How to Watch The Americans Online

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The Americans is a popular (fictional) period piece show set in America during the 1980s – the Cold War. The show centers around an American family (The Jennings family)– except, not really, because the parents are actually Soviet sleeper agents who were just activated!

If that isn’t the premise for an interesting show, I don’t know what is. The show primarily focuses on the professional and home lives of the Jennings family, with the spy couple’s unsuspecting children caught in the middle.

What’s more important than all of that, however, is where you can actually watch the show online, as a cord cutter. If you’ve already ditched cable TV (Or are soon going to), the next step is to find out alternative viewing options for your favorite network shows.

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You’re in luck – I’ll be suggesting several wallet friendly, 100% legal viewing options – all of which can be found online!

Before getting into network/on demand offerings and the like, I should mention that there aren’t really any free options out there for watching the show. The FX Network (R) official website only offers clips of the show (And an hour-long “Preview Pass”) for free, but watching full episodes requires an active cable subscription.

Watch The American’s On Demand

There are plenty of on demand and live TV streaming services out there for you to watch The Americans on – here are a few.

  • Amazon Prime Instant Video: Amazon Prime Instant Video has the first 4 seasons of The Americans available for free to stream at any time, with an active Prime subscription.
  • Sling TV: Sling TV‘s “Sling Blue” TV streaming package ($25/month) offers the FX (And FXX) channels for live streaming, so you’ll be able to catch episodes of The Americans when they air – but not on demand. However, you can also record them to Sling TV’s cloud DVR.
  • PlayStation Vue: PlayStation Vue also includes the FX and FXX channels, they include them in their cheapest package – “Access Slim” – for $29.99/month. PS Vue also has cloud DVR functionality.
  • DirecTV Now: DirecTV Now is the most expensive option for viewing The Americans out of the 3 major live TV streaming services, with the cheapest package being $35/month – though it does include FX, it does not have any cloud DVR technology at the moment.
  • Hulu: Hulu does not currently offer any The Americans content on demand.
  • Netflix: Like Hulu, Netflix doesn’t offer The Americans for on demand streaming.

Download Episodes of The Americans

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If you (like myself) prefer to just outright buy – and own – your favorite shows (and episodes), your best bet it going to be one of the many “A la Carte” services out there.

Here’s the availability and pricing for all current A la Carte viewing options for The Americans.

Amazon Instant Video

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $34.99 (HD), $24.99 (SD)

Google Play Store

Note: The Google Play Store doesn’t make it clear whether their episodes are in HD or SD, but based on the pricing, it can be assumed that they are SD unless stated otherwise.

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1-4 Package: $49.99 (HD)
  • Season 1: $22.99
  • Season 2: $22.99
  • Season 3: $22.99
  • Season 4: $22.99
  • Season 5: $24.99

iTunes

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $34.99 (HD), $24.99 (SD)

Vudu

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $34.99 (HD), $24.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $34.99 (HD), $24.99 (SD)

PlayStation Store

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $34.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $34.99 (HD), $24.99 (SD)

Microsoft Store

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $29.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $34.99 (HD), $24.99 (SD)

Fandango Now

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1: $28.99 (HD), $21.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $28.99 (HD), $21.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $28.99 (HD), $21.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $33.99 (HD), $21.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $33.99 (HD), $20.99 (SD)

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