The Walking Dead returns to AMC with Season 7 on Sunday 23 October in the US, which means it will air in the UK on Monday 24 October at 9pm.
Sky & Virgin Media
In the UK The Walking Dead is shown on Fox UK. If you’re a Sky or Virgin Media customer you will have this channel as part of your subscription, shown on channel 124 on Sky, and 157 and 199 on Virgin, and you’ll be able to watch live or catch up with episodes using the associated mobile apps. If you don’t subscribe to either of these services, we’ll look at a few other ways you can
BT Broadband & BT TV
If you are a BT Broadband customer with BT TV as part of your subscription you will have free access to AMC, which is the US channel that will be used to broadcast The Walking Dead Season 7. If you have the Entertainment Plus or Entertainment Ultra HD packages you can also watch it on Fox UK.
You can choose between the free Starter package, the £7.50 per month Entertainment Plus package, and the £15 per month Entertainment Ultra HD package, all of which include AMC. Bear in mind, however, that you will pay a £49 activation fee with the ‘free’ Starter pack, so if you are signing up only to watch The Walking Dead Season 7 online there are cheaper options, as we’ll get on to next.
TalkTalk Broadband & TalkTalk TV
If you are a TalkTalk Essentials TV or Plus TV customer you’ll have a YouView box through which you can stream The Walking Dead Season 7. You’ll need to buy an Entertainment Boost, which adds Fox, Watch, Comedy Central, Dsicovery, Sky 1, Sky Living and more to your account for an extra £5 a month (for three months; £10 thereafter).
Now TV is a subscription-based service much like Netflix and Amazon Prime, and our preferred method of watching The Walking Dead Season 7 online if you do not subscribe to Sky or Virgin.
In order to watch The Walking Dead Season 7 online through Now TV you will need to subscribe to the £6.99 Entertainment Pass, which gives you access to 13 paid-TV channels not available on Freeview, including Fox UK. You also get Sky1, Sky Living, Sky Atlantic, GOLD, Comedy Channel, Sky Arts, ITV Encore, MTV, Discovery, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Disney Channel and abc studios.
Now TV also offers more than 250 on-demand TV boxsets, plus catch-up facilities. As a bonus, previous seasons of The Walking Dead are available for those who are only just getting into the series.
You don’t need a Sky subscription to watch Now TV; nor do you need a Now TV box – apps are available for Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, Roku, LG smart TVs, Windows and Mac, and iOS and Android.
Amazon Prime Instant Video customers
The Walking Dead Season 7 will be available through Amazon Prime Instant Video but, sadly, not as part of your subscription. Based on the prices it is currently charging for Season 6, you’ll pay £1.89 per episode (or £2.49 in HD), or you can buy the entire season for £19.99 (SD; £24.99 HD).
iTunes & Google Play Movies & TV
You can buy The Walking Dead Season 7 through iTunes on your iPad, iPhone or Apple computer for £24.99 (£29.99 in HD).
The Walking Dead Season 7will also be available on Google Play Movies & TV, and you can buy the entire season for £24.99.