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It feels like forever since Rick, Negan and co. were a regular part of our Sundays. On the bright side, The Walking Dead is finally returning to the schedule on AMC. We've seen plenty of footage from the upcoming midseason premiere, but nothing will really beat the real thing. If you are looking for a way to stream Episode 9 of Season 7, otherwise known as "Rock in the Road," there are a few legal options for you.
If you are simply looking to catch the midseason TV premiere streaming, Sling TV always offers a free 7-day trial, so if that's an option you haven't tried before, we highly suggest giving it a shot. It's easy to sign up for, and if you like the programming enough, it's a great cable alternative, as it only costs $20 bucks a month for the basic package, with the option for add-ons.
Sling TV knows that having AMC is a good deal, as the company is rolling with this banner right now:
Playstation VUE and DirecTV Now are also options in this live streaming category.
Next, you should know that (recent) past episodes of The Walking Dead are also already available on AMC's site. There's a ton of other bonus content available, as well, that you can peruse here. Episode 9 will eventually also be available, but we should note that this option requires you to sign in through your cable provider, so AT&T, Dish, Charter, Comcast or others of that ilk. You can even watch these on mobile, via the AMC app, which also requires login.
If you'd like to access just an episode or simply want to pay for a season of The Walking Dead without the cost of a cable package, Google Play, Amazon, and iTunes are really reasonable deals. If you go that route, though, you won't be watching with the rest of us in the U.S. The way AMC has it worked out is that those alternative outlets don't get the episode until the day after the original airs. So, if you want to purchase episodes to re-watch or want to keep that content with the rest of your library of TV shows and movies, this may be the best option.
Occasionally, AMC makes premieres available for free online, but there's no indication that will be happening tonight, since it is midseason. If you want to stream with the rest of us, a trial run or subscription may be the best option. For now, catch up on what is going on with The Walking Dead with our what we know guide and catch the midseason premiere at 9 p.m. ET tonight. If you've been wondering when the rest of your favorite shows will be back on TV, take a look at our midseason TV premiere schedule.