You can watch FXNow without cable with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and DirecTV Now. In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch FXNow on fuboTV

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fuboTV started as a sports-only service, but has evolved into a first-rate cable TV alternative. You not only unlock the FXNow app, but also watch FX, FOX channels, and more through this unique streaming service.

FuboTV Pricing and Packages

The Fubo Standard package is all you need to unlock the FXNow app without cable. It comes with around 80 or more channels, depending on where you live.

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

SIGN UP
Ultra
7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
*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.

To learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages, click here.

FuboTV Channels

Along with FXNow support, Fubo Standard includes local broadcast networks, sports networks like NBC Sports, Fox Sports, NFL Network and more.

To learn more about fuboTV’s channels, click here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

Device support is a big factor you should consider before getting any streaming service. fuboTV has its bases covered:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick (1st gen and up), Chromecast and Roku (2, 3 and 4)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (4.4 and up)
  • Game consoles: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s device support.

FuboTV Simultaneous Streams

fuboTV lets you watch TV on two devices at once. If you have a larger number of people you intend to share your account with, you upgrade to three streams for $6 per month. The FXNow app won’t count against your stream limit.

To learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

FuboTV DVR

FuboTV also offers a cloud DVR service, which lets you record up to 30 hours of video without any additional costs. The Cloud DVR Plus add-on costs $10/month more and boosts your recording limit to a rather impressive 500 hours.

To learn more about fuboTV’s DVR, click here.

FuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV’s on-demand library isn’t huge, but it has a decent amount of content.

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch FXNow on PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue‘s  features include family-friendly programming, great sharing options, customizable cable channel packages and more. As is the case with fuboTV, your PlayStation Vue credentials will unlock the FXNow app.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

Any PlayStation Vue subscriber can unlock the FXNow app. It doesn’t matter which plan you get.

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.

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s pricing and packages.

PlayStation Vue Channels

PlayStation Vue carries the entire FX line-up, including FXM, as well as TruTV, MotorTrend, and multiple sports networks.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s channels, click here.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

Yes, you can use PlayStation Vue without a PlayStation. Supported devices include: 

  • 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 PlayStation Vue’s device support.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

PlayStation Vue allows users to stream on up to 5 devices at once, which is far more than what most other streaming services allow.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

PlayStation Vue DVR

PlayStation Vue’s unlimited DVR lets you save as much TV as you want. Recordings expire after four weeks.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s DVR, click here.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

PlayStation Vue’s on-demand content library is good, but it’s not comparable to streaming services that specialize in on-demand.

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s on-demand library.

Free 5-day Trial

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Watch FXNow on Sling TV

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One of the cheapest options on the market, Sling TV offers FXNow as well as several other FOX-owned networks.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV offers three options for new subscribers. You can choose between two base plans or get both for a discount.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

SIGN UP
Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

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* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

Sling Blue has all the FOX-branded channels. These include FX, local FOX affiliates, and FOX Sports. You’ll need to get Sling Blue if you want to unlock the FXNow app.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV also has great device support:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV.
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets).
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome is recommended for use with Mac and Windows.

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

With Sling Blue, you get three simultaneous streams. That’s more than industry standard (which is two streams), and more than you’d get with Sling Orange (only one stream). 

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV doesn’t come with a free DVR, but you can add recording functionality for $5/month extra. You can’t record any Sling Orange channels, though.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV does have an on-demand content library, but it’s somewhat limited compared to some streaming services.

Click here to learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library.

Watch FXNow on Hulu With Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV comes with not only 50+ live TV channels but also a huge on-demand library. Your Hulu with Live TV credentials will unlock the FXNow app.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

Hulu with Live TV has a handful of simple subscription options. The main package has 60+ channels and costs $45/month.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

SIGN UP

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

Along with the ability to unlock FXNow, you also get FX, local FOX affiliates and a large number of other popular cable TV channels. Hulu with Live TV carries History, Discovery, HGTV, SYFY, TLC, and more. 

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel options.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu + Live TV has great device support. The most popular streaming devices are available. 

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick, Chromecast and Roku (most models).
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (select models), Samsung TV (select models), Android TV and Roku TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets).
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers.
  • Smart home devices: Amazon Echo Show (video and voice controls).
  • Desktop operating systems: Windows 10 (dedicated app).

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s supported devices, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

The base subscription comes with two simultaneous streams. Hulu’s Unlimited Screens add-on lets you stream to an unlimited number of devices on your home network.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming policy, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

A rather beefy 50-hour cloud DVR comes with the basic subscription. That can also be increased up to 200 hours with the Enhanced Cloud DVR add-on.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR storage options, click here.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Hulu with Live TV’s best feature is its huge on-demand catalog.

You can learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library by checking here.

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DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now recently improved its previously lackluster features– but it also raised its prices.

DirecTV Now Pricing and Packages

Prices start at $50. The cheapest plan comes with HBO, which is a nice bonus. 

  • PLUS: 40+ channels, $50/month
  • MAX: 50+ channels, $70/month

To learn more about DirecTV Now’s pricing and packages, click here.

DirecTV Now Channels

Plus comes with 40+ channels, including HBO, History, AMC, A&E, FX, ESPN and more.

Click here to learn more about DirecTV Now’s channels.

DirecTV Now Supported Devices

DirecTV Now has fairly good device coverage:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up, 5th gen and up for 4K), Amazon Fire TV (2nd gen and up, 1st gen for Cube), Chromecast (2nd gen and up), Roku (most models).
  • Smart TVs: Samsung TV (2017 and 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV (7000X), Mi TV, Amazon Fire TV edition smart TV (2nd gen and up), Chromecast Built-in TV.
  • Gaming consoles: None.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (10 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets).
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari recommended.

Click here to learn more about DirecTV Now’s supported devices.

DirecTV Now Simultaneous Streams

You can stream on two devices at once with DirecTV Now, which meets the industry standard. You can upgrade to three streams for an extra $5 per month.

To learn more about DirecTV Now’s streaming policy, click here.

DirecTV Now DVR

DirecTV Now’s DVR only records 20 hours of programming and there’s no way to upgrade it. At least it’s free, though.

Click here to learn more about DirecTV Now’s DVR.

DirecTV Now On-Demand Library

DirecTV Now has a 72-hour rewind feature, which lets you stay current with your favorite shows.

Check here to learn more about DirecTV Now’s on-demand library.

How to Watch FXNow on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch FXNow on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and DirecTV Now. You can use your credentials to log into the app once you download and install it.

How to FXNow on Roku

You can watch FXNow on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and DirecTV Now. Download any of the apps for free from the Roku Channels store. Once you sign up, you can use your credentials to access the FXNow app.

How to Watch FXNow on Apple TV

You can watch FXNow on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and DirecTV Now. Download any of their apps on Apple TV’s App Store, sign up, then use your credentials to gain full access to FXNow.

FXNow Apps

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Source: FX Networks

Anyone can watch a limited amount of content on the FX Networks website or through the FXNow apps. Unlocking the full potential requires TV provider login credentials. Fortunately, all the services mentioned above will unlock FX’s apps.

FXNow supports a good range of streaming platforms:

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV devices, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Models based on Android TV, select Samsung models.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox 360, Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari.

What people think of the FXNow app

In general, FXNow has good reviews. Apple device owners like it better than most, awarding it 4.2 stars. Android device owners, on the other hand, gave it 3.9 stars.

Many of the positive reviews comment on how FXNow does in-stream advertising right. The frequency and length of the ads are not as overwhelming as other networks’ apps.

Buffering issues seem to drive the relatively small number of critical reviews.

What you get with FXNow

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FXNow’s website and apps deliver live TV streams and on-demand content from FX, FXX and FXM. The apps also let you live stream Fox and National Geographic.

You also get access to Simpsons World. Through Simpsons World, you can stream every one of the animated series’ 629-and-counting episodes.

With only six hundred hours of content, however, FX’s on-demand library isn’t very big. In many cases, you won’t get every season of FX series — just the most recent season.

FX first-run series

FX may be a standard cable channel, but its original programming holds its own against HBO. Catch critical darlings like The Americans or American Horror Story as well as off-beat series like Legion and Fargo.

FXX popular re-runs

You can watch long-running originals like Archer and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia that moved to FXX from FX. Most of FXX’s programming consists of re-runs like Parks & Recs and How I Met Your Mother.

FXM name-brand movies

FXM has plenty of recently-released and popular titles to choose from. Blockbusters like Jurassic World and Furious 7 sit side-by-side with romcoms like Aloha and About Last Night. Kids can choose animated movies from the Ice Age and Rio franchises.

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.