You can watch AMC live without cable with one of the following four options: Philo, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and DirecTV Now. In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch AMC on Philo

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With Philo, you can shave a ton of money off of your monthly entertainment bill. Prices start at just $20. That makes this streaming service one of the cheapest options out there for tuning into channels like AMC without cable.

Philo Pricing and Packages

Philo comes with AMC and 50+ other channels. If you want more entertainment, you can get 58 channels for just $20/month.

58 Channels
7-day free trial
$20.00/ month

58 channels

3 simultaneous streams

30-Day DVR

SIGN UP

For more information on Philo plans, check here.

Philo Channels

Philo’s menu includes educational channels like Discovery, History and Science Channel. There are also lots of lifestyle channels like A&E, BET and others. There are no sports and news channels, though.

For more information on Philo channels, check here.

Philo Supported Devices

Philo does have an Android app, but it doesn’t give you the ability to stream Philo’s channels. If you want to watch Philo on your phone, you have to use the mobile version of Google Chrome.

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all models), Chromecast and Roku (all current models)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (5.0 and up)
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (7.0 and up, Chrome browser), iOS (10.3 and up)
  • Game consoles: None
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Check here for more information on Philo’s supported devices.

Philo Simultaneous Streams

Philo lets you stream to three different screens at the same time from one account. Some competing streaming services– like Live TV and DirecTV Now– limit you to two streams unless you pay for an upgrade.

To learn more about Philo’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Philo DVR

Given Philo’s low subscription prices, you may not expect much in the way of features like cloud DVR recording. But surprisingly, Philo’s cloud DVR lets you record an unlimited amount of TV.

Check here to learn more about Philo’s DVR.

Philo On-Demand Library

According to Philo’s support site, Philo currently has around 20,000 on-demand titles. Some of that content is of the “catch-up TV” variety. In other words, the episodes disappear shortly after they air. Movies are available, as well.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch AMC on PlayStation Vue

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Source: PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue‘s name might lead you to believe that it has something to do with video games. Actually, it’s one of the all-around best ways to leave your cable company in the dust.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

One of the best things about PlayStation Vue is that it’s very reasonably priced, considering all the features and channels that you get. The cheapest plan costs $45/month and includes AMC. The $80 Ultra subscription comes with HBO and Showtime.

Access
5-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

50 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

SIGN UP
Core
5-Day Free Trial
$49.99/ month

75 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

SIGN UP
Elite
5-Day Free Trial
$59.99/ month

96 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

SIGN UP
Ultra
5-Day Free Trial
$79.99/ month

98 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

SIGN UP
* You get 3 streams to use in-home or out-of-home streams and 2 extra streams to use in-home.

For more information about PlayStation Vue’s plans, click here.

PlayStation Vue Channels

PlayStation Vue’s channel menu includes a great lineup of sports channels, including all the ESPN channels– and that’s just for starters. There are news channels, movie channels, family channels and more.

Click here to see the full list of PlayStation Vue channels.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

The only notable weakness in this category is the fact that there is no way to access PlayStation Vue on an Xbox console. There are PlayStation Vue apps for most other TV devices, though.

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Android TV (all gens), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (all gens), Chromecast (1st gen and up) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Smart TVs: Amazon Fire TV (all gens), Android TV (all gens) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android OS 5.0 and up, iOS 9 and up, and Amazon Fire HD6 tablets and up.
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge are recommended (most recent versions will work).

Click here to learn more about devices that work with PlayStation Vue.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

All PlayStation Vue subscribers get five simultaneous streams. In other words, you can stream to five different screens through one PlayStation Vue account at the same time. Unless you have a large family or lots of roommates, that should be enough to cover just about everyone.

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s account sharing features.

PlayStation Vue DVR

In addition to five simultaneous streams, you also get a free unlimited DVR when you sign up for PlayStation Vue. That means that you can record as much TV as you want. After four weeks, your recordings will disappear.

Click here to learn more about how PlayStation Vue’s DVR works.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

PlayStation Vue is meant to be used as a live TV service, but there is some on-demand content to enjoy as well. You can find on-demand episodes of recently aired shows by clicking “Catch Up” from the main menu.

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Watch AMC on Sling TV

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Source: Sling TV

Sling TV is a streaming service from the Dish Network, the satellite TV provider. As one of the very first cable alternatives, it helped popularize cord-cutting and bring it into the mainstream. With customizable plans and low prices, Sling TV is still very competitive.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

When you sign up for Sling TV you have to choose at least one base package. There are two base packages available: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. They both cost $25/month and come with around 30 channels. If you get both base plans, you’ll get a $10 discount on your monthly fees.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

SIGN UP
Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

SIGN UP
Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

SIGN UP
* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

Sling Orange and Sling Blue both come with AMC. The main difference between the two base plans boils down to Disney. ESPN and several other channels that are a part of what you get when you buy Sling Orange are owned by Disney. The channels in the Sling Blue package are owned by other companies.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV has apps for nearly every TV device except PlayStation game consoles. That’s understandable though, since PlayStation has its own streaming service: PlayStation Vue.

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV.
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets).
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome on Mac and Windows recommended.

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

Sling TV’s account sharing policy is restrictive compared to what other streaming services offer. Sling Orange channels can only be streamed to one device at a time. Up to three devices can stream Sling Blue channels simultaneously.

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

Like many streaming services, Sling TV has a cloud DVR that lets you record TV content when you’re not around to watch it. You have to pay $5/month to unlock it, though. The capacity of the DVR maxes out at 50 hours.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Though Sling TV’s specialty is live TV, it does have a growing library of on-demand content as well. Another bonus: you can use your Sling TV credentials to unlock a wide array of different TV Everywhere-compatible TV apps. Many of these apps have additional on-demand content that you can enjoy on a variety of TV devices.

Watch AMC on Hulu with Live TV

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Source: Hulu

Hulu with Live TV is yet another live TV service that carries AMC.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

AMC comes with Hulu with Live TV’s base plan, which costs $45.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

SIGN UP

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s plans, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

Unlike Sling TV and other customizable streaming services, Hulu with Live TV offers a one-size-fits-all subscription that’s designed to appeal to a broad demographic.

Click here to see the full list of Hulu with Live TV channels.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu with Live TV is available on all the major TV device platforms.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain Samsung and LG televisions as well as some devices based on Amazon Fire TV or Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
  • Desktop browsers: Most browsers.

Click here to learn more about devices that work with Hulu with Live TV.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

You can record TV content to Hulu with Live TV’s most basic cloud DVR, which is free. However, you can’t skip past commercials unless you pay for an upgrade.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

One of the best things about Hulu with Live TV is the massive library of on-demand videos that you get when you subscribe. Originals like Handmaid’s Tale sweeten the deal.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch AMC on DirecTV Now

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Source: DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now had very low subscription prices when it first came out. Now it’s a little bit more expensive. However, it’s still an option if you’re looking for a way to catch AMC shows without cable.

DirecTV Now Pricing and Packages

The cheapest DirecTV Now plan costs $50, which is pricey compared to other streaming services but cheap compared to what traditional cable companies charge.

  • Plus: 40+ channels / $50 per month. Includes HBO.
  • Max: 50+ channels / $70 per month. Includes HBO, Cinemax.
  • Entertainment: 65+ channels / $93 per month.
  • Choice: 85+ channels / $110 per month.
  • Xtra: 105+ channels /  $124 per month.
  • Ultimate: 125+ channels / $135 per month.

For more information about DirecTV Now plans, click here.

DirecTV Now Channels

One of the best things about DirecTV Now is its large channel menu. Just about every channel you can think of is available through DirecTV Now, including AMC.

Click here to see the full list of DirecTV Now channels.

DirecTV Now Supported Devices

DirecTV Now has good app coverage compared to the competition. All the most popular TV devices have DirecTV Now apps.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: None.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari.

Click here to learn more about devices that work with DirecTV Now.

DirecTV Now Simultaneous Streams

DirecTV Now is a bit stingy when it comes to account sharing. The default simultaneous stream limit is two devices, but you can expand that to three devices by purchasing an upgrade.

To learn more about DirecTV Now’s simultaneous streams, click here.

DirecTV Now DVR

The $5/month 20-hour cloud DVR is average compared to what other streaming services offer in the way of recording features. Most other streaming services give you a free cloud DVR, and many offer unlimited recording storage.

Click here to learn more about how DirecTV Now’s DVR works.

DirecTV Now On-Demand Library

According to DirecTV Now’s website, its on-demand content library has over 40,000 on-demand titles. That’s an impressive  number, but many of those titles are recently aired TV show episodes that expire after a certain period of time.

How to Watch AMC on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch AMC on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and DirecTV Now. All of these services have free trials, which lets you see for yourself if you like them or not before you commit to a paid plan.

How to Watch AMC on Roku

You can watch AMC on Roku with one of these streaming services: Philo, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and DirecTV Now. Installing an app on Roku is easy to do. Just download the app from the Roku app store to get started.

How to Watch AMC on Apple TV

You can watch AMC on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and DirecTV Now. Just go to Apple’s app store and download the app you want to try– it’s as simple as that!

On-demand Services

Here’s a quick look at what Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video have to offer in the way of AMC content.

Netflix

Source: Netflix

Netflix currently has almost all of AMC’s top shows except Preacher.

  • Breaking Bad: 5 seasons
  • The Walking Dead: 7 seasons
  • Better Call Saul: 2 seasons
  • Mad Men: 7 seasons
  • Hell On Wheels: 5 seasons
  • Turn: Washington’s Spies: 4 seasons
  • The Killing: 4 seasons
  • Into the Badlands: 1 season
  • Preacher: No
  • Halt and Catch Fire: 4 seasons

Hulu

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Source: Hulu

Hulu has only one season of one of the top AMC shows: Preacher.

  • Breaking Bad: No
  • The Walking Dead: No
  • Better Call Saul: No
  • Mad Men: No
  • Hell On Wheels: No
  • Turn: Washington’s Spies: No
  • The Killing: No
  • Into the Badlands: No
  • Preacher: 1 season
  • Halt and Catch Fire: No

Prime Video

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Source: Amazon

If you have Prime Video, you’re out of luck. Some AMC shows are available, but only if you buy them.

  • Breaking Bad: No
  • The Walking Dead: No
  • Better Call Saul: No
  • Mad Men: No
  • Hell On Wheels: No
  • Turn: Washington’s Spies: No
  • The Killing: No
  • Into the Badlands: No
  • Preacher: No
  • Halt and Catch Fire: No

AMC Apps & Websites

Here’s a quick summary of AMC’s major websites and apps.

AMC.com

The AMC site has a ton of interviews, clips and extras — and it also has full episodes of many of its shows. To unlock the full episodes, you have to sign in with TV Everywhere credentials.

Source: AMC

The Official AMC App

The official AMC app is very similar to the AMC website. Clips are free, but you have to log in with TV Everywhere to watch full shows.

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Other AMC Apps

In addition to the main AMC app, there are several other AMC apps you can download that give you access to additional content. Some of the apps look gimmicky, but since they’re free and you don’t need TV Everywhere to check them out they may be worth a look.

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Our Verdict: The Best Way to Watch the AMC Without Cable

If you want to get AMC without a cable subscription, you have a ton of options. Here’s a quick breakdown of your best available choices.

The overall best skinny bundle for AMC

Even though DirecTV Now is still working on adding DVR functionality, it’s still the best option out there for AMC. DirecTV Now subscription packages have more channels than most other skinny bundle providers. The picture quality is better compared to other cable replacers, too. Another big benefit is that DirecTV creds allow you to unlock TV Everywhere content.

The cheapest way to watch AMC without cable

Philo is the least expensive way to catch AMC content without a cable plan. For just $16, you can get access to AMC and 36 other cable channels.

Alex Munkachy is a freelance writer, game developer and hobby robotics enthusiast. You can find his blog about robotics news and reviews at robotfanatics.com.