Batman fans have been enjoying the Fox show Gotham for 4 seasons. Thankfully, Fox has not indicated any plans to cancel the show, and in fact, already has stunning Season 5 premiere photos ready to go. You can certainly watch Gotham on demand (and we’ll show you how), but if you don’t want any spoilers from social media, your best option is to watch Gotham live without cable.

Below, we’ll explore your top options to get access to Gotham live streams without having to shell out for a pricey cable subscription.

What Streaming Services Carry Gotham?

In the past, the only way to get access to Fox was through either a cable TV subscription or an over-the-air antenna. And while you can still get your local Fox broadcasters using a digital OTA antenna and receiver, you may find cord-cutting TV alternatives offer a better option.

It’s now possible to replace cable and the OTA antenna to get Fox broadcasts through the following options:

Regardless of which service you use, most consumers will have access to Gotham live without cable thanks to these services securing broadcast rights from many local Fox affiliates.

However, there’s a chance you may not be able to get Fox through some of these services, as contracts with Fox affiliates must be signed separately. We’ll also show you how to find out whether a service carries Fox in your area to help you avoid signing up for the wrong service.


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fuboTV may be a sports streaming service, but it also carries all of the major broadcast networks in many regions. This is obviously because those services typically carry sports, but it also gives Gotham fans the added benefit of getting both sports and some quality DC Comics content on Fox.

Channels and packages

You’ll find two key channel packages available through fuboTV:

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Simultaneous Streams2222
Fire TV SupportYesYesYesYes
Roku SupportYesYesYesYes

The “fubo” package, which costs $44.99 per month, offers around 80 channels in most regions where fuboTV is available. That includes live broadcasts for local Fox affiliates, making it easy to watch Gotham live without cable thanks to this service’s broadcast agreements. The base “fubo” package also carries a lot of must-have networks, such as Fox Sports, History Channel, Discovery Channel, A&E, AMC and more.

If you want some additional networks, including more sports and entertainment channels, you can up your package to “fubo Extra”, which carries 100+ channels in many regions where fuboTV is available.

Since local Fox affiliates aren’t available to all fuboTV users, you can check your coverage by heading over to fubo’s website. You’ll need to have your location services turned on to get fubo to show you your local channel list.

Features and extras

Through fuboTV, you’ll get access to a 72-hour rewind feature that lets you watch content from most channels within 3 days of its airing. And if you want to record and keep shows, fuboTV also offers 30-hour unlimited cloud DVR. You can keep and record Gotham episodes and watch them during the offseason.

And, should you wish to share your fuboTV account, you can stream on up to two devices per account for no additional cost. If you want to increase either your cloud storage limit or your device streams, you can do so with paid add-ons for both.

Finally, fuboTV has extensive device coverage with a lot of native apps for popular devices. You can watch Gotham live on fuboTV through Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, iOS and Android devices, and directly through most web browsers.

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Sling TV

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Thankfully, Sling TV’s has a low-cost channel package that actually emphasizes Fox and Fox-owned properties, making it a great option for Gotham fans.

Channels and packages

Sling TV offers three channel packages to new subscribers:

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Simultaneous Streams134*
Fire TV SupportYesYesYes
Roku SupportYesYesYes
* You get one stream with Sling Orange and up to 3 simultaneous streams with Sling Blue.

For those looking to watch Gotham live without cable, your best option is Sling Blue. For $25/month, Sling Blue provides a package of channels that feature Fox and Fox-owned properties. That includes local Fox affiliates, where available, as well as sports channels such as Fox Sports 1 and 2.

You’ll note that Sling Orange is the same price. However, Sling Orange is a no-go for Gotham fans, as it doesn’t carry Fox. Instead, it carries Disney-owned properties (including ESPN and Disney Channel).

However, you can combine the two packages together for $40/month through the Sling Orange+Blue channel package.

Sling TV has a local channel lookup tool that will let you determine if carries a Fox affiliate in your area.

Features and extras

Sling TV is a good option because of its low cost, but that does come at the expense of a few extra benefits. For example, you won’t get a cloud DVR included for the price, but you can add one for $5/month extra.

Thankfully, Sling Blue is the better package if you want to share your account. Sling Blue offers subscribers 3 simultaneous streams per account, compared to just 1 through Sling Orange.

Sling TV has some of the best device coverage in the industry thanks to how long its been in the market. You’ll find apps for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, several smart TVs, and the Xbox One.


Hulu With Live TV

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Hulu is one of the best options to get Gotham without cable, mostly because of its great user interface and features.

Channels and packages

One of the best benefits of Hulu with Live TV is the fact that it simplifies its channel package. You can get Hulu with Live TV for $39.99 per month. You’ll get between 50-70 channels, including Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, and many popular cable TV networks covering sports, entertainment and news.

You can check to see if Hulu with Live TV offers your local Fox affiliate by heading over to the main sign-up page. You’ll find their channel tool right above the list of channels.

Features and extras

One of the main reasons Hulu with Live TV is a popular option is because it has some of the best features on the market.

You’ll be able to stream on up to two devices at once. This is pretty standard across the industry. However, Hulu offers a $14.99/month add-on called Unlimited Screens that lets you stream on as many devices as you want that are connected to the same WiFi network.

Hulu also offers a beefy 50-hour cloud DVR for the price. That, too, can be increased to 200 hours of storage for $14.99/month. If both add-ons sound too pricey, you can get them both for $20/month.

Hulu with Live TV has a wide selection of apps that you can use to stream the service. Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast apps are all available. You can also find apps for iOS and Android, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

YouTube TV

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Owned by Google, YouTube TV is a low-cost cord-cutting service that is a great option – assuming it’s available to you, that is.

Channels and packages

YouTube TV offers a single streaming package. At $40 per month, you can get 60+ channels that include Fox as well as a fairly good selection of other must-have cable TV and broadcast networks.

You can also add a few premium networks to your package, such as HBO and Showtime.

YouTube TV has a helpful tool to check your package availability directly on the sign-up page. However, that tool serves double duty as it will also let you know if YouTube TV is currently unavailable where you live. Although the service is now available in most of the US, many rural towns and cities are still not covered.

Features and extras

You’ll find some of the best features available on the market through YouTube TV.

For starters, YouTube TV gives all subscribers a 9-month unlimited cloud DVR. That means you can record as much as you want, and your videos won’t expire until 9 months after you’ve hit the record button. You’ll also get 3 simultaneous streams per account, which is just above the industry average.

To round it off, YouTube TV gives each subscriber the option to create 6 individual user profiles. Each profile gets its own unlimited cloud DVR, settings, and preferences. That makes YouTube TV a great option for families or to share with friends.

You can watch YouTube TV directly through most modern web browsers, or through dedicated apps for iOS and Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and some several smart TVs.

PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue may be expensive, but it’s also one of the most fully-featured options available for Gotham fans. Get the details about this family-friendly internet TV service now.

Channels & packages

There are 4 streaming packages available through PlayStation Vue:

  • Access – 45+ channels, $44.99/month
  • Core – 60+ channels, $49.99/month
  • Elite – 90+ channels, $59.99/month
  • Ultra – All Elite channels plus HBO/Showtime, $79.99/month

Fox live broadcasts are available in most regions where PlayStation Vue is available, and you’ll only need to subscribe to the lower-cost “Access” package to get the channel. You can check to see if Fox is available to you by heading over to the sign-up page for PS Vue with your location services turned on, or clicking on the ZIP code lookup tool on the top right of the page.

Features and extras

PlayStation Vue has some of the best features on the market, especially when compared to its biggest competitor, DirecTV Now.

First, you’ll get a 28-day cloud DVR included with the price. This is comparatively short, since most other services don’t have an expiration date on recordings, but you’ll be able to record as much as you want during that time period (similar to YouTube TV’s model).

Here’s where things get interesting. PlayStation Vue offers up to 5 simultaneous device streams per account, more than beating the rest of the competition in the market. And you can also create 10 user profiles per account, which beats even what YouTube TV is offering. Furthermore, each individual account gets its own unlimited 28-day cloud DVR.

Simply put, if you’re sharing your account, PlayStation Vue is a strong contender.

You don’t need a PlayStation to subscribe to or use PlayStation Vue. You can sign up and view on the web, or through dedicated apps for PlayStation 3 and 4 (of course), iOS and Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and more.

DirecTV Now

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Source: DirecTV Now

AT&T’s DirecTV Now service is among the most used on the market, but its features have really fallen behind the competition. Still, it’s an option for those who want Gotham without cable.

Channels and packages

There are 4 streaming channel packages available through DirecTV Now:

  • Live A Little – 65+ channels, $40/month
  • Just Right – 85+ channels, $55/month
  • Go Big – 105+ channels, $65/month
  • Gotta Have It  – 125+ channels, $75/month

Most regions where DirecTV Now is available carry Fox affiliates. However, you can use the service’s local channel lookup tool to check on Fox availability in your area before making a decision.

If you do find Fox is available and you want to sign up, the “Live A Little” package is all you’ll need to get Fox, alongside a good number of other popular networks.

Features and extras

DirecTV Now’s features are not the best, especially for the price you pay.

Each subscription (regardless of the package) gets 2 simultaneous streams, which is standard for the industry. You can increase that to 3 streams for an extra $5/month.

There’s also a cloud DVR available, but it’s one of the worst options in this market. You’ll only get a 20-hour cloud DVR, and that DVR also has a 30-day limit on videos. It’s not the best option for those who like to record and watch videos later.

On the bright side, DirecTV Now has wide device coverage. Every major TV streaming device has native apps (including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV), and there’s also coverage for several smart TVs, mobile devices and tablets, and web browsers.

Stream Gotham Live With An OTA Antenna

If you’re looking to save as much money as possible, we recommend taking a look at over-the-air (OTA) digital antennas. Most broadcast networks are still required to broadcast over-the-air, and you can pick up those signals with a low-cost antenna and receiver. In fact, many regions have dozens of channels available over the air.

You can learn more by checking out our guide on how to watch local TV channels without cable. You may also want to investigate combining your OTA option with Sling TV, which sells OTA devices and equipment at a discount for new subscribers.

Additional Options to Watch Gotham and Fox

The options above are some of the best choices we’ve found, but the number of potential streaming services and choices continues to increase. The following services/websites are potential options as well, although they may not be the best if you want to watch live.

  • Watch on-demand episodes through Netflix
  • Watch on-demand episodes on the Fox website or app, using your streaming service account credentials to log in.
  • Try Locast, a free site that broadcasts over-the-air channels from a few markets directly on the web. Location services are required to grant access.