Sundance Now device support covers most major platforms, letting you watch its unique portfolio of quality films, documentaries and original content. Although you will find content from the SundanceTV cable channel and other AMC Network channels, most of the titles are available nowhere else.


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What Devices Work with Sundance Now?

Sundance Now device support
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If you live in the Apple ecosystem, you will find apps for iOS, iPadOS and tvOS. Each version is specifically optimized for the smartphone, tablet and big screen viewing experience. Unusual for streaming media apps, Sundance Now receives a 4.5 star rating from Apple device owners. You can subscribe to Sundance Now through the apps and bill it through iTunes.

Android device owners are just as pleased with the Sundance Now app for Android smartphones and tablets. The app receives a 4.4 star rating in the Google Play Store. The Android app also supports in-app subscriptions.

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Even though it’s based on Android, the Amazon Fire TV app for Sundance Now only receives an average rating of 3 stars. However, the most negative reviews are from people who don’t understand that Sundance Now is a different service from SundanceTV.

Roku’s Channel Store does not collect detailed reviews, but the Sundance Now app’s 3.2 stars may be due to the same user errors.

The reviews for the Sundance Now app in Microsoft’s Xbox Store are even worse at 2.3 stars. However, only seven people have rated the app which could be a sign that Xbox users just aren’t interested in streaming TV through their game consoles.

Can I Use Sundance Now on Other Devices?

Sundance Now Channel on Amazon Prime Video
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If the Sundance Now app is not available on the device you prefer for your streaming TV watching, there is another option. You can subscribe to Sundance Now through Amazon Prime Video’s Channels program. The channels you subscribe to are available through the Amazon Prime Video app which is available on a wide range of platforms.

In addition to the platforms Sundance Now supports, you can get the Amazon Prime Video app on these platforms:

  • Living room devices: NVIDIA Shield, TiVo.
  • Smart TVs: Changhong, Haier, Insignia, JVC, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TCL and Vizio.
  • Game consoles: Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

Why Use Sundance Now?

Sundance Now content
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On-demand streaming services like Netflix and Amazon amass enormous catalogs of content. They hope that everybody will find something to watch. Unfortunately, that means you have to wade through tons of content you don’t like in hopes of finding content you do like.

A streaming service like Sundance Now takes a different approach by curating a distinctive catalog of content that only appeals to certain tastes. If programs like Riviera or The Name of the Rose appeals to you, then you’ll want to subscribe to Sundance Now. Finding content worth watching becomes much easier when a service is designed to meet your particular tastes in TV, film and documentaries.

Chris Casper is a former tech industry product manager who escaped from California for New Mexico. Now he writes about science and tech while searching for the perfect green chile sauce.