Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

Where to Watch 'The Walking Dead' Online

By , Kevin Ohannessian - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 8 comments
Tags :

The season 4 cast of 'The Walking Dead.' Credit AMC.The season 4 cast of 'The Walking Dead.' Credit AMC.

"The Walking Dead" started off as a graphic novel by Robert Kirkman and is now asuccessful TV show, as well as a critically acclaimed spin-off video game. The show's fourth season ended in March. The season premiere broke the all-time record for a cable TV premiere episode, with 16 million live viewers (and maybe a few zombies). The finale had the most viewers of any "Dead" finale, with 15.7 million viewers turning in to learn the survivors' fate.

If you've fallen behind on "The Walking Dead" and want to catch up before the new season starts in the fall — or if you're a new or aspiring cord-cutter — here's where you can catch the showonline.

AMC's website

Currently, there aren't any episodes to watch on AMC's website. During the season, episodes can be viewed on amctv.comfor four weeks after their original airdate, but only if you log in with your cable provider account. (Therefore, it's not an option for cord-cutters.)

MORE: How to Watch Live TV Online

Netflix Instant (subscription, $7.99/month)

Seasons 1-3 are on Netflix Instant — perfect for catching up. If the past is in any indication, Season 4 will likely not appear on Netflix until the fall, just before Season 5 premieres.

Amazon Instant Video (a la carte)

Amazon Prime Instant Video ($99/year) provides access to unlimited streaming of certain content, but "The Walking Dead" is not among those offerings. However, you can purchase the episodes individually, for $1.99 each, or purchase Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 for $10.99, $22.99, $26.99 and $26.99, respectively.

Once Season 5 begins, you will also be able to buy a Season 5 "Season Pass," which means any subsequent episodes that air after you purchaseit will be automatically purchased as they air for $1.75 per episode. These automatic purchases are then added to your Amazon library.

iTunes (a la carte)

Episodes cost $1.99 each.

Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 cost $10.99, $22.99, $26.99 and $26.99, respectively.

MORE: Fight Like a Girl: New Walking Dead Game’s Leading Lady

Google Play (a la carte)

Episodes cost $1.99 each.

Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 cost $10.49, $22.99, $27.99 and $27.99, respectively.

PlayStation Entertainment Network

Seasons 1-4 are available at $1.99 per episode. There are no season passes.

Xbox Live

Episodes cost $1.99 each.

Season 1 costs $10.99, Season 2 is $22.99, Season 3 is $27.99 and Season 4 is $27.99.

MORE: 10 Great Shows No Longer on Netflix — and Where to Find Them


Episodes cost $1.99 each.

Season 1 costs $9.99, Season 2 is $17.99, Season 3 is $24.99 and Season 4 is $24.99.


Episodes cost $1.99 each.

Season 1 costs $10.99, Season 2 is $22.99, Season 3 is $26.99 and Season 4 is $26.99. 

Related Buying Guides:
Best Streaming Media Players
Cable TV Alternatives
Best Online TV Shows

Email jscharr@techmedianetwork.comor follow her @JillScharr. Follow Kevin Ohannessian @khohannessian and on Google+. Follow us @TomsGuide, on Facebookand on Google+.

Ask a Category Expert

Create a new thread in the Streaming Video & TVs forum about this subject

Example: Notebook, Android, SSD hard drive

This thread is closed for comments
  • -3 Hide
    OpenSourceTheWorld , October 16, 2013 2:21 PM
    OR you could download ALL the episodes for free on Piratebay :) 

  • 0 Hide
    Neiihn , October 16, 2013 2:29 PM
    I like how the writer tries to make Amazon look cheaper then iTunes by saying its 1.99 on Amazon. It is also 1.99 on iTunes for the standard def version. For High Def versions it is 2.99 on BOTH services.
  • 2 Hide
    joytech22 , October 16, 2013 2:43 PM
    In Australia we really have like one legal way for streaming - Quickflix.

    With a Monthly subscription, you still have to pay to watch each episode.
    Now you know why Australia has such an insane amount of torrenting, because it's behind when it compares to other countries' streaming services..
  • Display all 8 comments.
  • 2 Hide
    soldier44 , October 16, 2013 4:30 PM
    Oh don't forget about kickasstorrents on that list with a little help from Vuze download client...
  • -2 Hide
    Maxor127 , October 16, 2013 9:38 PM
    Or do yourself a favor and don't waste your time watching because it's an overrated, borderline terrible show. Unless you love soap operas, then you might like it. It's a soap opera with occasional zombies. Or if you give it a try, and you find that you're not really into it, it doesn't get better.
  • 0 Hide
    fuzzion , October 17, 2013 3:54 AM
    or you could just get it from
  • 0 Hide
    TheLoneWolf989 , October 17, 2013 11:25 AM for streaming and for torrenting. And for anyone against the free options, remember not everyone is in America and/or can't afford the paid.
  • 0 Hide
    eunjiro , October 19, 2013 6:06 AM
    you can watch walking dead Live even replay of each episode at GATVERcom
Tom’s guide in the world
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • UK
Follow Tom’s guide
Subscribe to our newsletter
  • add to twitter
  • add to facebook
  • ajouter un flux RSS