Many cord-cutters want to know how to watch FX shows like Atlanta, Archer, American Horror Story, and Legion. People who have recently dropped cable TV, sometimes download the FX Now app to their streaming device and are severely disappointed when them app prompts them for their TV providers login credentials.
Fear not. Several streaming services will let you watch FX live online as it airs or stream your favorite FX shows on-demand. The FX Now app will even accept your login credentials from most of those services. Let’s get into the ways you can watch FX without a satellite or cable TV subscription.
Stream FX Channel Without Cable
Below are all of the live TV streaming services offering FX in their channel lineup. You can watch your favorite FX shows as they air, just as if you had cable.
Watching FX on Hulu Live TV
Hulu is your best option for watching FX online. Not only can you watch FX, FXX, and FXM just as if you had cable, but they have a massive catalog of FX shows on-demand. Hulu Live TV services offer a 1-week free trial for you to try their service. The monthly price Hulu Live TV starts at $54.99 a month. You can cancel any time without penalty, and if you cancel during the free trial, you will not be charged for your first month. The basic package includes the following features:
- Live ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox in most markets
- Over 70 popular Cable Channels, including FX, FXX, and FXM
- The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- Comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu on-demand streaming library
Many of FX’s shows are available on-demand on Hulu’s streaming service as well, including “Legion,” “Atlanta,” and “American Horror Story.” You can choose to watch FX through the Hulu app, but you can also use your Hulu credentials to unlock content on the FX Now app.
Check out our full review of Hulu Live TV for more details on their streaming service.
FX on Hulu On-Demand
The easiest way to catch up on older seasons of FX shows is through Hulu. Its traditional streaming service offers up many of the hits, including “Atlanta,” “American Horror Story,” and yes, “Legion.” The services start at $5.99/month. However, if you want new seasons of shows in any timely manner, basic Hulu won’t cut it. I had to wait over a year for the new season of “Legion” – that is a long time to try to avoid spoilers. “Fosse/Verdon” isn’t on there now, and I wouldn’t expect to see it any time soon. Unfortunately, it can be hard to be part of a conversation about what’s new and hot when you are seeing shows a year after they premiere.
If you’d like to check out the shows, you can give Hulu a try. The price is just $5.99 per month. This plan includes “limited commercials.” The other option costs subscribers $11.99 per month and provides users with an “ad-free” experience. For more details, check out our Hulu review.
Hulu also includes FX on Hulu, a branded hub of FX shows on Hulu. FX on Hulu will bring several original series developed for FX exclusively to the streaming service. This will include four programs airing this year: Devs, Mrs. America, A Teacher, and Old Man.
Furthermore, original series airing on FX and FXX will be available to stream on Hulu the day after their live debuts. This indicates you will not need the Hulu Live service to watch FX shows. You can watch new shows one day after they air through FX on Hulu.
This is the most affordable way to watch shows on FX. You can sign up for Hulu here.
Stream FX on Sling TV
The cheapest way is to subscribe to Sling TV’s Blue package for $$$/month, which gives you FX, FXX, and over 40 other channels.
Sling TV provides a live stream of FX, so you can watch what would be airing on FX just as if you had cable. It includes a Cloud DVR, so you can record shows to watch later. You can also access on-demand through the FX-Now app using your Sling TV credentials.
Sling TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and more, so it’s not a problem to enjoy FX on a TV, tablet, computer, or other smart devices. There are more channels available on Sling TV than what I’ve mentioned here. To find out more about what Sling TV has to offer, and more information about Sling TV device compatibility, check out this detailed review of Sling TV.
FX on FuboTV
FuboTV is an excellent place to go for sports, but it offers many other more general channels, including FX. FX is offered as well as FXM, FXX, and 90+ other channels in its basic package for $64.99/month. You can also access on-demand through the FX-Now app using your fuboTV credentials.
Vidgo Offers FX Networks
Vidgo is a newer streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other live streaming services. Vidgo includes FX, FXX, and FXM in its Core package and over 60 other channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $45 per month. (They offer discounted promo pricing for your first three months.)
Vidgo doesn’t force you into a contract so you can cancel any time. They do offer a 3-day free trial, which you can cancel within the first three days at no charge.
Vidgo is supported on available on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV. You can also stream the service on up to 3 devices at the same time. We have the full details in our guide to Vidgo’s live streaming service. You can watch FX on demand by using Vidgo as your TV provider in the FX Now app.
FX on AT&T TV Now
FX is one of the channels available on AT&T’s streaming service AT&T TV Now. However, at $55 per month, it’s a bit more expensive than the other options. You can also access on-demand through the FX-Now app using your AT&T TV Now credentials. Check out our review of AT&T TV Now for more details. They offer a free trial for you to try the service.
FX Streaming on YouTube TV
YouTube TV also offers FX live online, as well as limitless storage space for recording your shows. Plus, you can watch your library of recorded shows anywhere! The base package includes FX for $64.99 a month. Youtube TV supports Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. Check our review of YouTube TV to see if it’s available in your area. You can also access on-demand through the FX-Now app using your YouTube TV credentials.
Watch On the FX Now App
The FX Now app offers allows you to watch current and past FX, FX, and FXM shows. You can also view current episodes of the latest season of shows currently airing on FX networks.
You can watch by downloading the FX Now app to your streaming device or at https://www.fxnetworks.com/. When prompted for a TV provider, use your username and password from participating streaming services. Below are the steps I used to unlock the FX Now app on Roku. Other streaming devices and TV everywhere apps have a very similar process.
- Go the channel store or app store on your device. On Roku, it’s called the “Channel Store.”
- Search for the FX Now app, add it to your device, and then open it.
- Your Roku device will then show you an activation code and a URL.
- Using a computer or mobile web browser, go to https://fxnow.fxnetworks.com/activate
- You will then be asked for a TV provider and a username/password. I’m entering the username and password I use for Philo.
- Once you sign in, your TV screen will refresh. You should now have access to all the video content the FX Now app provides.
The FX Now app is supported by all major streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and more. FX Now also offers a preview pass and ad-free options.
For information on watching other TV channels online check out: How To Watch Any TV Channel Online Without Cable
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