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AMC is the home to Hollywood classics old and new, plus hit shows like The Walking Dead. It's one of the best movie channels on cable, and also offers some of the best original series on cable. For AMC super-fans, AMC alone is a good enough reason to keep cable – or, at least, it would be if it were not so easy to watch AMC without cable.
The reality is that you just don't need cable to watch AMC. There are several great legal streaming services that will offer you a AMC live stream, plus the ability to DVR AMC shows and watch AMC shows on demand. Services like these make it easier than ever for fans of great television to say goodbye to cable and satellite. The legacy pay TV services simply don't have a monopoly on live TV anymore, and that includes AMC. Here's how to watch AMC without cable.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream AMC:
It's possible to watch AMC without cable thanks to the rise of a relatively new alternative to the stale old legacy pay TV services. You can now ditch cable or satellite in favor of a live TV streaming service, often called a “skinny bundle.”
These services offer the same live network TV broadcasts that their older competition does. But these services use new innovations to keep costs down and customers happy. For one thing, the live TV streaming services have ditched the clumsy over-packed bundles of cable, electing instead to offer slimmed-down packages that include only the best channels (some services offer multiple bundle options, making it possible for live TV die-hards to get those larger cable-sized bundles, too – but providing a choice means giving a low-cost option to those of us who simply don't want 300 channels). These services also stream online, of course, just like Netflix and the many on-demand streaming services that helped spark the cord cutting revolution years ago. That makes it easy for these companies to let you watch TV on lots of different internet-connected devices – including not just your smart TV or TV-connected streaming box (like your Roku or Fire TV), but also your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop. It also means no regional monopolies of the sort that you deal with when you pay for cable: there is plenty of competition, and that means lower prices.
In short, live TV streaming services are better than cable – and cheaper, too. Here are the trusted services that will allow you to watch AMC without cable.
Stream AMC for Free with Philo
Philo is an affordable skinny bundle with a lot to offer. Among the channels that Philo offers is AMC. Thanks to a price tag that's much lower than the industry standard, Philo is one of the most affordable ways to watch AMC without cable. Philo is growing fast, adding channels and platform support, and it's well worth checking out. You can do so for free by signing up for the service's free trial offer. That's available, of course, through the link above! You can also read more about Philo in our review.
Stream AMC for Free with fuboTV
fuboTV was once a soccer-specific streaming service, but that's ancient history now: the service has long since reinvented itself as a general-interest skinny bundle, albeit one that bills itself as the best option for sports fans. Among the many non-soccer and non-sports channels in fuboTV's current arsenal is AMC. Check out the fuboTV review to learn more about the service. You can try out your AMC live stream free of charge: fuboTV offers a week-long free trial. To grab that, just click on the link above.
Stream AMC with Sling TV
Sling TV is designed to allow customers to create their own ideal skinny bundle. First, you'll choose between two base packages (or grab both). Then, you'll be able to tack on as many or as few of Sling TV's smaller add-on bundles as you'd like. These little bundles cost less than the big ones and include groups of channels lumped together by type (for example, you can add an extra full of sports channels – or skip it, and save money by ditching channels you don't need). That makes things very flexible for most TV fans, and AMC fans will be happy to see that their channel is included easily accessible bundles. Foolproof! Check out the Sling TV review to learn more.
AT&T TV Now offers subscribers a choice of different bundles at different price points. Some of those bundles include AMC, which makes AT&T TV Now a smart way to watch AMC online, no cable necessary. AT&T TV Now has free trials on offer to sweeten the deal.
YouTube TV is Google's skinny bundle service, and it's a very solid choice for folks who want to watch AMC without cable. YouTube TV serves up a nice selection of live-streaming network television channels that includes, of course, AMC. YouTube TV also has user-friendly apps and great content discovery features. To try out YouTube TV for free, and sign up for the service's week-long free trial offer. You can also read our full review of YouTube TV here.
These live TV streaming services wouldn't be much good without apps for the major streaming device platforms, and the companies behind them know it. That's why the major skinny bundles listed above offer great platform support.
Roku users can watch AMC without cable using apps for Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each have apps for Fire TV devices.
Apple TV users can choose between Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.
Chromecast works well with fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.
Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV each have apps for Google's Android TV platform.
You can stream on the go, too, of course. Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each have apps for iOS devices and Android devices.
Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV can also be streamed on your computer using their in-browser apps.
That's a lot of different ways to watch AMC without cable, and a lot of different platforms to do it on! Skinny bundles are one of a cord cutter's best tools for replacing content after saying goodbye to cable for good, so make sure that you check out a few free trials and see how you enjoy watching AMC without cable. And, of course, stay tuned to Cordcutting.com for more tips and tricks for replacing the channels and shows you want without having to go crawling back to the cable giants.
Both Roku and Amazon Fire TV have a Philo TV app. It’s great for cord cutters!
Added to the list!
By the way, YouTube TV now offers AMC.
We didn’t mention YouTube TV, yet, because of its limited availability. But we will in our next update. Thanks for pointing out!
You might want to remove PSVue from the list since the service will be shutting down at the beginning of the year and they will stop accepting new subscribers soon. I’m already searching for a replacement, wish Hulu carried it fully.
Thanks, Ivan! We’re working on updating our site right now. Meanwhile, you can check out some options here: https://cordcutting.com/services/best/#Best_for_Live_TV
can you stream past episodes of an AMC show (like lodge 49)?
Yes, you cant on Philo.
Paying for a bundle of cable or over the air channels from another company that’s not a cable company IS NOT CORD CUTTING IMO. You are still buying bundled services instead of picking one or more networks a la carte and only paying for them instead of being forced to take all or nothing from a cable company. Just because you may be saving a little money, you are ultimately still enabling schemes that keep AMC from offering a direct to non-cable or non-BUNDLED SERVICE consumer product.
Agree with Kilauea Grabke, if we are cord cutting we should not have to pay to watch AMC to finish watching our favorite “The Walking Dead”
I have Philo, its $21 a month just so I can watch a few AMC shows, i think that’s a lot and it kind of sucks that AMC doesn’t put their shows on Netflix or Hulu like so many others, or have an app that is maybe cheaper! I only watch Walking Dead and NOS4A2 and soon, whenever it is released, Walking Dead world beyond. So $21 a month is a lot for a few shows, I’ve yet to find anything else I need or want on Philo, though the service works great, i just don’t like spending the money.
I have Netflix and Hulu already as we dumped cable, losing AMC was NOT an option, I love these shows!
It’s so irritating that AMC requires you to have a TV Plan at all (digital or otherwise). Why doesn’t AMC just cut out the middle-man and allow AMC Premium to work without another provider?
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