Amazon Scores Exclusive Downton Abbey Streaming Rights For Years and Years

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Great news for those who can't get enough of the Crawley family—Amazon cut a deal with PBS that will bring the British period drama to Prime Instant Video exclusively. So later this year, Netflix will lose Downton. Which is exactly what Lord Grantham has grappled with in the series.

Starting today, seasons one and two are available, and the third will hit Amazon in June. And you can continue to get your fix as the show develops, because Amazon has already secured the rights to season four and season five, if it happens. Call the maids that you don't have and tell them to clear your schedule, because this is what you're doing this weekend.

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

I have both Prime and Netflix, but all things considered, I'd much rather have more content on Netflix than on Amazon, because Amazon doesn't cover as many devices, and their player is a piece of shit in comparison on a regular web browser. It's a good thing this sort of thing can't really happen with movies (at least I hope it can't).