The cheapest way to watch AMC online



With original shows like The Walking Dead, Preacher, Better Call Saul, and The Son, it’s no wonder you want to watch AMC online. Formerly known as American Movie Classics, AMC’s early programming focused on classic black-and-white films. In 2002, the company refocused and rebranded, expanding the kinds of movies it showed and experimenting with new programming. AMC hit gold in 2007 with the launch of Mad Men and again the following year with Breaking Bad, ushering in a new golden era of TV. 

Thankfully, you no longer need cable to watch your favorite AMC shows—and you don’t have to wait for them to hit Netflix either. All you need is a live TV streaming subscription. Getting one will allow you watch AMC in real-time, and you’ll be able to use your subscription for AMC’s app, where you can stream the channel’s complete library of content. Here’s everything you need to know.

How to watch AMC online

1) Hulu with Live TV

  • Cost: $54.99 per month 
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Game-changing feature: Every subscription comes with free access to Hulu’s on-demand library, meaning you can catch up on all of your favorite shows. (Here are our picks for the best movies on Hulu, Hulu documentaries, anime, and the must-see Hulu originals.)

Hulu subscribers can watch some AMC programming, but only a frustrating portion of it. At the moment, only the shows Preacher, Fear of the Walking Dead, and Feed the Beast are available. What’s worse, most of AMC’s back catalog programming is streaming on Hulu competitor Netflix. That means you’ll need to subscribe to both to catch it all. On the bright side, with only three shows to watch you could probably knock each of them out with a one-month subscription. Oddly, Hulu with Live TV does not include AMC as a channel.


2) Philo

If you have hardware that supports it and don’t care about sports programming, Philo is the best deal in streaming today. For just $16 a month, you get AMC, Vice, and Viacom channels that many other services are missing, along with a host of other options. The downside is you don’t get local channels, news, or ESPN. Of course, you’re not here looking to stream anything but AMC, and for the money, Philo is the best way to do it. Your subscription comes with free cloud DVR, but make sure you watch your shows quickly. Each one gets deleted 30 days after you record it.


3) Sling TV

For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


4) FuboTV

FuboTV may have a reputation for being a sports streaming service, but it’s much more than that. Not only does it offer AMC, but you can also find cable standards like CNN, FX, FS1, A&W, Syfy, and a whole boatload of specialty soccer channels. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)


5) YouTube TV

Game-changing feature: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts gets unlimited cloud DVR. Even better: You can fast-forward through ads in recorded programs.

Fans who want both AMC and the ability to split up the cost of services among a group of friends should give YouTube TV a look. Launched in April 2017, YouTube TV allows up to six people to watch on one account, making it ideal for college students or anyone on a budget. It also happens to come with AMC, ensuring no one in your circle has an excuse for not being caught up on The Walking Dead. Your $40 gets your over 60 channels, so when you’re done with AMC, you can switch over to FX, SyFy, Nat Geo, or a host of other popular options. YouTube TV also features the most generous DVR on the market, offering users unlimited space to save their favorite shows. (Here’s a full breakdown of YouTube TV channels.)


7) Netflix

how to watch amc shows on netflix Screengrab via Netflix

Cost: $7.99-$13.99 per month

If you want to catch up on old AMC shows, no service does it better than Netflix. From classics like Breaking Bad and Mad Men to the criminally underrated Halt and Catch Fire, Netflix has it all. Netflix has even rescued dying AMC shows like The Killing and Longmire for new seasons after the channel canceled them, and current shows like Into The Badlands, Better Call Saul, and The Walking Dead have their full seasons uploaded to Netflix shortly after they end. It’s almost like having AMC on a time delay.

Devices: Netflix can be streamed via Amazon Fire devices, Roku, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android, browsers, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo consoles, smart TVs, and even many Blu-ray players.

How to Stream

Popular Cable Channels

A&E AMC Animal Planet
BBC America BET Bravo
Cartoon Network Comedy Central Discovery Channel
Disney Channel Disney XD E!
Food Network Freeform FX
FXX Hallmark Channel HBO
HGTV History Channel IFC
Lifetime MTV National Geographic
Nick at Nite Nick Jr Nickelodeon
Paramount Network Science Channel Showtime
Starz Sundance SYFY
TBS Telemundo TLC
Travel Channel TruTV TNT
Viceland Willow The Weather Channel
Live Sports Channels
ESPNU ESPN Deportes ACC Network
Big Ten Network BeIN Sports Fox Sports
FS1 FS2 MLB Network
Mountain West Network NBA TV NBC Golf
NBC Sports Network NFL Network NFL Redzone
NHL Network Pac 12 Network Tennis Channel
SEC Network DAZN UFC Fight Pass
News Channels
CNN CNBC Fox News Channel
Streaming Devices
Amazon Fire Roku Apple TV
Android iOS Smart TVs
Chromecast XBox Playstation
Live TV Streaming Services
Hulu Live TV Sling TV Fubo TV
YouTube TV AT&T TV Philo
VidGo AT&T Watch CBS All Access
Best Premium Streaming Services
Netflix Hulu Disney Plus
Amazon Prime HBO Apple TV+
Starz Shudder DC Universe
BritBox Curiosity Stream WWE Network
Acorn TV Rooster Teeth CrunchyRoll

Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.

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John-Michael Bond

John-Michael Bond

John-Michael Bond is a tech reporter and culture writer for Daily Dot. A longtime cord-cutter and early adopter, he's an expert on streaming services (Hulu with Live TV), devices (Roku, Amazon Fire), and anime. A former staff writer for TUAW, he's knowledgeable on all things Apple and Android. You can also also find him regularly performing standup comedy in Los Angeles.