AMC Premiere isn’t one of the biggest streaming services, but if you are a fan of TV shows like The Walking Dead, you might want to consider signing up for it. AMC Premiere offers a couple of nice features for fans of the popular zombie TV series, plus a host of other content.
So what exactly is this service, and how can you sign up for it? Here’s everything you need to know about AMC Premiere.
What is AMC Premiere?
AMC Premiere is an add-on streaming service offered by the AMC family of cable networks. It offers access to current seasons and episodes of AMC’s shows. That includes the latest season of The Walking Dead and its current and upcoming spin-offs like Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead World Beyond.
It also offers a limited number of movies to stream online, along with several older AMC shows like NOS4A2 and McMafia.
What’s the difference between AMC Premiere and AMC Plus?
AMC Plus is a newer streaming service in the US that includes more content than AMC Premiere. It includes everything in AMC Premiere and ad-free access to the premium content from Shudder, Sundance Now, IFC Films Unlimited.
That said, AMC Plus is more expensive, and you may not be able to subscribe to it. Availability depends primarily on your cable company, although you can subscribe on Prime Video and Apple TV at a slightly higher price. AMC Premiere is a bit easier to gain access to through internet TV services like YouTube TV, Philo, or FuboTV.
Is AMC Premiere worth it?
AMC Premiere is very inexpensive compared to most streaming services, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worth it. The amount of content on offer is fairly limited, and some of it is available on other streaming services, as well.
That said, for fans of The Walking Dead, it’s more than worth the cost of entry. With the eleventh and final season of the main series coming later this year, you can watch every episode a few days before they’re broadcast on live TV. Plus, there are no pesky ads to wait through.
If you’re not sure if you’ll get your money’s worth, you can always sign up for a seven-day free trial to check out what the platform has to offer. That’s more than enough time to decide whether or not to continue.
How much does AMC Premiere cost?
AMD Premiere costs $4.99 a month, or $59.99 for an annual subscription. That said, frequent discounts on the annual plan bring the price down below $30 a year, which is an excellent value.
How do you sign up?
The easiest way to sign up for AMC Premiere is with a paid subscription to AMC from your local cable TV or satellite provider. You can also sign up if you access AMC from an internet TV service like YouTube TV, Philo, or FuboTV.
Note that all subscriptions include a 7-day free trial, which is plenty of time to decide whether or not it’s right for you.
What platforms are supported?
What can I watch on AMC Premiere?
The biggest draw of AMC Premiere is The Walking Dead. If you are waiting for new episodes of the Walking Dead or Fear the Walking Dead, or are going to watch the new spin-off The Walking Dead World Beyond, you can watch all of them on AMC Premiere.
It also has two big features that will give you a leg up on other fans that watch the shows via the standard AMC channel. First, you get new episodes with no ads. Second, new episodes of the shows will drop two days on AMC Premiere before they are shown on the AMC channel.
Apart from that, there’s also a selection of current and older shows from AMC to stream on the service. That includes shows like the horror series NOS4A2, the urban fantasy series Dispatches from Elsewhere, and more. Older shows that are worth checking out include the spy thriller Rubicon and the remake of the classic TV show The Prisoner. US audiences can also stream the recent BBC adaptation of The War of the Worlds exclusively on AMC Premiere.
In addition, the service includes a small selection of movies, plus extended episodes of AMC series, behind-the-scenes content, and more.
AMC Premiere alternatives
If you aren’t into The Walking Dead or other AMC properties, there are plenty of alternatives to check out. The first is AMC Plus, which offers AMC Premiere plus more content from Shudder, Sundance Now, IFC Films Unlimited.
Getting away from the AMC family, Disney Plus is another great alternative that comes in around the same price at $7.99 a month. You can also save money by getting the Disney Plus-ESPN-Hulu bundle for $13.99 a month. With this plan you get access to some AMC properties (such as Fear the Walking Dead) via Hulu, but not the main series.
Other internet TV services are also decent alternatives, but they tend to run much more expensive than pure streaming services. They’re more of a replacement for your cable subscription. The best options include YouTube TV, Philo, and FuboTV.
Q: Is AMC Premiere a standalone service?
A: No. It is always tied to another service such as YouTube TV or Prime Video.
Q: How many people can stream at the same time?
A: There is no set limit for streaming in the app, but it will be subject to limits when streamed via other streaming services.
Q: Is AMC Premiere available outside of the US?
A: No. For now, both AMC Premiere and AMC Plus are limited to viewers in the US.
Q: Are there ads?
A: No. All programming is ad-free.
Q: Can I download shows to watch them offline?
A: Yes. The AMC app supports offline viewing.