How to Activate & Watch AMC on Roku

In this article, you will learn how to activate and watch AMC on Roku devices. AMC is the flagship channel of AMC Networks, and it’s renowned for its original programming and theatrical movie releases. It has a national reach of over 80% of all American households, as it’s available on a wide variety of cable and satellite TV services.

While AMC was initially known for its focus on broadcasting classic movies, it has gone through a major programming shift in recent years, producing award-winning series like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and more.

Nowadays, many of us prefer to binge-watch TV shows online, which is why AMC has also stepped up their game in the streaming business. They have made it possible to stream AMC originals on-demand via their own TV Everywhere platform and several other streaming services.

For those who are willing to watch AMC on Roku devices, we have prepared this guide to do just that. We will walk you through all the Roku channels that you can add to your device to stream live and on-demand AMC programs on Roku.

Watch AMC on Roku with Official AMC Roku Channel

You can add the official AMC Roku channel on your Roku device to watch the latest episodes of your favorite AMC shows, including The Walking Dead, Preacher, Dietland, Fear the Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, The Terror, McMafia, Humans, Into the Badlands, and many more.

You can binge-watch the episodes season-by-season and stream behind-the-scenes and bloopers clips.

In addition, you also get access to the AMC channel live stream. However, all of this will require you to sign with your pay-TV provider first. The extensive list of participating TV provider include AT&T U-Verse, Cox, Dish, DirecTV, Optimum, Verizon FiOS, Xfinity, etc. Also, AMC has to be a part of the TV package you pay for.

Those who pay extra for an AMC Premiere subscription alongside their TV packages get an ad-free streaming experience on the AMC Roku channel. You can also stream shows on-demand from AMC’s sister channels, such as BBC America, IFC, Sundance Now, and Sundance TV.

How to Add AMC Channel on Roku?

The simplest way to get the AMC channel on Roku is to visit the official AMC channel page on the Roku Channel Store, sign in with the Roku account, and then add the channel directly from the browser.

Add AMC Channel on Roku

Besides, you can do it straight from your Roku device by following the steps below.

  • First of all, scroll down the Roku Home screen and click the Streaming Channels.
  • In the Channel Store, highlight and click Search Channels, then enter “AMC” in the search field using the virtual keyboard.

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  • After that, navigate to the right side of the screen and select the AMC channel from the results.
  • Now click the Add Channel option on the next page. AMC should get added to your Roku device under a minute or so.
    In case you have a PIN set up for your Roku account, you will be asked to confirm it first.

Once the AMC channel is added, click OK to dismiss the prompt and go back to the Roku Home screen. You should find AMC at the bottom of your channels list.

If you wish to move the AMC channel to the top, highlight it and press the (✱) button on your Roku remote. You can now click Move channel in the context menu and move the channel wherever you wish to.

How to Activate AMC on Roku?

As we previously discussed, Roku users will have to sign in with their television provider to unlock access to AMC’s live and on-demand offerings. Fortunately, the channel activation process is easier than you think. The whole process goes as follows:

  • Open the AMC channel on Roku and try to play a show from the Home page.
  • The channel will ask you to sign first. Click the Sign In option to continue. After that, you should see an activation code on the TV screen.
  • Now open a browser tab on your computer or mobile device and go to amc.com/activate, then enter the activation code in the field and hit Submit.

activate amc on roku

  • After that, select your respective TV provider from the following page. Then, you will be moved to your provider’s login page for authentication.
  • Follow through with the credentials linked to your TV provider account and complete the activation process.

Once you successfully activate the AMC on Roku, it should go back to the Home page on its own. You can now either start streaming your favorite TV show or playback the 24/7 AMC TV channel feed from the AMC Roku channel.

Watch AMC on Roku with Prime Video

Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service has a massive catalog of channels, which includes AMC as well. You can subscribe to AMC+ on Prime Video to watch popular AMC original series and classic Hollywood movies.

The AMC+ subscription also includes Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Unlimited, giving you access to a vast collection of horror and thriller movies, documentaries, original movies, shows, and many more.

Note that AMC+ doesn’t give Prime Video subscribers access to the live AMC channel. You will also have to pay additional monthly fees to continue using AMC+ on top of your existing Prime Video subscription. You can download Prime Video from the Roku Channel Store.

Watch AMC on Roku Without Cable

The official AMC Roku channel requires a TV provider login. If you have taken the decision to cut the cord, then grabbing a monthly subscription from an over-the-top live TV service is the only way to catch up with AMC and other TV channels.

Below is a list of all the live TV services you can get on Roku to watch AMC without a cable connection. We have discussed each of them in detail.

fuboTV

AMC is included with all of fuboTV’s base plans: fubo Standard, Family, and Elite. The AMC Premiere is also available as a premium add-on, giving you ad-free access to dozens of popular AMC shows, uncut movies, and web-exclusive originals.

Philo

It’s the most affordable option for you to watch the live AMC channel on Roku. With its unlimited DVR, you can record your favorite AMC shows and watch them later from the DVR library.

Philo also has its on-demand library, with content sourced from AMC and other networks on the platform.

Sling

Both of Sling’s base plans, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, includes the AMC channel, even though the channel lineup significantly differ from each other.

You can also add AMC+ to any of Sling’s base plans to stream ad-free, on-demand content from AMC’s vast catalog of shows. Content from Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Unlimited is also included.

YouTube TV

You will find AMC in YouTube TV’s 85+ channel lineup, which is obvious given the recent partnership between the network and the live TV service. You can also add AMC Premiere to your YouTube TV subscription and enjoy the perks offered by the add-on.

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Wrapping up

Accessing AMC’s live TV channel feed and on-demand content on Roku is relatively straightforward, thanks to the availability of the network on several streaming platforms. We have listed all of them in this guide, but it’s ultimately upon you to make the decision.

The official AMC Roku channel, Prime Video, and the live TV services are compatible with almost every Roku device from the current generation, including the Roku Premiere, Roku Ultra, Roku Express, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Streambar, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku TVs, etc.

Bear in mind that the availability of the AMC channel in your area is subject to regional restrictions, whether it’s on cable or live TV streaming service.

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