How to watch ‘Pose’ for free

Take a time warp with Pose back to 1987, when New York City was still wild and untamed, where the power of dance ruled over all and Donald Trump was little more than a punchline. 

From creator/writer Ryan Murphy, Pose explores the extreme juxtapositions that comprise life in the Big Apple, from the tacky yuppies in solid gold buildings to the swarthy bohemians who will forever occupy the art and literary scenes. The series stars Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, who starts the House Evangelista, a safe place for LGBT youths rejected by their families. A saintly endeavor, but she had to leave her old home, House Abundance, headed by the spurred Elektra. Oh, did I mention the whole show is a dance musical?

These houses compete against each other, not with street scuffles or knife fights, but with flashy balls, where house members show off their ostentatious outfits, caddy attitudes, and perhaps most of all, the way they throw down on the dance floor. Put simply, pure television indulgence. 

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Pose online for free.

Pose cast FX

Pose cast

  • MJ Rodriguez as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista
  • Dominique Jackson as Elektra Abundance
  • Billy Porter as Pray Tell
  • Indya Moore as Angel Evangelista
  • Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon Richards-Evangelista
  • Charlayne Woodard as Helena St. Rogers
  • Evan Peters as Stan Bowes
  • Dyllón Burnside as Ricky Evangelista
  • Hailie Sahar as Lulu Abundance
  • Angelica Ross as Candy Abundance
  • Angel Bismark Curiel as Martinez ‘Lil Papi’ Evangelista
  • Kate Mara as Patty Bowes
  • James Van Der Beek as Matt Bromley
  • Sandra Bernhard as Judy Kubrak

What channel is Pose on?

Pose airs on FX.

What time does Pose start?

Pose premieres Tuesday, June 11 at 10pm ET. New episodes air on Tuesdays at 10pm ET. 

How to watch Pose for free

FX is available on many of the major live TV streaming services. When deciding which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. Thankfully, no matter which service you decide to try, you’ll be able to start with a one-week trial, so you can watch Pose online for free.

1) Sling TV

For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. Only Sling Blue carries FX, which allows you to watch Pose, and offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. But if you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


2) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

  • Cost: $44.95 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to menti0n Hulu’s original programming.  As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.



3) PlayStation Vue

If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Still, you don’t need a gaming console to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like FX, AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.


4) FuboTV

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Plus, It comes with FX, so you’ll be able to watch Pose. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.


5) YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSNNBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. FX, AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


Other places to stream Pose

1) Amazon Video

  • Cost: $2.99/episode, $9.99/season
  • Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii

Single episodes of Pose are available on Amazon for $1.99 an episode, and entire seasons are available starting at $9.99.


2) Netflix

  • Cost: $7.99-13.99/month (after a free month)
  • Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii

You can catch the entirety of season 1 on Netflix. It’s unclear whether season 2 will come to the streaming service after it airs on FX.


3) FX Now

  • Cost: Free with cable or live-stream login
  • FX Now devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Google Play, iOS

FX Now lets you stream full episodes of your favorite FX and FXX series, including access to every episode of Pose. All you need is a login from your cable or live TV streaming service, including all of the services above. 


4) FX+

  • Cost: $5.99 a month, cable or live-stream login needed
  • FX+ devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Google Play, iOS

After signing up for FX Now, you can upgrade to FX+ for $5.99. Joining gives you early and commercial-free access to FX shows before they air as well as full seasons of hit shows like Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Fosse/Verdon, and of course, Pose.


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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.