How to Stream FOX without cable
FOX is a free over-the-air station in most of the U.S. But you can stream a local FOX station live with AT&T TV, Vidgo, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV. Sling TV also offers local FOX coverage in 18 markets in the U.S.
How to watch a local FOX station live for free or cheap
There are two good ways to watch FOX live without cable.
Option number two is to try out a live TV streaming service. All you need is an Internet connection, and a Roku, Fire TV Stick or another streaming device connected to your TV.
Either way, cutting the cord from your cable TV provider is getting easier by the day despite which route you take.
Vidgo is currently the cheapest way to watch a local FOX station live through a streaming service. This new live TV service has 85+ channels including ESPN, FS1 and A&E.
It has a basic menu, and no DVR capability. But it costs $10 per month for the first two months. The regular price of $55 per month kicks in after the two-month promotion.
For a more polished channel guide, fuboTV has 250 hours of Cloud DVR, and 120+ channels. You will be able to watch a local FOX station along with CBS, ABC and NBC.
You can also look overfuboTV’s channel offerings before trying out its service free for a week.
Here is a quick rundown of choices to watch or stream FOX live without the need of a cable TV provider.
Watch FOX live with a TV antenna
There’s no good reason these days to not at least try using a TV antenna for free live TV.
Before plunking down any of your hard earned cash on a TV antenna, head over to the free AntennasDirect mapand punch in your zip code.
The company’s transmitter locator tool will show you whether there are broadcast towers for FOX and other stations in your area. The map relies on data provided by the Federal Communications Commission. If there’s one about 30 or 40 miles away, then you have an excellent chance of watching FOX for free. (The company also recommends some of its antennas based on your location.)
Some of the most popular shows on FOX are:
“911 Lone Star”
Finding the right TV antenna takes a little but of work, but it’s giving you free TV for life. So seriously consider trying one. For more tips on getting started, check out “How to Choose the Best TV Antenna & DVR.” I also compile annual reviews of the “Best Indoor TV Antennas” and “Best outdoor TV antennas” based on months of testing.
Vidgo: Stream FOX on Roku or Fire TV
Vidgo carries local FOX stations as part of its 85+ channel live TV lineup. A&E, ESPN, History channel and Science Channel are part among its popular channels.
Subscribers can stream on up to three devices at once. Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast with Google TV.
There is no obligation to keep you subscription if it’s not a good fit.
Stream FOX live: Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV has nationwide coverage of local FOX stations.
A subscription has 65+ channels, and costs $64.99 per month.
ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Sports Network and Big Ten Network. A&E, Bravo, Disney Channel, Food Network and HGTV are among Hulu’s popular live TV channels.
Hulu only has one live TV bundle. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR for recordings. The live TV package includes unlimited access to the on-demand library and Hulu Originals that people pay $5.99 per month for.
So you’re getting two streaming services for the same price as some standalone live TV streaming services.
Does Sling TV have FOX?
Sling TV carries local FOX stations in 18 markets across the U.S.
If you live within Sling TV’s coverage areas, you’ll need to sign up for the Blue bundle. That will give you 47+ channels for $35 per month, including FOX and NBC in many markets. You can click on icons in the map below to see which local FOX stations are carried by Sling TV.
Sling TV is the cheapest option if a local FOX station is offered in your area. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR with any channel bundle.
New and former customers can try Sling TV free for three days. You can get a free streaming device by prepaying for a brief subscription.
Watch FOX Online with fuboTV
fuboTV has more than 120 channels in its entry-level plan. Local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC channels are included.
ESPN, beIN Sports, Big Ten Network, NFL Network, FS1 and FS2 are among the popular sports channels. A&E, History, and HGTV are a few of the key entertainment channels.
Subscribers get 250 hours of Cloud DVR storage. fuboTV has apps for just about any streaming device, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV devices like Google Chromecast with Google TV.
You can use your subscription to activate dozens of TV Everywhere apps on your streaming device or smartphone. You can try out fuboTV free for 7 days. A subscription costs $64.99 per month.
Watch local FOX stations with YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another option to stream FOX live without a cable TV subscription. There are 85+ channels and unlimited Cloud DVR for $64.99 per month. YouTube TV offers a free 7-day trial.
AT&T TV: Local FOX live
FOX is available on AT&T TV’s Entertainment bundle, which costs $69.99 per month. Subscribers get 65+ channels, 20 hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand shows.
AT&T TV has ESPN, Nickelodeon, HGTV and TNT. There are other local channels, including NBC, ABC and CBS.
You’ll be able to stream FOX live on a Roku, Apple TV or Fire TV at home, and a smartphone if you’re not at home. AT&T TV has a no contract option.
Note: AT&T TV is the only live TV streaming service that has regional FOX Sports Networks, but that’s in the Choice bundle, which costs $84.99 per month.
If you do sign up, you should know that you have to choose the “no contract” option during the account setup process. It’s not automatic.
What’s the best way to watch FOX online?
There are a lot of options out there, so let’s narrow down a few in case you can’t use an antenna to watch FOX without cable.
Vidgo has 85+ channels, and it’s the cheapest way to get a local FOX station. This new streaming service has a basic menu, and no Cloud DVR. You can sign up for Vidgo, and pay $10 per month for the first two months. The regular price of $55 per month starts after that.
fuboTV has 100+ channels and has almost as much nationwide coverage of local FOX stations. FS1, FS2, NFL Network, NBA TV, Big Ten Network, TNT and A&E are part of the entry-level channel lineup. fuboTV has a 7-day free trial.
This article was published Dec. 3, 2017, and has been updated.
Founder and Editor of The Cord Cutting Report. Before launching the site in 2016, he worked for more than two decades as a staff writer or correspondent for a number of daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe. His enthusiasm for tech began with the Atari 2600. Follow @james_kimble