For Season 8, Fans Might Be Able To Watch The Walking Dead Ad-Free

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Similar to HBO Now or other apps like Hulu, AMC just announced that they are planning to release an app called AMC Premiere where subscribers can watch full episodes of the current season, ad-free.

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AMC already has an app on Apple TV, but shows are limited to a certain number of days they are available and there are also ads where the commercial breaks would normally be found.

For now, AMC Premiere will be available to Xfinity customers.

Premiere Offers DVD-Extra-Like Add-Ons

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Engadget writes:

“Along with ad-free versions of shows like The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul that can be watched at the same time they air on TV, the add-on will also offer curated slates of movies that will complement AMC shows that are currently in season, first looks at series trailers, bonus scenes and episodes as well as interviews with the casts of its shows.”

“AMC Premiere soft launches today for Xfinity TV customers who can access it through their set-top boxes, Xfinity Stream website and Xfinity’s mobile app. More features will continue to roll out during the summer and AMC Premiere will come to AMC apps and AMC.com sometime in the next few months. Xfinity subscribers can add AMC Premiere to their cable package for an additional $5 per month.”

$5 Bucks For Commercial-Free Programming

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For fans of The Walking Dead, an extra $5 bucks a month is not too bad to see Rick Grimes and company plan for war against Negan in Season 8. Like many online apps, the streaming options usually repeat ads in a rather annoying way.

When Crackle (a competitor to Netflix and Hulu) first hit the air, they offered a few movies that no one had and then signed on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

At the time, it was the only option to watch the interview show and they showed the exact same 1-2 ads every break, making it a pain to watch. It’s nice that AMC is offering this option for fans of their original programming.

Do you think this option is worth an extra $5 bucks a month?

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