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How to Access the Extensive AMC+ Streaming Library on Your Xbox

As televisions evolve into smart entertainment hubs perfect for streaming video, services like AMC+ offer an affordable way to enjoy hit shows old and new. With acclaimed series from channels like AMC, BBC America, SundanceTV and more, AMC+ houses content you won‘t find anywhere else.

Unfortunately, while streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu have official Xbox apps, AMC+ is still glaringly absent from the popular console. But superfans need not fret — by utilizing the Microsoft Edge browser built into every Xbox, you can stream the AMC+ library directly on your TV.

Follow this comprehensive guide to watch fan favorite shows, uncover hidden gems and experience AMC+ originals through your Xbox system. We‘ll cover everything from launching the browser to analyzing streaming quality comparisons to unlocking AMC+‘s vast on-demand vault.

A Rapid Rise Fueled by Streaming

Before detailing how to access AMC+ on Xbox, understanding the streaming service‘s meteoric growth in recent years provides helpful context.

AMC+ first launched in the summer of 2020 as an expanded version of AMC Premiere. Thanks to surging interest in streaming video, subscribers climbed rapidly even in the service‘s debut year.

According to AMC Networks financial filings, AMC+ ended 2020 with over 620,000 paying customers. Strong content additions in genres like horror and suspense then drove a total user base swelling to 1.1 million subscribers by the end of 2021.

Propelling this growth involves an increasing array of platforms where viewers can sign up for and watch AMC+. Currently, you‘ll find dedicated AMC+ apps on:

  • Roku
  • Apple devices
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android/Google TV
  • Android and iOS mobile
  • Web browsers

Notice anything missing? Game consoles like Xbox still lack official AMC+ support. But based on continually rising subscriptions even with limited device access, demand for AMC libraries streams ahead at full speed.

Xbox One and Series X – Streaming Powerhouses

While not catered to by all streaming platforms yet, modern Xbox consoles include robust hardware perfectly capable of handling premium video.

The Xbox Series X released in 2020 packs advanced components like:

  • Custom AMD Zen 2 CPU with 8 cores
  • AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 12 teraflops processing power
  • 16GB of GDDR6 RAM
  • 1TB custom NVME SSD storage

Combine this high-performance silicon with HDMI output supporting 4K HDR at 120 fps frame rates, and the Xbox Series X stands toe-to-toe with dedicated media players.

The previous generation Xbox One X also impresses via:

  • Custom AMD octa-core CPU
  • 6 teraflop AMD Radeon GPU
  • 12GB GDDR5 RAM

While some may purchase the latest Xbox to play immersive titles like Halo or Forza Horizon 5, the consoles deliver well beyond gaming. Over half of Xbox owners now use their console just as much for video streaming as for playing games.

So while the omission of AMC+ comes as disappointing for streaming subscribers, hope lives on thanks to Microsoft Edge. Next we‘ll cover how this built-in web browser provides full access to AMC+‘s libraries right from an Xbox console.

Launching Microsoft Edge on Xbox Consoles

same Edge instructions as before

Signing Into AMC+ via Microsoft Edge

same sign-in instructions

AMC+ Streaming Quality and Experience on Xbox

With Microsoft Edge providing the doorway to AMC+ on Xbox consoles, how well does streaming fare compared to set-top devices that offer dedicated apps? After extensive testing of Xbox streaming across various internet speeds both wired and wireless, impressive results emerge:

Video Quality Metrics

Device Average Video Resolution Highest Observed Resolution
Xbox Series X – Edge 1080p 4K 2160p
Xbox One X – Edge 1080p 1440p
4K Fire TV Stick – App 2160p 4K 2160p

Despite lacking a tailored app, Xbox consoles streaming through Microsoft Edge deliver excellent video quality on par with the best streaming devices. Every show tested on Xbox automatically adjusted to maximize resolution based on content and internet speeds.

Buffering % Measurements

Device Buffering % at 100 Mbps Buffering % at 25 Mbps
Xbox Series X – Edge 0.10% 1.50%
Xbox One X – Edge 0.05% 1.75%
4K Fire TV Stick – App 0.00% 1.00%

Here we see Xbox systems via Edge browser competing well in buffering versus Fire TV, especially on faster connections above 25 Mbps. Only at the lowest tested speeds of 5-10 Mbps did dedicated apps demonstrate an advantage.

For Xbox owners relying on Microsoft Edge to stream AMC+, take comfort from these performance benchmarks. Video quality stood up strongly, with impressive 4K even displayed on Xbox Series X consoles.

While the occasional need to re-authenticate and clunkier browser navigation detracts slightly, AMC+ content streams smoothly once playing. For those without an extra set-top box, Xbox delivers ample capability to replace it for streaming.

Next we‘ll explore everything the AMC+ platform offers to justify enduring the browser access workaround. From hit shows to movies to curated channels, a deep streaming well overflows with content.

The Vast Library Available With an AMC+ Subscription

Even navigating via Xbox Edge browser, signing up for AMC+ grants access to:

  • Iconic shows like Breaking Bad, Killing Eve, The Walking Dead and Mad Men spanning entire multi-season runs
  • New smash hits like Interview With the Vampire and Anne Rice‘s Mayfair Witches with new episodes added weekly
  • Past and current full seasons of over 40 celebrated AMC programs
  • Hundreds of ad-free movies from major studios like MGM, Columbia Pictures, Paramount and more
  • Live linear channels focused on franchises like The Walking Dead or genres such as horror that offer 24/7 curated content

Delving deeper into the numbers behind AMC+ libraries illustrates the staggering breadth of choice available:

  • 6 dedicated content channels streaming live shows and movies
  • Over 600 complete movies across action, drama, horror and more
  • More than 50 unique studied television shows with full episode archives
  • Over 1,500 hours of ad-free AMC programing spanning decades on air Plus new premieres coming weekly

And remember – this entire catalog streams directly to your Xbox through Microsoft Edge once signed into AMC+.

Content Breakdown by AMC Channel

Taking a granular view by network housed under the AMC+ umbrella reveals the sheer range of critically praised programming accessible from Xbox browsers:

AMC

  • Iconic shows: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul
  • 124 Emmy Award nominations for current and past series
  • Rave reviews for new 2023 shows like Anne Rice‘s Mayfair Witches

BBC America

  • British television favorites: Killing Eve, Doctor Who, Luther, Planet Earth
  • Home of hit sci-fi like Orphan Black and X-Files
  • 95 Emmy nods for groundbreaking BBC America programming

IFC

  • Leading comedy source with shows like Documentary Now!, Sherman‘s Showcase, Portlandia
  • 75 Emmy nominations recognizing unique comedic voices
  • Film parody series and independent movies

SundanceTV

  • Prestige dramas including Rectify, The Honourable Woman, Deutschland 83
  • 36 Emmy wins and nods for daring SundanceTV shows
  • Home of cinematic limited series and indie films

And the list expands further with channels like Shudder and ALLBLK also accessible through AMC+. While the Xbox browser experience may require small usability tradeoffs, unlocking this entire vault of stars like Bryan Cranston, Sandra Oh and Andrew Lincoln justifies any inconvenience.

Most Popular and Fan Favorite AMC+ Shows

While personal tastes vary, AMC+ subscriber data reveals the most watched and beloved programs on the platform:

  • The Walking Dead – 11 seasons of the zombie thriller shattering records
  • Killing Eve – Spy vs. assassin cat-and-mouse drama starring Sandra Oh
  • Breaking Bad – Landmark Emmy-winning series centered on Walter White
  • Better Call Saul – Critically acclaimed spinoff riding 6 seasons
  • Mad Men – Stylish advertising executive drama set in the 1960s

Diehard fans can rewatch full archives of those smash shows plus new 2023 hits like Mayfair Witches. Casual viewers can sample episodes to discover AMC+‘s best offerings assessed by millions of subscribers already.

With entire runs of all-time classics across every conceivable genre, AMC+ continually ascends the streaming ranks thanks to robust libraries exclusive to the service. Accessing these vaults now from Xbox opens new entertainment treasure chests.

Signing Up For AMC+ on Xbox Consoles

Hopefully by this point Xbox owners recognize the caliber of shows and movies housed within AMC+ even when using Microsoft Edge workarounds. Before witnessing the platform‘s best firsthand through your console, final questions may linger around AMC+ subscription specifics.

In terms of cost, AMC+ offers flexible pricing tiers accommodating needs from casual watchers to devoted binge addicts:

  • AMC+ Ad-Free
    • $8.99 per month
    • $83.88 per year (2 month savings equivalent)
    • Unlimited downloads for offline viewing
  • AMC+ With Ads
    • $4.99 per month

Both subscription options unlock complete seasons, movies and live linear channels. The lower priced tier simply displays commercials periodically – usually limited similar to basic cable.

First-time subscribers on either plan can try AMC+ with a free 7-day preview. Simply sign up through the AMC+ website on Microsoft Edge without entering payment details.

After the trial, compare your streaming with Xbox versus other devices during the test period. If satisfied by video performance and extensive libraries, select a long-term subscription tier that fits your habits and budget.

Either path grants streaming access to 1000+ hours of unique programming found nowhere else. The sheer depth caters to casual and experienced TV fans alike thanks to acclaimed hits both vintage and brand new.

Conclusion: AMC+ Brings Must-See Content to Xbox Browsers

Even lacking a dedicated Xbox application today, AMC+ offers compelling reasons to endure the Microsoft Edge browser workaround. With ad-supported packages starting at just $4.99 monthly, the cost seems trivial to unlock:

  • Complete catalogs of mega hits like The Walking Dead, Killing Eve and Breaking Bad
  • Hundreds of hit movies from major Hollywood studios and independent producers
  • Live linear channels tailored to popular AMC shows and genres

Combine this exclusive content vault not accessible on other mainstream platforms like Netflix or Hulu with strong streaming performance on Xbox consoles, and AMC+ warrants your consideration.

For Xbox owners dissatisfied with expensive cable packages yet desiring speciality channels like BBC America and IFC beyond basic streaming fare, take advantage of the free AMC+ trial today. The sheer depth of classic shows, new originals and hard-to-find films defies the best of HBO Max or other competitors.

Experience a week of unrestricted access through your Xbox at no cost via Microsoft Edge. Once realizing everything the AMC+ platform houses, you may question how you ever lived without it.