Is 'Downton Abbey' on Netflix? — How to watch 'Downton Abbey'

Downton Abbey is available on BritBox and Amazon Prime
Downton Abbey is available on BritBox and Amazon Prime. (Image credit: BritBox)

Is Downton Abbey on Netflix? Where can you stream the beloved period drama? Don't worry, we've got all the answers!

The costume drama sensation first aired on ITV in 2010. Set on the fictional Downton estate in Yorkshire in the early 20th century, the show depicted the lives of the well-to-do Crawley family and their live-in servants.

Downton Abbey was highly acclaimed during its run. It won a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy, was the most-watched show on ITV, and became one of the most successful British costume dramas since 1981's Brideshead Revisited. 

After the show came to an end, the story continued in the Downton Abbey movie in 2019. The long-awaited sequel, Downton Abbey: A New Era is finally on its way in March next year.

If you're planning a rewatch or want to sit down and binge the whole show from the beginning, you might be wondering whether Downton Abbey is on Netflix. We've got the answer!

Is Downton Abbey on Netflix?

Yes! Downton Abbey wasn't available on Netflix for a while as it cropped up on several other streamers, but the entire series has returned to the platform in both the US and the UK. 

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How to watch Downton Abbey 

Downton Abbey has reappeared on Netflix in the UK and the US, but the series is also available on Amazon Prime, Peacock (US only) and BritBox!

How to watch Downton Abbey on BritBox

With such a huge range of shows on BritBox, it's no surprise that you can find Downton Abbey on ITV and the BBC's streaming service. 

Downton was one of ITV's must-watch shows when it was initially airing, so it makes perfect sense to get pride of place on the British streamer.

For just £5.99 / $6.99 a month, you can get a BritBox subscription. This lets you stream a huge range of classic and modern British TV including classic Doctor Who, Line of Duty, Bancroft, Death in Paradise and so much more! For more details on subscriptions, check out our breakdown of how much BritBox costs.

How to watch Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is another great option for watching Downton Abbey. After all, there's a good chance most of us have a subscription already!

Viewers in the US and the UK can stream all six seasons of Downton on Amazon. An Amazon Prime subscription is either $12.99/ £7.99 a month or $119/ £79. for an annual subscription.

How to watch Downton Abbey on Peacock 

Peacock is NBC’s dedicated streaming service that launched last year. There are currently three subscription plans available for Peacock, but luckily you can watch Downton Abbey without paying for either of Peacock’s Premium Plans! 

If you’d prefer to remove ads, you’ll need to sign up for a Peacock Premium Plus subscription. Peacock Premium Plus costs $9.99 a month, but gets you access to all of the content on Peacock including new shows like the Punky Brewster reboot and other Peacock originals alongside classic shows like The Office, all without ads.

Can you buy Downton Abbey?

If you would prefer to own the hit period drama series, you can still purchase all six seasons of Downton Abbey on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

If you prefer to buy physical media, you can also buy the Downton Abbey box set

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at

Martin was a Staff Writer with, where he produced a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. Now he works for our sister site Tom's Guide in the same role.

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.