Thanks to the glorious Interwebs — “What are ‘the Interwebs?’” interrupts the Dowager Countess — the upstairs-downstairs drama of Downton Abbey doesn’t have to be something enjoyed only on Sunday evenings on PBS.
Read on for other ways you can get your fix of Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Matthew (Dan Stevens); Anna (Joanne Froggatt) and Mr. Bates (Brendan Coyle); and the snarky Dowager (Maggie Smith).
It’s also important to note that no matter how it’s consumed, Downton is a show best paired with a fine Scotch.
PBS’s Masterpiece Website
You can watch every new episode of Downton Abbey’s current third season on PBS’s Masterpiece website.
Seasons 1 and 2 — as well as each new episode of Season 3 — are available in the iTunes store. HD episodes are $2.99 a pop, and standard def episodes are a dollar less at $1.99 apiece. The show’s first two seasons would put you back about $30, but trust us when we say that anything Downton-related is a wise investment. (Unlike Lord Grantham’s railroad wager.)
For a monthly membership fee of $7.99, you can stream the first season of Downton Abbey via Netflix’s on demand service.
Every episode of the show is also available via Amazon Instant, at $1.99 per episode. Opting for a Season 3 pass saves 5% per episode. If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can stream the first and second seasons for no additional charge.
Seasons 1 and 2 are available on Hulu to Hulu Plus subscribers ($7.99/month).
Other Ways to Watch Online
Downton Abbey is also watchable via VUDU, and SideReel provides links to other sites where you can indulge your fascination with early 20th century British aristocracy.
Downton Abbey airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on PBS.