How to Watch The Walking Dead Without Cable TV




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The Walking Dead is one of the last shows people still want to see live. In a world of DVRs and on-demand options, there are only a few shows that have captured the American public the way The Walking Dead has.

Now as The Walking Dead returns this weekend cord cutters have more options than ever to watch their favorite show.

In the past watching the show live meant a long-term, expensive contract with cable TV. Now you have the option to watch The Walking Dead without cable TV.

Here is how to watch The Walking Dead:

Live Options

If you want to watch The Walking Dead live, you can do so on several services. Currently, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DIRECTV NOW, and YouTube TV all offer AMC live.

Sling TV

Sling TV has AMC for $20 a month, making them a great way to watch The Walking Dead.

Sling TV also offers a 7-day free trial, which is perfect if you are looking to try them out.


The newest option for The Walking Dead is Philo. With Philo you can get AMC for just $16 a month. The downside (depending on who you are) is that Philo has none of the sports channels and they only have Cheddar and BBC World News for news.

So if all you want is AMC and sports/news is not something you are looking for, Philo may be what you want.

YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue

Both offer AMC. YouTube TV is $35 a month and PlayStation Vue is $39.99. YouTube TV is only available in select markets.

On Demand

If you love The Walking Dead but are happy to wait a day to watch it, you may want to pick up a season pass to The Walking Dead on Amazon, Vudu, or iTunes.

For a fraction of the cost of paying for a live TV service every month to watch The Walking Dead, you can buy a season pass and watch the full season without a monthly bill.


If you have an AT&T Wireless Unlimited Plan, you can get AMC on DIRECTV NOW for $20 a month. That is a fabulous deal. Non-AT&T Unlimited subscribers can watch AMC on DIRECTV NOW for $35 a month.

You can also get a 7-day free trial to test out DIRECTV NOW before you pay.

You are now all set to watch The Walking Dead.

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