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Where to Watch American Horror Story Online

American Horror Story is one of the most interesting drama/horror shows on TV today – with each season telling its own contained story (With some character overlap here and there), and the same actors playing different roles in each season, it’s hard not to appreciate the amount of care put into the show.

American Horror Story has exploded in popularity since its debut in October of 2011, and has gone on to serve up a full 6 seasons! As a massive fan of the show myself, I look forward to seeing 6 more. But anyway, that’s enough introduction – if you’re reading this article, you’re probably wondering where the best places to actually watch AHS online are.

Stream AHS online

Fortunately, I’ve got you covered there – I’ll be going over the best on demand, A la Carte & online live TV streaming options for watching AHS cheaply – and legally! Don’t worry, being a cord cutter doesn’t mean you have to deal with any shady third-party websites or other unsavory streaming options.

However, it is important to mention that – as of right now – there aren’t many (If any) free AHS streaming options out there. Sure, you can sign up for trials to services like Netflix, Hulu, etc., but there’s no permanent free access for the time being.

But enough about all of that – let’s get right into it!

On Demand  & Network Services

 The most convenient methods for watching the show are definitely going to be the subscription-based services like Netflix or Hulu, as they are the most binge-friendly (And wallet-friendly) options on the internet. However, I’ll also include services like Sling TV, and other live TV streaming options in the list below – as well as their American Horror Story availability.

  • Hulu: Hulu currently offers the first 5 season of American Horror Story as part of their monthly subscription. Obviously, as with anything else on Hulu, this means you get infinite access to all of your favorite episodes so long as you have an active subscription with them – speaking of which, Hulu has a $7.99/month plan (With “Limited Commercials”), and a $11.99/month plan (With no commercials).
  • Netflix: Netflix has pretty much the same AHS content as Hulu, currently. You’ll get access to seasons 1-5 for as long as you’re subscribed to them (And Netflix has a LOT of other awesome shows, too). Netflix has 3 monthly plans, and the only difference between them is the video definition and the number of screens that can stream content at the same time. The plans come in the form of $8, $10 and $12/month packages. Get more details here.
  • Amazon Prime Instant Video: If you have access to an Amazon Prime account, you already have access to this service, which means you already have access to the first 5 seasons of American Horror Story! Hooray for you. If you don’t already have access to Amazon Prime, the service is billed annually at $99/year.
  • Sling TV: Sling TV is an excellent option for catching AHS live, but the availability of any sort of on demand episodes can vary. For $25/month, you get access to the Sling Blue plan, and by extension, the FX channel (Which houses AHS content). Sling TV also has cloud DVR functionality, so feel free to record your favorite episodes.
  • PlayStation Vue: PlayStation Vue is a smoother, more functional alternative to Sling TV, and it also offers AHS content via the FX channel. Their cheapest plan is $29.99/month, so it’s definitely a bit more expensive than Sling TV, but also much more user friendly. PS Vue also includes cloud DVR functionality!
  • DirecTV Now: DirecTV Now is the most expensive of the three major live TV streaming services, with the cheapest plan costing $35/month – however, it also offers FX/AHS streaming. Unfortunately, it does not have any cloud DVR functions as of yet, though DirecTV has said they hope to include that in the future.

A la Carte Services

 Not everybody wants to pay for monthly subscriptions – no matter how binge-friendly they are. And that’s totally understandable. Fortunately, there’s a whole host of A la Carte services out there that let you purchase whatever episodes and seasons of AHS you could possibly want!

Below I’ll list both the price-per-episode for each service (Both SD and HD), as well as the cost per season (Also HD and SD).

Here they are:

Amazon Instant Video

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1: $19.99 (HD), $14.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 6: $24.99 (HD), $16.99 (SD)

Google Play Store

Note: The Google Play Store does not make it clear whether their content is HD or SD, but due to similar pricing when compared to other services, it’s likely that they are all in SD.

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1-5 Bundle: $59.99 (HD)
  • Season 1: $19.99
  • Season 2: $19.99
  • Season 3: $19.99
  • Season 4: $19.99
  • Season 5: $20.99
  • Season 6: $16.99

iTunes

 Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)

  • Season 1: $19.99 (HD), $14.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 6: $24.99 (HD), $16.99 (SD)

Vudu

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $24.99 (HD), $21.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $24.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $24.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $34.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 6: $24.99 (HD), $16.99 (SD)

PlayStation Store

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $24.99 (HD), $22.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $29.99 (HD), $20.99 (SD)
  • Season 6: $24.99 (HD), $16.99 (SD)

Microsoft Store

  • Price Per Episode: $2.99 (HD), $1.99 (SD)
  • Season 1: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $24.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 6: $24.99 (HD), $16.99 (SD)

Fandango Now

  • Season 1: $23.99 (HD), $15.99 (SD)
  • Season 2: $23.99 (HD), $19.99 (SD)
  • Season 3: $23.99 (HD), $20.99 (SD)
  • Season 4: $23.99 (HD), $20.99 (SD)
  • Season 5: $28.99 (HD), $20.99 (SD)