • It is available throughout the entire United States
  • Compatibility with a wide variety of devices, including TVs, mobile phones, and others


  • The basic package is priced at $54.99 per month
  • Includes 30 hours of DVR storage, or up to 500 hours for an extra $10 per month
  • Supports two streams at the same time
  • Has a Family Plan for just $5 extra per month which comes with three streams and 500 hours of DVR space
  • Does not offer access to ESPN or any Disney-owned channels
  • Has more than 100 channels – with more than half of these sports channels
  • Compatibility with almost any streaming devices
  • Has a start over feature for shows which have already begun

Hulu Live TV

  • No hidden fees and easy sign up process
  • Priced at just $54.99 per month
  • More than 65 live channels
  • Access to the complete Hulu streaming library
  • 7-day free trial
  • Exclusive series, current episodes, and numerous other titles
  • Allows for personalized profiles
  • Offers 50 hours of storage
  • Live news, including MSNBC, FOX News, and CNN
  • Subscription can be canceled any time
  • Offers numerous add-ons, such as extra Cloud DVR storage, unlimited screens, HBO Max, and many others


  • Simple setup and straightforward to use with a central remote
  • It is priced at only $49.99 per month
  • Allows for 500 hours of programming on the Cloud DVR for up to 90 days
  • Compatible with many devices
  • Includes one year of HBO Max
  • Voice remote can be matched with Google Assistant for convenience and comfort
  • A full refund for the subscription can be given in 14 days

YouTube TV

  • Priced at $49.99 per month
  • Unlimited DVR storage with recordings saved for 9 months
  • Cannot be watched offline
  • Comes with more than 70 channels
  • Offers three streams at the same time
  • Personal library for each account
  • Supports up to 6 accounts at the same time – ideal for the entire family

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