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

By Steph Myers / March 21, 2017 / Tags: , ,

Here’s how to watch The Americans online — live, on-demand, without cable, even for free. Season 5 is underway!

Watch 'The Americans' online free, without cable

Season 5 of The Americans, the hit TV drama on FX, is now underway. After last season, the show has a lot to live up to. So far, it’s off to a killer start.

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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 will need to start from the beginning; 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

How To Watch The The Americans Live Online

If you have cable or another TV subscription that includes FX, you can watch 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, see the best cable TV alternatives for other ways to get access. For example, two internet streaming services will let you live stream FX shows, including The Americans: Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. 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.

How To Stream Full Episodes Of The Americans On-Demand

If you have cable, you can still watch The Americans online on-demand. First, you can catch up on Seasons 1-4 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. Episodes from the new Season 5 will be available starting March 8.

Watch The Americans Online 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 Use Kodi: Quick-Start Guide For Beginners

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 our Kodi review. If you already use the media player 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.


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