The easiest way to watch FX, FXX, and FXM without cable

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Jan 20, 2018, 5:30 am


John-Michael Bond 

John-Michael Bond


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Thanks to the rise of live TV streaming, it’s easier than ever to watch FX online or to find an FXX live stream.

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: 5 Ways to Live Stream FXX, FX & FXM

1) Hulu and Hulu with Live TV

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  • Cost: $5.99-$11.99 per month for Hulu or $54.99 per month for Hulu with Live TV
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Samsung, LG, and iOS and Android devices
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FX shows on Hulu

Hulu with Live TV is exactly what it sounds like: The traditional Hulu service (albeit with ads) plus live TV streaming. The subscription comes with 50 channels, including FX, FXM, and FXX. If you don’t want to spend $54.99 a month (or $60.99 a month if you upgrade to Hulu with No Commercials) you can downgrade to Hulu with Limited Commercials ($5.99 a month) or Hulu with No Commercials ($11.99 a month). Thanks to the FX on Hulu partnership you can watch over 40 series from FX’s library of classics like The Shield, Baskets, and Atlanta. FX on Hulu is the easiest and cheapest option for watching FX series. Plus, every Hulu subscription unlocks its full on-demand library of movies, showsdocumentaries, anime, and must-see Hulu originals. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

2) Sling TV

WATCH: Is SlingTV worth it? 

Streaming fans who want to use Sling TV to access an FX and FXX live stream will need to pick up the $30-per-month Sling Blue package or the $45 Sling Orange + Blue package. (The cheaper $30-per-month Sling Orange package doesn’t include the channels, and neither option includes FXM.) Still, $30 per month for access to FX, FX, and FX Now is a steal. Plus you get Comedy Central, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim(read: Rick and Morty), and the NFL Network. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)

3) FuboTV

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Cost: $54.99-$79.99 per month

Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Samsung TV, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices

FuboTV is focused largely on international sports, making it the perfect option for streaming FX if you also love soccer. 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. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)

4) AT&T TV Now

  • Cost: $65-$80 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Samsung TV, Chrome, Safari, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.

5) YouTube TV

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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 $49.99 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. (You can find the full list of list of YouTube TV channels here.)

New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2018 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for a specific channel, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, AMC, FX, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, FS1, TBS, TNT, Golf Channel, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, the CW, NBA TV, the Weather Channel, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube. If you’re on the move, here’s how to watch Fox Sports Go and live stream NBC Sports.

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