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  • The whole premise is unique, the POV is 'the antagonists', there's drama, sex, scandal, you name it. The investigative and spy work of the 80s sets The Americans apart from the modern DNA, camera, and technological advances of today's shows. All seasons are available for streaming if you have Amazon Prime.
  • An FX original drama set in 1983, The Americans follows two KGB spies posing as an American couple struggling to keep their kids' best interests at heart while maintaining their cover identity Watch The Americans Season 4 Prime Video.

Set in 1983, The Americans follows two KGB spies posing as an American couple struggling to keep their kids' best interests at heart while maintaining their cover identity. Watch The Americans Season 4 Prime Video. Dec 31, 2016 Amazon Prime Video allows you to download some of its films and TV shows to watch offline – just the thing for a car journey, train ride or long flight. Eligible titles mostly consist of Amazon originals, but you can look for the Download option on any Amazon Prime Video title by checking the video details on its page.

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It's the end of an era. I'm not talking about the impending dissolution of the Soviet Union — although Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (if they survive) will soon be faced with the reality that the country they've been fighting for is on the brink of collapse. No, I'm talking about the fact that The Americans won't return for Season 7 after the May 30 Season 6 finale. Ironically titled 'START,' the hour is not just the end of a terrific season of the FX drama… but a final farewell to the series as a whole.

Although it's always hard to say goodbye to a beloved television show, it should be no small consolation that The Americans is going out on its own terms. It wasn't cancelled early due to low ratings, nor did it outstay its welcome until it became irrelevant; six seasons is a respectable run for any series, and one that allowed the writers to tell a complete story with a promising beginning, a well-crafted middle, and a (hopefully) satisfying end that has been in the works for years.

The end date for The Americans was announced almost exactly two years ago, with the show being renewed for two final seasons as the fourth was ending, giving fans — and the writers — plenty of time to prepare. And showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg have had a plan for the way their story would wrap up for even longer than that.

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'We've had a good idea since Season 2 where we want the show to end, and to our great surprise, that idea has stuck,' even in the face of resurging tensions between the United States and Russia, Weisberg told Bustle in advance of the Season 5 premiere last year. 'Nothing about the current situation, insane though it is, is going to alter it.' As for the call to end the show with Season 6, 'We've just felt really good about that decision, from the beginning,' Weisberg told Collider in a 2017 interview. 'We had the feeling that we had a lot of story let to tell, and that we could tell it in two seasons.'

As they approached the endgame through the final two seasons, Fields and Weisberg also narrowed down their possibilities for the story's conclusion. 'We've known [the end] for a long time, with three different variations, which are just variations of the same thing,' Weisberg told Collider. 'As we get closer and closer to it, we're down to one or two variations, instead of three. We always say that we can always change our minds, but I think we're getting closer and closer to thinking that we're not going to change our minds.'

Still, that knowledge is likely going to give little solace to fans who are sad to see such a consistently excellent series depart the airwaves. But The Americans is leaving behind a lasting legacy: not just of amazing wigs and musical montages, but of awards and accolades. The series has been a consistent hit with reviewers, being 'Certified Fresh' on RottenTomatoes for all six of its seasons and hitting a critical peak with a 100% Fresh rating in Season 3.

It has been nominated for 14 Critics Choice Awards and 14 Emmy Awards, winning two back-to-back Guest Actress Emmys for Margo Martindale. It was awarded with a Peabody in 2014, alongside such programs as Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Jane The Virgin, and FX's own Fargo. And in 2016, it was named one of the 100 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time by Rolling Stone, coming in at #43, right between the classic '70s detective series Columbo and the formative NYPD Blue, which is often credited as helping to shepherd in the current Golden Age of TV, of which The Americans is a shining example.

So, will Fields' and Weisberg's plan end with one or both of Philip and Elizabeth dead? Arrested? On the run? Will Paige reconcile with her mother? Will anything happen to Henry? Will Renée turn out to be a Russian spy? There are so many questions left to answer… and only one episode left in which to answer them. Tune in to the Americans series finale to find out, but bring a box of tissues — and a bottle of vodka — just in case.

Staff Reporter On 24, Apr 2016

This week, Amazon stepped up its competition with Netflix by launching a new standalone subscription streaming plan for US customers – the first time its monthly video service has been available without having to sign up for a full annual Amazon Prime membership.

While this was new for American viewers, though, UK Amazon customers have always been able to sign up to Amazon Prime Video without paying annually – something that, as the British media covered the news, soon became clear wasn’t common knowledge. With many mainstream newspapers and magazines often confusing what’s included with Amazon’s Prime membership and what’s not, let alone what any of the terminology means, we’re here to set the record straight and provide you with the most accurate information. Because hey, that’s what we’re here for.

Here are nine things you may not know about Amazon Prime Video:

1. It’s not the same as Amazon Prime

Newspapers and magazines may refer to Amazon Prime Video as Amazon Prime, but they are not the same thing: Amazon Prime is an annual membership scheme that costs £79 a year and gives you free next-day UK delivery on Amazon purchases – as well as access to a range of other bonuses. Amazon Prime Video is a perk included with that (along with Amazon’s Spotify rival, Prime Music), but it’s not the same thing – you can sign up to an Amazon Prime Video account for £5.99 a month as a standalone product without any Prime commitments. That means you can cancel it whenever you like.

2. It’s not the same as Amazon Instant Video either

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Here’s the thing that a lot of people don’t seem to understand – and, again, the mainstream media doesn’t help, because they don’t always use the right names for each service. Amazon Video is divided into two separate parts: Amazon Prime Video, its all-you-can-stream subscription service, and Amazon Instant Video, its pay-per-view store for buying and renting videos.

Just because something is listed on Amazon as a video for streaming, that doesn’t mean it’s part of Amazon Prime Video. Films and TV shows can be on both Prime Video and Instant Video, neither of them, or just one of them – the way to spot the videos included in your subscription for free is to look for the Prime banner in the top left corner of a title. When you search for a film or TV show (whether on the site or in the Amazon Video app), you can also filter your results to see only the “Prime” titles – much like when you search for a product on Amazon and filter the results to show the ones eligible for Prime delivery.

(On Amazon’s annual Amazon “Prime Day” – 11th July – it will often offer discounted videos to buy and rent on Amazon Instant Video exclusively to Amazon Prime members. Just in case the distinction wasn’t confusing enough already.)

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3. You can watch Prime Video things offline

Amazon Prime Video allows you to download some of its films and TV shows to watch offline – just the thing for a car journey, train ride or long flight. Eligible titles mostly consist of Amazon originals, but you can look for the Download option on any Amazon Prime Video title by checking the video details on its page.

4. You can watch things abroad

Don’t have the space on your device to download things for offline viewing before going on holiday? Don’t panic: some things are available to stream overseas too – as with Netflix, this is likely to be original shows, such as The Man in the High Castle. You can find a list of eligible titles here.

5. You can share your account with others

Netflix and Amazon Prime both let you share accounts with other users. While a standard Netflix plan covers up to two streams at any one time (four streams for the higher rate of £9.99 a month), Amazon allows two adults with their own accounts to create an “Amazon Household”. This means that they can share Prime membership benefits between them for the price of one subscription – and share them with up to four children, who don’t need Amazon accounts. So, that’s six members in total for the standard Amazon Prime annual fee.

Amazon Prime benefits can be shared between the two adults in an Amazon Household. Amazon Student Prime members (free trial or paid) or invited guests of other Prime members, however, can’t share their benefits. To share Prime Video streaming, both adults must have a 1-Click billing address and payment method within the UK. If you don’t, you’ll be asked to provide this during the sign up process.

6. It does have a decent film and TV selection

Amazon Prime Video is, simply, not as cool as Netflix – after all, one’s a young company specialising in movies and TV, and the other is on online retailer that sells socks. But Amazon Prime Video’s collection is far better than its reputation suggests: Warner Bros. and Studiocanal provide the biggest hitters in the service’s catalogue, which, depending on when you’re looking, ranges from Man of Steel (and a whole heap of animated DC outings) and Gravity to Paddington, the Shaun the Sheep movie and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. eOne titles, such as The BFG, are also available.

Amazon’s original series, meanwhile, have stepped up their quality significantly, with Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle more than deserving their double Golden Globe wins, and The Man in the High Castle standing alongside the best TV shows of recent years. Add in ongoing exclusive deals for American Gods, Fear The Walking Dead, Black Sails, Ripper Street, Outlander, Halt and Catch Fire and Preacher, and you have an impressive standalone streaming service, let alone an appealing bonus for Prime members.

7. It’s cheaper than Netflix

Perhaps Amazon’s strongest feature is its price. Amazon Prime Video costs £5.99 a month, which makes it cheaper than Netflix – something that’s easy to overlook when you think the only option is an £79 yearly Amazon Prime sum. While Netflix continues to fund its expansion around the world, Amazon apparently has no problem throwing cash to spare at its video arm, which means that Amazon Prime Video also includes HDR and 4K support for selected titles – something that would cost £9.99 a month on Netflix.

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8. You can add on “Amazon Channels”

Amazon has now introduced its “Amazon Channels” to the UK, which consist of a range of subscription and premium services, which can be added to your Amazon Prime membership as a customised bundle. Add-on services include Shudder (£4.99 a month), EuroSport Player, the Discovery Channel, BFI Player+, MUBI and Hopster. Many are not offered at a discount and can already be subscribed to without an Amazon Prime membership, such as MUBI, BFI Player+ and Shudder. EuroSport Player, though, is cheaper through Amazon Channels: normally, it costs £5.99 for 24 hours, but with Amazon costs £6.99 for a month’s access. The Discovery Channel, meanwhile, is not available anywhere else without a pay-TV package. It costs £4.99 a month. Also included is Heera, an Amazon-exclusive on demand channel with over 600 Bollywood, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telegu movies and series, which costs £3.99 a month. For a full guide to Amazon Channels, click here.

9. New things are added to Amazon Prime Video all the time

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Keep up to date with what’s new on Amazon Prime Video UK by visiting our dedicated Amazon channel here – including new releases, reviews, what’s leaving soon and recommended box sets.