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How to watch American Horror Story online: stream season 9 from anywhere

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We survived Murder House, Freak Show and even the Apocalypse, now it's time to see just how twisted and scary 1984 is going to be - American Horror Story is back! From the trailers and sneak peaks that the co-creators of Glee have teased us with, 1984 is set to be a serial killers' paradise. 

Not sure when or where to watch this? Don't panic, this isn't a life or death situation - we've got you covered with all the information on how, where and when to watch American Horror Story online.

Watch American Horror Story online: when and where?

Per usual, all American Horror Story episodes will be coming to FX first. The madness will begin on Wednesday, September 18 at 10pm ET.  

Don't worry - despite its name, this horror series isn't just for the US, so no matter where you are, we've got a full list of how you can watch American Horror Story online below.

American Horror Story brings you the most twisted and darkest plot-lines, combined with comedy relief and the exploration of sexuality. All of these aspects intertwined is what makes this such a gripping and thrilling series to watch. The sheer intensity of each episode rivals any great horror movie, they have all the ingredients required: violence, horror, suspense, and all the twists and turns you could possibly imagine.

A series that will combine an exploration of social issues with the grimmest nightmares, AHS season 9 is set to follow the previous pattern running right through Halloween. Ryan Murphy has teased that this could be one of the last ever series (although season 10 has already been confirmed for 2020) as each season is meant to explore one of the nine circles of hell. We reckon season 9 could either be lust or violence and, from the trailer, our money's set on the former. 

Not sure where to watch this screaming season? We've got you covered, keep reading to see where you can watch American Horror Story 1984 online

Watch American Horror Story online from outside your country:

If you find yourself outside of your country when AHS is on TV, don't panic! We understand that you have business or leisure to attend to, or you could even be an expat - either way you don't have to miss out on the latest horrors, you can still watch American Horror Story online using a VPN.

This incredible tool can (sort of) teleport your IP address to a different place, giving you complete access to American Horror Story episodes as they go out. 

Now for the tricky bit, which VPN is best for you? Our personal favorite is ExpressVPN. And how do you use that to watch American Horror Story online? Keep calm (if your nerves will allow) and carry on reading to find out all you need to know.

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How to watch American Horror Story online

How to watch American Horror Story online in the US:

FX is the place to be, of course! Tune in to FX Wednesday September, 18 at 10pm ET, for your latest  dose.

Of course, if you're planning on watching this online you'll need a cable plan or a subscription to the channel. But fret not, it is fairly inexpensive with subscriptions starting at $6.

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How to watch American Horror Story online in the UK: 

For all UK residents, you'll have to watch American Horror Story on Fox TV, and what's even better is it airs in the UK only a day after the US - so on Thursday, September 19 at 10pm. 

For those of you who don't have Fox TV, you can get it with a subscription through any of these platforms: Sky, Virgin Media, Now TV, TalkTalk or

However, if you are out of the country but you still want to watch your shows, then you will have to go ahead and download and install a VPN.

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How to watch American Horror Story online in Canada:  

Luckily for all Canadian fans, American Horror Story is following the same pattern as previous seasons, airing the same date and time as in the US, at FXNOW.

So that means American Horror Story will arrive on Wednesday, September 18 at 10pm ET.

Same for the US, you will either need a cable plan or a subscription to the channel FXNOW.

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How to watch American Horror Story online in Australia:  

For all of the Australian fans, Foxtel's cable service or the company's streaming service, Foxtel Now is the way to go.

Of course, just like other streaming platforms there is a subscription cost. However Foxtel offers a few different packages and a free 10-day trial for first time subscribers.

Luckily, the wait is not long as American Horror Story's latest season will premiere only a day later in Australia, so Thursday, September 19 at 9.30pm AEST.

How to watch American Horror Story Seasons 1-8

Are you not completely up to date with all American Horror Story episodes? Don't panic, you can still watch all seasons or episodes that you have missed and here is how.

US: All 8 seasons are available to stream on Fubo TV, Google Play and Amazon Prime Video.

UK: You are spoilt for choice here, you can choose to watch all 8 seasons on either Sky, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, TalkTalk TV, iTunes and/or Chili.

Canada: Google Play is the way to go as it has all 8 seasons.

Australia: Foxtel, Google Play, Microsoft or iTunes all have the 8 seasons available to stream.

Watch American Horror Story online season 9 trailer: