Amazon Gets 'The Americans,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' Others in Fox Streaming Deal

"The Americans"
"The Americans"
 Dorothy Hong

Amazon has inked a deal with Fox Broadcasting Company to stream past episodes of The Americans to subscribers of Amazon Prime. The web rollout comes 20 days before the second-season premiere of the FX spy drama starring Kerri Russell and Matthew Rhys.

Other shows that have been added to Amazon Prime Instant Video as part of the deal include How I Met Your Mother, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Archer. Those shows will become available on Amazon in March.

21st Century Fox announced the deal during its earnings call with investors on Feb. 6. 

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Prime currently costs $79 for the year and includes free shipping. But the Seattle tech giant has said it might consider upping the subscription fee.

The Fox deal was announced the same day that Amazon launched its second wave of pilots for viewer consideration. The pilots are free to stream on Amazon Instant Video, but the full seasons of the pilots picked up to series will be available only to Amazon Prime subscribers. 

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