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How can I watch Fear the Walking Dead?

The second season of Fear The Walking Dead is dragging itself  to UK screens next week. Here’s how to get it. 

Season two of Fear The Walking Dead will initially be exclusive to AMC from BT, BT’s drama and entertainment channel. AMC from BT is currently available on BT TV and Sky TV. 

BT will also be showing the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead for free on Freeview. 

How can I watch Fear The Walking Dead with BT TV?

To get AMC from BT, you’ll need to sign up for a BT TV pack. 

The cheapest BT TV service is BT TV Starter, a entry-level service that’s gives you a basic driverless set-top box (i.e. no recording function) for no extra monthly cost.

BT TV Essential costs £5/month on top of your broadband package and comes with a box that lets you record up to 300 hours of TV.

BT TV Entertainment Plus costs £10/month and gives you access to pay TV channels like SyFy, Gold, MTV and Universal while the top-level Total Entertainment bundle gives you access to 12 HD channels including Eurosport 1 HD, Comedy Central HD and BT TV’s crown jewel, BT Sport Ultra HD.

BT Broadband currently starts at £13/month (plus £17.99/month line rental) for an unlimited up to 17Mbps ADSL service. 

In order to get Entertainment Plus or Total Entertainment, you’ll need to sign up for a BT Infinity FTTC package. These start at £20/month plus line rental for an unlimited service that provides top download speeds of 38Mbps.

AMC from BT is available on BT TV in both standard definition (channel 332) and HD (channel 381). 

To get TV channels in HD from BT, you’ll need to take the HD Extra bolt-on (£4/month) and in order to do this, you’ll need to have a BT Infinity FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) broadband service – basic ADSL broadband will not do, as BT needs the extra bandwidth in order to deliver high definition channels. 

BT offers a Line Rental Saver option, which lets customers pay for a year’s worth of line rental up front. 
This currently costs £194.28 and is equivalent to paying £16.19/month. In total, opting for Line Rental Saver will save you a total of £21.60 over 12 months, which might not seem like much, but doing this also has the effect of insulating you from any line rental rises for the year. 

How can I watch Fear The Walking Dead with Sky TV?

Related: BT Sport new prices – What’s happening on Sky, Virgin Media and BT TV?To get AMC from BT with your Sky TV subscription (channel 192), you’ll need to have the BT Sport pack of channels. 

If you’re a Sky TV customer and you take BT Broadband, the BT Sport pack costs £5/month. If you don’t want BT Broadband, you can still pay for the BT Sport pack, only it’ll cost you £19.99/month instead. 

AMC from BT is not currently available in HD on Sky. 

How can I watch Fear The Walking Dead on Freeview? 

BT broadcast the pilot episode of Fear the Walking Dead on BT Showcase, BT’s Freeview channel last year. It’s currently unknown if BT will drop any episodes of Fear The Walking Dead series 2 on BT Showcase. 

How can I watch Fear The Walking Dead with Amazon? 

The first season of Fear The Walking Dead is currently available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.  

Prime Instant Video from Amazon costs £5.99/month on its own or £79/year, as part of the Amazon Prime bundle or services, which includes next-day delivery, plus access to Amazon Cloud Drive storage and Amazon Prime Music. 

Prime Instant Video is available on a number of smart TVs, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One and iOS and Android devices, not to mention Amazon’s own Kindle and Fire tablets and phones, the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick as well as Roku devices like the Roku 3 and Streaming Stick.  

There’s not yet been any confirmation that the second season of Fear The Walking Dead will be coming to Amazon Prime Video. 


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