Fox News is the most watched cable news channel, but you don’t need cable to watch. This article will explain how you can watch Fox News using a streaming device and one of the following TV Streaming Services that carry Fox News:
- DIRECTV STREAM – Carries Fox News and costs $69.99 per month after a risk-free 5-Day Free Trial.
- Hulu Live TV: Carries Fox News and includes Disney+ and ESPN+ with unlimited DVR storage for $69.99/month. (Sign up)
- fuboTV – Carries Fox News and costs $74.99 per month and offers a 1-week free trial
- YouTube TV – Carries Fox News and costs $64.99 per month and offers a 2-week free trial
- Vidgo: Carries Fox News and costs $59.95 per month. (Sign up)
- Sling TV: Carries Fox News and costs $40 per month. Currently the first month is 50% off (Sign up)
Read on for in-depth coverage of the streaming services that carry Fox News.
- Streaming Services With Fox News Channel
- Watch Fox News for Free
- How To Stream Fox News on Your TV
- Watch with the Fox News Go App
Streaming Services With Fox News Channel
It’s possible you tried to watch Fox News through the Fox News Go app and were disappointed when you were asked for a TV provider login. Don’t worry. You can stream Fox News Channel live using any of the following streaming services: Sling TV, DIRECTV STREAM (offers free trial), Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV (offers free trial), FuboTV (offers free trial), or Vidgo. All of these streaming services support Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and Chromecast streaming devices. They also support iOS and Android mobile devices. To watch Fox News after you sign up for one of these live TV streaming services, just download their app to your device, log in, and use their channel guide to switch to Fox News similar to a cable TV channel guide.
Alternatively, you can use your username and password with a few of these services to unlock the Fox News app. Read on for more details on these streaming services that carry Fox News.
Watch Fox News on Sling TV
Sling TV is the most affordable option for watching Fox News. Fox News is on Sling TV’s Blue channel package for $40/month. The Sling Blue plan allows you to watch on up to three devices at once. All Sling TV plans provide a cloud DVR to record Fox News and more if you can’t watch when a show airs. Sling TV’s Cloud-based DVR is available on Amazon Fire, Roku, Android, and Apple TV devices. Each Sling TV package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage, and you can keep recordings as long as you want with no expiration. For $5 more per month, you can increase the storage up to 200 hours. I go into more details on devices and channels below. You can also check out my review of Sling TV for more details.
Sling Price: The service costs $40 per month. Currently the first month is 50% off (Sign up)
Sling Devices: Sling TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and more, so it’s not a problem to watch Sling TV on a TV, tablet, computer, or other smart devices. Sling’s Blue Plan allows you to stream on up to 3 devices at once.
Channels: The channels on Sling TV’s Blue Plan include Fox News, A&E, AMC, BBC America, Bravo, TLC, Comedy Central, Discovery, E!, Fox News, FS1, FX, HGTV, History, Lifetime, CNN, National Geographic, NBC, Paramount Network, SYFY, TBS, TNT, truTV, USA Network, and more.
Why Use Sling for Fox News: Sling TV is the best value when it comes to watching Fox News. However, it doesn’t have the channel lineup as more complete streaming services like DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV. The price is a little steeper than Philo, but you gain some cable news and sports channels. It’s not a great solution for local networks as they only provide Fox and ABC in the largest of TV markers, so you will need a TV antenna for your local channels.
Fox News on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM carries Fox News in all their channel plans. Channel packages with Fox News start at $69.99 per month with their “Entertainment” channel plan after a 5-day free trial. All DIRECTV STREAM plans come with unlimited DVR storage as long as the content is watched within 9 months. Recordings are automatically deleted after 9 months. You can also access on-demand through the NBC app and other channel apps using your DIRECTV STREAM credentials. I cover their “Entertainment” channel plan below since it’s the most affordable way to watch Fox News on DIRECTV STREAM. You can learn about all the channel plans they offer in my full review of DIRECTV STREAM.
DIRECTV STREAM Entertainment Plan Price: The service costs $69.99 per month after a risk-free 5-Day Free Trial..
Device Support: DIRECTV STREAM is supported on iOS, Android TV, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more. You can watch up 20 streams simultaneously per subscription with any DIRECTV STREAM plan. See our coverage of DIRECTV STREAM Device Support for more details.
Channels: There are over 75 channels in DIRECTV STREAM’s cheapest channel lineup, including Fox News, A&E, AMC, Lifetime, Comedy Central, Discovery, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, TBS, TNT, and USA Network. You also get local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, sports channels like ESPN and FS1, and other cable news networks like CNN and MSNBC
Why Choose DIRECTV STREAM for Fox News: DIRECTV STREAM is a streaming service made to replace cable TV, providing you with a way to watch your big 4 local networks and most basic cable channels. The service also stands out in allowing you to stream on up to 20 devices at once. That could save you a ton of money in a multi-TV/mobile device house. There is no risk in signing up as you can cancel anytime. You can even try out the services with their 5-day free trial. If you cancel before the trial is over, you won’t be charged for the first month.
Stream Fox News on Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV also carries Fox News in their lineup. The service starts at $69.99 per month. Hulu Live TV includes the ad-supported version of the Hulu Streaming Library. You can upgrade to the ad-free version of Hulu’s streaming library for a cost of $82.99. Before signing up for Hulu Live TV, check out the important information below on Hulu Live TV features from our review of Hulu.
Not only does Hulu Live TV include the Hulu Streaming Library with Hulu Originals like The Patient and Only Murders In The Building, but it also includes a subscription to Disney+ and ESPN+ as well. Hulu Live TV is the only streaming service that includes these two excellent streaming services. Hulu Live TV includes Unlimited cloud DVR storage in both Live TV Plans. Episodes can be stored up to 9 months after recording them, and you can fast-forward through recorded commercials. Hulu’s credentials can also be used to link a valid TV provider to most 3rd party channel apps, including the NBC app. Read on for more details on Hulu.
Price: The service includes Disney+ and ESPN+ with unlimited DVR storage for $69.99/month. (Sign up).
Device Support: Hulu Live TV is supported on Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phones and tablets, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more. You can watch on two devices at once. However, you can upgrade to unlimited devices for just $9.99 monthly.
Channels: Hulu Live TV provides over 75 channels in Hulu Live TV’s channel lineup, including Fox News, A&E, Lifetime, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, TBS, TNT, TLC, and USA Network. Hulu Live TV provides local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, sports channels like ESPN and FS1, and other cable news networks like CNN and MSNBC.
Why Choose Hulu Live TV for Fox News: Hulu has most of the channels you get with a basic cable package, but Hulu Live TV also includes the Hulu Streaming Library, Disney+, and ESPN+ in its price. This makes Hulu Live TV the best option if you are looking for a cable TV alternative that packs a lot of on-demand choices. Not only are your bases covered on for live TV, but you can watch Hulu originals like Only Murders in the Building, The Handmaid’s Tale, and more. Furthermore, Disney+ provides access to hit shows like Andor, Loki, and a ton of other Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney content. There isn’t a long-term contract. You can pay monthly and cancel any time you like.
Watch Fox News on YouTube TV
YouTube TV also offers Fox News streaming and limitless storage space for recording your the included cloud DVR. Stream your library of recorded shows from anywhere. YouTube TV costs $64.99 after a free trial. YouTube TV includes a personal cloud-based DVR for each of the subscription’s six account profiles. In addition, the DVR provides unlimited storage and simultaneous recordings. Furthermore, your recordings are available for nine months. Check out my review of YouTube TV for all the details and channels available on the service.
YouTube TV Price: The service costs $64.99 per month and offers a 2-week free trial
YouTube TV Devices: YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more. You can stream on up to three devices at the same time. See our coverage of YouTube TV device support for more details.
Channels: There are over 85 channels in YouTube TV’s Channel lineup, including Fox News, AMC, Comedy Central, Discovery, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, TLC, Disney Channel, TBS, TNT, and USA Network. You also get local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, sports channels like ESPN and FS1, and other cable news networks like CNN and MSNBC
Why Use YouTube TV to Watch Fox News: If channel lineup is your focus, then YouTube TV is likely the best choice. It arguably has a better channel lineup than DIRECTV STREAM and Hulu Live TV, and it is slightly more affordable than those services. It just lacks the on-demand features you get with Hulu Live TV and the simultaneous streams you get with DIRECTV STREAM.
Watch Fox News on FuboTV
FuboTV is a streaming service that provides Fox News, and over 90 channels are offered in its Pro Plan for $74.99 per month after a 1-week free trial. FuboTV provides a cloud DVR for recording Fox News along with shows from other channels available through fuboTV. All plans include 1000 hours of DVR storage. You can watch shows recorded on the DVR via FuboTV’s website, iPhone and iPad apps, Android smartphone and tablet apps, Roku, and their Amazon Fire TV app. FuboTV is an excellent place to go for sports, but it offers many other more general channels as well. I cover the Pro Plan below as it’s the most affordable way to watch Fox News on fuboTV, but you can learn about all their plans in my review of fuboTV.
FuboTV Price: The service costs $74.99 per month and offers a 1-week free trial
FuboTV Devices: FuboTV is supported on Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phones and tablets, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more. FuboTV allows you to stream on up to 10 devices with the same account. See our coverage of fuboTV Device Support for more details.
Channels: There are over 100 channels in FuboTV’s channel lineup, including Fox News, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and USA Network. fuboTV provides local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, sports channels like ESPN and FS1, and other cable news networks like CNN and MSNBC.
Why Use FuboTV for Fox News: While fuboTV carries Fox News, I recommend going with a service like Hulu Live TV or DIRECTV STREAM for watching Fox News. FuboTV costs just as much as those services but has a much weaker channel lineup. I usually recommend this service for people looking to stream college sports or international soccer.
Watch Fox News for Free
Some of the streaming services that carry Fox News offer a free trial. You can take advantage of those and watch free Fox News for almost a month or longer if you use different email addresses. Let’s look at the free trials available.
- FuboTV – offers a 1-week free trial.
- DIRECTV STREAM – Try their 5-day free trial
- YouTube TV – offers a 1-week free trial
As long as you cancel before the free trial expires, you won’t be charged. You can cycle the free trials to get nearly a month of Fox News free. If you get creative with email addresses and payment methods, you could watch free Fox News even longer. Doing this would also let you test out the various live TV streaming services to see which one you like the best.
How To Stream Fox News on Your TV
Several streaming services carry Fox News in their channel lineup and with those services you can watch the channel live on either your smart TV that supports the streaming service or a streaming device like a Roku or Fire TV that connects directly to your TV’s HDMI port. Follow the steps outlined below to stream Fox News Live on your TV.
The image above shows Fox News in Hulu’s live TV guide as an example, but all these services have similar guides. The steps below explain how to sign up and watch Fox News using one of these streaming services and a compatible streaming device.
- Any of the following services will allow you to stream Fox News Live: Sling TV, DIRECTV STREAM, FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Vidgo, and YouTube TV. Click the link for the one you want to try. Sling TV is the cheapest, but DIRECTV Stream, FuboTV, and YouTube TV provide you with a free trial.
- Choose your streaming service from the search results. On Roku, Select “Add Channel” press “OK” on your remote. If the channel is already installed, “Go To Channel” will be an option. On Fire TV, Select “Download,” and the channel will install. On Apple TV, click the cloud icon, and the channel will install.
- After a quick installation, the app will be available on your streaming device’s home screen. Open the streaming service app, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. For example, if you subscribed to Sling TV, then use the username (or email address) and password you chose when signing up. Once you log in the app will start. Fox News will be a channel available through the apps live TV guide.
Watch with the Fox News Go App
If you decide to subscribe to any of the services mentioned above, you will also have access to the Fox News Go app. Most think you need a cable provider login to utilize the Fox app, but that isn’t the case. The login credentials you use for Hulu, FuboTV, YouTube TV, and Vidgo will also work to unlock live and some on-demand Fox content.
You can even download the Fox app on your Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV and watch on your television using the credentials from any of the services mentioned above. There are detailed instructions in the next section on installing and activating the Fox News Go app on your streaming device.
While all the streaming services mentioned above are supported on Roku and Amazon Fire TV Stick, you may want to watch Fox News on the Fox News Go app. Not to worry, Fox News is available on several streaming devices, and you can use your login credentials for Sling TV, DIRECTV STREAM, FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Vidgo, and YouTube TV to unlock all the content available on the Fox News Go app. This will allow you to watch Fox News live through the app.
How To Watch on Your Device
For our example, let’s assume we have a Vidgo subscription and a Roku. We can follow the steps below to get the Fox News app working on our device. While the steps below use Vidgo and Roku to watch Fox News, most streaming services and devices will have the same process.
- Go to the channel store or app store on your device. On Roku, it’s called the “Channel Store.”
- Search for Fox News Channel
- Add the for Fox News 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, you go to the URL.
- You will then be asked for a TV provider and a username/password. I’m entering the username and password I use for Vidgo.
- Once you sign in on Fox News’ website, your TV screen will refresh. You should now have access to all the video content the app provides.
Supported Streaming Devices
The Fox News Go App is supported on all of the following streaming devices:
- Android Devices
- iOS Devices
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- Amazon Fire TV
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