How to live stream American Horror Story without cable

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Live Stream American Horror Story

American Horror Story: Apocalypse begins with the end of the world. At least, that’s what Season 8 of AHS appears to be. Creator Ryan Murphy has divulged little, telling Variety that the story begins in the real world “18 months in the future from today.

If you want to live stream American Horror Story: Apocalypse, your best deal right now is Hulu with Live TV.
You’ll get FX to watch new episodes as they air live, but you’ll also get unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library. And remember, since Apocalypse is a crossover from seasons Murder House and Coven, you may want to use that on-demand Hulu access to dive back in to those previous seasons.

Hulu with Live TV gives you 60+ live channels, 50 hours of Cloud DVR, and the ability to sign into 35 apps, including FX Now. You can even watch American Horror Story online, or on a Roku, Apple TV and just about every major streaming device.

A lot of streaming services hover around the $40 per month, but Hulu is an especially good deal because you’re getting two streaming services for the same price as competitors. You can try out Hulu Live free for 7 days.

If you want to know all the ways to watch American Horror Story on your Roku or smartphone without a cable subscription, here’s a breakdown of what you need to know.

Watch American Horror Story Online

  • Channel: FX
  • Season Premiere: Sept. 12, 10 p.m. ET
  • Best Way to Live Stream: Hulu with Live TV (free 7-day trial)

FX used to be a network that was exclusive to cable packages offered by companies like Comcast or Spectrum.
But thanks to a wave of cord cutting options, that’s now a thing of the past. There are live streaming services offered online that get you bundles of cable channels like FX, ESPN and AMC for a fraction of the price. 

Sling TV: Live Stream American Horror Story online

The cheapest way to get the new season of American Horror Story is through Sling TV. The Sling Blue channel gives you 45 channels for $25 per month. The channel lineup also includes Epix Drive-In, AMC, FXX and A&E. Using their Cloud DVR service will cost you an extra $5 per month. You’ll get 50 hours of recording space.

Sling Blue will also give you some local networks, including local regional sports network. It’s worth looking over the channel list for Sling Blue to see if it’s a good fit for you. Sling TV works on Apple TV, Fire TV devices, Roku, Android TV and just about every other major streaming device out there.
Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial.

There are a few promotions worth considering if you’re thinking about going the live streaming route for the full season of AHS.

You can get a free Roku Streaming Stick when you prepay for two months of Sling TV.

Get a Roku Ultra for half price, or an AirTV Player and Adapter Bundle for $50 by prepaying for three months. The AirTV Player is 4K media streamer designed specifically to stream Sling TV and incorporate a menu of local over-the-air (OTA) channels.

Watch American Horror Story Online with fuboTV

fuboTV is a sports-first streaming service that offers FX as part of a 80+ channel bundle. It’s also the first live TV streaming service that has offered select number of sporting events on FS1 in 4K HDR.

On fubo, you’ll find a lot of key sports channels like Big Ten Network, FS1, FS2 and PAC 12 Networks. But there is a huge pool of local NBC, CBS and FOX stations along with entertainment networks.
CNN, A&E, History, National Geographic, TNT, HGTV and two Hallmark Channels are part of the entry-level lineup too. A subscription to fuboTV costs $44.99 per month, and comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR.

fuboTV also has a “look back” feature for games and other sporting events that were on in the last 72 hours. It basically works like on-demand for sports. You can also use your subscription to log in to 40 different apps – including FX NOW – on your streaming device.

fuboTV works on just about every major streaming device like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android TV and NVIDIA Shield. Look over the channel listing in your area with fuboTV. You might find a couple regional sports networks or local station that you may want. Check out fuboTV with a free 7-day trial.

DirecTV Now: Watch American Horror Story Live without cable

FX is available across all four of DirecTV Now’s channel packages. The entry-level channel bundle gives you 65+ channels, including FX – home of AHS – for $40 per month. A&E, AMC, ESPN, HGTV and History Channel are in the entry-level “Live a Little” bundle.
Want to check out FX and American Horror Story for free? Try out a free trial of DirecTV Now without any contract or obligation.

Stream American Horror Story on PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue has FX in its entry level channel lineup, so you can get Season 7 of AHS without cable, no problem. The entry level channel package gets you FX and about 47 other channels for $45 per month.

PS Vue has a reliable Cloud DVR service that has no limits on how much you record. Any DVR recordings will be erased after 28 days. PlayStation Vue works on any major streaming device, including Fire Stick, Fire TV devices, Roku and Android TV.
Sony offers a free 5-day trial to check out PlayStation Vue.

Watch AHS online with YouTube TV

YouTube TV offers 50+ channels plus unlimited Cloud DVR for $40 per month.

Alongside FX, FXM and FXX, you’ll get TNT, ESPN and local CBS, ABC and FOX stations in many parts of the U.S. YouTube TV doesn’t work on Fire TV devices because of its ongoing spat with Amazon. But if you own a Roku, Apple TV or want to watch AHS online with your smartphone, then it’s a service worth considering. Try out YouTube TV free for 7 days.

Watch AHS live with HDHomeRun

If you already own a HDHomeRun tuner, then you might want to consider trying out the new Premium TV package. HDHomeRun tuners are made to distribute all your free over-the-air signals across your home network. But SiliconDust has now jumped into the live streaming game with a premium TV lineup that costs $35 per month. You can look over the channel lineup, and read my review of HDHomeRun Quatro for an overview of how the tuner by itself works.

Is AHS Season 7 on Netflix?

Season 7 of American Horror Story will come to Netflix on Sept. 18. Hulu currently doesn’t have Season 7 available, but has the prior six seasons: Murder House, Asylym, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel and Roanoke. 

What’s the best way to watch American Horror Story online?

There are a lot of ways to live stream American Horror Story, and even watch AHS online. So let’s recap your choices and narrow the field a little bit.

  • Hulu with Live TV is the best option for most people wanting to stream AHS online. You can watch through a Roku, Apple TV or an iPhone. Subscribers get 60+ channels, 50 hours of Cloud DVR and the ability to sign in to 35 apps on your streaming devices and smartphone. And you get unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library that people $7.99 per month for. You’re paying $40 per month – the same price as most other services – so it’s really the best value, especially if you want to watch prior seasons of American Horror Story. Look over Hulu Live’s channel lineup, or check out a free 7-day trial.
  • fuboTV is a better choice for someone who wants FX, but a variety of sports networks like FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network, PAC 12 Networks and beIN Sports. You’re getting 80+ channels, 30 hours of Cloud DVR and the ability to sign in to about 40 apps. fuboTV has local NBC, CBS and FOX networks, along with MSNBC and CNN for news. Entertainment channels like A&E, IFC, HGTV and SyFy are in the mix as well. Look over the local channel listing for fuboTV in your area. fuboTV offers a free 7-day trial.
  • Sling TV is a best budget option to live stream AHS without cable. A Sling Blue subscription gets you 45 channels for $25 per month. Cloud DVR costs another $5 per month for 50 hours of recording space. Sling TV works on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and just about every other streaming device out there. You can try out Sling TV free for a week.

Now that I’ve shown you all the ways to stream AHS: Apocalypse, let’s hear your two cents. How do you live stream FX without cable? Tell fellow readers in the comments below.

Note: This article was originally published Sept. 1, 2017, and refreshed for Season 8 with added streaming options.



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