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The family of cable TV networks and streaming services under the AMC Networks is pretty large. It also has some of the most acclaimed and popular TV series of all time. Now AMC Networks is giving folks without a cable subscription a way to access most of the company’s cable and streaming content under one umbrella service. It’s called AMC Plus, and it may be one of the best bargains in streaming at the moment.
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In this article, we will give you the info on AMC Plus, including pricing, availability, content, and more. You can sign up for the service at the below, for a special limited-time Black Friday price of just $1.99 a month for the first 12 months if you sign up for an annual plan.
AMC Plus offers ad-free on-demand access to the library of shows and movies from the AMC Networks family of cable TV and streaming services.
What is AMC Plus?
Launched in June 2020, AMC Plus offers live and on-demand content from many of the AMC Networks cable TV channels and streaming services. That includes streaming services like Shudder, IFC Films Unlimited, and Sundance Now, along with content from the AMC and BBC America cable channels.
It has a big library of films and TV shows from all those s, including new episodes of the three current series set in The Walking Dead universe. You can also stream classic shows like Breaking Bad, Killing Eve, and more, and find exclusive original movies and shows that are only available on the service.
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Where is it available?
AMC Plus is available in the United States as a stand-alone service. It’s also available as an add-on via several cable and online TV services. You can also access the service in Canada and Australia, but only via Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV channels.
How much does AMC Plus cost?
Normally, the service costs $8.99 a month in the US. It’s also available as an annual subscription, which normally costs $89.99. As we mentioned, the service is currently running a Black Friday promotion in the US, which lowers the annual plan to just $24.88 for the first year, or $1.99 a month.
By comparison, a subscription to Shudder or IFC Films Unlimited costs $5.99 a month each, and Sundance Now costs $6.99 a month. Basically, you are getting all the content from three streaming services, plus all the content from AMC and BBC America, for a much lower combined price tag.
Can I get AMC Plus for free?
There is a seven-day free trial, which allows full access to all content. You can cancel your subscription before the trial ends in order to avoid being charged. In addition, if you are a new or current Verizon customer, you can get a year of the service for free if you buy a new 5G phone with a device payment plan. The free year is also available for Verizon Fios internet and TV customers who sign up for one of its Mix and Match plans, while Verizon Start Unlimited customers can get six months of the service for free.
Is the service worth the cost?
AMC Plus offers a ton of content that isn’t available anywhere else. Current fans of The Walking Dead will not only be able to watch the 11th and final season of the show, but they can catch new episodes a week before they debut on the AMC cable channel. That also goes for new episodes of the spin-off shows, Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond. You can also watch live channels like AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV without a cable subscription. There’s even a Walking Dead Universe streaming channel that shows episodes from past seasons of The Walking Dead you won’t find on-demand from AMC Plus.
The service includes ad-free access to classic shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Killing Eve, and more. New episodes of shows, like the current season of Doctor Who, go live the next day on AMC Plus, and you can watch its library of films as well, ad-free. In addition, the service is adding new shows that are exclusive to AMC Plus in the US, such as Kin, Ragdoll, and more. More recently, it has added new movies exclusive to the service, including sci-fi movie Apex, horror western Prisoners of the Ghostland, and more.
What platforms and devices does AMC Plus support?
The service is available on iOS and Android mobile platforms. AMC Plus apps are also available for the Apple TV set-top box, Android TV devices, and smart televisions, as well as for the Roku and Amazon Fire TV sticks. In addition, PC users can surf over to amcplus.com and watch the service’s content on a web browser.
You can sign up for AMC Plus via Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime Video Channels, or The Roku Channel, so you won’t have to remember another login and password. Some cable, satellite, and internet TV providers offer the service as an add-on, including Comcast Xfinity, Dish, DirecTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
As we mentioned, AMC Plus is available in a limited capacity in Canada and Australia, via Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV channels. However, content from BBC America is not included in either country. In Australia, the service does include movies and shows from another AMC Networks streaming service, Acorn TV.
AMC Plus lets users browse its content from a variety of different categories. It also has hubs where you can browse for content from each of the AMC Plus providers. That includes all the Walking Dead content, along with movies, documentaries, and more. The service does not appear to currently support features like parental controls or 4K streaming. However, you can stop watching a movie or TV show and save it to a “My Stuff” watchlist. You can then start where you left off when you go back to the content.
The user interface is a bit hard to navigate on the mobile, smart TV, and web apps, and it’s not always clear where you can access the content you want to watch. However, the Search function is there if you need to find specific shows and movies.
What’s on AMC Plus?
The service includes some of the best TV series ever made, including full seasons of shows like Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Killing Eve, and many more. You will also find some one-season shows that still deserve a look, like Rubicon, Feed The Beast, and others. In addition, there are classic and recent films from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and Sundance TV. If you love Shudder, all of the great horror movie content is available to watch on AMC Plus as well.
Exclusive AMC Plus shows and movies
AMC Plus has recently been adding shows and movies that are unavailable through any other streaming service in the US. This includes a number of indie movies, as well as TV shows imported from the UK. Here’s a quick look at some of those shows and movies:
- Ultra City Smiths — A crime noir series that is produced by animating children’s dolls. Yep, that’s what we said.
- The North Water — Colin Farrell stars in this UK series set in the mid-19th century on a whaling boat in the Arctic.
- Anna — An Italian series about a disease that kills nearly all adults in the world, leaving children to fend for themselves.
- Ragdoll — A UK crime series about the police searching for a brutal serial killer.
- Archenemy — In this movie, Joe Manganiello plays a man claiming to be a superhero from a parallel world, who lost his powers when he came to our world.
- Apex — A sci-fi version of The Most Dangerous Game, this movie stars Bruce Willis.
AMC Plus will be adding more new shows and movies in the months ahead.
AMC Plus is a relatively new streaming service, but there are some alternatives you can check out that offer similar content.
If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, Netflix offers the first 10 seasons of the zombie show to stream on-demand. It also has two other classic AMC shows, Breaking Bad, and the first four seasons of its spinoff, Better Call Saul. Of course, it also has a ton of other great shows, movies, and original content to stream as well.
In addition to all of its other movies and TV shows, Hulu is the only streaming location for the first six seasons of Fear The Walking Dead. It also has some AMC shows that are not currently on AMC Plus, including the western series The Son, the odd anthology series Lodge 49, and others.
Want to watch Mad Men, but don’t want to pay for AMC Plus? Head over to Amazon’s IMDb TV service, where you can watch all of its seasons for free, with ads. The service has a great selection of other classic and recent TV shows to watch for free as well.
Q: How many people can stream at the same time on AMC Plus?
A: There does not appear to be a limit for how many users can stream on one account at the moment.
Q: Does AMC Plus offer the livestream from Shudder, so we can watch new episodes of The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs when they debut?
A: Right now, the service does not offer the Shudder live feed, but new episodes of The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs will drop on AMC Plus about a day after they show up on the Shudder live feed.
Q: Can the service be shared with friends and family?
A: Yes. The service can be shared without worrying about interrupted streams.
Q: Does AMC Plus offer streams in 4K?
A: At the moment, there is no content with 4K support on the service.
Q: Does AMC Plus have a free plan?
A: Currently the service does not have a free plan, but it does have a seven-day free trial.
Q: Does the service feature advertisements?
A: AMC Plus does not feature ads.
Q: Why can’t I watch old episodes of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, and Better Call Saul on AMC Plus?
A: Currently the on-demand streaming rights to older seasons of those shows are available on other services. The Walking Dead Universe channel on AMC Plus does stream older episodes of those shows 24/7, but you cannot pick and choose which episode you can watch.
Q: Does the service work with a VPN?
A: Although it’s not officially supported, many of the best VPN services work with AMC Plus.
Q: Can I download shows from the service and watch them offline?
A: At the moment, the service does not support downloads for offline viewing.
That’s everything we know about AMC Plus. It’s likely that this service will continue to grow and add more new exclusive shows, along with adding classic series from its back catalog, in the coming months.