Watch The Walking Dead Online: Guide to Legal Walking Dead Live Stream and On-Demand Options

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The show that made zombies mainstream returns for the season 7, and fans are all wondering how to watch The Walking Dead live stream without cable. Find out how to watch The Walking Dead online.

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The Walking Dead is TV’s highest-rated series, bringing in tens of millions of viewers each week. And after a crazy cliff-hanger ending to season six, we’re all on the edge of our seats waiting to figure out what the hell is coming next. It’s why you’re trying to figure out how to watch The Walking Dead online… and it’s why I’m writing this Walking Dead streaming guide.

Now, it’s important to note that while The Walking Dead airs on AMC, a cable network,  there are now legal ways to watch The Walking Dead live stream as well as on demand online without having to bite the bullet and re-up that cable contract.

Cord cutters have multiple great options to watch The Walking Dead online (even in the UK!). Check them out below so you don’t have to miss a single moment of season seven.


Watch The Walking Dead Online Live or On Demand Using Sling TV

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Sling TV is a live streaming service that gives subscribers access to a number of popular cable channels using their internet connection. For $20 a month, you can live stream over 20 popular channels in the Orange package, including an AMC live stream, ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, and more, with no contract — you pay month-to-month like you do with Netflix.

Sling TV (review) allows you to watch The Walking Dead live stream as it airs or on demand at any time throughout the season. With Sling TV, you can watch on your phone, on your tablet, on your laptop, or on many other devices. You can also use devices like a Roku 2 or a Roku 3 to Streaming Media player to watch The Walking Dead online on your TV.

Sling TV is also running an offers exclusively for T-Mobile customers. You can now get the base package of channels for only $14 a month (30% off!) for up to a year (you can still cancel any time). Sign up with your T-Mobile account to take advantage of the deal. Also of note, T-Mobile has Binge On, which lets you stream Sling TV and other qualifying services on your mobile devices without using up your data package. Click here to learn more about this T-Mobile deal and get your free 7-day trial.

Those who are going to watch the entire season of The Walking Dead streaming can actually get a free Roku 2 or half off a Roku 3 by signing up and prepaying for three months of Sling TV. Three months of the service ensures you can catch season 7 in real time as it airs. You’ll also get to tune into other great shows on Sling TV since a $20 per month payment for the service gets you access to all programming on AMC and other popular channels like TNT and ESPN.

You can also try Sling TV free for one week to see if the service is right for you.


PlayStation Vue Offers Options to Watch The Walking Dead Streaming

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PlayStation Vue is another streaming service that will allow you to watch The Walking Dead live stream. In many ways, Vue is like Sling TV. It offers a selection of live channels streamed over the internet, and Vue is now available nationwide across the US. There’s no contract, so you can cancel any time without penalty. This is a solid cable TV alternative and another legal way to watch The Walking Dead live stream online.

However, Vue has some drawbacks. To start, it is more expensive than Sling TV. Packages to get access to AMC and other channels start at $29.99-$39.99 a month depending on your location, and they go up from there. More importantly, Vue isn’t available on as many devices as Sling TV, with Apple TV compatibility most noticeably missing. Currently, you can enjoy The Walking Dead streaming on PS3 or PS4 gaming systems, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone/iPad, and Chromecast with PlayStation Vue. Finally, Vue does have some mobile streaming restrictions that prevent you from watching live content on your phone or tablet if you aren’t on your home internet connection. This can keep you from enjoy The Walking Dead streaming live on Sunday nights.

Check out our PlayStation Vue review for more info on the service.


Watch Past Seasons of The Walking Dead on Netflix

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If you’re looking to catch up on old seasons of The Walking Dead before the new season hits, Netflix is a great option. The popular streaming service currently offers the first six seasons of the show, giving fans an easy way to stream The Walking Dead old episodes without buying the DVDs. It’s important to note, however, that Netflix is only good for watching episodes from past seasons of the show. New episodes from the current season likely won’t be available for several months, and there’s no option to watch a Walking Dead live stream on Netflix.

Check out our full Netflix review for more info.


Can You Watch The Walking Dead on Hulu?

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At this time, you can’t watch The Walking Dead on Hulu as the streaming service doesn’t have the rights to the show. Of course, things can always change, and if The Walking Dead shows up on Hulu, we’ll be the first to let you know. It’s also worth noting that Hulu does offer Fear the Walking Dead (the spin-off series of TWD) on its platform.

Read our Hulu review for more details.


NOW TV Lets UK Fans Watch The Walking Dead Online

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If you live in the UK, you have a great legal option for watching season 7 of The Walking Dead streaming. With NOW TV (owned by Sky), you can sign up for their Entertainment Pass and get access to 13 of the best pay TV channels. This means you’ll be able to watch The Walking Dead online live as it airs as well as on demand afterward. In fact, right now they have every episode of The Walking Dead available for streaming on demand.

NOW TV’s Entertainment Pass is just £6.99 a month and offers loads of content. Click here to learn more.


Other Legal Ways to Watch The Walking Dead Online

A few other options are available that fans of The Walking Dead can consider to make sure they catch the show all season. These options to watch The Walking Dead full episodes streaming online include:

  • Amazon Instant Video–The good thing about Amazon Instant Video is that you can access the Walking Dead full episodes the day after they air, and when you buy the episodes, you own them for life. However, there is that one day wait, and more importantly, this can get pretty expensive over time. However, if you’re going to go this route to watch The Walking Dead streaming, I recommend paying for the season pass as you’ll get a discounted rate and the episodes will automatically show up in your account as soon as they’re available, so there’s only one transaction.
  • Amazon Prime–While Amazon Prime doesn’t currently carry The Walking Dead full episodes, it does offer some videos fans of the show will want to see. Currently, there are a couple of Walking Dead related specials available: The Walking Dead: Cast and Creators Live at PALEYFEST and The Walking Dead: Live at the Paley Center. Both of these contain lengthy interview with the cast and creators of the show and shine a light on the creative process and behind the scenes happenings on the show. They’re must watch for hardcore fans of the show. You can try Prime free for 30 days to enjoy these videos and the full Prime streaming library.
  • iTunes–iTunes, like Amazon Instant Video, charges a per-episode fee and you have to wait a day to watch. The Walking Dead full episodes are usually available early in the morning the next day. The fee is usually $2.99 per episode with this option.
  •–The season premiere of The Walking Dead is available on the AMC website, but there are definitely major drawbacks to using this as a way to watch The Walking Dead online. If you get hooked after watching the first episode of the new season, you’ll need to use another service to watch The Walking Dead online since AMC won’t be posting any other episodes for non-cable subscribers. You’ll also be forced to watch the episode on the computer through their website. You’re better off using one of the other options mentioned in this guide, like Sling TV, and catching the episodes live and on demand.


The Walking Dead Season 7 Full Episodes Guide & Schedule

*All episodes air live at 9 p.m. ET and are available on demand next day.

S7, Ep1 — “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be” — Air Date: 10/23/16 (check on demand availability on Sling TV, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play)

S7, Ep2 — “The Well” — Air Date: 10/30/16

S7, Ep3 –“The Cell” — Air Date: 11/6/16

S7, Ep4 — TBA

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The Walking Dead Streaming FAQ

What channel does The Walking Dead come on?

The Walking Dead airs on AMC. While AMC is a cable TV network, you can stream it live without pay TV using Sling TV.

Can I watch The Walking Dead without cable?

Yes, there are several legal options for watching The Walking Dead online without cable, including Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and video on-demand services, like Amazon Instant Video.

What time does The Walking Dead come on?

The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC when it’s in season. Reruns often air at various times throughout the week.

When was The Walking Dead season 6 finale?

The Walking Dead season 6 finale went live Sunday, April 3 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

When is The Walking Dead season 7 premiere?

The Walking Dead season 7 premiere is on October 23, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

Can I watch The Walking Dead online free?

Yes, there are some great legal ways to enjoy The Walking Dead streaming free without cable TV. With a free 7-day trial from Sling TV, you can watch The Walking Dead live streaming and on demand free when it’s in season. Vue also offers a free trial period.

Which services offer The Walking Dead live streaming without cable?

If you want to watch The Walking Dead live streaming as it airs, your only options right now are Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. Both will also offer The Walking Dead streaming on demand the next day.

Which devices can I watch The Walking Dead streaming on?

You can stream The Walking Dead on just about every device, depending on the service you use. Sling TV is available on computers, Android and iOS mobile devices, and most streaming players, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, and more. Vue is available on PS3/PS4 gaming consoles, Fire TV, Chromecast, and iPhone/iPad devices. On-demand services, like Amazon Instant Video, are available on just about every mobile device and streaming player.



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3 Comments on "Watch The Walking Dead Online: Guide to Legal Walking Dead Live Stream and On-Demand Options"

  1. FYI – AMC posts current season episodes (the most recent 5 episodes, I think) the day after it airs. Not just the first episode of the season.

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