You can watch FS1 (Fox Sports 1) without having a cable TV subscription. All you need is an internet connection and a subscription to a streaming service that carries FS1. Any of the following services will allow you to stream FS1 live:
- DIRECTV STREAM – Carries FS1 and offers a risk-free 5-Day Free Trial. costs $79.99 each month after. However, you can cancel at any time and cancel within the free trial and you will not be charged.
- Sling TV: Carries FS1 and costs $40 per month, but provides 50% off your first month. You can sign up on Sling's website.
- Hulu Live TV: Carries FS1 and includes Disney+ and ESPN+ with unlimited DVR storage for $76.99/month. (Sign up)
- fuboTV – Carries FS1 and costs $74.99 per month and offers a 1-week free trial
- YouTube TV – Carries FS1 and costs $72.99 per month and offers a free trial. They are currently providing a special price of $52.99/mo for your first 3 months.
- Vidgo: Carries FS1 and costs $69.99 per month. (Sign up)
If you are looking to watch a sporting event that was advertised as being on FS1, it’s possible that the game is streaming on the Fox Sports App. This happens when Fox Sports has the broadcast rights to multiple sporting events airing at the same time. The events that will garner the largest viewership will air on FS1, FS2, and Fox, while the other events stream through the Fox Sports App.
Read on to learn more about these services that allow you to stream FS1 live online without needing a cable TV or satellite subscription.
Streaming Services With FS1
The sections below provide some more details on the streaming services that carry FS1. These streaming services allow you to watch FS1 by downloading their app to streaming devices like Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Apple TV, Smart TVs, and mobile devices like iOS and Android.
Watch FS1 on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM is another way you can watch the FS1. FS1 is channel 219 on DIRECTV whether you subscribe to DIRECTV Stream or have a DIRECTV Satellite package. Channel packages with FS1 start at $79.99 per month with their “Entertainment” channel plan after a 5-day free trial. When streaming FS1, you get the same FS1 programming that you would see on channel 219, DIRECTV’s channel number for FS1. 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 Fox Sports App. This happens when Fox Sports has the broadcast rights to multiple sporting events airing at the same time 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 FS1 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 offers a risk-free 5-Day Free Trial. costs $79.99 each month after. However, you can cancel at any time and cancel within the free trial and you will not be charged..
Device Support: DIRECTV STREAM is supported on iOS, Android TV, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more. You can watch on unlimited devices simultaneously in the home with any DIRECTV STREAM plan. Outside the home network, you can steam on up to three devices. 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 FS1, 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 FS2, and the cable news networks like CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
Why Choose DIRECTV STREAM for FS1: 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.
Watch FS1 on Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV provides FS1 in its channel lineup and costs $76.99 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 $89.99. 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 Fox Sports app. Read on for more details on Hulu.
Price: The service includes Disney+ and ESPN+ with unlimited DVR storage for $76.99/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 FS1, A&E, Lifetime, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, TLC, TBS, TNT, and USA Network. Hulu Live TV provides local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, sports channels like ESPN and FS2, and the cable news networks like CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
Why Choose Hulu Live TV for FS1: 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 FS1 on Sling TV
Sling TV is another affordable option for watching FS1. FS1 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 sporting events on FS1 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, but provides 50% off your first month. You can sign up on Sling's website.
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 FS1, A&E, AMC, BBC America, Bravo, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, E!, Fox News, FS2, FX, HGTV, History, Lifetime, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC, FS1, SYFY, TBS, TNT, truTV, USA Network, and more.
Why Use Sling for FS1: Sling TV is a value service that will provide FS1 and many other channels found on cable, but its basic plans lack the channels found on the services like DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV. It’s not a great solution for local networks as they only provide Fox and ABC in the largest of TV markets, so you will need a TV antenna for your local channels.
Watch FS1 on YouTube TV
YouTube TV also offers FS1 streaming and limitless storage space for recording your shows and sporting events. Stream your library of recorded shows from anywhere. YouTube TV costs $72.99 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 $72.99 per month and offers a free trial. They are currently providing a special price of $52.99/mo for your first 3 months.
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 FS1, AMC, Comedy Central, Discovery, Hallmark Channel, TLC, 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 FS2, and the cable news networks like CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
Why Use YouTube TV to Watch FS1: 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 FS1 on FuboTV
FuboTV is a streaming service that provides FS1, 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 FS1 sporting events along with shows from other channels available through fuboTV. All plans include 1000 hours of DVR storage. You can watch shows and events 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 FS1 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 FS1, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, TLC, and USA Network. fuboTV provides local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, sports channels like ESPN and FS2, and the cable news networks Fox News, and MSNBC.
Why Use FuboTV for FS1: While fuboTV carries FS1, I recommend going with a service like Hulu Live TV or DIRECTV STREAM for watching FS1. 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 FS1 on Vidgo
Vidgo is a newer streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other live streaming services. Vidgo includes FS1 in its Core package, along with over 60 other channels. New customers can watch FS1 by signing up for the Vidgo Plus Plan for $69.99 per month when you subscribe. Vidgo doesn’t force you into a contract, so you can cancel at any time. Vidgo provides a DVR with its Premium Plan for $84.99 per month. Premium provides a 20-hour Cloud DVR, which works with Firestick, Roku, Google TV, and Apple TV. The plan also adds over 20 channels not found in the Plus Plan to your lineup. If you get the more affordable Plus plan, you get to try the DVR for 90 days. After that, you must upgrade to the Premium Plan to keep the feature. We cover the Pro plan below but have the full details in our guide to Vidgo’s live streaming service.
Vidgo Price: The service costs $69.99 per month. (Sign up)
Channels: There are over 100 channels in Vidgo’s Channel Lineup, including FS1, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, TLC, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Hallmark Channel. fuboTV provides local ABC and Fox in most parts of the country. It also has sports channels like ESPN and FS2, and the cable news networks Fox News.
Why Use Vidgo for FS1: Vidgo is similar to fuboTV in that I usually only recommend it for college sports. It’s channel lineup lags behind the other top services, isn’t a complete solution for local channels, and charges you for DVR service. I would only use it as a last resort for watching FS1.
The table below shows upcoming Games games streaming on FS1
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Watch FS1 for Free
Some streaming services carrying FS1 offer a free trial. Let’s look at the free trials available.
- DIRECTV STREAM – offers a 5-Day Free Trial
- Fubo TV – Offers a 1-week free trial
- YouTube TV – offers a 1-week free trial
By picking up each streaming service and dropping it before the free trial expires, you can watch FS1 free for nearly a month! Plus, it will give you a good idea of which streaming service you like best if you decide to keep one.