Past seasons of Downton Abbey are available for purchase on Amazon, as of March 2015. Seasons can be purchased in DVD or Blu-ray format. Amazon users may also purchase past seasons or episodes for streaming in either standard or high definition.
From the Amazon home page, a user can perform a search for Downton Abbey. The results include each method of viewing Downton Abbey and each available season. Members of the Amazon Prime program can stream certain seasons of the show free of charge.
Downton Abbey is a British television series that begins in 1912, towards the end of the Edwardian era. The show takes its name from its primary setting, a large Yorkshire country house called Downton Abbey.
The show debuted in 2010 and was an instant success; its premiere had a 32 percent audience share. Another episode broke the record for most viewings of a single episode on ITV player, a way to watch ITV shows online. It has also received critical acclaim, including a ranking as one of the most well-written television shows of all time by the Writers' Guild of America in 2013. It has also received both nominations and awards from the Primetime Emmys, the Golden Globes and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.