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 second half of 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!). For example, you can use DIRECTV NOW or Sling TV in the USA. There are also some good options outside the US.

Check them out in detail below so you don’t have to miss a single moment of season seven.


Enjoy The Walking Dead Streaming with DIRECTV NOW

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The best way to watch The Walking Dead online is to use a new service known as DIRECTV NOW. This is a full-fledged cable alternative, intended for folks who want to cut cable and save money while still watching their favorite shows. Here are some key points about DIRECTV NOW:

  • DIRECTV NOW is an internet streaming service that doesn’t require cable
  • It costs $35 per month, with NO contract!
  • Watch live TV from anywhere you have an internet connection
  • Stream The Walking Dead live and enjoy tons of other programming from the best channels
  • The basic package offers over 60 channels, including AMC, ESPN, TNT, A&E, TBS and more
  • Watch on almost any device – streaming players, computers, tablets and more
  • Try the service out for free with a free 7 day trial

If you’re a new cord-cutter, you’ll find DIRECTV NOW’s grid-like menu familiar, as it functions similarly to cable. And when you make the switch to DIRECTV NOW, you won’t lose anything from cable – except the sky-high bill, of course! Read our DIRECTV NOW review for more details.

Click here to try a free trial of DIRECTV NOW, and enjoy The Walking Dead stream free for a full week!


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 30 popular channels in the Sling Orange package, including an AMC live stream (perfect for The Walking Dead 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, Apple TV, Chromecast, or Fire TV to watch 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 by signing up and prepaying for 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. It’s a great way to watch Walking Dead online free!


PlayStation Vue Offers Options to Watch The Walking Dead Streaming

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 stream 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 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 stream 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 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 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 (check on demand availability on Sling TV, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play)

S7, Ep3 –“The Cell” — Air Date: 11/6/16 (check on demand availability on Sling TV, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play)

S7, Ep4 — “Service” — Air Date: 11/13/16 (check on demand availability on Sling TV, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play)

S7, Ep5 — “Go Getters” — Air Date: 11/20/16 (check on demand availability on Sling TV, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play)

S7, Ep6 — “Swear” — Air Date: 11/27/16 (check on demand availability on Sling TV, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play)

S7, Ep7 — “Sing Me a Song” — Air Date: 12/4/16 (check on demand availability on Sling TV, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play)

S7, Ep8 — “Hearts Still Beating” — Air Date: 12/11/16 (check on demand availability on Sling TV, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play)

S7, Ep9 — “Rock in the Road” — Air Date: 2/12/16

S7, Ep10 — TBA

S7, Ep11 —  TBA

S7, Ep12 — TBA

S7, Ep13 — TBA

S7, Ep14 — TBA

S7, Ep15 — TBA

S7, Ep16 — TBA


The Walking Dead Streaming FAQ

What channel does The Walking Dead come on?

The Walking Dead channel is 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 air time is 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 midseason 7 premiere?

The Walking Dead midseason 7 premiere is on February 12, 2017 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 stream live 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. Walker Watcher | December 10, 2015 at 11:20 pm |

    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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