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Don’t you deserve some ‘executive time’?
Even if you don’t agree with the network’s politics, there’s value in knowing how to watch a Fox News live stream, and if you can do it for free, all the better.
To know both sides of an issue, it’s helpful to learn how it’s being framed on Fox News, especially considering the long shadow it casts over the Republican Party and the current administration. After all, President Trump spends some of his “executive time” watching Fox News. If you really want to know what’s happening, and not just read the talking points after the fact on Trump’s Twitter account, here’s how to watch Fox News online.
Fox News live stream: How to watch online
Five out of the six major live TV streaming services—the exception being Sling TV—include Fox News in at least one version of their channel programming. But those services differ significantly when it comes to what devices you can use to stream Fox News and how much it costs per month. Here’s everything you need to know.
Cost: $40 per month
Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
You don’t need to choose between cable or an on-demand streaming service. With Hulu with Live TV, you get the best of both: a free version of Hulu, the Netflix competitor that specializes in more recent TV shows, and 40 channels of live TV. In addition to a Fox News live stream, you’ll get Fox Business, FX, FS1, FS2, and your local Fox affiliate. (You can check out all of the Hulu with Live TV channels here.) Worth noting: You can add premium channels like HBO and Showtime, and remove commercials from your on-demand programming.
Game-changing feature: Every subscription comes with free access to Hulu’s on-demand library, meaning you can catch up on all of your favorite shows. (Here are our picks for the best movies on Hulu, Hulu documentaries, anime, and the must-see Hulu originals.)
Cost: $39.99 for your first month and $44.99-$54.99 per month thereafter (with a seven-day free trial)
Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
Game-changing feature: Three-day replay for games and 30 hours of cloud DVR.
FuboTV may be better known as a sports streaming service (you might have heard about it during the World Cup), but it has also has a strong slate of news channels, including Fox News. Worth noting: FuboTV is the only streaming service offering a 4K FS1 channel. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after 7-day free trial)
Devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android device
Game-changing feature: You can stream on up to five devices at once, and there’s unlimited cloud DVR.
You don’t have to be a gamer to use PlayStation Vue. The live TV streaming service offers four different channel packages, all of which include Fox News, Fox Business, FS1, and FS2, but it is a little more expensive than the rest of the competition. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
4) YouTube TV
Cost: $49.99 per month
YouTube TV strikes a great balance between sports and news. It has all of the essentials you’d want from a cable TV package (AMC, ESPN) and some nice perks (NBA TV, MLB Network), in addition to Fox News, Fox Sports, and Fox Business. You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.
Game-changing feature: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts gets unlimited cloud DVR. Even better: You can fast-forward through ads in recorded programs.
5) Fox News Go
Cost: Varies depending on your provider
Devices: Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Google Chromecast, Android and iOS devices
So long as you have an internet connection, the Fox News Go app allows you to watch a Fox News live stream wherever you are. You can download the app on your streaming device of choice (listed above). From there, you’ll need to confirm your cable subscription. Any of the options above will work.
Fox News live stream: 3 ways to watch for free
If you want to watch a Fox News live stream for free, there’s no easier way to do it than LiveNewsOn. Since 2015, the site has offered a live stream of Fox News in surprisingly clear HD. It’s less clear why the site hasn’t been shut down by Fox News, or any of the other news sites it features (MSNBC, CNN, etc.), but we’re not complaining. If you’re watching on a desktop or your phone, LiveNewsOn makes it easy to go full screen or to “cast” to your TV using Google Chromecast.
2) Fox News
At any given time, you can watch a free 10-minute live stream of Fox News on the channel’s website. After that, you’ll either need to sign in via your cable company or one of the live TV streaming options listed below to continue watching a live feed or to unlock special programming, like The Daily Briefing With Dana Perino or The Intelligence Report With Trish Regan on Fox Business. There are, however, news clips that are uploaded throughout the day and a couple of daily live web shows, most notably Fox & Friends: After the Show (weekdays at 9am ET) and Special Reports Online (Wednesdays at 7pm ET). There also all sorts of various clips uploaded daily under the tab Digital Originals, covering everything from country music to food trends.
3) Tune In
Sometimes it’s just better to listen to the news and not watch it. That’s where Tune In comes in. The service allows you to listen to a live stream of Fox News Radio or playback full episodes after the fact, including Hannity and Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace.
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Austin Powell is the former managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.