You can watch FS1 without cable on six live TV streaming services.
DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV, YouTube TV, fubo, Hulu Live TV, and Vidgo all have the live FS1 (Fox Sports 1) channel without the need of a cable or satellite subscription.
There are 14 plans that carry FS1 within those live TV streaming services. You can also activate the FOX Sports app with a pay TV provider to watch FS1 live on a Smart TV, streaming device like a Roku, P.C., Mac computer, smartphone or tablet.
FS1 has been entertaining sports fans since August 17, 2013, after replacing Speed, the motorsports network. FS1 broadcasts Major League Baseball games, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 football, Big East basketball and MLS soccer. You can watch NASCAR, and reruns of WWE Smackdown.
You can jump down to the summary of how to watch FS1 without cable, check out Frequently Asked Questions below, or read through all your options.
How to Watch FS1
All you need to start streaming FS1 live is an internet connection, a streaming device or Smart TV.
A Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast or Apple TV will do the job. Smart TVs by Samsung, Sony Bravia, Vizio and LG support most streaming services. Game consoles including XBox and PlayStation support watching live TV.
If you are a sports fan in search of your ideal streaming service that has FS1, chances are you want other sports channels too.
You can get many of these networks without having to pay for an sports add-on package.
Some of these services have a free trial that lasts a week without any obligation. Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you decide that the streaming service isn’t for you.
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”. Here are your actual, legal options.
Sling TV is the cheapest option to watch FS1 live. You have two ways to watch FS1 without cable through Sling.
The Sling Orange plan includes 32 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and entertainment networks like AMC, A&E, Bravo, and History. A subscription to Sling Orange costs $40 per month.
All subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage.
Sling TV works on just about any streaming device: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and even an Xbox. It is supported by Samsung Smart TVs and Smart TVs operating on Android TV or Google TV. Sling TV supports mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Sling TV has the Sports Extra add-on channel package at $11 per month. That adds networks such as NBA TV, FS2, SEC Network and MLB Network.
There are no hidden fees or contracts if you decide to keep the service. You can even use your subscription to activate the FOX Sports app after you sign up for service. You can look over the latest offer Sling TV has for new and returning customers.
DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has FS1 in all four of its channel packages along with other cable networks important to college sports fans.
You can sign up for a free 5-day trial on all DIRECTV STREAM plans without any obligations.
A subscription is $74.99 per month. DIRECTV STREAM is offering $10 off the first three months of service on any plan.
The Choice package has a wide selection of 40 regional sports channels (RSNs), including Bally Sports networks, NBC Sports, NESN, Marquee Sports Network and YES Network. Choice subscribers get more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month.
The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including locals, and sports channels such as NHL Network. The Ultimate package is $109.99 per month.
The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium channels such as Max, Cinemax and Showtime. A subscription is $154.99 per month.
All of these channel lineups are virtually identical to DIRECTV satellite service, but with a slight price difference.
Subscribers can get three months of Max, Showtime, Cinemax and MGM+ for free before the monthly rates kick in.
All subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR storage and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows. You can watch TV on unlimited screens within your home.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. You can use apps on supported Smart TVs running on Google TV and Android TV. Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.
You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.
YouTube TV has 128 channels, including FS1 and NBA TV for $72.99 per month.
YouTube TV only has one way to get FS1 through its base plan.
The YouTube TV base plan carries other key sports channels for fans such as TNT, TBS, SEC Network, ACC Network, FS2, NFL Network, and MLB Network. YouTube TV carries entertainment networks such as Bravo and Disney Junior.
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.
The service works with Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Apple TV and Chromecast. You can get a free 7-day trial, or look over the channel lineup for your area.
fubo offers three plans with FS1. fubo Pro, Elite and Premium.
The Pro channel package has 167 channels, including local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in most areas of the U.S. Food network, HGTV, Big Ten Network, Disney Junior, and Nickelodeon are part of the Pro bundle.
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Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once. If you miss a game, you can use fubo’s “look back” feature to watch sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours
A subscription costs $74.99 per month. A regional sports fee is included. You get a free 7-day trial, or look over the channel lineup for your area.
The Elite plan is $84.99 per month, and has 65 more sports, news and entertainment channels. The Premier plan has 231 channels, including Showtime, for $94.99 per month
fubo has a library of on-demand content, including movies and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Smart TVs all carry the fubo app.
The fuboTV Elite package adds 60 more channels, including the Pac-12 Network.
Fubo has mobile apps for iPhone and Android so you can watch FS1 live on your smartphone. Subscribers can watch live TV through their web browser.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV has more than 75 live TV channels, including ACC Network, CBS Sports Network and SEC Network.
You can find regional NBC Sports networks.
Hulu Live TV has only one plan. You can watch live TV on up to two screens at once.
Hulu with Live TV comes with unlimited Cloud DVR storage so you can record sports, news, movies or whatever else you want. Hulu carries local ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC across the U.S.
A subscription costs $69.99 per month. You get unlimited access to ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand library of movies and TV shows.
College football fans will be able to watch a lot more conferences and games.
There are more than 300 live college football games on ESPN Plus throughout the season. Southeastern Conference, LSU, Auburn, Kentucky, Missouri, Ole Miss and Tennessee are among the teams with select live games.
Hulu no longer offers a free trial for live TV, but you can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
Vidgo lets you live stream FS1 on three different plans.
The Vidgo Plus plan is $69.99 per month, and comes with 110 channels, including FS1, and FS2.
The Premium package adds 40 more channels, and costs $84.99 per month. The Ultimate plan has more than 200 channels, and has all 45 Spanish-language channels.
If you’re someone who likes to weigh in online during sporting events, Vidgo’s mobile app is worth a try because you can participate in ‘watch parties’ for TV shows and sporting events.
The live TV service has 110+ channels, including Big Ten Network and SEC Network.
Subscribers get local FOX and ABC affiliates in some markets.
Vidgo works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and iPhone. You can look over the channel packages before deciding whether to sign up.
Watching FOX Sports app or online
The Fox Sports app (formerly FOX Sports GO) has live streams for FOX-owned channels that are 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, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV can activate the FOX Sports app.
You can use your pay TV credentials to activate live TV viewing online at foxsports.com if you want to watch a sports event or show from your PC. Just use the login credentials from your subscription to start watching live sporting events.
How to Watch FS1 without cable FAQs
Here are some questions that sports fans ask when searching for ways to watch FS1 without cable or TV provider credentials.
What is 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 on the network. Motorsports, NASCAR, horse racing, bowling, are found on FS1.
For soccer fans, there are live games from Bundesliga, MLS and FIFA World Cup. Aside from live events, FS1 has studio shows with highlights of favorite sports.
Is FS1 on Peacock?
No. You will not find FS1, known as FOX Sports 1, on Peacock. But a Peacock subscription does give you live coverage to a variety of professional and college sports from NBC and NBC Sports.
Sunday Night Football, Notre Dame football, Premier League, and the PGA Tour are among the live sports on Peacock.
Are NASCAR races on FS1?
FS1 has the rights to broadcast NASCAR races, including the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
How to watch FS1 for free
During the trial period, you can watch FS1 on a supported Smart TV, Roku or another streaming device along with other local channels and cable TV networks.
You will need to cancel service before the free trial ends so you won’t get billed. Be sure to check each streaming service for details.
Can you watch FS1 on ESPN Plus?
ESPN+ subscribers get hundreds of exclusive college football, NCAA basketball games and UFC fights. A subscription to ESPN Plus costs $9.99 per month, or get it with Hulu and Disney+ for $12.99 per month as part of the Disney Plus bundle.
Is FS1 on Amazon Prime?
No. FS1 is not on Amazon Prime. FS1 is only available only through a cable TV, satellite service or a live TV streaming service. DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV all include FS1 in their channel lineups.
How to watch FS1 on Roku
You can subscribe to DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV, YouTube TV, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Vidgo, or the Spectrum TV app and start watching FS1 on any Roku device or Roku TV.
But prices and channel lineups for each live TV streaming service varies.
Can I watch FS1 on my computer?
Yes. You can watch FS1 on a PC or Mac by subscribing to DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV, YouTube TV, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Vidgo, or the Spectrum TV app.
Can I watch FS1 on my phone?
You can use a live TV streaming service to watch FS1 on your iPhone or Android smartphone.
DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV, YouTube TV, fubo, Hulu Live TV, and Vidgo all have mobile for their live TV service. You can likewise use the FOX Sports app, and activate the app through your pay TV provider.
Where can I find today’s FS1 schedule?
You can find a daily FS1 schedule within the FOX Sports website. You can click on each day of the week to see what’s coming up in the weeks ahead.
Can you get FS1 on a TV antenna?
No. FS1 is a pay TV network that you can only find on cable, satellite or live TV streaming services. But a TV antenna can be used to get a local FOX station that broadcasts as a free over-the-air channel.
Local FOX stations do have a similar slate of live sports, including college football, college basketball, MLB, NASCAR, NFL, Soccer and WWE Smackdown.
What’s the cheapest way to watch FS1 without cable?
Sling TV Blue is the cheapest way to watch FS1 and it is an overall solid budget option at $40 per month. Sling TV is currently offering half off for the first month of service. You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers.
DIRECTV STREAM has FS1 in its Entertainment bundle. The Entertainment package has more than 75 channels, unlimited Cloud DVR and on-demand content such as movies and TV shows. A subscription is $74.99 per month, but new customers get $10 off for the first three months of service. You can start off with a 5-day free trial.
This article was published on June 23, 2018, and has been updated.
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