How to watch ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ for free

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Making the best of what’s left of the zombie-ridden world.

What do you do when the entire world is crumbling around you? For the survivors in Fear the Walking Dead, the answer is simple: scour the wasteland for more people and help make the world a little bit better. The undertaking is pretty ambitious, especially because of the constant threat of brain-eating zombies. Morgan Jones heads the pack of survivors, with a philosophy rooted in basic humanism and community. 

It’s easier said than done. In season 5, the group’s trust will be tested as they find themselves in uncharted territory, where they must face their pasts and fears. If they can come out the other end unscathed, they’ll be forever changed, and perhaps even find an entirely new way to survive. 

Here’s how to watch Fear the Walking Dead online for free.

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Fear the Walking Dead cast

  • Kim Dickens as Madison Clark
  • Cliff Curtis as Travis Manawa
  • Frank Dillane as Nick Clark
  • Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza Ortiz
  • Mercedes Mason as Ofelia Salazar
  • Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris Manawa
  • Rubén Blades as Daniel Salazar
  • Colman Domingo as Victor Strand
  • Michelle Ang as Alex
  • Danay García as Luciana Galvez
  • Daniel Sharman as Troy Otto
  • Sam Underwood as Jake Otto
  • Dayton Callie as Jeremiah Otto
  • Lisandra Tena as Lola Guerrero
  • Maggie Grace as Althea
  • Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie
  • Lennie James as Morgan Jones
  • Jenna Elfman as June/Naomi/Laura
  • Alexa Nisenson as Charlie
  • Karen David as Grace 

When does Fear the Walking Dead air?

Season 5 of Fear the Walking Dead starts on Sunday, June 2, at 9pm ET.

How to watch Fear the Walking Dead online for free

Each of the following live TV streaming services offers AMC as part of its channel suite. More importantly, each one comes with a seven-day free trial so you can watch Fear the Walking Dead for free. There are variations between the services, so pick one that suits your streaming needs and budget. 

1) 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. AMC is available in both Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages. 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 FXXHere’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.

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2) Philo

Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to AMC at only $16 a month. You will also find the best deal on popular channels like Animal Planet, IFC, AMC, Lifetime, and even deep cuts like ID. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.

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3) PlayStation Vue

If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you.  Still, you don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)

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4) FuboTV

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.

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5) YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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How to catch up on Fear the Walking Dead episodes

If you’re looking for a place to catch up on older Fear the Walking Dead episodes, there are a couple of solutions. 

1) AMC Premiere

  • Cost: $4.99 per month, on top of your monthly cable or live TV streaming subscription 

AMC Premiere works a bit differently from the typical on-demand channel service. You can watch AMC shows as soon as they are without commercials, along with exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. However, you need to have a cable or live TV streaming subscription to join, plus pay an additional $4.99 a month. If you’re addicted to Fear the Walking DeadInto the Badlands, Better Call Saul, and The Walking Dead, it may just be worth the price for you.

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2) Amazon Video

  • Cost: $1.99+/episode, $34.99/season
  • Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii

Seasons 1-4 are available for purchase on Amazon Video, but for some reason, season 2 is missing. Single episodes are available starting at $1.99, with entire seasons are available for $34.99.

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.