FOX Live Stream: How to Watch FOX Online without Cable

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LAST UPDATED JUNE 14, 2018 AT 8:40 A.M.

Fox Live Stream: How to watch FOX for free or cheap online

There’s a number of easy ways to keep watching FOX television if you’re cutting cable from your life.

The FOX channel will definitely be one you will want to keep as a cord cutter for sports like soccer, football and baseball. FOX is also home to some of the most popular shows on television. Dramas like Gotham, 9-1-1 and Empire; reality-based shows like Hell’s Kitchen and The Four are among some of the most in-demand shows on television.

My preferred method for watching FOX is an antenna, but if you have to live stream the channel, Hulu with Live TV is my top choice. You can check out Hulu’s live TV service free for a week. You get 60+ channels, Cloud DVR and unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library that people usually pay $7.99 and up for. The library includes access to all Hulu Originals like “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

Either choice is better than cable.

Hulu with Live TV will be the best fit for most people because it has more local FOX stations in the U.S. than any other live TV streaming service out there.  

There are plenty of live streaming platforms out there offering the FOX channel. The upshot is that these services will carry your local FOX affiliate. And it will cost you much less than a cable or satellite TV subscription. Most of these live streaming platforms offer Cloud DVR so you don’t even need hardware to record shows or movies. So you can watch FOX online, with a Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

There are other benefits to tapping into a FOX live stream instead of cable, but before we go there, we have some other business to discuss. I’m going to show you how you can likely get this channel absolutely free for the rest of your life, and even record whatever you want from FOX television.

What are the most popular shows on FOX?

I’m a big fan of Bob’s Burgers and The Simpsons, but a lot of folks are more tuned into new comedies like The Orville. Superhero saga, The Gifted is turning out to be one of FOX’s most popular shows, especially among adults age 18 to 49.

Don’t forget FOX is a key channel for NFL football and the NFC Championship game. There’s also college football games, NASCAR and Daytona 500, MLB Playoffs, the US Open, confederations Cup and Champions League Final. And don’t forget The X-Files

Here’s a look at what else you watch when you add FOX to your channel lineup as a cord cutter.

  • The Orville
  • Gotham
  • The Mick
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lucifer
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Ghosted
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson
  • Master Chef
  • Beat Shazam
  • Shots Fired
  • L.A. to Vegas
  • 24: Legacy
  • Kicking & Screaming
  • American Grit
  • Superhuman
  • Love Connection
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • The Exorcist
  • Family Guy
  • The Simpsons
  • The Gifted
  • Empire
  • Star

Watch FOX live for free with an antenna

Everyone should try using a TV antenna at least once, especially these days. Since the federal government mandated that broadcasters transmit channels in digital about seven years ago, a new golden age for free high definition channels has emerged. Not only will you be able to get your local FOX station in high definition, you can also get NBC, ABC, CBS and other channels. 

Use a free tool like AntennaWeb or TV Fool to see if there’s a FOX broadcast tower near you. 

Your cable company is essentially taking these same broadcasts, compressing the picture quality and piping them into your home with a cable cord.

You can get a much better picture with a TV antenna. And if you don’t want to adhere to the schedule of watching FOX live, no problem. You can easily pick up an inexpensive DVR made specifically for recording over-the-air channels. Take a look at my comprehensive guide on how to choose the best TV antenna based on where you live in the U.S.

If you’re a sports fan, you can watch all the NFL or college football you want for free with an antenna. FOX also broadcasts the MLB World Series and playoffs. The NASCAR Daytona 500, US Open, Champions League Final and Confederations Cup are also on FOX. So seriously consider an antenna. You’ll thank me later. If you can’t get an antenna, or watch to live stream FOX on the fly then keep reading.

Watch FOX live stream with DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now has approximately 77 local FOX channels across the U.S. and 155 local channels like CBS and The CW. Those numbers will only be growing as its parent company AT&T pushes into 2018. Already the company plans on rolling out a new Cloud DVR feature and 4K picture quality starting next year.

>> Click for list of cities with local FOX channels on DirecTV Now

FOX on DirecTV Now
Anchorage, AK Los Angeles, CA
Atlanta, GA Louisville, KY
Austin, TX Miami, FL
Bangor, ME Milwaukee, WI
Bend, OR Minneapolis, MN
Biloxi-Gulfport, MS Missoula, MT
Bozeman, MT Modesto, CA
Butte, MT Myrtle Beach, SC
Charlotte, NC New Haven, CT
Chicago, IL New York, NY
Cleveland, OH Oakland, CA
Columbus, MS Orlando, FL
Columbia, MO Palm Springs, CA
Dallas, TX Philadelphia, PA
Daytona Beach, FL Phoenix, AZ
Denver, CO Pittsburg, KS
Detroit, MI Sacramento, CA
El Centro, CA Salem, NC
Eugene, OR Salt Lake City, UT
Evansville, IN San Diego, CA
Florence, SC San Francisco, CA
Ft. Lauderdale, FL San Jose, CA
Ft. Worth, TX Santa Barbara, CA
Gainesville, FL San Luis Obispo, CA
Grand Rapids, MI Seattle, WA
Great Falls, MT Springfield, MO
Greensboro, NC St. Joseph, MO
Hagerstown, MD St. Louis, MO
Harrisburg, PA Stockton, CA
Hartford, CT St. Paul, MN
Houston, TX St. Petersburg, FL
Indianapolis, IN Tacoma, WA
Jefferson City, MO Tampa, FL
Joplin, MO Tupelo, MS
Juneau, AK Washington D.C.
Kalamazoo, MI Winston, NC
Kansas City, MO Yuma, AZ
Lafayette, LA
Lancaster, PA
Lima, OH
source: AT&T

DirecTV Now offers a FOX live stream on all four of its channel packages. The cheapest option is the “Live a Little” plan, which has 60+ channels for $35 per month. The largest package is 120+ channels for $70 per month. DirecTV Now is ideal for people who want to watch live channels on smart phones or tablets when they’re on the go. Roku and Amazon Fire TV both have apps for DirecTV Now. You can also watch FOX online by logging into your DirecTV Now account on your PC. 

Having a DirecTV Now subscription also gives you access to the FOX NOW app, which has a FOX live stream as well, and access to other live channels like National Geographic, FX and Nat Geo Wild. The FOX NOW app is handy for a live stream when you’re away from home.

There’s no contract when you sign up for DirecTV Now’s 7-day free trial.

RUNNER UP PICK: Watch FOX without cable on fuboTV

fuboTV is my runner-up choice for getting a FOX live stream. The service has approximately 97 local FOX channels all over the U.S. even in far flung places like Presque Isle, Maine and Rapid City, South Dakota. Major cities like Los Angles aren’t being left out either.

>> Click for list of local FOX channels on fuboTV

FOX on fuboTV
FOX (Affiliate) KCPQ Seattle, WA
FOX (Affiliate) KDVR Denver, CO
FOX (Affiliate) KSTU Salt Lake City, UT
FOX (Affiliate) KTVI St. Louis, MO
FOX (Affiliate) KTXL Sacramento, CA
FOX (Affiliate) WDAF Kansas City, MO
FOX (Affiliate) WGHP Greensboro, NC
FOX (Affiliate) WITI Milwaukee, WI
FOX (Affiliate) WPMT Harrisburg, PA
FOX (Affiliate) WTIC Hartford, CT
FOX (Affiliate) WXIN Indianapolis, IN
FOX (Affiliate) WXMI Grand Rapids, MI
FOX (Affiliate) WFXT Boston, MA
FOX (Affiliate) WSVN Miami, FL
FOX (Affiliate) KRQE Albuqurque, NM
FOX (Affiliate) WFOX Jacksonville, FL
FOX (Affiliate) WDRB Louisville, KY
FOX (Affiliate) WVUE New Orleans, LA
FOX (Affiliate) WVBT Norfolk, VA
FOX (Affiliate) WGMB Baton Rouge, LA
FOX (Affiliate) WZDX Huntsville, AL
FOX (Affiliate) WNAC Providence, RI
FOX (Affiliate) KXRM Colorado Springs, CO
FOX (Affiliate) KLRT Little Rock, AR
FOX (Affiliate) KWKT Waco, TX
FOX (Affiliate) WFXR Roanoke, VA
FOX (Affiliate) WJW Cleveland, OH
FOX (Affiliate) KSWB San Diego, CA
FOX (FOXNet) FNEABIL Abilene, TX
FOX (FOXNet) FNEALPE Aplena, MI
FOX (FOXNet) FNEAUGU Augusta, GA
FOX (FOXNet) FNEBING Binghamton, NY
FOX (FOXNet) FNEBIRM Birmingham, AL
FOX (FOXNet) FNEBOWL Bowling Green, KY
FOX (FOXNet) FNECHVL Charlottesville, VA
FOX (FOXNet) FNECINC Cincinnati, OH
FOX (FOXNet) FNECLAR Clarksburg, WV
FOX (FOXNet) FNECOLG Columbus, GA
FOX (FOXNet) FNEDOTH Dothan, AL
FOX (FOXNet) FNEHARG Harrisonburg, VA
FOX (FOXNet) FNEJACK Jackson, MS
FOX (FOXNet) FNEKNOX Knoxville, TN
FOX (FOXNet) FNELAKE Lake Charles, LA
FOX (FOXNet) FNELUBB Lubbock, TX
FOX (FOXNet) FNEMARQ Marquette, MI
FOX (FOXNet) FNEMINO Minot-Bismarck, ND
FOX (FOXNet) FNENORT North Platte, NE
FOX (FOXNet) FNEOTTU Ottumwa, IA
FOX (FOXNet) FNEPANA Panama City, FL
FOX (FOXNet) FNEPARK Parkersburg, WV
FOX (FOXNet) FNEPRES Presque Isle, ME
FOX (FOXNet) FNESANA San Angelo, TX
FOX (FOXNet) FNESHER Sherman, TX
FOX (FOXNet) FNESYRA Syracuse, NY
FOX (FOXNet) FNETOLE Toledo, OH
FOX (FOXNet) FNEWAUS Wausau, WI
FOX (FOXNet) FNEWILM Wilmington, NC
FOX (FOXNet) FNEWPB West Palm Beach, FL
FOX (FOXNet) FNMBOIS Boise, ID
FOX (FOXNet) FNMRAPD Rapid City, SD
FOX (FOXNet) FNMTUCS Tucson, AZ
FOX (FOXNet) FNMTWIN Twin Falls, ID
FOX (FOXNet) FNPMEDF Medford, OR
FOX (FOXNet) FNPSPOK Spokane, WA
FOX (FOXNet) FNPYAKI Yakima, WA
FOX (O&O) KDFW Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
FOX (O&O) KMSP Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
FOX (O&O) KRIV Houston, TX
FOX (O&O) KSAZ Phoenix, AZ
FOX (O&O) KTBC Austin, TX
FOX (O&O) KTTV Los Angeles, CA
FOX (O&O) KTVU San Fran.-Oakland-San Jose, CA
FOX (O&O) WAGA Atlanta, GA
FOX (O&O) WFLD Chicago, IL
FOX (O&O) WJBK Detroit, MI
FOX (O&O) WJZY Belmont, NC/Charlotte, NC
FOX (O&O) WNYW New York, NY
FOX (O&O) WOFL Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL
FOX (O&O) WOGX Ocala, FL/Gainesville, FL
FOX (O&O) WTTG Washington, D.C. (Hagerstown, MD)
FOX (O&O) WTVT Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, FL
FOX (O&O) WTXF Philadelphia, PA
 source: fuboTV

fuboTV is a sports-first platform that carries lots of regional sports channels, and national ones like beIN Sports, Big Ten Network, NFL Network, FS1 and FS2. You’ll get 80+ channels for $44.99 per month. 

There is entertainment channels as well. A&E, History, and HGTV are part of the fuboTV channel lineup. Subscribers get 30 hours of Cloud DVR storage. And you can upgrade for up to 500 hours of Cloud DVR space. fuboTV has apps for just about any streaming device, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV devices like NVIDIA Shield TV. fuboTV just released a brand new web interface, making it easy to watch FOX online and cruise through your channel lineup. 

Similar to DirecTV Now, you can also use your membership to tap into dozens of TV Everywhere apps. That means you will have both a FOX live stream in your channel lineup, and full access to the FOX NOW app. You can try out fuboTV free for 7-days

Watch FOX live stream with Sling TV

To watch a FOX live stream on Sling TV, you’ll need to sign up for the “Sling Blue” package. That will give you 40+ channels for $25 per month, including NBC in many markets, Epix Drive-In and Nat Geo Wild.

Sling TV has a smaller number of local channels across the U.S. compared to DirecTV Now and fuboTV. But you can watch Sling TV on just about any streaming device and a number of Smart TVs. By logging into your Sling TV account, you can watch FOX online too. 

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The Gifted is among the most popular shows on FOX television. (Credit: FOX)

You’ll get 50 hours of Cloud DVR for an extra $5 per month. You can check this local channel search engine that Sling TV has to see if there’s a FOX channel offered in your area. Even if Fox television isn’t offered by Sling TV where you live, you can still use your credentials to sign in to the FOX Sports Go app to watch a live feed of sporting events.

Try out Sling TV free for 7-days, or get a free streaming device like a Roku by prepaying for your subscription.

PlayStation Vue has a FOX live Stream

PlayStation Vue offers FOX on its entry-level channel bundle which gives you 48+ channels for $40 per month. You’ll get channels like AMC, FX and National Geographic as part of your subscription. You can use a Roku, Amazon Fire TV or a PC to watch PlayStation Vue channels. You’ll also have access to numerous TV Everywhere apps as long as you have corresponding channels in your subscription.

PlayStation Vue has a 5-day free trial.

Get a FOX live stream with YouTube TV

If you use a Chromecast or NVIDIA Shield TV to stream, then YouTube TV is another option to get a FOX live stream. YouTube TV gives you 40+ channels and Cloud DVR for $35 per month. YouTube TV also has a decent web interface that allows you to watch FOX online using your PC. The service is available in roughly half of the U.S. YouTube TV is still expanding its device support, but I thought it was a really solid service when I reviewed it earlier this year. YouTube TV offers a 7 day free trial.

What’s the best way to watch FOX online?

Hulu with Live TV has the most FOX stations — coverage for roughly 175 stations across the U.S. Subscribers get 60+ channels for $40 per month, 50 hours of Cloud DVR and unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library and Hulu Originals. That’s the same on-demand library that people pay $7.99 per month for. You can try out Hulu with Live TV free for a week.

fuboTV offers a pretty attractive channel package for sports fans, especially ones who want Cloud DVR. But Sling TV is easily the cheapest option around at $25. Don’t forget that Sling TV has ways that can get a free streaming device too.

What’s your favorite way to watch FOX online? Tell readers in the comments below.



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2 Comments on FOX Live Stream: How to Watch FOX Online without Cable

  1. So what you are saying is cut the cord and pay for a new cord coming from someplace else?

    Fox FS1 that carries NASCAR is not available unless you pay for a service somewhere that has Fox. Period end of discussion.

    Yes they OTA about 25% of the races but that sure prevents you from being season loyal!

    • True. Just to avoid confusion: note that FOX is a separate channel from FS1 and FS2. You have to pay for FS1 any way you cut it — it’s just a matter of how much. With a local FOX station, you can likely get it for free with your antenna depending on what kind of reception you get.

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