Quick Look: AMC Theatres on Demand is a streaming movie service that lets Roku users buy or rent movies, including new releases that currently include "The Lion King," "Toy Story 4," and "Spider-Man: Far From Home." New releases such as these can be purchased for $19.99 or rented for $5.99. Other titles vary in price, and you'll find a listing of rentals for $3.99 and less on the app's home screen (Note that not all titles are available for both purchase and rental.)
Trailers are free and can be viewed without logging in. To buy or rent, however, you will need to activate the AMC Theatres on Demand Roku app with a Stubs account. To activate the app, go to AMCTheatres.com/activate, create or log into your Stubs account, and enter the code shown on the Roku screen. If you aren't already a Stubs member, you can choose a free "Insider" account, but will need to provide a valid credit card before you can activate the app.
The AMC Theatres on Demand user interface is fairly simple, with just two main menus, Featured and Explore. Under Featured you'll find New Releases, Top Rentals, Sales, "$3.99 and Under Rentals" and other categories like "Comedy Hour" and "Blockbuster Action." If you prefer to browse by traditional genres, go to the top-level Explore menu where titles are listed under Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror, and Suspense. Select any title for a synopsis and trailer, or scroll to the end of a row for the option to view all films under that genre. You won't find any Netflix-like features such as auto-previews or suggestions on what to watch next, which may be a welcome change to those suffering from "what-to-watch" overload.
-- Information is current as of October 18, 2019
Roku Channel Store Description: The movie magic from AMC doesn’t have to end when you leave the theatre. Bring the big screen to your screen with AMC Theatres On Demand! Rent and purchase your favorite movies, watch anywhere on almost any device, and earn AMC Stubs® points for in-theatre rewards — no subscription required.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Movies & TV
DEVELOPER: AMC Theatres
FEES: Purchase and rental prices vary