Watching FS2 (Fox Sports 2) without a cable tv subscription is pretty easy.
Sports fans looking to cut the cord from cable TV have a half dozen options to watch FS2 live on TV.
FS2 is a sister network to FS1 (Fox Sports 1), and all the live TV streaming services mentioned in this article will carry both channels.
Table of Contents
- What’s on FS2?
- How to start watching FS2 on Roku, Fire TV and Smart TVs
- What’s the best way to watch FS2 without cable?
The Sling Blue package includes FS2, and 41 other channels for $35 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.
What’s on FS2?
FS2 is a “spillover” channel to FS1 and picks up a lot of sporting events, including National Rugby League (NRL), soccer, horse racing, volleyball and WWE Smackdown.
Big East baseball, Mountain West football and NASCAR also airs on FS2.
How to start watching FS2 on Roku, Fire TV and Smart TVs
If you are new to streaming or 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.
fuboTV has 122 channels in its entry-level plan, including FS2, ESPN, ESPN2, and NFL Network.
You also get local FOX, NBC and CBS stations alongside beIN Sports, PAC-12 Networks and USA Network. fuboTV has coverage for NBC regional sports networks, and privately owned ones like NESN.
Subscribers get 250 hours of Cloud DVR included, and lots of on-demand movies and TV shows.
Fubo lets you watch live TV channels on three screens at once.
Fubo works on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast and Google TV software. You can also watch on a PC or smartphone.
The Fubo starter channel package costs $69.99 per month.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu + Live TV has FS2 in its channel lineup.
Subscribers get 75+ live TV channels, including FOX, ESPN, A&E, History, TBS, TNT and USA. A subscription includes unlimited Cloud DVR so you can record sports, news, movies from live TV channels.
You can watch live TV on up to two screens at once.
Hulu + Live TV now includes full access to Disney+ and ESPN+. A subscription costs $69.99 per month.
Hulu with Live TV works with most streaming devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV, Roku, and Apple TV.
You can look over what live TV channels Hulu offers. If you don’t like it, you can easily cancel online. There are no contracts, hidden fees or any obligations.
Sling TV has FS2 in the Sling Blue plan.
The Sling Blue package has 45+ channels including A&E, AMC and TNT. Coverage for local NBC and FOX stations are available in a small number of U.S. cities.
Subscribers to Sling Blue can stream live TV on up to three screens at once. You can use your Sling TV account to activate the FOX Sports app.
Check the latest offer that 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 FS2 and more than 100 other live TV channels.
A&E, ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network and History channel are among Vidgo’s most popular channels.
Subscribers can watch live TV on up to three screens at once. Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast.
A Vidgo subscription costs $55 per month. You can look over the channel lineup to see if Vidgo might be a good fit.
YouTube TV has more than 85 live TV channels including 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 FS2 online with a web browser.
YouTube TV has a free 7-day trial.
A DIRECTV STREAM subscription includes FS2 in its “Ultimate” channel bundle.
The Ultimate plan has 125+ channels for $104.99 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 20 hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.
What’s the best way to watch FS2 without cable?
fuboTV has 122 channels, including key sports networks such as ESPN. A subscription costs $69.99 per month. You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up for a free 7-day trial.
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