You can watch FOX without cable on six live TV streaming services.
A live TV streaming service is a popular way to stream a bundle of cable TV channels and local broadcast channels. All you need is an Internet connection, and a Smart TV, Roku, Fire TV Stick or another streaming device connected to your TV.
Streaming isn’t your only option. You can start watching your favorite FOX shows such as “The Simpsons”, Sunday NFL games or a NASCAR race for free by hooking up a TV antenna to your television.
Either way, cutting the cord from your cable TV provider is getting easier by the day despite which route you take.
DIRECTV STREAM is currently the best way to watch FOX without cable TV. DIRECTV STREAM includes offers a 5-day free trial, unlimited Cloud DVR, and more than 75 channels. You will be able to watch a local FOX station along with CBS, ABC and NBC.
You can also look over DIRECTV STREAM’s channel offerings before trying out its service.
Here is a quick rundown of choices to watch or stream FOX live without the need of a cable TV provider.
Watch FOX live for free 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 map and punch in your zip code.
The company’s transmitter locator tool will show you whether there are broadcast towers for FOX and other local channels 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”
- “Prodigal Son”
- “The Resident”
- “Bob’s Burgers”
- “Family Guy”
- “Masked Dancer”
- “Hell’s Kitchen”
Finding the right TV antenna takes a little but of work, but it’s giving you free TV for life. You will no longer have to pay to watch NFL, NASCAR and soccer matches on FOX.
For more tips on getting started, check out:
- How to Choose the Best TV Antenna
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
Vidgo carries local FOX stations as part of its 100+ 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.
A Vidgo subscription costs $64.95 per month. You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up. Subscribers can watch live TV on up to three simultaneous streams.
There is no obligation to keep you subscription if it’s not a good fit.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV has nationwide coverage of local FOX stations.
A subscription has 75+ live TV channels. A subscription costs $69.99 per month, and now includes Disney+ and ESPN+.
ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Sports Network, Discovery, 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 unlimited Cloud DVR for recordings. The live TV package also includes unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library. Hulu has new episodes of major primetime shows from ABC, FOX and other networks.
Hulu Live TV works on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Mobile devices running iOS and Android support watching live TV on Hulu.
LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio SmartCast TVs all have the Hulu app. You can check out Hulu with Live TV’s other channels to see what’s offered in your area.
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 41 channels for $40 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.
The Sling Blue package includes AMC, CNN, Comedy Central, FOX News, and MSNBC in its channel lineup.
fuboTV has more than 152 channels in its entry-level Pro 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. The service now has regional Bally Sports networks as well. A&E, History, and HGTV are a few of the key entertainment channels.
A subscription costs $74.99 per month. A regional sports fee is added for subscribers who receive one or more RSN in their channel lineup.
Subscribers get 1,000 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.
YouTube TV is another option to stream FOX live without a cable TV subscription. There are 128 channels and unlimited Cloud DVR for $64.99 per month.
The YouTube Base plan lets you watch three simultaneous streams at once. You can use your subscription on Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Smart TVs powered by Android TV and Google TV.
YouTube TV offers a free 7-day trial.
DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has local FOX stations in its Entertainment bundle.
Subscribers get more than 75 channels, unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand shows for $74.99 per month.
It has FS1, ESPN, Nickelodeon, HGTV and TNT. There are other local channels, including NBC, ABC and CBS. You can sign up for free 5-day trial without any obligations or long-term contracts.
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.
When you sign up, you can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. You can look over the different channel lineups to see what local and regional sports networks are offered in your area.
How to watch FOX FAQs
These are questions that readers ask when researching ways to watch a local FOX channel without a TV provider.
How to watch FOX Sports without a TV provider
You can activate the FOX NOW app or the FOX Sports app when you subscriber to a live TV streaming service, including DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
Both apps live stream FOX sporting events when you log in with a participating TV provider account. You can download the FOX NOW or FOX Sports app for free from your Smart TV or streaming device’s app store.
How to watch football on FOX
No matter if it’s the NFL regular season or the Super Bowl, you can watch football games on FOX using a TV antenna or six live TV streaming services. They are DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV and Vidgo.
How to watch FOX on Roku
You can watch a local FOX station on any Roku streaming device by signing up for DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live, Sling TV, Vidgo or YouTube TV.
How to watch FOX on Amazon Fire Stick
DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu Live, Sling TV, Vidgo or YouTube TV all offer local FOX stations and support streaming live TV on Amazon Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube and Fire TV edition Smart TVs.
Can you watch FOX on Amazon Prime?
No. Amazon does not have the rights to stream programming from FOX or FOX Sports. You can watch FOX programming on DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV.
What’s the best way to watch FOX?
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.
DIRECTV STREAM has over 75 channels, including local stations, ESPN, FS1, NFL Network, NBA TV, Big Ten Network. Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Smart TVs all have apps for fuboTV. New customers can sign up for a 5-day free trial.
You can read more about how to watch Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs play the Philadelphia Eagles.
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 DIRECTV STREAM, Vidgo, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV. Sling TV also offers local FOX coverage in 18 markets in the U.S.
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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
Thanks so much for the great info!
The Cord Cutter says
You bet! Glad it helped.
If I watch FOX News on my TV through Fubo do I need an antenna?
The Cord Cutter says
No. fuboTV streams channels that you’d typically see in a cable TV or satellite TV package such as FOX News, A&E, HGTV, etc. You’ll need an Internet connection and a streaming device like a Roku or Fire TV to watch your channels on a television.
A TV antenna would be for local over-the-air channels such as NBC, PBS, CBS, ABC and FOX (assuming you are in range of local broadcast towers). You can find the antenna guide at the top of the page for more tips on picking an antenna if you decide to go that route.
The Cord Cutter says
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.