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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 an AMC livestream, plus the ability to DVR AMC shows and watch AMC shows on demand. On top of those livestreaming solutions, AMC has its own streaming service, AMC+. Here's how to watch AMC without cable.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream AMC:

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How to Watch AMC Online Without Cable

It's possible to watch AMC without cable thanks to the rise of the live TV streaming service, often called a “skinny bundle.” The idea is pretty straightforward: live TV streaming services will give you a cable-like bundle of live TV channels, but they’ll let you stream those channels online on all kinds of devices. The bundles tend to be leaner (and cheaper, too), and there are no cable boxes or long-term contracts to worry about.

Services like this make up most of the list below. We’ll also discuss AMC+, which is an all-AMC streaming service that’s well worth considering if you’re an AMC fan.

Stream AMC with DIRECTV Stream

Try DIRECTV Stream

DIRECTV Stream is the live TV streaming service from AT&T. It's a very cablelike — and we mean that in a good way — option for streaming AMC without cable. With DIRECTV Stream, you can expect tons of channels without having to sign a long-term contract.

Stream AMC for Free with Philo

Free Trial

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’s big innovation is its channel lineup, which omits certain high-priced networks (like sports and news networks) in order to deliver fan favorites for less. You can also read more about Philo in our review.

Stream AMC for Free with fuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV is a general-interest skinny bundle, albeit one that bills itself as the best option for sports fans. Among the many non-sports channels in fuboTV's current arsenal is AMC. Check out the fuboTV review to learn more about the service.

Stream AMC with Sling TV

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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 in easily accessible bundles. Foolproof! Check out our Sling TV review to learn more.

YouTube TV

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.


AMC Plus used to be a traditional channel available exclusively to Xfinity subscribers, but now, anyone can subscribe to watch thousands of hours of AMC content. But AMC shows aren’t all viewers get: they’ll also get access to content from IFC, Shudder, and BBC America. There are no ads, either. AMC+ does not include a livestream of AMC, but it does include lots of brand-new on-demand content.

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

You can watch AMC on way more than just your TV. That’s the preferred choice of many, but there's no reason to limit yourself to just watching on a TV. Check out the chart below to find out your options for viewing AMC both at home and while you’re on the go.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web/
Sling TV
Youtube TV

AMC, as Simple as A-B-C

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 for more tips and tricks for replacing the channels and shows you want without having to go crawling back to the cable giants.

20 thoughts on “How to Watch AMC Without Cable

  1. Rick Meier says:

    Both Roku and Amazon Fire TV have a Philo TV app. It’s great for cord cutters!

    1. says:

      Added to the list!

  2. Joseph Ezell says:

    By the way, YouTube TV now offers AMC.

    1. says:

      We didn’t mention YouTube TV, yet, because of its limited availability. But we will in our next update. Thanks for pointing out!

    2. says:

      Amc have blocked the walking dead now copyright.

    3. Pam Richards says:

      Hello Mr. Ezell how much is You Tube a month?

  3. IVAN CRUZ says:

    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.

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Thanks, Ivan! We’re working on updating our site right now. Meanwhile, you can check out some options here:

  4. lar says:

    can you stream past episodes of an AMC show (like lodge 49)?

    1. amcjunky says:

      Yes, you cant on Philo.

  5. Klaus Grabke says:

    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”

  7. amcjunky says:

    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!

  8. Joe Bartlett says:

    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?

  9. Icinda says:

    It seems that AMC May be available through Rocu or YouTube so I’m going to look there.

    Being 75 and alone following the blogs for information is not so easy. Wish me luck !

    1. Rruggles says:

      Sorry but even with the Roku box you’re still going to have to have a TV wife and I are on the Roku right now attempting to do it.

      1. Jthack says:

        You have to go to the Roku Channel app on your Roku to get subscribe to AMC through it without a tv provider. Only 8.99, free trial.

  10. penstruck says:

    Well AMC still requires a tv provider going through Roku. I have Sling tv, and it is not on the AMC list of tv providers.

  11. S74jst says:

    TDS will be cutting AMC on June 14 here in TN. They are already over priced. If I add Philo it’s gonna cost me $21 more brining me up to $140. I can’t get out of my contract with them until Nov so looks like I will be missing walking Dead.

  12. Caity says:

    I’d like to know when the amc+ will have an app directly for my TV. I have the app and can watch on my phone, but it’s annoying that I have to chromacast to my TV and can’t because I have no app.

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