AMC Mobile for iPhone
By AMC Network Entertainment LLC
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Access full episodes on amc.com, get updates, sneak peeks, behind the scenes video, cast interviews, tweets and Facebook groups for AMC shows including The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, TURN: Washington's Spies, Comic Book Men, Halt and Catch Fire, Hell on Wheels and Talking Dead. This app also includes a quick link to the AMC broadcast schedule.
* Available during select seasons, Story Sync: a LIVE, interactive experience that allows you to vote in snap polls, answer cool trivia questions, and re-live tense moments via video clips during the premiere broadcast of the latest episode. *
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* Requirements: iPhone 4+, iPhone 5+, iPhone 6+ and on third and fourth generation iPod Touch.
What's New in Version 3.0.4
Minor improvements and bug fixes.
Worst app for viewers (and advertisers)
This is hands down the worst app I've used for watching shows. I typically AirPlay it from my iPhone to my TV. As other reviewers have said, the app is clunky and just a pass through to the website for streaming TV. Having to log back into the cable provider each time and being dropped if you need to leave the app are both very frustrating. More often than not, the shows don't load or disappear as soon as I log into cable and I have to keep checking back to try and watch it.
As for the commercial loop, I put up with it for the first episode until I found a solve. As soon as the stream goes to commercial it pauses as well as between each commercial. If you keep hitting play it keeps looping endless commercials (making you hate the sponsors) BUT, if you don't hit play, the screen stays black then switches to a new paused commercial. After about 5 switches (all black screen time) it jumps back to the beginning of the show for a few seconds then jumps forward to where you left it. Still a really obnoxious way to have to watch it, but you can make it through the whole show and not get stuck in commercials.
For any advertisers reading this, nite that your audience is either inundated with your ad so many times in a row that they come to hate your brand or are not actually seeing the ad that you paid for (which is the best case scenario for actually managing to see the show).
AMC... Please put some work into your app!!!
Issues with advertisements
AMC just can't get the advertisements right. Every time the show needs to pause for ads, something goes wrong. I've had the same energy drink ad play 4 times in a row, and some ads never load and leave you stuck. Then you have to sign back in to your cable account when you close the page only to relaunch the show, watch a couple more ads, then when you try to seek to a part in the show you get 7 more ads, after which it goes back to random spots and jumps around by a minute or so. Also had a series of ads towards the end of my show and after they played the show started over again. The app is also literally just a web browser portal to the AMC website, feels like a half-baked buggy disappointment. Funny how after paying for an AMC subscription through my cable provider I spend more time watching their advertisements than shows.
Commercial loop of doom.. When it loads.
I'd say about 30% of the time I log into the app to catch up the latest episode of some of the greatest shows on TV, the episodes don't load properly and simply won't play. Try and try as you might to refresh, reload, close the app, log out, log back in, etc - it will not work. Most of the time it does work though. And when it does work, you just have to accept the fact that you will be cornered into watching 5 minutes of the same 30 second looped commercial for other AMC shows. I will say that I appreciate the service and being able to catch up on walking dead and better call Saul on my phone, but the app itself needs a lot of work. Come on AMC! Or better yet, we'll take an AppleTV channel!!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Feb 02, 2015
- Version: 3.0.4
- Size: 8.0 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: AMC Network Entertainment LLC
- © Copyright 2012 AMC Network Entertainment LLC. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.