What is AMC Premiere?

AMC Premiere is a premium streaming service for AMC programming, which means you get to watch your favorite movies and shows without any commercial interruptions. One of the main highlights of this AMC premium subscription is that it gives you same-day or sometimes, early access to the latest episodes of currently-airing TV series. This makes it highly popular among avid AMC fans who want to upgrade their viewing experience.

What makes AMC Premiere different from other services is that it’s not a standalone subscription. That means it’s not available to anyone and everyone who wants the service. You’ll need an existing subscription to AMC through your TV or streaming provider to get AMC Premiere. This makes the service a little more exclusive than many other premium channel subscriptions.

AMC Premiere plans and pricing

When it comes to AMC prices and plans, subscribers have two options —  annual or monthly. Of course, you save more by purchasing the yearly plan upfront, but you can try the service out monthly if you are not ready to fully commit. 

AMC Premiere
Monthly price$4.99
Annual price$59.99
Free trial7 days
Number of titles70+
Offline downloadsYes
Original contentYes
Streaming qualityUnspecified
Live streamingNo
Commercial-free streamingYes
Early content accessYes

AMC Premiere supported devices

While you can use your computer to stream the AMC Premiere programming through the official website, you get to enjoy an even better experience with the app. The AMC app is available on a wide range of devices — from mobiles and tablets to streaming media players and smart TVs. At the time of writing this post, you can watch AMC Premiere on the following devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Stick 4K
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Android TVs
  • Apple TV and Apple TV 4K devices
  • Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra
  • iOS phones and tablets
  • NVIDIA SHIELD TVs and streaming devices
  • Roku players and Roku connected TVs
  • Samsung TVs
  • Xbox One and Xbox One S

What to watch on AMC Premiere

You can use your AMC Premiere subscription to stream recent or in-season AMC shows without any commercial breaks. For some shows, the service even gives you ad-free access to the entire series so you can binge as much as you want.

This makes it the perfect solution for super-fans of AMC programming who hate commercial interruptions. Keep in mind that there are very limited exceptions where you can only get the ad-supported version of a series, even with AMC Premiere. But the service will clearly specify which shows have ad breaks.

AMC Premiere currently gives you ad-free access to the current seasons of shows like Brockmire, Documentary Now!, Fear the Walking Dead, Into the Badlands, Killing Eve, Riviera, Talking Dead, The Son, The Truth About True Crime with Amanda Knox (podcast), and The Walking Dead.

While you’ll be able to stream new episodes of most of these shows at the same time as they air on AMC, you can even get early access to some of them. For instance, you can watch new episodes of Fear the Walking Dead as early as 48 hours before they air on AMC.

But with some shows that air live from the studio such as Talking Dead, it takes time to create ad-free versions of new episodes. So you won’t get live access to these shows with AMC Premiere, but you’ll be able to watch the ad-free version early the following morning.

For those who like binging on shows, AMC Premiere also gives you access to ad-free versions of entire TV series. This includes titles like A Discovery of Witches, Alcatraz, Comic Book Men, Eli Roth’s History of Horror Master Class, McMafia, NOS4A2, Ride with Norman Reedus, Rosehaven, She Kills (podcast), State of the Union, The Adulterers, The American West, The Making of the Mob, The Name of the Rose, and Unspeakable.

In addition to these, your AMC Premiere subscription also comes with a few extra perks. It gives you access to special content not available anywhere else such as bonus scenes, exclusive extended episodes, sneak peeks, uncut movies, and more. This makes the service a perfect addition to your streaming subscription if you’re a super-fan of AMC shows.

AMC Premiere features

Your AMC Premiere subscription has a few standout features that make it worth the extra $4.99/mo. It comes with features exclusive to the service and not available for regular AMC subscribers such as offline viewing and early content access.

Offline viewing and cloud DVR storage

For starters, AMC Premiere lets you download full episodes of in-season shows to watch offline — a feature unavailable with the regular AMC plan. Once you add an episode to your download list, it’ll be available to watch offline for up to 14 days or shorter, if it’s no longer available on AMC Premiere.

Keep in mind, however, that AMC Premiere isn’t a live TV streaming service. As such, it doesn’t come with cloud DVR storage capabilities. The offline viewing feature is the closest thing available, which lets you download full episodes of in-season shows and watch them without an internet connection.

Same-time and early content access

While the service doesn’t offer live TV, many of the new episodes are available at the same time as the AMC broadcast. So there isn’t too much of a difference with live TV in that aspect. But for some shows that broadcast live from the studio such as the Talking Dead episodes, the service only makes them available to watch the following morning. That’s because it takes time to edit them for a commercial-free viewing experience.

On the plus side, your AMC Premiere subscription gives you early access to new episodes of some shows. And you can watch them as early as 48 hours before they air on TV. This exclusive feature is only available to AMC Premiere subscribers and could be a major highlight for super-fans of AMC programming.

Simultaneous streaming support

As for simultaneous streaming, AMC Premiere doesn’t set the limits on how many devices you can watch its programming from at the same time. While AMC Premiere supports simultaneous streaming, your cable or live TV streaming provider may limit the number of devices you can stream from at the same time.

So, for instance, if you get AMC Premiere as an add-on to your YouTube TV subscription, you can stream AMC shows from up to 3 devices at a time. But if you’re getting it through a basic fuboTV subscription (without Family Sharing), you can stream from up to 2 devices at a time. And if your cable provider only allows a single stream at a time, you’ll be able to watch AMC Premiere from only one device.

User profiles

Your AMC Premiere registered account is only for individual use. This means it doesn’t come with the capabilities to create multiple user profiles under the same account. So while you can use the account to stream from more than one device at a time, you can only have a single user profile.

This makes it a bit challenging to maintain separate watch lists and recommendations personalized for each member of the family. But it shouldn’t be too much of a problem if your cable or live TV streaming provider still allows you to create multiple user profiles. You should be able to use these profiles to personalize your watch list with AMC shows and other types of programming.

Parental controls

Similarly, AMC Premiere doesn’t come with a separate set of parental controls since it doesn’t work as a standalone streaming service. It relies on the parental controls of your cable or live TV streaming provider and/or your device. So the more robust the parental controls on your device or streaming service are, the more effectively you can block out inappropriate content for kids on AMC Premiere.

For instance, let’s say you’ve set the parental controls on your service or device to block access to content with a certain TV rating. When you try to watch a show with that rating and with parental controls on, AMC Premiere will display an error saying that you’re not authorized to view the content.

Guides and layout

Since AMC Premiere isn’t a live TV streaming channel, it doesn’t have a separate TV guide. But the layout is pretty straightforward and easy to navigate. On the mobile app, the home screen highlights featured shows, which makes it easy to discover popular and hit series that you might want to watch. It also has a separate tab where you can discover more shows and another one where you can continue watching where you left off.

On your TV, the AMC Premiere home screen will highlight one show with information on when it’ll air. And you can easily find shows with full episodes at the top-most carousel. It also displays upcoming shows in case you’d like to add them to your watch list.

The final cut

With exclusive features like offline viewing and early access to some AMC shows, AMC Premiere could be just the upgrade you’ve been looking for. It even comes with special content such as bonus scenes and extended episodes, which would be perfect for super-fans of the network’s programming.

All of these extra perks make the upgrade worth the extra $4.99/mo. So consider signing up for the AMC Premiere free trial and see if it’s a good fit for you.

But keep in mind that you can only get it through certain live TV streaming services or through your cable provider. Right now, you can get AMC Premiere as an add-on to your fuboTV or YouTube TV subscription. So sign up for a free trial of any of these services with an AMC Premiere add-on and see if it offers the kind of experience you need.

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