How to Stream FS1 Live
DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV include FS1 in its channel lineups.
Each of these live TV services have no contracts, and work on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV and a number of Smart TVs.
Watching FS1 (Fox Sports 1) without a cable subscription is pretty simple these days.
Cord-cutters have a half dozen options to watch FS1 live on their television or smartphone. So forget about signing up for cable or relying on some shady online enterprise offering FS1 “for free”.
Right now, Sling TV is the cheapest way to stream FS1 without a cable or satellite subscription.
The Sling Blue package includes FS1, and 44+ other channels for $40 per month. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR. A Sling subscription also lets you activate the FOX Sports app, which carries some games in 4K resolution.
When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV.
This guide breaks down all of your options for live streaming FS1 on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick (or Cube), Apple TV, Smart TV, Android TV, game consoles, iPhones and Android smartphones.
I will also show you what’s available on the FOX Sports app, or FOX Sports website.
Table of Contents
- How to Stream FS1 Live
- What’s on FS1?
- How to start watching FS1 on Roku, Fire TV and Smart TVs
- Watching FOX Sports app or online
- What’s the best way to watch FS1 without cable?
What’s on FS1?
In the world of live sports, FS1 (Fox Sports 1) carries some huge events throughout the year.
NCAA football and other college sports out of the Big Ten, Big 12 and the Pac-12 dominate the broadcast schedule in the fall.
Major League Baseball games air on FS1 between spring and late summer of the regular season. And Big East basketball, Major League Soccer, Liga MX and Copa Libertadores are also on the network. Motorsports, NASCAR, horse racing, bowling, are found on FS1.
For soccer fans, there is live games from Bundesliga, MLS and FIFA World Cup.
Aside from live events, FS1 also has studio shows with highlights of favorite sports.
How to start watching FS1 on Roku, Fire TV and Smart TVs
If you are new to streaming or using alternatives to cable TV, getting started is easy.
All you need is an Internet connection. A Smart TV will likely have an app for whatever streaming service you decide to try.
If it doesn’t, you can use a Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Google Chromecast with Google TV or Apple TV to watch live TV channels such as FS1 and ESPN through your subscription.
fuboTV has 152 channels in its entry-level plan, including CBS Sports Network, ESPN, MLB Network and NFL Network.
You also get local ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS stations alongside beIN Sports, PAC-12 Networks and news channels like CNBC.
fuboTV also has coverage for NBC regional sports networks, and privately owned ones like NESN.
Fubo also streams select sporting events on FS1 in 4K.
Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR included, and lots of on-demand movies and TV shows. Fubo lets you watch live TV channels on two screens at once.
Fubo works on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV devices like NVIDIA Shield and Smart TVs. You can also watch live TV on a PC or smartphone.
The Fubo basic channel package costs $74.99 per month. fuboTV has a free 7-day trial with no obligations. Just cancel online before the trial ends if you don’t want to keep it.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu + Live TV has FS1 in its channel lineup and some nice extras for the same price as comparable skinny bundles.
Subscribers get 75+ live TV channels, including FS1, FS2, FOX, ESPN, A&E, History, TBS, TNT and USA. You can watch live TV on up to two screens at once.
You’re getting more than just live TV channels to watch. You’ll also have full access to ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand library.
Hulu with Live TV comes with unlimited Cloud DVR so you can record sports, news, movies or whatever else you want.
Subscribers can also activate the FOX Sports app. In total, subscribers can activate about 57 TV Everywhere apps or watch channels live online.
Hulu with Live TV works with most streaming devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Chromecast. There’s apps for iPhone and Android devices too.
A subscription costs $69.99 per month.
You can look over what live TV channels Hulu offers. If you don’t like it, you can easily cancel online. Unlike cable, there are no contracts, hidden fees or any obligations.
Sling TV has FS1 and FS2 in the Sling Blue plan.
The Sling Blue package has 45+ channels including NFL Network, A&E, AMC and TNT.
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Subscribers to Sling Blue can stream on up to three screens at once. You can use your Sling TV account to activate the FOX Sports app.
A Sling TV subscription runs month to month. You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers.
But if you know that you’re going to keep Sling TV for an entire season, you might want to prepay for a couple of months so you can get a free streaming device.
Vidgo has FS1 as part of its lineup of 100+ TV channels. A&E, ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network and History channel are among some of Vidgo’s most 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.
A Vidgo subscription costs $59.95 per month. You can look over the channel lineup before making any decisions.
YouTube TV has 85+ live TV channels including FS1, FS2, ESPN, AMC, CNN and TNT. A subscription costs $64.99 per month.
You can watch live TV on up to three screens at once.
YouTube TV comes with unlimited Cloud DVR, and works with Roku, Apple TV, PCs, iOS devices and Android smartphones. You can also stream FS1 online with a web browser. YouTube TV has a free 7-day trial.
A DIRECTV STREAM subscription includes FS1 in its entry-level channel bundle. You can watch live TV either at home on your Roku, or on the go using a smartphone or tablet.
The Entertainment plan has 75+ channels for $74.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once.
ESPN, Nickelodeon and HGTV are included in the channel lineup. You get unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
You can sign up for a free 5-day trial without any obligations.
Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. Subscribers can get three months of Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax and EPIX for free before the monthly rates kick in.
You can look over the different channel lineups to see what sports networks are offered in your area.
Watching FOX Sports app or online
The Fox Sports app (formerly FOX Sports GO) has live streams for FOX-owned channels that are also available through your pay TV subscription.
So you can use the FOX Sports app to watch FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes and even a local FOX station live, depending on what channels are included in your subscription.
Currently, a subscription to DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV can activate the FOX Sports app.
You can also use your subscription to activate live TV viewing online at foxsports.com if you want to watch a sports event or show from your PC.
What’s the best way to watch FS1 without cable?
Sling TV is the cheapest option at $40 per month. The Sling Blue plan has FS1 as part of a 45+ channel bundle. You can look over Sling’s channel lineup, before deciding whether to sign up for a subscription.
fuboTV is the only live TV service that has FS1 in 4K for some major sports events. It has regional sports channels and ESPN. A subscription costs $74.99 per month. You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up for a free 7-day trial.
This article was published on June 23, 2018, and has been updated.
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