Fox Business is one of the top-tier business networks for consumers, right alongside Bloomberg and the new Cheddar TV network. Covering stock markets, economic news, and international and national news as it relates to business, Fox Business is a must-have option for anyone who wants to stay “in the know”.  Unlike Bloomberg or Cheddar TV, however, Fox Business is not freely available on the web. Instead, you’ll need either a traditional cable TV or satellite service, or a cord-cutting internet TV streaming service. As cable and satellite options will be expensive, we recommend you watch Fox Business without cable using a cord-cutting option.

Below, we’ll explore your top 4 options to watch Fox Business without a pricey cable TV subscription.

Use Internet TV “Skinny Bundles” for Fox Business Without Cable

Cable TV and satellite TV options are expensive, no matter how you cut it. Some companies, like Comcast (Xfinity) are now offering a sort of skinny bundle, but you’ll have a limited number of channels to choose from. You’ll also like run into hidden costs common with cable and satellite providers.

The best, emerging option to get Fox Business and most other TV channels is through an internet TV “skinny bundle”, which will allow you to stream a reasonable number of channels over the internet at a fairly low cost.

When it comes to Fox Business, your options include Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV, YouTube, and PlayStation Vue. Each of these options will provide Fox Business for a lower cost than you’d get with any cable TV or satellite TV provider. They also work on a large number of devices, such as web browsers, iOS or Android, and TV streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV, Roku, or Apple TV.

Let’s explore each of your available cord-cutting options for Fox Business in a bit more detail.

fuboTV

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As a sports-centric streaming service, it’s easy to discount the merit that fuboTV might provide for Fox Business viewers. However, fuboTV is now far more than a sports streaming service. The only drawback for this option is going to be the price.

The basics

fuboTV is a cord-cutting TV streaming service that makes sports its central focus. As such, among its 100+ channels are a hefty load of sports options. And given the name, it should also come as no surprise that there’s a good amount of soccer available through fuboTV.

In fact, fuboTV is the best streaming options for soccer fans in the US, as it offers international channels that feature soccer matchups and leagues from around the world. Few other streaming services offer channels such as beIN sports in the US, for example.

When it comes to non-sports channels, fuboTV has been periodically increasing its lineup of channels. This includes entertainment channels like History, SyFy, Comedy Central, and HBO (as an add-on), as well as Fox Business and other TV news networks.

In all, fuboTV now provides a relatively well-rounded streaming package without as heavy a focus on sports as it did when it first launched in 2015.  

Prices

fuboTV keeps things relatively simple by offering just two streaming channel packages.

 FuboFubo ExtraFubo LatinoFubo Português
Price$44.99/mo.$49.99+$17.99/mo.$19.99/mo.
Channels75+90+15+5+
Simultaneous Streams2222
Fire TV SupportYesYesYesYes
Roku SupportYesYesYesYes
Sign Up 7-DAY FREE TRIAL7-DAY FREE TRIAL7-DAY FREE TRIAL7-DAY FREE TRIAL

The primary “fubo” package comes in at $39.99 per month as an introductory rate for the first month. After that, you’ll pay $44.99 per month. The “fubo” channel package comes with 80+ channels, including Fox Business, as well as a handful of other must-haves, like Fox Sports, AMC, FX, NBC Sports Network, History Channel, HGTV and more.

If you want just a bit more from the service, the “fubo Extra” subscription adds in 20+ more channels to your lineup. These additions are a mixture of sports and entertainment networks you may want, such as the Stadium college football channels and the Cooking Channel.

fuboTV now has two other additional packages for non-English speakers: fubo Latino and fubo Português. Each of these packages delivers content in either Spanish or Portuguese. The number of available channels of both is quite small, however, with just over 15 channels from fubo Latino and only 5 channels through fubo Português.

Every fubo channel package can be expanded with more channel options via channel add-ons, however. And the fubo Latino and fubo Português packages can both be expanded to add regular fubo or fubo Extra.

Devices and features

Outside of additional channel packages, fubo TV has more addon options for subscribers, as well as a host of useful features.

Every basic fubo V package includes a 30-hour cloud DVR. Those recorded videos last indefinitely, or until you run out of DVR space and the older recordings are overwritten. If you need more than 30 hours of cloud DVR storage, you can get up to 500 hours with Cloud DVR Plus for an additional $9.99 per month.

Each basic fuboTV package also lets you stream on up to two devices at the same time. Should you need more simultaneous devices than this, you can add a third stream with the Family Share Add-on. That will cost an additional $5.99 per month, however.

As for device support, fuboTV can work on almost any device you have. Not only can you stream live TV or play back DVR recordings on your web browser, fuboTV offers support for Android and iOS devices, Apple TV (4th and 5th generation), Amazon Fire TV devices, Roku, Chomecast, and Android TVs.

Verdict for Fox Business viewers

If you’re a fan of both business news and sports, fuboTV is an excellent choice. While fuboTV lacks ESPN (something it has been unable to rectify, despite its attempts), you’ll still find the service has a wide selection of channels, appropriate for most cord-cutters.

The price may be something some users will balk at, however, as $44.99 per month is a tough sell if you’re only looking to get Fox Business. But if you’re in the market for a large selection of channels, and especially sports, fuboTV is a solid pick. You can try fuboTV with a 7-day free trial.

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Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu is more than just an on-demand streaming service now. The company added live TV in 2017, and its live TV package is quickly becoming a mainstay among cord-cutters. Thankfully for Fox Business fans, this push for live TV means Hulu is an excellent option due to its low cost and fairly impressive features.

The basics

Hulu with Live TV is the live TV branch of Hulu’s on-demand streaming service. The service offers over 50 channels in its line-up. This is a far cry from what you’ll get with a more extensive option like fuboTV, but it also provides a far less complicated selection. There’s only one package of channels to choose from. Hulu with Live TV also puts more emphasis on entertainment channels, although you will find several TV news channels in the lineup, including Fox Business.

Prices

Hulu makes its pricing as simple as possible. There are technically two streaming TV packages offered through Hulu with Live TV. The primary option is $39.99 per month and includes the 50+ channels as well as access to Hulu’s on-demand streaming service. If you’d prefer to just get the live TV service, you can get Live TV Only, which is $38.99.

For comparison, if you were to only subscribe to Hulu’s on-demand service, you’d spend $7.99 per month at a minimum. As such, the one-dollar discount on Live TV Only really doesn’t make much sense and ultimately makes the Live TV Only option a bit of a confusing offer. If you’re going to get Hulu with Live TV, you might as well get the complete package.

Devices and features

Hulu goes all-in on the features for their service. First, you get Hulu’s on-demand service as part of the deal, as we mentioned before. Beyond that, Hulu with Live TV provides several movie channel add-ons: HBO, Starz, Cinemax, and Showtime.

You’ll also find a large number of other features, such as 2 simultaneous streams (can be expanded to unlimited for an added fee) and 50 hours of cloud storage (can be expanded to 200 hours for an added fee).

Hulu also has extensive device support. If you own a Nintendo Switch, Hulu is also the only streaming TV service currently available on the gaming platform. YouTube may be on the way, but there’s no news on whether that will include YouTube TV. Outside of the Switch, Hulu works on:

  • Windows and Mac operating systems
  • iOS devices
  • Android devices
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • Apple TV (4th and 4th generation)
  • Chromecast
  • Xbox One and Xbox 360
  • Several Samsung and LG TV models

If Hulu is your choice, you’ll easily find a few devices to stream Fox Business on through the service.

Verdict for Fox Business viewers

Hulu with Live TV hits a really sweet spot in terms of device support, price, number of channels, and features. If you’re in the market for Fox Business as well as on-demand TV and many other top live TV channels, Hulu with Live TV is an appealing option. The 7-day free trial should help you determine if it’s the right service.

YouTube TV

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Source: YouTube

YouTube TV is a strong contender in the cord-cutting market, with a few good reasons. Not only does it come in at a low cost, but it also integrates well with a lot of devices, carries a great selection of channels, and includes an impressive set of features.

The basics

YouTube TV has slowly rolled out in different markets since 2017 and launched fully in early 2018. The pricing and channels options have also changed slightly since launch.

Beyond offering Fox Business, Google’s YouTube TV service has a fair selection of popular networks, like A&E, AMC, History Channel, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more. There’s also a growing lineup of local TV networks available through the service.

All of that comes in at a low cost that makes the service a strong contender in the market, although there’s still a catch. YouTube TV has expanded its availability, but it’s still not available nationwide, unlike every other option on our list. If you live outside of a major city, you may not have access to YouTube TV.

Prices

There is only one pricing option for YouTube TV. You pay $40 per month for 60+ channels. This puts in a very similar position to Hulu with Live TV in terms of price and channel offerings, though Hulu library of on-demand programming puts it ahead, in the eyes of some cord-cutters.

Devices and features

YouTube TV supports most streaming devices. You can stream YouTube TV on Windows or Mac, iOS or Android, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, and a collection of smart TVs. But there’s one device conspicuously missing: Amazon Fire TV.

Unfortunately, Amazon and Google have been in conflict for some time. That spat has led to each refusing to carry the others’ apps. As such, you won’t find native app support for YouTube TV on Amazon Fire TV devices. There’s some functionality via the Silk browser for YouTube, but it’s far from a perfect solution.

To make up for it, though, YouTube TV has a strong selection of features. You can create up to 6 user profiles per account and can stream on 3 devices simultaneously. You’ll also get 9 months of unlimited cloud DVR. What’s more, each profile gets its own unlimited cloud DVR storage.

Verdict for Fox Business viewers

If you’re not looking to stream on an Amazon Fire TV stick or another Fire TV device, YouTube TV is a good option for Fox Business. The price is low for the number of channels, and added features are among the best on our list. With a 7-day free trial, you can determine whether YouTube TV lives up to the hype.

PlayStation Vue

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Despite receiving a lot of positive feedback over its features and user interface, PlayStation Vue is a service that struggles to gain much market share. Part of that is because of its price compared to its competitors, and part of it is because of its confusing name (you don’t need a PlayStation to use it). But as a service that does indeed offer Fox Business, it’s one option you should consider.

The basics

As stated earlier, PlayStation Vue is not just a TV service for PlayStation owners. In fact, Vue is available on a large number of devices and does not require the ownership of a PlayStation at all. Nonetheless, Sony’s execs have inexplicably refused to change the name, creating some confusion in its marketing attempts.

Beyond that, PlayStation Vue offers Fox Business alongside a very large number of other channels. It has a more extensive — and pricier — channel package than most of the other options on our list. But it also has a good reputation for those who have signed up for the service.

Prices

We’ll pull no punches here: PlayStation Vue is expensive. Among internet TV streaming options, its prices easily approach those found with traditional cable.

At a minimum, you’ll pay $44.99 for about 50 channels through the “Access” package. Thankfully, this is all you’ll need if you want to get Fox Business, and it’s also the same price offered by fuboTV (although it has far fewer channels for that price than fuboTV).

If you want more channels than that, you can go with either the “Core” package for $49.99, “Elite” for $59.99, or “Ultra” for $79.99. With Ultra, you’ll get 100+ channels, the most PlayStation Vue offers without add-ons.

Devices and features

PlayStation Vue offers a range of features that are similar to other services, but does up the ante a bit more than you’ll find with its competitors. For example, you’ll get the expected simultaneous streams for multiple devices, but instead of just 2 streams, PlayStation Vue offers 5, including with their lower-cost “Access” package.

The DVR is not exactly the best, however. You’ll get an unlimited 28-day DVR. Some users may find that this doesn’t give them enough time to watch their recorded content. In addition, there are also some restrictions on which channels will allow DVR recording, as well as fast forward restrictions from a few networks.

PS Vue does have a good amount of device support. You can, of course, watch on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles, but also on Android and iOS devices, Windows or Mac computers, all generations of Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV (4th and 5th generation) and Chromecast.

Verdict for Fox Business viewers

PlayStation Vue does not offer much that you won’t find somewhere else, beyond the larger number of simultaneous streams. It may be a good idea to give it a shot since you’ll be able to try it out via a 7-day free trial, but you will likely find the other options on the list are a better deal.