How to watch ‘American Horror Story: 1984’

America is a land of contrasts. Sure, there are cool things like strip malls, water parks, and the occasional chicken sandwich craze, but behind its glittery veneer, this place is pretty damn spooky. Even a wholesome destination like summer camp isn’t safe from this, as any fan of Friday the 13th can tell you.

Because American Horror Story prides itself on being part-televised horror program, part-mirror to society, season 9 of the celebrated series will take place, with the headband-wearing, new wave-blaring, dayglo backdrop of 1984. American Horror Story: 1984 pays homage and takes inspiration from the teen slasher genre, one of America’s quintessential genres. As the season begins, a killer named Mr. Jingles has recently escaped from prison and has been spotted around a summer camp which just so happens to also be the site of the worst summer massacre of all time. Sounds like the makings of an American Horror Story for sure.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch American Horror Story: 1984 online for free.

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American Horror Story: 1984 cast

  • Emma Roberts
  • Billie Lourd
  • Leslie Grossman
  • Cody Fern
  • Matthew Morrison
  • Gus Kenworthy
  • John Carroll Lynch
  • Angelica Ross
  • Zach Villa
  • Sarah Paulson
  • DeRon Horton
  • Tara Karsian 

What channel is American Horror Story: 1984 on?

American Horror Story airs on FX.

What time does American Horror Story: 1984 start?

American Horror Story premieres Wednesday, September 18 at 10pm ET. New episodes air on Wednesdays at 10pm ET. 

How to watch American Horror Story: 1984 

FX is available on many of the major live TV streaming services. When deciding which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. 

1) Hulu with Live TV

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  • Cost: $44.95 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to menti0n Hulu’s original programming.  As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.

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2) Sling TV

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For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. Only Sling Blue carries FX, which allows you to watch Archer: 1990, and offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. But if you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.

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3) PlayStation Vue

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If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Still, you don’t need a gaming console to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like FX, AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.

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4) FuboTV

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  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Plus, It comes with FX, so you’ll be able to watch American Horror Story: 1984. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.

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5) AT&T TV Now

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  • Cost: $50-$135 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5. FX is available in AT&T TV Now’s most basic plan.

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6) YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSNNBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. FX, AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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Other places to stream American Horror Story: 1984 episodes

1) Hulu

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  • Cost: $5.99 per month
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

If you want to watch episodes of American Horror Story the day after they air, there’s no better option than Hulu. The streaming service, which just slashed the cost of its ad-supported version to a mere $5.99 per month, offers all episodes of American Horror Story on-demand. That’s 9 seasons and counting. In fact, when it comes to adult cartoons you can’t beat Hulu, which also offers Family GuyRick and Morty, King of the Hill, and plenty more. If you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV (featured above), you’ll get the on-demand portion of Hulu included for free. You can also upgrade to Hulu No Commercials for $11.99 per month.

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2) Amazon Video

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  • Cost: $1.99/episode, $9.99-9.99/season
  • Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii

Single episodes of American Horror Story are available on Amazon for $1.99 an episode, and entire seasons are available starting at $9.99.

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3) FX Now

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  • Cost: Free with cable or live-stream login
  • FX Now devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Google Play, iOS

FX Now lets you stream full episodes of your favorite FX and FXX series, including access to every episode of American Horror Story. All you need is a login from your cable or live TV streaming service, including all of the services above. 

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4) FX+

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  • Cost: $5.99 a month, cable or live-stream login needed
  • FX+ devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Google Play, iOS

After signing up for FX Now, you can upgrade to FX+ for $5.99. Joining gives you early and commercial-free access to FX shows before they air as well as full seasons of hit shows like Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Fosse/Verdon, and of course, American Horror Story.

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.