AMC’s flagship show, The Walking Dead, is continuously making headlines. Without any spoilers, we can say that no matter when you want to tune in to the show, you’re sure to see something shocking and entertaining. And without cable, many fans are rightfully concerned about watching the AMC live stream legally.
And, while The Walking Dead is probably the most easily recognized, there are several great AMC shows, like Better Call Saul and Fear the Walking Dead, that keep people addicted to high priced cable. But what if we told you there was a way to watch AMC without cable and it was completely legal.
Here is how to watch AMC online.
Do You Want an AMC Live Stream? Try DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is an AT&T product, and the newest streaming service out there. You may think ‘satellite dish’ when you hear DIRECTV, but all of that is about to change; the service is entirely online, with no special equipment or contracts needed.
DIRECTV NOW will certainly be adding more features in the coming months, but here is what you should know right now:
- Prices start at just $35 a month for over 60 channels, not including a selective on-demand. You will get a live stream of AMC and most other large network channels.
- You’ll be able to watch on streaming devices like Amazon Fire, plus your smartphone and computer. Even better, there are no mobile restrictions as of this writing.
- Unlike some other streaming services, DIRECTV NOW is easy to setup and navigate. The grid-guide interface is the most like traditional cable out there.
Finally, DIRECTV NOW (review) often offers special deals to new customers on popular streaming devices, so make sure to check for those when signing up.
Watch the AMC Live Stream with Sling TV
Sling TV is another good bet to watch AMC programming online. For the current streaming services on the market it is both the most affordable.
You can watch AMC streaming live with Sling TV. And, along with The Walking Dead, there are plenty of other series to draw you in, including:
- Fear the Walking Dead
- Halt and Catch Fire
- Better Call Saul
- Into the Badlands
- The Talking Dead
- Geeking Out
- Turn: Washington’s Spies
As we mentioned, one of Sling TV’s best selling points is the low price. The basic packages, that include AMC streaming, start at $20 per month. There is no contract, so you don’t have to feel committed to the product. You can cancel at any time.
You can also watch AMC without cable on Sling TV by using it with any number of streaming players. You can watch right on your computer, desktop or laptop, or your smart phone. Tablets work, too.
You may also want to check to see if they’re running any special deals on players. Sometimes they have discounts on Apple TV. Or they may offer a free Roku, depending on the promotions in place when you’re shopping.
You can even start out with a free trial for 7 days to see what you think before committing.
Other Hard to Find Networks on Sling TV
AMC probably isn’t the only network you watch. Cutting cable can be a frightening experience if you think you’ll miss out on all your favorite programming. Here are some of the other networks you can expect if you subscribe to Sling TV.
For example, if you like many of the programs on the AMC stream, you probably also like some BBC America shows like Doctor Who or Orphan Black. Do you want to watch Vikings on HISTORY, they have that too. Keep up with The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Watch Bates Motel on A&E. Don’t miss your favorite foodie shows on Food Network or travel shows on The Travel Channel. If you like sports, Sling TV has the ESPN family of networks. And those are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Watch AMC Streaming with PlayStation Vue
Another service to consider to watch AMC without cable is PlayStation Vue. PlayStation Vue is Sony’s answer to the streaming content issue. There are many similarities between the two products, but a few differences as well.
The most obvious is price, since PlayStation Vue starts at $30 to $40 per month depending on your location and the package you select.
It is also quite a bit less accessible than its streaming counterpart. PlayStation Vue only works with a select few streaming players. You can watch on PS3 or PS4, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Android or iOS devices.
But keep in mind that Vue restricts mobile content and ties your account to your home location, so it isn’t a good solution to watch AMC streaming online if you’re away from home.
But, there are some things fans might want to consider to decide between the two. Here is PlayStation Vue’s website to learn more.
Other Ways to Watch AMC Online
As one more option to watch AMC without cable, if you’re patient enough to wait, many of their shows do appear on Netflix over time. Typically, new shows are released in their entirety about a year after the season premiered. So, if you’re willing to wait almost a year to find out who did what to whom, Netflix is a reasonable option to stream AMC shows online.
So, now that you know all the options for watching AMC without cable, it is time to do your homework and research the best solution for you. Compare and contrast these two options and don’t be afraid to ask questions in the comments. We’re here to help.
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