Don’t miss another episode of your favorite shows.
Thanks to the rise of live TV streaming, it’s easier than ever to watch FX online.
FX (and its sister channels FXX and FXM) is Fox’s cable TV channel, of course, and home to hit shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Baskets, and Legion. The channel has always been known for taking risks with its programming, thanks to early experiments like the quirky comedy Son of the Beach and the brutal police drama The Shield. With Fox having recently sold its entertainment division to Disney, the future of the network is something of a question mark, but that ‘s a problem for another day.
Watching FX requires a TV subscription, but that doesn’t mean you have to get it through a cable provider. Each of the following live TV streaming services gives you access to FX Now, the company’s streaming service, and Simpsons World, a complete streaming library of every episode of The Simpsons. That gives FX some of the best bonus content anywhere in the streaming market. Here’s everything you need to know about watching FX online.
How to watch FX online
1. Sling TV
Cost: $25-$40 per month
Streaming fans who want to use Sling TV to access FX and FXX will need to pick up the $25-per-month Blue package or the $40 Blue + Orange package. (The cheaper $20-per-month Orange package doesn’t include the channels, and neither option includes FXM.) Still, $25 per month for access to FX, FX, and FX Now is a steal. Plus you get Comedy Central, Cartoon Network (read: Rick and Morty), and the NFL Network. You’ll have to pay an extra $5 a month if you want DVR, but Sling’s on-demand options make it largely redundant anyway.
Devices: Sling TV is available on a wide range of platforms: Roku, Amazon Fire devices, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Android TV, Xiaomi, LG or Samsung smart TVs, iOS or Android, a computer, or Xbox One.
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2. YouTube TV
Cost: $35 per month
YouTube TV is the ideal streaming TV service for anyone looking to split costs with their friends. Up to six people can stream from the same account, making it a steal at $35 per month. Along with FX, FXX, and FXM, you also get news channels like Fox and MSNBC, sports options like ESPN, along with popular entertainment networks like AMC and SyFy. YouTube TV also gives subscribers the most cloud DVR storage, literally setting no limits on how much you can record and giving each user on your account their own DVR.
Devices: YouTube TV supports iOS, Android, Chromecast, Android TV, some Samsung and LG smart TVs, and Xbox One.
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3. Hulu and Hulu with Live TV
Cost: $7.99-$11.99 per month or $39.99
Hulu with Live TV is exactly what it sounds like: The traditional Hulu service (albeit with ads) plus live TV streaming. A subscription comes with 50 channels, and that includes FX, FXM, and FXX. If you don’t want to spend $39.99 a month, you can downgrade to Hulu with Limited Commercials ($7.99 a month) or Hulu with No Commercials ($11.99 a month). Both options give you 20 of FX’s best shows, from classics like The Shield and Rescue Me to modern hits Baskets and Atlanta. You don’t get access to FX Now, which means no Simpsons World, but if all you care about is FX’s original series, Hulu is your best and cheapest option for watching FX series. And every Hulu subscription unlocks its full on-demand library of movies, shows, documentaries, anime, and must-see Hulu originals.
Devices: Hulu supports every major streaming device on the market: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire devices, Chromecast, Xbox 360 and One, PlayStation 3 and 4, Android TV, iOS, Android, and your web browser.
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4. PS Vue
Cost: $39.99-$74.99 per month
If you want to watch FX with your PlayStation, PS Vue is your only option. But thankfully, PS Vue is a great service, with an easy to learn interface and cloud DVR for subscribers. PS Vue’s basic packages include both FX and FXX, but if you want FXM, you’ll need to splurge on the $54.99-per-month Elite package. Of course, it also comes with Epix, so you’ll get some bang for your buck.
Devices: PS Vue works on PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire devices, Apple TV, iOS and Android, computers, and yes, even Google Chromecast.
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Cost: $39.99 per month
FuboTV is focused largely on international sports, making it the perfect option for FX fans who also love soccer and are cord-cutting. Its standard streaming package includes 70-plus channels, with over 20 of those channels focused on sports. The remaining package includes major cable players like Bravo, Nat Geo, USA, MSNBC, Fox News, SyFy, and of course, FX and FXX. Subscribers get 30 hours of cloud DVR storage, with 500 hours of DVR storage available for an extra charge. The only downside is FuboTV doesn’t offer FXM at all.
Devices: FuboTV works with Roku, Apple TV, iOS and Android, Amazon Fire devices, Android TV, and Chromecast.
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6. DirecTV Now
Cost: $35-$70 per month
DirecTV Now‘s basic $35 per month package includes over 60 channels of live streaming television, including FX and FXX. However, if you want FXM you’re going to need to subscribe to the service’s $60-per-month tier. Given you can get premium movie channels with DirecTV Now for less than that $25 jump, we can’t really recommend it, unless you’re looking to have a 100+ channel cable package. If that’s the case do you, we’re not here to judge.
Devices: DirecTV Now is a robust service that works on almost every device, with the notable exception of PlayStation consoles. Amazon devices, Roku, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android, browsers, and Chromecast can all stream DirecTV Now.
Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.