The Americans has quietly become one of the best television shows currently on the air, yet the viewership numbers just aren’t quite matching a show of this caliber. FX knows The Americans is a great show, and the continued renewal of the series goes to show FX doesn’t want to give it up (there are rumors Netflix, Amazon and Hulu would all love to grab the rights to produce The Americans as an exclusive themselves).
Critically, the first two seasons of The Americans was a mixed bag. A lot of writers saw promise, but others saw a great idea being executed poorly. However, the third season of The Americans has been hailed one of the most highly rated shows of the year, with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 100.
For those less familiar with the premise of the show, The Americans is based in the 1980s during a time period of cold war fallout. The show focuses on The Jennings family, of which both parents are KGB spies living near Washington DC. The drama naturally being their operating as spies, while their neighbor is an FBI counterintelligence officer.
Will there be another season of The Americans? Most certainly, FX has renewed the show for a fourth season, and if the numbers stay as good as they have been recently, this show looks like it could be ready for a long run.
But what about where you can stream The Americans online? Below we’ll break down the specific streaming services offering this as an option.
The Americans on Amazon Prime Instant Video
Prime subscriber? You’re in luck. The Americans has exclusive distribution on Amazon Prime Instant Video right now, giving you instant access to stream the first two seasons online for free. No need to pay $2 for an episode with Amazon prime here, as a subscription will get you access to the show. Season three of The Americans should be available on Amazon Prime shortly, we would likely assume toward the end of the summer.
Watch The Americans Live Online with Sling TV
Another great option is a bit of a larger commitment but will get you The Americans live. Sling TV is a new alternative to traditional cable that allows you to subscribe to several channels for a mere $20, including The Americans if you choose the right package. This is a great way to watch The Americans programming online even if you don’t have a cable subscription. It gives you live television so you can watch online just like you would on a traditional television. Head over there now to check it out and sign up for the free seven day trial.
Is The Americans on Netflix?
Nope, sometimes when you snooze you lose. Netflix would probably go back in time and try to do anything within its power to get The Americans on Netflix, but Amazon was able to ink a more lucrative deal with FX, earning exclusive access. This could change in the future, so stay tuned, The Americans would be great on Netflix, wouldn’t it?
Is The Americans on Hulu?
So you can technically watch The Americans on Hulu but only with a login using your cable credentials. So for all intents and purposes, the answer here is no.
Google Play and iTunes
If you’re willing to part with $2-3 bucks an episode to watch The Americans online, Google Play and iTunes both have that as an option. Both services currently have season three episodes available, so you wouldn’t have to wait for Amazon with this one.
The newest player in the streaming game, Sling TV, gives you live access to FX, meaning if you want to watch The Americans as the same time as your cable subscribing neighbors, this would be a great option as well.
Watch The Americans season three promo below: