The latest season of The Walking Dead (season 8) started only a few weeks ago on AMC, but since many people prefer not to rely on cable TV subscriptions, there are two alternatives available: SlingTV or PlayStation Vue. These are subscription services that allow you to stream a wide selection of content, including popular TV series like The Walking Dead. The problem is that SlingTV and PlayStation Vue are only available in the United States so if you try to access these services from a different country, you will come across an error message. The most practical solution to get around this is to use a VPN service to disguise your real IP address, making you appear as if you were located in the United States.
Apart from helping you to defeat geographical blocks, a VPN can add security to your connection thanks to the encryption that it applies. When you use a VPN, your traffic is scrambled and others can’t see what you are doing. Your privacy is protected and you can access the content that you want without concerns. Although encryption can slow down your connection, which is not exactly practical when you are streaming content, there are high quality VPNs that are able to offer fast speeds so that you can watch content in HD or above without annoying delays. One of the best solutions available is ExpressVPN, a provider that doesn’t keep logs of your activities and that offers incredible speeds.
Another option available for those who want to watch The Walking Dead is to use Kodi add-ons that offer access to a wide variety of content. However, there are many Kodi add-ons that are not official. You need to keep in mind the risks involved when watching content subject to copyright without the relevant licenses. Copyright holders are likely to be on the look for those who access media content without authorization and they will try to identify them to target them with warning letters and even fines. To keep your privacy protected and avoid issues, you need to consider using a VPN.
Watching The Walking Dead on Sling TV
Sling TV is a subscription service that gives you access to Premium TV channels online. One of these channels is AMC, which airs The Walking Dead. If you subscribe to Sling TV, you can live stream The Walking Dead without having to get a cable or satellite TV subscription. Sling TV works on Windows, macOS, Apple TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and other platforms. It offers a free trial that allows you to try the service for one week.
If you have a Sling TV subscription but happen to be travelling outside the United States, you can watch The Walking Dead using a web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. You just need to install the VPN, connect to a server in the United States and log into your Sling TV account. Keep in mind that if you don’t have already a Sling TV account and wish to subscribe to the service from outside the United States, you may come across issues. You would need US financial details and other information. Something else that should be noted is that if you want to use a device that doesn’t support VPNs, the configuration process can be more complicated. You will need to set up the VPN on a wireless router or create a virtual router on your computer.
Watching The Walking Dead on PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue is another subscription service that allows you to stream The Walking Dead. It offers over 60 channels for $39.99 per month and since it includes AMC, you can follow the latest season of The Walking Dead online. If you can’t watch it live, you can keep it for later thanks to the cloud-based DVR that comes with the service. PlayStation doesn’t only support PS3 and PS4. It also works on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android, iOS and also web browser. For iOS and Android, a TV-connected, enable device is required. Many channels on mobile are restricted, depending on the licensing rights and your location.
Keep in mind that since Sony always requires you to log into PlayStation Vue from your home WiFi network in the United States, there is a chance that you experience issues while trying to access the service from abroad. Sometimes users experience issues when they try to watch from outside home, so it is easy to imagine that if you try to watch from a different country, there may be some difficulties. This is why Sling TV is a better option, not to mention that it is also less expensive.
Streaming The Walking Dead on Kodi
If you are not able to use Sling TV or PlayStation Vue to watch The Walking Dead in your location, you can try to stream the TV series via Kodi. Although most Kodi Add-ons that allow you to watch The Walking Dead are not official, there is one legitimate option and that is USTV Now. This is the option that we recommend because it offers the best quality and it is legal.
This service focuses on allowing US military abroad to watch US content, but it also allows other users to register and get access to the service. Even if you are not a US citizen, you can sign up for USTV Now. There is a free service that offers 7 TV channels, but in order to get access to the full list of TV channels, including AMC, you need to pay $19 USD per month.
When you create an account with USTV Now, the best option is not sign up using Facebook or Gmail. Although this may seem like a convenient method, it stops you from being able to stream USTV Now via the Kodi add-on. This is due to the fact that the quick sign-up connects to your accounts and it doesn’t give you a password, which is required when you use the USTV Now Kodi add-on. In order to get USTV Now and other Kodi add-ons, you need to install a repo first, then you will be able to start watching live and on-demand streams.
Alternative – PlayStation Vue add-on
If PlayStation Vue is your preferred choice, you’ll be glad to know that it is possible to run PlayStation Vue through many devices and you can also connect to your account using a Kodi add-on. The PlayStation Vue add-on is available from the Official Kodi Add-on Repository. To be able to access your account, you will have to add your credentials before you try to load the add-on. Otherwise, the add-on will crash. Once you download and install the add-on, you will be able to find it in the Add-ons section, then you can right-click on it. Click on Settings and then enter your username and password.