How to watch American Horror Story season 9 online

American Horror Story Season 9 is set to premiere on September 18 at 10 PM EST. There’ll be 10 episodes in total, so assuming a standard weekly release schedule, the series should end around November 20. Below, we’ll let you know how to watch American Horror Story: 1984 online, whether you’re at home or abroad.

It’s important to note that we’ll only be recommending official sources. Given this show’s massive international popularity, there’s a strong chance that unlicensed streams will be available. Remember, though: these are often laggy to the point of uselessness and can be taken offline without warning for violating copyright. With plenty of legitimate ways to watch American Horror Story Season 9 online, there’s no need to use shady, unlicensed streams.


American Horror Story: 1984 will only be shown on region-locked streaming services. This means that you’ll need a VPN to watch season 9 from abroad.

How to watch American Horror Story: 1984 abroad with a VPN

VPNs might seem intimidating at first but they actually make it very easy to unblock geo-restricted services abroad.

Here’s how to watch American Horror Story Season 9 from anywhere:

  1. First of all, register with a suitable VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN but NordVPN and CyberGhost are both excellent low-cost alternatives.
  2. Next, download and install the relevant version of the app for your device.
  3. Decide which of the services below you’d like to unblock. If you need to, now’s the time to create an account (note that you may need a payment method linked to a local address).
  4. Connect to one of your VPN’s servers in the required country. For example, you’d use an American server to stream FX abroad and a British server to unblock Now TV.
  5. Play a video on your chosen service. In most cases, it will begin immediately. If not, though, you can solve most problems by clearing your cache and cookies then reloading the page.

If you’d like to watch American Horror Story live online, it’s important to make sure your VPN works well in advance. By quickly running through the steps above, you ensure that you’ll have plenty of time to get help with any problems, which in turn means that you’re less likely to miss the start of the premiere.

How to live stream American Horror Story Season 9 online

Considering how popular this show is, it’s only natural that it would have a near-simultaneous broadcast in several regions. Take a look below to find out how to watch American Horror Story: 1984 in your country:

USA

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The ninth season of American Horror Story will be broadcast live on FX. You can actually stream up to an hour of content on the FX website for free, but if you’d like to continue watching, you’ll have to sign in with your cable provider details. However, as FX supports several major over-the-top services, you can actually watch American Horror Story: 1984 without cable.

You can log in using an AT&T Now (previously called DirecTV Now), fuboTV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, or YouTube TV account. There’s no advantage to choosing any of these services over the rest, so we’d suggest using Hulu; it comes with a one-week free trial and at $5.99 USD per month, it’s the cheapest by far.

Still have some catching up to do before season 9 airs? Seasons 1–7 are currently available on Amazon Prime Video at no added cost, although you’ll need to pay $14.99 to watch season 8.

All of the services above are region-locked. This means you’ll have to either be in the US or connected to an American VPN server to use them. If you don’t have a VPN yet, we recommend ExpressVPN; it comes with a money-back guarantee so you can try it for 30 days and simply claim a refund if unsatisfied.

UK

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British fans don’t have to wait too long since AHS: 1984 will arrive on September 19, just one day after it’s shown in the US. New episodes will air at 10 PM BST on FOX but this service doesn’t actually allow you to watch anything online. Luckily, there is a workaround.

Now TV lets you stream several channels (including FOX) live online, provided you pay for the Entertainment pass. This comes with a seven-day free trial and currently, Now TV is offering two months for the price of one. This means that if you’re willing to wait an extra week before subscribing, you could stream the entire ninth season live for just £7.99.

Not quite up to date yet? You can find seasons 1–7 on Netflix UK, and season 8 is expected to be added shortly before the ninth season premieres. Alternatively, you could buy the eighth season on Amazon Prime Video for £14.99.

Now TV is only showing American Horror Story in the UK. If you’re abroad, you can sign in and watch as normal after connecting to a British VPN server.

Australia

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In Australia, American Horror Story: 1984 will be shown exclusively on Fox Showcase. Episodes will air each week at 9:30 PM AEST, starting September 19. If you’re an existing Foxtel TV customer, you can simply log in to the Foxtel Go app and stream this show at no added cost.

Alternatively, you can sign up for Foxtel Now. FOX Showcase is included in the base subscription ($25 per month), and there’s a 10-day free trial. Further, Foxtel’s on-demand library includes all eight previous seasons so it’s ideal for those looking to catch up before the new season begins.

Not a Foxtel subscriber? If you’re with Optus, you have the option to add the Drama channel pack for an extra $20 AUD per month, which would allow you to watch on the Optus website. You can also stream seasons 4–6 on Netflix Australia.

Foxtel and Optus services are geo-restricted and can only be accessed if you’re in Australia or using a VPN.

What do we know about American Horror Story Season 9?

In stark contrast to previous seasons, the plot for American Horror Story: 1984 actually seems pretty straightforward. It’s an homage to the classic horror films of the 80s, and the official trailer has more than a hint of Friday the 13th about it. Things may not be as simple as they appear, though. While trailer hits all of the horror movie clichés (escaped inmates, spooky summer camp, and so on), it appears to show multiple attackers. Perhaps this season will be less Nightmare on Elm Street and more Cabin in the Woods?

American Horror Story: 1984 cast

Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy tend to stick to a handful of the same actors in each season, although there is one major difference this time around: Evan Peters won’t be appearing having previously decided to “sit a season out.” Series favorite, Sarah Paulson isn’t returning as a main character either, although there is the potential of her making a cameo. Below, you’ll find some of the main cast of American Horror Story: 1984:

  • Emma Roberts
  • Billie Lourd
  • Matthew Morrison
  • Cody Fern
  • Leslie Grossman
  • Angelica Ross
  • Gus Kenworthy
  • DeRon Horton