"Beginning June 18, 2013, Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive subscription service for streaming the all-new Season 3 of 'Downton Abbey,' the company announced, "and later this year, no digital subscription service other than Prime Instant Video will offer any seasons of 'Downton Abbey.' Prime Instant Video will continue to be the exclusive subscription home through Season 4 and, if produced, Season 5 of 'Downton Abbey.'”
Prime has an annual membership fee of $79 per year. In addition to offering unlimited instant streaming of several thousand movies and TV shows, the program offers "unlimited free two-day shipping on millions of items including books, home and garden products, electronics, video games, clothing, and much more."
The program also offers Kindle books to borrow at no additional cost.
Almost 40,000 IMDb.com users have rated “Downton” Abbey, giving it an average rating of 8.9 of a possible 10. Female viewers give it an average rating of 9.2 of a possible 10.
In 2012, the series won a Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.