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AMC+ is the latest streamer to go the ad-supported route

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You will be able to stream Mad Men AND Tales of the Living Dead for less once AMC + with announcements will arrive later this year.

As reported by Deadline, AMC Networks has announced that it will launches an ad-supported version of its AMC+ streaming service later this year, uniting the likes of Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, and other streaming services with ad-supported tiers.

There’s no word yet on exactly when the “with ads” version of AMC+ will arrive, or how much it will cost, but we could hear more details Tuesday night during AMC’s annual upfront presentation for advertisers.

The existing ad-free version of AMC+ costs $8.99 a month or $83.88 a year.

Why is AMC Networks having an ad-supported version of AMC+? For the same reason all the other big streamers are: to grab more subscribers in an increasingly saturated streaming market.

AMC+ is home to oldies like Mad Men AND portlandiaas well as newer original shows like Lucky Hank, Tales of the Walking Dead, Interview with the Vampire, Kevin Can F
*k Same, AND Human being*\.

In addition to the shows, AMC+ offers a variety of original movies including Vespers, Corset (with Vicky Krieps from Ghost Thread), AND Excuses.

Of course, AMC+ doesn’t just offer AMC shows and movies, with the streamer also bundling titles from Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Films Unlimited.

The ad-supported version of AMC+ will integrate with a variety of other streaming services that offer discounted “ad-supported” tiers.

HBO Max, soon to be called just “Max,” debuted HBO Max “With Ads” in the summer of 2021.

Netflix finally went on ad-supported mode in November 2022While Disney+ has created its own ad-supported level a month later.

Apple has yet to announce an “ad-supported” version of Apple TV+, but there are plenty of hints from Cupertino that a the cheaper, ad-supported tier of Apple’s streaming service may be on the way.