How to Watch FS2 Without Cable

I have rigorously tested all the streaming services mentioned below, meticulously comparing their prices, plans, and features. My goal is to provide you with a clear, comprehensive guide to making the best choice for watching FS2.

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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.

I have rigorously tested all the streaming services mentioned below, meticulously comparing their prices, plans, and features. Drawing on my years of direct experience in this field, I’ve carefully evaluated the pros and cons of each live TV option. My goal is to provide you with a clear, comprehensive guide to making the best choice for watching FS2.

Right now, Sling TV is the cheapest way to stream FS2 without a cable or satellite subscription. You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers.

The Sling Blue package requires adding the Sports Extra bundle, which includes FS2 as part of a 15 channel add-on. The Blue plan has 41 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.

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. 

If it doesn’t, a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast with Google TV or Apple TV to watch live TV. Channels such as ESPN and even local channels are available through streaming services now.


  • Free trial
  • 1,000 hours Cloud DVR
  • 10 simultaneous streams
Elite $84.99/month248
Premier$94.99/month257 & Showtime
Device support: Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV, Xbox One, along with Smart TVs by Hisense, Samsung, LG, Sony Bravia and VIZIO SmartCast TV. Android, iPhones and iPads with current iOS.

Fubo (formerly fuboTV) has 182 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.

AMC, HGTV, and NFL Network can all be found in the base channel package. 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 10 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.

fuboTV has a free trial with no obligations. Just cancel online before the trial ends if you don’t want to keep it. You can look over fuboTV’s channel lineup before making any decisions.

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

Sling TV has FS2 in the Sports Extra bundle when you subscribe to the Blue package.

The Sling Blue package has 45+ channels including A&E, AMC and TNT. Coverage for local ABC, NBC and FOX stations are available in a small number of U.S. cities.  

The Sports Extra bundle costs $11 more per month and adds 15 more channels, including ACC Network, ACCNX, SEC Network, SEC Network+, MLB Network, NBA TV, and ESPNU. All subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage.

If you are a sports fan and want ESPN, you will need to add the Sling Orange plan as well. The Orange plan is the other core bundle that Sling offers and costs $40 per month on its own. But you can combine Sling Orange and Sling Blue for $55 per month. That’s still a lower price than many competitors that start in the $70 range.

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, which live streams FS2.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV has more than 128 live TV channels including AMC, CNN and TNT. A subscription costs $72.99 per month.

You can watch live TV on up to three screens at once.

The YouTube TV base plan carries other key sports channels for fans such as TNT, TBS, ESPNews, FS1, FS2, NFL Network, and MLB Network. YouTube TV carries regional NBC Sports networks across the U.S. 

You’ll be able to watch CNN, Golf Channel and FX. Unlimited Cloud DVR is included with a subscription. And you can create up to 6 profiles for a household per account.

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. 


A DIRECTV STREAM subscription includes FS2 in its “Ultimate” channel bundle. 

The Ultimate plan has 140 channels for $119.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on up to unlimited 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. 

DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. You can sign up for a free 5-day trial or look over the different channel lineups.

What’s the best way to watch FS2 without cable?

For cost-conscious sports fans who primarily want FS2 and other essential sports channels, Sling TV emerges as the best choice. It offers the lowest price at $51 per month with necessary features like Cloud DVR and access to the FOX Sports app.

For those seeking a more expansive channel selection and willing to pay a higher price, Fubo is recommended. It provides a broad range of channels, substantial Cloud DVR storage, and the capability for more simultaneous streams, making it a great option for households with diverse viewing preferences.

Jim is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

Major publications, including MarketWatch, Forbes, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, have interviewed Kimble for his years of expertise. He gives advice on the complexities consumers are navigating with streaming options, and over-the-air TV. Kimble has been a staff writer or correspondent for several award-winning, daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe.

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