Walking Dead fans and zombie lovers everywhere have made Fear the Walking Dead a smash hit on AMC. The much-anticipated spinoff of the smash hit Walking Dead had acclaimed first and second seasons, leaving fans everywhere buzzing and waiting anxiously for season 3 to return June 4 at 9 p.m. ET. Everyone is saying this will be the most action-packed season yet. Those who don’t have cable, though, may have a concern: where to watch Fear the Walking Dead online.
Fortunately, cord cutters have plenty of options to watch a Fear the Walking Dead live stream or on-demand without resorting to bootleg streams or illegal downloads. Read on to learn where to watch Fear the Walking Dead streaming without cable.
Watch Fear the Walking Dead Online with DIRECTV NOW
If you’re ready to watch Fear the Walking Dead online, you might want to check out DIRECTV NOW. This service is totally satellite-free and starts at $35 a month for a package containing over 60 channels. Take a look at the DIRECTV NOW packages in our review to see which one suits your viewing needs best; they have more than 120 channels across all of them, so you’re sure to find one that lets you watch Fear the Walking Dead streaming as well as other favorites. If you’re worried about the price of DIRECTV NOW compared to Vue and Sling, just think about all the channels you’re getting. It really is a good value! Also, unlike Vue, DIRECTV NOW doesn’t have any mobile restrictions.
One noteworthy thing about this service is the fact that it’s an easy transition for people who are new to cable cutting. DIRECTV NOW’s user interface is very similar to the cable grids of the past, making the learning curve a lot less intimidating. Plus, this streaming service is still pretty new, so we expect there to be even more features and packages added.
Give DIRECTV NOW a try and sign up for the free weeklong trial. At the very least, you can use it to watch Fear the Walking Dead online free of charge for 7 days!
Sling TV Makes it Easy to Watch Fear the Walking Dead Online
You don’t need to have a cable subscription to watch the third season of Fear the Walking Dead. A great way to watch AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead streaming online is Sling TV, which is a live-streaming service that allows subscribers to pay a low monthly fee for live access to a selection of popular cable channels using their high-speed internet connection.
With a tablet, PC, phone, or streaming device like the Roku for your TV, subscribers to Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” package pay only $20 per month to get access to AMC, ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, TNT, HGTV, CNN, and a number of other popular channels. The best part? There are no contracts for Sling TV, so you can sign up to watch, pay month to month, and keep your subscription for only as long as you want.
Remember, Sling TV is a live streaming service. This means you can watch a Fear the Walking Dead live stream exactly when it airs. And if you don’t catch Fear the Walking Dead streaming live, the on-demand library available on Sling TV means you can watch anytime that is convenient for you (shows are usually available on-demand right after airing, but sometimes, it’s the next morning).
Sling TV is currently offering a free 7-day trial, which is a great way to test out the service to see if it’s for you. However, you may be better served to take advantage of one of the special deals they offer on streaming devices. Click here to see the current offerings you can use to watch Fear the Walking Dead online all season long on your television.
PlayStation Vue Offers Another Option for Streaming Fear the Walking Dead
Sony’s live streaming service, PlayStation Vue, gives you another way to watch a Fear the Walking Dead live stream without cable. Like Sling TV, Vue lets subscribers stream a number of popular pay TV channels, with their Access Slim package now available nationwide for $29.99 a month (or $39.99 per month if you live in a market offering live streaming). PlayStation Vue is a little more expensive than Sling TV, but that price gives you a better selection of channels, so this might be a good option if you’re looking to stream a variety of channels for the whole family. Vue is available on a few devices: PlayStation 3 and 4 game consoles, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and iPhone/iPads. You don’t have to be a PlayStation user to have this streaming service. Another thing to note is that you have to watch on your home network as on-the-go viewing comes with strict mobile restrictions.
Check out our full PlayStation Vue review for more details about the service and how you can use it to stream Fear the Walking Dead. Then, snag the free 5-day trial to watch Fear the Walking Dead online free.
Hulu Lands Rights for Fear the Walking Dead Streaming
If you’re looking to stream past seasons of Fear the Walking Dead, Hulu is your best option. The streaming service landed exclusive streaming rights for the show, so you won’t see Fear the Walking Dead streaming on Netflix or any other subscription streaming service. Right now, all of Seasons One and Two are streaming on Hulu. However, the new season likely won’t be available until several months after it has concluded, so the above options are ideal for current season viewing. Hulu starts at just $7.99 a month (there’s an ad-free $11.99 monthly plan as well), and you can stream on just about any device anywhere you go. Check out our Hulu review for more info.
Are There Other Legal Ways to Watch Fear the Walking Dead Online?
Sling TV provides the only legal way to watch a Fear the Walking Dead live stream without cable, but there are other choices to consider as well if Sling TV isn’t right for you. Your options include:
- Amazon Instant Video—With this option, you’ll have to pay per episode or pay for a season pass to get access to the series. The cost of AMC shows is usually around $1.99 and up per episode, and you will have to wait until the day after the show airs to get access to each new episode as Amazon does not offer a Fear the Walking Dead live stream.
- iTunes–iTunes is usually a little more expensive at $2.99 per episode. and you will also have to wait until the next day to watch.
- AMC.com–AMC usually makes the season premiere of their new shows available on their website to try to entice viewers into subscribing. However, you will not get more than the first episode on the AMC site though. So, this could be a good way to test out the series to see if it’s for you, but after that, you would need to use Sling TV, Amazon Instant Video, or iTunes to watch the rest of the season.
Fear the Walking Dead Streaming FAQ
What channel does Fear the Walking Dead air on?
Fear the Walking Dead airs live on AMC Sunday nights. AMC is traditionally a cable TV channel, but it is now available on DIRECTV NOW and other streaming services.
Can I watch Fear the Walking Dead without cable?
Yes! There are several great ways to watch Fear the Walking Dead online if you don’t have cable. DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, and video on-demand services offer great ways to watch Fear the Walking Dead streaming.
What time does Fear the Walking Dead air?
Fear the Walking Dead airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC when in season. Reruns often air at different times during the week.
Can I watch Fear the Walking Dead streaming free?
Yes, you can watch Fear the Walking Dead online free.
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