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Verizon is giving away AMC Plus ahead of ‘The Walking Dead’ season 11

Published Aug 13th, 2021 9:40AM EDT
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One of the primary ways that wireless carriers attempt to attract new subscribers is by giving away free stuff. T-Mobile has T-Mobile Tuesdays and AT&T’s unlimited plans come with HBO Max. Of course, Verizon has perks as well, including the Disney Bundle, six months of Apple Music, and a year of Discovery Plus. But now the carrier is sweetening the deal even more. As of this Thursday, select Verizon customers can get 12 months of AMC Plus for free as well.

You’ll be forgiven for not knowing that AMC has its own streaming service. There are far too many streaming services at this point, and it’s virtually impossible to keep track of them all. That said, there are more than a few reasons to get an AMC Plus account. First and foremost, you’ll get early access to the eleventh and final season of The Walking Dead. Season 11 premieres August 22nd on TV, but if you have AMC Plus, you can stream the first episode on August 15th.

Beyond The Walking Dead, AMC Plus features content from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV. This includes shows like Mad Men, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2, and Fear the Walking Dead. AMC Plus will also give you access to complete libraries of other services such as Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Films Unlimited. And if that’s not enough, AMC Plus has its own slate of original content as well, highlighted by The North Water and Gangs of London.

How to get AMC Plus for free on Verizon

Here are all of the ways that you can get a free subscription to AMC Plus through Verizon:

  • When activating a new line, a new or existing Verizon customer who purchases one of our best 5G phones with a device payment plan on a Play More, Do More, or Get More Unlimited plan gets 12 months of AMC+ streaming on us.
  • A new customer who purchases one of our best 5G phones on a Start Unlimited plan gets six months of AMC+ streaming on us.
  • When upgrading to one of our best 5G phones on the same line, existing customers on Verizon Unlimited plans get six months of AMC+ streaming on us.
  • Customers who sign up for Fios Gigabit may also be eligible for other perks of Fios, including a free Samsung Chromebook, Verizon Whole-Home Wi-Fi for getting better coverage in more areas of your home, and 2TB of Verizon Cloud storage.

“Enhancing the way that fans enjoy their beloved content is at the center of what we do at Verizon,” said Erin McPherson, Head of Content Partnerships at Verizon. “Adding up to 12 months of AMC+ on us to our robust set of content offerings is just one more way we’re able to give our customers unique experiences, like getting to see the new season of the iconic AMC show, The Walking Dead, and the wealth of other acclaimed content that AMC+ offers, all on us.”

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.