The Best Way to Stream AMC Without Cable

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The Best Way to Stream AMC Without Cable

Written by John O'Connor

As the name suggests, The American Movie Classics (AMC) channel is know for movies.

But AMC offers a lineup of popular live TV options as well, and the good news for cord cutters, is there are several good options for streaming AMC favorites without cable.

For the past 15 years, AMC has been a major network for prestige television. With shows like The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul, die-hard fans want to watch as soon as episodes air. And with plenty of twists and turns on popular AMC shows, watching live can be the only way of avoiding spoilers. When you sign up to stream AMC, you get access to popular shows like:

  • Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s
  • Talking Dead
  • Gangs of London
  • Show me More
  • A Discovery of Witches
  • Eden: Untamed Planet

Read on below to find out which streaming services will enable you to watch AMC live.


At $8.99 per month, AMC+ is the most cost effective option for streaming AMC.

If you are only interested in streaming AMC content, AMC+ is your best bet. We have been testing AMC+, and for the right cord cutter, this is a great platform. In addition to AMC programming, both live and on-demand, AMC+ features BBC America, Sundance.TV, and IFC. AMC+ is accessible on mobile devices, but unfortunately, isn’t available on Samsung Smart TVs.

AMC Premiere vs. AMC+

There has been a lot of confusion differentiating between AMC Premiere and AMC+, and we see why.

AMC+ is AMC’s streaming service, and is a streaming only platform.

AMC Premiere is just another way of describing the AMC programming you get when you sign-up for cable TV or with a live TV streaming service, like Hulu or YouTube TV.

It’s “regular” AMC plus the ability to watch AMC content through the AMC app when you sign in using your existing cable or live TV streaming provider.

AMC Premiere and AMC+ are separate apps. With AMC+, you create an account from scratch. If you want to watch AMC Premiere on mobile, you have to sign in with an existing TV provider.

Live TV Streaming Services that carry AMC

If you’re looking for a live TV streaming service that carries AMC as part of a library of channels, these providers are your best options.

DirecTV Stream carries AMC

Formerly known as AT&T TV Now, DirecTV Stream offers AMC live streaming in any of its 4 different packages. The least expensive, Entertainment, has 65 channels, and currently costs $69.99/month.

You’ll also get 20 hours of DVR space and 3 simultaneous streams. Plus, it comes with over 40,000 on-demand titles.

One of the available add-ons is AMC’s own streaming service. AMC+ has original content, as well as content from AMC, IFC, Sundance TV, and Shudder. It would cost an additional $6.99/month.

Supported Devices: Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, LG/Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One, browsers, and Android or iOS devices.

FuboTV carries AMC

Fubo is best known for its sports streaming options. But it also has plenty to offer for entertainment. In addition to AMC, subscribers can live stream TNT, BET, Bravo, and many more.

Fubo’s Starter package is $64.99/month. AMC is one of 114 channels offered. It comes with 250 hours of DVR storage and 3 simultaneous streams. Fubo also has two other higher-priced packages with even more channels.

Supported Devices: Amazon Fire, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Hisense, LG/Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, browsers, and Android or iOS devices.

Hulu + Live TV carries AMC

Hulu + Live TV lets you live stream 75 channels, including AMC. This streaming service plan starts at $64.99/month.  This plan includes 2 simultaneous streams and 50 hours of DVR space.

When you subscribe to Hulu + Live TV, you can also watch anything in the vast on-demand library.

Supported Devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, LG/Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, Android and iOS mobile devices, and browsers. It’s the only streaming service to support the Nintendo Switch.

Philo carries AMC

Philo is one of the least expensive streaming services out there. It will cost you only $25/month. AMC is one of 65 channels available to live stream.

In addition to watching channels like AMC live, Philo also comes with unlimited DVR storage.

Supported Devices: Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku, web browsers, Android and iOS devices.

Sling TV carries AMC

Sling is another one of the most affordable streaming services. It has three plans to choose from- Orange, Blue, or Orange + Blue.

Orange or Blue is available for $35/month. Orange + Blue is still fairly low, at $50/month.

In addition to AMC, Orange has 30 channels, Blue 43, and Orange + Blue 51.

Orange does not allow simultaneous streams. But Blue allows 3, and Orange + Blue allows 4.

Sling also comes with 50 hours of DVR storage and an on-demand library.

Supported Devices: Amazon Fire, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, LG/Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One, browsers, and Android or iOS devices.

YouTube TV carries AMC

AMC is one of the 85 channels you can live stream with YouTube TV. Starting at $64.99/month, this streaming service also has unlimited DVR storage.

YouTube TV allows up to 3 simultaneous streams. It also has an on-demand library. With roughly 8,000 titles, it’s smaller than some of the other options.

Supported Devices: Amazon Fire, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Hisense, LG/Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, browsers, and Android or iOS devices.

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