There are two good ways to watch FOX live without cable.
You can start watching “The Simpsons” or a NASCAR race for free by hooking up a TV antenna to your television.
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.
You can also look over fuboTV’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.
Table of Contents
- Watch FOX live for free with a TV antenna
- Does Sling TV have FOX?
- What’s the best way to watch FOX online?
- How to Stream FOX without cable
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 and OTA DVR
- 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 $59.95 per month. You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
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 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.
You can check out Hulu with Live TV’s other channels to see what’s offered in your area.
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.
Sling TV will give you a free streaming device if you prepay for two months of service.
fuboTV has more than 122 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. 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 $69.99 per month.
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.
FOX is available on DIRECTV STREAM’s Entertainment bundle, which costs $69.99 per month. Subscribers get 65+ channels, unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand shows.
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.
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.
fuboTV has 122 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 7-day free trial.
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.
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