Or Goren | Feb 2, 2019 | 1
How To Watch “The Walking Dead” Online In The UK: Season 9 And Past Seasons
The Walking Dead is back for the second part of its 9th season – with the promise of an explosive second half. UK Cord cutters might wonder – where can I watch The Walking Dead online, or on TV, without a cable TV subscription? There are several options which I’ll cover here.
For those who are either new to the series, or need a refresher, The Walking Dead is a TV series based on the comic book created by Robert Kirkman. The TV version was originally developed by Frank Darabont (who directed The Shawshank Redemption, among others), who left during the second season due to creative and financial differences.
The Walking Dead is a horror drama, showing a post apocalyptic world infested with zombies, or “Walkers” as they’re called on the show. Series regular – and the former star of the show – Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) has left the series this year, and it’ll be interesting to see how things go on without him.
Season 8, which aired last year, showed us the ongoing war between Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan), and – basically the rest of the world. Season 9, and specifically the second part, will introduce a new set of villains – “The Whisperers.”
Where Can I Watch The Walking Dead In The UK – Past And Current Episodes?
In the US, The Walking Dead airs on the AMC cable network, and in the UK it normally airs on Fox UK. Cord cutters, however, also have several options for watching the show – both past seasons and the newest one. First, no – The Walking Dead does NOT air on Netflix in the UK. Past seasons are available on Netflix in the US though – here’s how to watch US Netflix in the UK.
Season 9 premiered in October 2018, then went on a mid-season break. The second half of season 9 will premiere in the US on Sunday, February 10. In the UK, it will be available the next day – Monday, February 11, 10pm – on Fox UK, and on-demand via NOW TV.
NOW TV – Season 9 And Past Seasons
Sky’s on-demand service, meant to compete with Netflix, offers a cheaper price over Sky’s cable TV offerings.
All past seasons (1-8) of The Walking Dead are currently available as box-sets on NOW TV – but only until March 25, so don’t wait too long to start watching. Season 9, Part 2 is going to air on THE NEXT DAY after its US airing, at 10pm – so that means every Monday at 10.
- Cheap, monthly subscription (£7.99 a month) – includes The Walking Dead and many other programmes
- Includes the newest episodes, each one added shortly after airing in the US
- You can get a 14-days Free Trial.
- Picture Quality: Only gets up to 720p, without Full HD (that’s a limitation of NOW TV)
- No subtitles
Watch On: NOW TV Smart Box, Chromecast, Apple TV, Gaming consoles, Certain models of Smart TVs (No Amazon Fire TV)
Amazon Instant Video – Season 9 and Past Seasons
Amazon’s video on demand library offers both the older seasons and the new episodes. There’s a catch, however – while Series 1 to Series 7 are available via Amazon Prime Instant Video (Read our review), for the same subscription fee you normally pay, Season 8 is only available, for now, as a separate purchase.
As for Season 9, you can buy a “Season Pass”, and get a message every time a new episode is available – which is usually shortly after it airs in the US.
- Several seasons available as part of the normal subscription
- Full HD quality (1080p)
- Series 8 (and 9) require a separate purchase
Watch On: Amazon’s website, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Smartphones, Gaming consoles (NO Chromecast or Apple TV).
Click Here To Get a 30 Days Free Trial of Prime Video (For Series 1 to Series 5 of The Walking Dead).
Click Here To Check The Purchase Price For Series 8+9 On Amazon Instant Video.
Google Play Store – Season 9 And Past Seasons
Google’s play store offers all past seasons of The Walking Dead, and will offer the upcoming new episodes, which will be available shortly after they air. However, it’s a video on demand store – there are no subscription options, and you would have to buy each episode separately.
- Full HD (1080p) quality
- No subscription – need to buy each series separately.
Watch On: Chromecast, certain models of Smart TVs, Roku, smartphones and certain other devices via the YouTube app (No direct Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV support).
Happy Zombie (sorry, walkers) Hunting!
[Featured Photo by Gene Page/AMC]