How to Watch AMC Without Cable

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Want to know how to watch AMC without cable? Here are 5 ways to watch The Walking Dead without cable, and more, and save $50+ per month.

The Walking Dead  is back on August 30, which has many people asking how to watch AMC without cable. Five streaming services will let you do it: Philo, Sling TV, Fubo TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

We cover the features, cost and highlights of each below, as well as other ways to watch The Walking Dead without cable.

Streaming Services With AMC


The average American pays around $110 per month for cable. Plus there’s a contract. Switching to streaming could save you $70 per month or more.

Here’s some of the best ways to stream AMC without cable.

1. Philo


At $20 per month, Philo may be the best way to get AMC without cable. Its low price makes it one of the best alternatives to cable TV. You can stream on three screens at once, and have a DVR with unlimited recording time.

There is only one subscription tier and you get 60+ channels, including A&E, Animal Planet, Comedy Central, CMT, Discovery Channel, HGTV, and History Channel.

The only downside to Philo is that it doesn’t come with any sports channels, like ESPN or Fox Sports. It also doesn’t include local channels.

However, a simple digital antenna is all you need to get local channels without cable.

We bought a Mohu Leaf digital antenna on Amazon and that simple, one-time purchase has made it easy and affordable to get all our local channels without cable.

Learn more about how to get AMC without a live TV provider in our Philo TV review.

Philo TV at a Glance

Pricing & Packages$20
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams3
On-demand libraryYes
Try Philo


2. Sling TV


Sling TV is another way to watch AMC without cable. It offers content in two packages – Sling Orange and Sling Blue – both for $35 per month. AMC is offered in both.

There are a few differences between Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Sling Orange offers 30 channels, including ESPN while Sling Blue offers 42 channels without ESPN.

Channels in the Sling Orange package include: A&E, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and TBS.

Channels in Sling Blue include: Bravo, CNN, FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FX, and NFL Network. You can customize your channel lineup and DVR capability further with add-ons that cost an extra $5 to $10 per month.

Learn more in our Sling TV review.

Sling TV at a Glance

Pricing & PackagesOrange - $35 / Blue - $35 / Orange + Blue - $50
ChannelsOrange - 30 (ESPN) / Blue - 30 / Orange + Blue - 45
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous StreamsOrange - 1 / Blue - 3 / Orange + Blue - 3
DVR50 hrs. - Free / 200 hrs. - $5/mo.
On-demand libraryYes
Try Sling


3. fuboTV


If you like sports, fuboTV could be a good streaming choice for you. Not only does fuboTV let you stream AMC without cable, its channel lineup also gives you access to nearly all the other popular networks mentioned here.

The base package includes AMC and costs $64.99 per month, which is significantly less than the average cable plan.

Learn all about fuboTV in our fuboTV review.

FuboTV at a Glance

Pricing & PackagesFamily - $64.99 / Elite - $79.99
Channels95 - 165+
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams3
DVRFamily - 500 hours/Elite - 1,000 hours
On-demand libraryYes
Try fubo


4. AT&T TV Now


Although it’s a bit pricy, AT&T TV Now (formerly known as DirecTV Now) is another option for watching AMC without cable.

Choose the “Live a Little” plan for $65 per month. You’ll get 45+ channels including AMC.  We’ve tried it a few times and think it offers a solid user experience and good content variety.

Want to learn more about AT&T TV Now? Read our AT&T TV Now review.

AT&T TV Now at a Glance

Pricing & Packages6 packages. Plus - $55 / Ultimate - $135
Channels45 to 125+
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams3
DVR500 hours
On-demand libraryYes
Try AT&T TV Now


5. YouTube TV


A YouTube TV subscription costs $65 per month and comes with 80+ channels including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News, and USA Network.

If you want to watch Better Call Saul without cable, you can do it on YouTube TV, which like all the other cord-cutting solutions here comes with no contract and no cancellation fees.

YouTube TV at a Glance

Pricing & Packages$64.99
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams3
DVRNo limit
On-demand libraryYes

Read our YouTube TV review to learn more about the service.

You can watch AMC for free with YouTube TV’s free trial and see if this streaming service works for you.

Can I Watch AMC without a TV provider?


You cannot watch AMC live for free online. While AMC’s website lets you watch full videos of shows online, you need a login from a cable provider.

A login from an internet service provider might work, but there’s no guarantee.

The good news is that you can get AMC without cable for a lot less per month through any one of the streaming services listed here.

However, if you do have a TV package, AMC Premiere may be a solution to get all your favorite content. It costs $4.99 per month, after a 7-day free trial, and provides early access to hit shows – with no commercials.

How to Watch The Walking Dead without Cable


AMC has a history of showing the first episode of The Walking Dead every season online on for free without cable TV provider login credentials.

In addition to the streaming services already mentioned, you can buy the latest season online at Amazon for a small cost.

The first eight seasons are available on Netflix.

While there’s no good way to watch The Walking Dead for free, there are plenty of ways to do it without an expensive cable contract.

*Looking for more information on streaming options? Read our best alternatives to cable TV article.

People often ask if you can watch The Walking Dead for free. While there are episodes available through and the official AMC app, you’ll need a TV Everywhere login or credentials from a pay TV subscription to access them.

Another common question we hear is, ‘can you watch AMC on Hulu?’ Surprisingly, the answer is no. Hulu Live doesn’t stream AMC and regular Hulu does not include The Walking Dead in its on-demand library. There are only a few AMC shows available on Hulu, which you can see below:

  • Fear the Walking Dead (AMC’s Walking Dead spinoff show)
  • The Son
  • Feed the Beast
  • Preacher (Seasons 1 and 2 only)

While Hulu offers a vast library of on demand network and is a great deal at just $5.99 per month, AMC shows are just not a part of it yet.

Can I Watch AMC on Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, or Roku?


AMC is available on all of the major streaming platforms including Roku, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Amazon devices.

You can also easily watch AMC without cable online on your computer or mobile device with just an internet connection.



There are many different ways to watch AMC without cable on the streaming platform of your choice.

With so many options, is there any good reason not to pull the plug on your cable subscription and try one of the streaming services mentioned here?


What other channels keep you from cutting the cord? How much money do you spend on cable or cable alternatives each month?

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