'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 6: How to Watch Early and For Free

Fear the Walking Dead Season 6 is coming very soon to AMC, with Episode 1 ("The End is the Beginning") set to premiere on the channel on Sunday, October 11 at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m.

For viewers who cannot wait that long, however, to see the latest adventures of the spin-off's cast, AMC offers two ways for FWTD fans to get early access for episodes of Season 6—AMC+ and AMC Premiere.

In previous years, AMC Premiere has allowed viewers to watch Fear the Walking Dead episodes 48 hours before they aired on AMC proper. This year, however, it seems as if the early access window will be shorter, with AMC+ and Premiere releasing Season 6 on Sunday mornings rather than Friday nights.

As both services have a free trial, this means that viewers can watch episodes not only early, but also for free. AMC+, for example, has a seven day free trial if you subscribe to it as an Amazon Prime Video add-on channel, and AMC has a week-long trial on its website.

After that free trial, AMC+ is $8.99 a month on Amazon, $6.99 as part of Dish, $7 as part of your Sling package, and $4.99 on Xfinity. It is also available as an Apple TV channel. AMC Premiere, meanwhile, is only available to people who have AMC as part of their cable package, and is $4.99 a month. Currently, however, cable subscribers who are not on Comcast or Xfinity can also take advantage of an offer that gives them a year of Premiere for $29.49, a 50% reduction from the usual price of $59.99.

For those wondering what the difference is between AMC+ and Premiere, AMC+ is a bundle that offers access to not only the AMC catalog but to that of horror streamer Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited. Premiere, meanwhile, offers what its website calls "in-season episodes of current AMC shows ad-free [and] curated shows from our sister networks: BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, and Sundance Now."

Episodes of fellow The Walking Dead spin-off World Beyond are available earlier than their FTWD counterparts. Episodes of the new show are available on Thursdays, three days before they air on AMC.

For fans wondering what to expect from Season 6 of FTWD, the synopsis reads, "Season 6 of Fear the Walking Dead explores what has become of the unlikely family once united by a mission to help those in need. After being torn apart by Virginia (Colby Minifie) and her Pioneers, the group is now dispersed across her far-reaching settlements. Morgan's (James) last message at the end of Season 5 implored the group to 'Live' and this season we'll see what that means to each of them.

"Some will find the stability and opportunity within Virginia's communities to be intriguing, some will sink into darkness, while others will fight back against what has been forced upon them. Life behind Virginia's walls will test each and every one of them in different ways, forcing them to define who they are in this new world."

Fear the Walking Dead Season 6 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT.