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Watch ‘The Americans’ Online Free, Without Cable, More Ways To Stream Season 5 & More

By Steph Myers / June 5, 2017 / Tags: , ,

Here’s how to watch The Americans online — live, on-demand, on Kodi, without cable, even for free.

Watch 'The Americans' online free, without cable

Season 5 of The Americans, the hit TV drama on FX, has concluded. Which means it’s now available to stream on-demand.

What To Stream Today

As a huge fan, I envy anyone who gets to enjoy this show for the first time. So if you’ve never seen it, it’s definitely one to put on your watchlist. (You’ll need to start from the beginning though; see how to catch up on past seasons below.)

Here’s a brief synopsis: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C.. Their neighbor, Stan Beeman, is an FBI Counterintelligence agent.

If you want to watch The Americans online — including for free, without cable, live, or on-demand, you have several options. Skip to how to watch The Americans free online



Stream Full Episodes Of The Americans On-Demand

If you don’t have cable, you can still watch The Americans online on-demand. First, you can catch up on every season, 1-5, of The Americans on Amazon Prime Video. All episodes are included free with a Prime subscription. If you don’t have Prime, you can try it free for 30 days.
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You can also buy/rent episodes on Amazon Instant Video. iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, the PlayStation Store, and the Microsoft Store also have episodes available a-la-carte.

Watch The Americans On Kodi — Free, Without Cable

You can also stream The Americans for free — but stay away from those scummy “free live TV!!!” sites. There’s a better way.

You can use Kodi to watch The Americans online for free (plus lots of other shows). What is Kodi? Briefly, it’s a media player you can use to stream TV episodes and other content from the internet.

How To Watch TV Shows On Kodi

One note — whether Kodi is legal is an issue of debate. Yes, the networks frown upon watching their content for free. Hey, I’m not here to judge. But it is highly recommended you use a VPN with Kodi to stay private and secure.

To see what you can watch on Kodi, and how to get started, check out our beginner’s guide on how to use Kodi or how to watch TV shows on Kodi. See how to watch popular channels on Kodi live TV if you’re just interested in live streaming.

If you already use Kodi and need help finding the best sources to stream TV, see our list of the best Kodi add-ons. This includes several great options to watch shows like The Americans on popular networks like FX.

An alternate approach to Kodi is to download free episodes of The Americans — but this is technically illegal, so beware of the risks and the precautions to take before you head down this path. See more about downloading free TV.



How To Watch The Americans Live Online

If you have cable or another TV subscription that includes FX, you can watch replays of The Americans live online on the FX website. Go here to watch the The Americans live stream on FX after logging in with your TV provider.

If you don’t have a TV login, you can still watch The Americans online. Four different internet streaming services will let you live stream FX shows as they air on TV, including The Americans. 

Best Cable TV Alternatives

First, you can use YouTube TV. This is YouTube’s new live TV streaming service. You can watch a bunch of popular network and cable channels live, including FX — plus you get unlimited DVR space to watch shows later on-demand. It’s a great new option for streamers and cord-cutters. You can take advantage of the 1-month free trial to stream a ton of free TV, even if you don’t keep it.

The drawback is that YouTube TV is only available in a couple of cities. The good news is that even if it’s not available where you are, you can still get access. See how to get YouTube TV in any location.

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You can also watch FX live and on-demand with fuboTV. FuboTV used to be just a soccer streaming service, but now it’s expanded into other sports, as well as general entertainment. In all, fuboTV now includes over 46 live sports and entertainment channels. You can get a 7-day free trial to test it out.

Sling TV and PlayStation Vue will also give you access. To get FX, Sling TV will cost you $25/month for the ‘Blue’ package. PlayStation Vue is $30/month for a package that includes FX. Both offer a free trial if you want to test them out.

Keep reading for more ways to stream The Americans without cable for free — live and on-demand.

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