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Amazon has struck a deal with Downton Abbey whereby their Prime Instant Video service will be the only subscription site where you can stream the hit television show.

Downton Abbey season three will be available on Prime Instant Video beginning June 18. Seasons one should disappear from Netflix around that same time. Downton Abbey season four and beyond will also be exclusively on Amazon’s Netflix-competitor.

This is arguably one of Amazon’s best exclusivity grabs given the popularity of Downton Abbey over the past couple of years.

If Amazon Prime Instant Video isn’t for you, you’ll still be able to purchase digital versions through services like iTunes. You can also pick up physical copies. In fact, Downton Abbey series three was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States this past week.

Prime Instant Video is included with Amazon Prime, the $80/year service from Amazon which offers free 2-day shipping on all orders, unlimited streaming (their Netflix competitor), and lending of books.

We personally recommend Amazon Prime for multiple reasons:
1) It’s cheaper than Netflix when you compare the year costs ($95/year for Netflix, $80 for Amazon)
2) The Prime Instant Video selection is comparable to Netflix’s
3) Free 2-day shipping on all orders! Hello?
4) Free borrowing of select Kindle eBooks, including Harry Potter, for use on your tablet, computer, or phone.

Sad news for Netflix users.

  • Kit

    That stinks I just discovered yesterday that it was on Netflix and I was going to watc it that changes those plans

    • Diggles

      You can watch it until June!

  • kburford

    So will Downton Abbey be leaving netflix in June, or now?

    • http://www.hypable.com/ Andrew Sims

      In June.

      • kburford

        thank you!

  • Guest

    No mention of iTunes. That’s where I’ve been getting it.

    • Winkyxx

      they mention itunes…

  • dlskin

    Amazon Prime Instant Video is actually a fantastic app. It has had it’s rough patches but the recent updates have been great (sometimes you have to reinstall after an update which is annoying, but worth it). I left Netflix because it wasn’t worth the money when I already have Prime. Keep in mind, also, you can get Amazon Prime for six months free if you have a university email address. It really is worth the money.

  • Winkyxx

    Amazon Prime is wonderfulll

  • http://twitter.com/Super_Lulu1 Lupita

    So now my question is will downton abbey still be available on Hulu Plus? Hulu has seasons 1 & 2 at the moment.

  • http://www.eigakanthemovietheater.blogspot.com Jenny Leigh

    Oh no!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535947523 Terra Camp


  • http://twitter.com/ChelseaV33 Chelsea Clark

    love the gif

  • k Rock

    amazon prime doesn’t allow you to watch your show using closed caption, or I’d be more excited about it.

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