You can watch the FX+ live without cable with one of these streaming services: fuboTV or PlayStation Vue. In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch the FX+ with fuboTV

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fuboTV— a streaming service that specializes in sports channels that are hard to get on traditional cable TV plans– is one of the most interesting options for watching FX+ that you’ll find. No other streaming service offers live 4K streams except this one. The fact that it doesn’t carry any of the ESPN channels is its biggest downside. On the other hand, about half of the 90+ channels you get when you subscribe are sports channels.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

fuboTV’s subscription plans start at $55/month. There are several add-on packs you can get, as well. These include the $12/month fubo Cycling add-on, the International Sports Plus add-on ($6/month) and Sports Plus ($9/month). FX+ is one of a handful of channels that is available a-la-carte. You can add it to your channel lineup for $6/month.

Learn more about fuboTV’s subscription plans here.

Standard
7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Family
7-day free trial
$59.99+/ month

92 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Entertainment
7-day free trial
$69.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Ultra
7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

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*Note that in order to see the Family, Entertainment, and Ultra plans, you need to first press "Start Free Trial." After you create an account, you'll see all of these plans.

fuboTV Channels

The base subscription plan comes with about 90 channels. With fubo Cycling, you get the fubo Cycling channel, Fox Soccer Plus, GolTV (English and Spanish), TyC Sports and fubo Soccer. The International Sports add-on has all of the channels that are in the fubo Cycling add-on except fubo Cycling. Sports Plus comes with 23 channels, including several Pac 12 channels, regional Fox College Sports channels, NFL RedZone and more.

fuboTV Supported Devices

With support for just about every TV device except Xbox, fuboTV has most of its bases covered when it comes to apps.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s supported devices here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

You can stream to up to two devices simultaneously through your fuboTV account. A feature upgrade lets you add a third stream.

You can learn more about fuboTV simultaneous streams here.

fuboTV DVR

The base DVR that you get when you sign up with fuboTV can store 30 hours of recordings. To get more recording time, you can get a paid upgrade. With it, you can store up to 500 hours of shows, sports events and all kinds of other content.

You can learn more about the fuboTV DVR here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV has a catch-up TV feature called 72-hour rewind, which lets you stay current with your favorite TV shows.

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Watch FX+ on PlayStation Vue

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If you’re looking for a full-featured cable replacement service that carries Freeform, PlayStation Vue— a streaming service that has apps for not only PlayStation consoles but also Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV devices and more– is an excellent choice. Its channel menu covers a wide variety of interests, ranging from sports to news to movie and more. In addition, few other streaming services have features that can match PlayStation Vue’s.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

PlayStation Vue has four plans, the cheapest of which is the $45/month subscription called Access. The next step up is Core, which costs $50/month. Elite costs $10 more per month and Ultra costs $80/month. A select group of channels are available a-la-carte, including FX+, which costs $6/month.

Access
5-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

50 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Core
5-Day Free Trial
$49.99/ month

75 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Elite
5-Day Free Trial
$59.99/ month

96 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Ultra
5-Day Free Trial
$79.99/ month

98 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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* You get 3 streams to use in-home or out-of-home streams and 2 extra streams to use in-home.

For more information about PlayStation Vue’s plans, click here.

PlayStation Vue Channels

Access is the budget plan, but even it has a strong lineup that may take care of most your entertainment needs after you cut the cord. Core is likely designed to appeal to sports fans, since it adds ESPNU, NFL Network and other similar sports channels to your lineup along with a few general entertainment channels. Elite’s focus seems to be on movie channels. With Ultra, you get the premium channels HBO and Showtime.

Click here to see the full list of PlayStation Vue channels.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

PlayStation Vue has a very strong app lineup:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Android TV (all gens), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (all gens), Chromecast (1st gen and up) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Smart TVs: Amazon Fire TV (all gens), Android TV (all gens) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android OS 5.0 and up, iOS 9 and up, and Amazon Fire HD6 tablets and up.
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge are recommended (most recent versions will work).

Click here to learn more about devices that work with PlayStation Vue.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

PlayStation Vue has one of the best sharing policies of all the streaming services. You can stream to up to five devices at once through one account. On the other hand, there’s no way to get even more flexibility if you need more than five simultaneous streams. Still, five simultaneous streams will be more than enough capacity for most people.

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s account sharing features.

PlayStation Vue DVR

PlayStation Vue’s cloud DVR is also quite strong when it comes to features. You can record as much as you like and save your recordings for up to a month. Not many other streaming services offer unlimited recording.

Click here to learn more about how PlayStation Vue’s DVR works.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

As is the case with fuboTV, PlayStation Vue’s focus is not on on-demand content. However, some movies and TV shows are available on-demand.

Free 5-day Trial

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How to FX+ on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch FX+ on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV or PlayStation Vue. Simply go to the Amazon Fire TV app store and click whatever live TV service appeals to you the most– or try them all.

How to Watch FX+ on Roku

You can watch FX+ on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV or PlayStation Vue. The process of installing a Roku app is the same as installing a smartphone app. Just look up the app you want to try and complete the sign-up process to get going.

How to Watch FX+ on Apple TV

You can watch FX+ on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV or PlayStation Vue. Apple’s app store has them both, so try them out for yourself and compare.

What is FX+?

FX+ is an ad-free version of FX. It’s available through PlayStation Vue and fuboTV, but you can also get a standalone subscription to it as well.

Up until the summer of 2018, only Comcast and Cox subscribers could gain access to FX+. Then, during a Television Critics Association conference that took place in August, Deadline reported that FX would be making FX+ available to all of its 90 million subscribers.

The good news for cord-cutters was that two excellent cable replacement services were included in the expansion. If you subscribe to PlayStation Vue or fuboTV, you can get an FX+ subscription for $6 per month.

Benefits of FX+

The main benefit of FX+ is that it’s commercial free. Subscription payments likely help compensate for the revenues that FX would otherwise generate from letting advertisers promote their products and services during commercial breaks.

What to Watch on FX+

Here are just a few of the shows that are available on FX+.

Atlanta

Atlanta is an original FX series that follow the lives of two cousins as they use their musical talents to make a better life for themselves. The show stars rapper Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino. Since its 2016 debut, Atlanta has won two Golden Globe awards and two Primetime Emmy awards.

Fargo

Fargo is a black comedy-drama that was inspired by the eponymous 1996 film. It’s written and directed by the Coen brothers– the same duo that produced the original Fargo film, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men and several other critically acclaimed films. The first season of the show won three Primetime Emmy Awards and received 15 additional nominations.

The Americans

The Americans is a period spy thriller set in Cold War-era America. The plot follows the lives of two Russian spies, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings. The first season begins shortly after the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan in January 1981. The final season ended in December of 1987, shortly before the US and the USSR signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The finale helped the show earn two Primetime Emmy Awards.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia first debuted on FX in 2005. The show stars Danny Devito and follows the lives of four friends that share ownership of a bar in Philadelphia. In 2016, the series was renewed for a 13th and 14th season. At the end of the contract, the show will be tied for the longest-running live-action sitcom in American TV history. All 13 seasons of the show are available on FX+.

Snowfall

Like The Americans, Snowfall is a period piece set in America in the 1980s– but the similarities between the two shows end there. The plot of Snowfall revolves around the first crack epidemic to hit Los Angeles and its impact on the culture of the city and its inner-city residents.

Cable services that offer free FX+ access

The success of over-the-top cable replacers like fuboTV, PlayStation Vue and others has motivated some traditional cable providers to offer internet-based ways to watch TV. As mentioned above, any cable subscriber that has FX can use their credentials to buy FX+. A few cable services have even added FX+ support to their apps and set-top boxes.

Xfinity

If you subscribe to Xfinity, you can watch the first 3 episodes of any FX series, ad-free. All you have to do is say “FX Plus” into your X1 Voice Remote. Alternatively, you can browse to Networks on Xfinity Stream and open the FX+ app there. If you want to watch more than 3 episodes, you have to subscribe to FX+ for $5.99/month. FX+ is accessible via the Xfinity set-top box, on mobile devices via or on the web at xfinity.com/stream. Learn more at Xfinity’s official website.

Cox

Cox offers a similar FX+ deal to their subscribers. If you subscribe to Cox, you can subscribe to FX+ by saying “FX plus” into your Contour voice remote. You can also subscribe through your set-top box’s interface. Cox’s Contour app can be used to access FX+ on iOS and Android mobile devices. There doesn’t seem to be any type of trial, though. You have to pay the $5.99/month upgrade to access commercial-free versions of FX shows. Learn more here.

Armstrong

Armstrong– a cable company headquartered in Butler, Pennsylvania– has also added an FX+ app to their set-top box. If you subscribe to Armstrong, you can buy a $5.99/month FX+ subscription by navigating to Armstrong On Demand / Premium TV / FX+. Additional details are available in this press release.

Blue Ridge

According to a short announcement on the Blue Ridge website, the Palmerton, Pennsylvania-based cable company has added an FX+ app to its set-top box interface. You can find the FX+ app in the VOD folder.

The Best Way to Watch FX+ Without Cable

If you’ve cut the cord and you’re looking for a way to get FX+, fuboTV and PlayStation Vue are both excellent options. However, there are several differences between the two that you should consider before you buy a subscription.

For sports fanatics

Though fuboTV markets itself as a sports-centric streaming service, the fact that it doesn’t carry any ESPN channels may be a deal breaker for some. If you’re a soccer fan or a fan of international sports, fuboTV is the way to go. However, if you’re an NFL fan or if you prefer more mainstream sports, you may want to go with PlayStation Vue. All of PlayStation Vue’s plans include ESPN and if you’re willing to upgrade you can catch lots of NFL action with PlayStation Vue’s RedZone add-on.

For large families

With an eclectic mix of channels and support for up to five simultaneous streams, PlayStation Vue is the way to go if you intend to share your account with a large group of people.

Alex Munkachy is a freelance writer, game developer and hobby robotics enthusiast. You can find his blog about robotics news and reviews at robotfanatics.com.