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How to watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 3 online, start time, channel and more

watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 3
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Rick and Morty season 5 episode 3 time and channel

Episode 3 of Rick and Morty season 5 — titled "A Rickconvenient Mort" — will broadcast at 11 p.m. ET today (July 4).
It's on Cartoon Network, during the AdultSwim block.

It’s time to watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 3, which is set up to be a prime way to end a fun Sunday. Taking place after the Russian nesting doll of an episode — all of the decoys gave the family more reason to be fed up with Rick's machinations — we're back for more chaos. Based on the title of this week's edition, they’re back in another apocalypse scenario. 

Yes, the universe is always ending on Rick and Morty, but this week's title "A Rickconvenient Mort" specifically references Al Gore's documentary about global warming. And every episode title this season has had something of a clue for its contents.

We started out with episode 1, "Mort Dinner Rick Andre," where the overtly sexual dinner guest from hell wasn't the big thing on Morty's mind. That said, Rick's nemesis Mr. Nimbus did prove to be distracting enough that Morty bungled things pretty badly on his date with Jessica.

Then, episode 2, "Mortyplicity" saw Rick's clone/decoy army become a giant mobius strip of attacks and jokes and misdirects. 

And so we're now leading to some other kind of chaos, and we wonder if this will be the moment where Morty finally says enough is enough — and means it. More likely, though, that would happen in episode 5 or episode 10 which would be the cliffhanger episodes before breaks — if history repeats itself.

How can I watch Rick and Morty season 5 online with a VPN?

If you're out of town and Rick and Morty isn't available to watch in your current location, you don't need to be thwarted by geo-fenced restrictions. But, with the help of a virtual private network (VPN), you can watch the new episode live no matter where you are. 

Our pick for the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets all the VPN needs and is easy to use and delivers fast internet speeds, making it simple to set up for streaming in no time at all. It also works on practically any device, starting with iOS and Android and including streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV. Plus, game consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 

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Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, is our top choice. It's got a solid mix of safety, speed and ease-of-use. Plus, you get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year. And, heck, if you've never used a VPN before and are curious and not sure, there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.

How do I watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 3 online in the US?

Episode 3 of Rick and Morty season 5 airs today (Sunday, July 4) at 11 p.m. ET on Cartoon Network, during the Adult Swim after-hours block of programming. If you have a Cable TV login, you can watch the new episode on adultswim.com.

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch Rick and Morty on multiple live TV streaming services including Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend Sling TV, currently down to $10 for the first month. YouTube TV, however, offers a Cloud DVR with unlimited storage, something for the time-shifting crowd who don't need to watch it live. We do not recommend AT&T TV Now.

Sling TV

You can watch Rick and Morty season 5 online live online on Sling Blue, with Sling TV. Sling Blue also includes Food Network, USA, TBS, IFC and Lifetime.

You can watch Rick and Morty season 5 online for free in the UK

We've got good news. Unlike with previous seasons, Channel 4's E4 which is free  and has Rick and Morty season 5 episode 3 at the same day as the states.

Anyone from the UK traveling abroad can get this stream for themselves, for free, with a VPN — such as ExpressVPN. You just log in, enter your info and select your home region for where you want to appear to be streaming "from."

How to watch Rick and Morty season 5 online in Canada

If you're in Canada, you're in luck, as you can likely watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 3 at the same time as those in the U.S., 11 p.m. Eastern. 

You're just going to need the STACKTV channel, and fortunately it's available on Amazon Prime Video Channels. Americans visiting our neighbors in the great white north should look at ExpressVPN for watching it live on the service they already pay for.

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Amazon Prime Video Channels is Amazon's ala carte TV channel subscription service, where you can pay for just the channels you want. It's exclusive to Prime members, who also get Amazon's Upload and Fleabag, as well as critically acclaimed movies including The Farewell and Lady Bird.

How to watch watch Rick and Morty seasons 1-4

If you have paid cable, you can catch up on Rick and Morty by logging into Adult Swim's website and using your paid TV username and password. It's also on HBO Max and Hulu. 

Rick and Morty is also available from Amazon Video, where each season starts at $15.

Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past six-plus years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.