6 Quick Ways to Watch FX Without Cable

Discover the best ways to watch FX without cable. Our guide offers a quick comparison of prices, plans, and options for both on-demand and live TV streaming.

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Discovering how to watch FX without a cable subscription is easier than ever. 

The cheap on-demand option is through Hulu for $7.99 per month. And with the rise of live TV streaming services, you have multiple options to enjoy FX’s compelling lineup, including popular shows like “American Horror Story”, “Fargo” and “The Bear.” 

I have subscribed to all of these streaming services and will rate each one strictly for streaming FX without a cable subscription.

Where Can I Watch FX?

You can watch FX on Hulu, including new shows such as “The Bear“, “Snowfall” and the latest spin-off of “American Horror Story.”

Your section option is relying on a live TV streaming service. Those options include, DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Fubo and YouTube TV. 


Device support: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast with Google TV along with Smart TVs by Samsung, Sony Bravia

DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has FX in its Entertainment channel bundle.

You can sign up for a free 5-day trial on every plan without any obligations. Subscribers get $10 off the first three months of service on any plan.

The Entertainment package has more than 75 live TV channels for $79.99 per month. Subscribers can watch TV on unlimited screens within your home.

ESPN, ESPN2 and FS1 are included in the channel lineup. Discovery, Lifetime, MSNBC and Paramount Network are among the entertainment channels. You get unlimited hours of Cloud DVR storage and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.

Subscribers can get three months of Max (formerly HBO Max) Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax and MGM+ for free before the monthly rates kick in.

The Choice package has 40 regional sports channels, including Bally Sports networks, NBC Sports and Marquee Sports Network. Choice subscribers get more than 105 channels total.

The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including local channels, and more sports and entertainment channels. The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium channels such as Max, Cinemax and Showtime. 

DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.

DIRECTV STREAM is the most expensive, offering a large bundle of sports and entertainment networks. So if you just want to watch FX shows, you are better off subscribing to Hulu. 


  • Free trial
  • 1,000 hours Cloud DVR
  • 10 simultaneous streams
Elite $84.99/month241
Premier$94.99/month250 & 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) carries FX, FXX, and FXM Presents across its channel packages.

The Pro plan has 170 channels, including ESPN, FX, CNBC and key sports networks such as ACC Network, Big Ten Network, SEC Network, FS1, NBC Sports and Golf Channel. 

AMC, HGTV, Food Network, Freeform, History, Food network, HGTV, Comedy Central and Investigation Discovery are some of the entertainment channels.

Fubo offers three plans, Pro, Elite and Ultimate. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of any Fubo plan. Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once. 

A subscription costs $74.99 per month. A regional sports fee is included, and costs between $10.99 to $13.99 per month. 

The Elite plan is $84.99 per month, and has 65 more sports, news and entertainment channels. The Ultimate plan has 231 channels, including Showtime and NFL RedZone, for $99.99 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.

Fubo is geared as a sports-centric service, especially NBA and MLB fans who need regional sports channels. For the purposes of watching FX as a live TV channel, Sling TV is a cheaper option and has some of the same sports networks.

Fubo has mobile apps for iPhone and Android so you can watch ESPN live on your smartphone. Subscribers can watch live TV through their web browser.

Sling TV

Orange$40/month32 (No locals)
Blue$40/month40 (Locals included)
Orange + Blue$55/month88
Device support: AirTV Mini, Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast along with Smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony Bravia and VIZIO SmartCast.

Sling TV is an affordable way to watch FX as a live TV channel. 

Sling TV Blue has about 41 channels, and costs $40 per month. You will get NFL Network, A&E, FX, MGM+ Drive-In, MTV, SyFy and TLC as part of the Sling Blue channel lineup.

Sling TV offers 50 hours of free Cloud DVR to all subscribers. All Sling Blue subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at once.

Sling TV works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV (4th generation).

There are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV. For a larger lineup of 88 channels, you can combine the Sling Blue plan with the Orange plan for $55 per month. Sling Orange has channels not available on the Blue plan such as ESPN and USA Network.

Sling TV is the least expensive way to get FX as a live TV channel. The Blue plan has some sports and news channels. It may also include some local channels. But if you don’t need FX as a live TV channel, then Hulu or the Disney bundle is cheaper.

YouTube TV

  • Free trial
  • Unlimited Cloud DVR
  • Three simultaneous streams
YouTube TV$72.99/month128
Device support: Android TV, Google TV, Smart TVs by Samsung, LG, VIZIO, Hisense, Sharp and Sony; Chromecast, Google TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, PlayStation and Google Nest Hub; Android and iOS devices.

YouTube TV has FX and FXM Presents in the base channel plan.

For $72.99 per month, subscribers get more than 128 live channels and unlimited Cloud DVR. Subscribers get local ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and FOX stations. The channel lineup has ESPN, ESPN2, Oxygen Network, USA Network, Comedy Central, FOX News, CNN, and Telemundo.

TNT, TBS, SEC Network, ACC Network, ESPNews, FS1, FS2, NFL Network, and MLB Network and regional NBC Sports networks are part of the base plan as well.

You can watch TV or on-demand content on up to three screens at once. If you are all about live TV and having a robust lineup from FX and FXM Presents, YouTube TV has a polished user interface, and a channel lineup similar to a cable TV package.

Subscribers can use Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast. You can also watch TV live on a PC with your subscription. You can get a free 7-day trial.


Device support: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast with Google TV along with Smart TVs by Samsung, VIZIO SmartCast, Sony Bravia, PlayStation, XBox, Xfinity Flex and Xumo TV.

FX on Hulu is a section within Hulu that offers a vast collection of FX shows on-demand. This option is perfect for catching up on FX series.

Hulu will have new episodes of every FX series less than 24 hours after its debut on live TV.

 Hulu has streaming apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, PlayStation 4, XBOX One, NVIDIA Shield, Sony TV, Samsung and LG devices and iOS and Android mobile devices.

Disney Bundle

  • Flexible bundle options
  • Movies, Sports & TV shows
  • Sign up for a Disney Bundle
Disney Duo Basic (with Ads)$9.99/mo.Disney+ up to 4K/Dolby Atmos
Hulu up to 4K
Disney Duo Premium (No Ads($19.99/moDisney+ up to 4K/Dolby Atmos
Hulu up to 4K
Disney Trio Basic
(with ads)
$14.99/mo.Disney+ up to 4K/Dolby Atmos
Hulu up to 4K
ESPN+ HD/1080p
Disney Trio Premium
(only ESPN+ with ads)
$24.99/mo.Disney+ up to 4K/Dolby Atmos
Hulu up to 4K
ESPN+ HD/1080p
Device support: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast with Google TV along with Smart TVs by Samsung, VIZIO SmartCast, Sony Bravia, PlayStation, XBox, Xfinity Flex and Xumo TV.

The Disney Bundle, which includes Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, offers FX shows through Hulu. This bundle is a great deal for a diverse range of content.

If you want Hulu and have young children, a subscription to the Disney+ bundle will add a lot more family-friendly content to your wheelhouse. 

You can subscribe to the Duo Basic bundle, which has ad-supported versions of Disney+ and Hulu for $9.99 per month. 

The Trio Basic bundle includes Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ for $14.99 per month. 

Disney+ has a robust catalog of Disney movies, Pixar movies and originals, Star Wars films, the Marvel Universe and shows from National Geographic. 

It’s much cheaper than cable, DIRECTV or DISH Network, or even a live TV service that streams live channels online. ESPN+ adds live soccer, out-of-market MLB and NHL games, college basketball, and 30 for 30 episodes to your ESPN app.  

How to Watch FX FAQs

Can I watch FX for free?

While FX requires a subscription service, many providers offer free trials. Hulu offers a 30-day free trial for all FX shows on-demand.

Is FX available on all streaming devices?

Yes, most major streaming services with FX are compatible with devices like Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.

Can I watch FX shows on-demand?

Yes, services like Hulu Live TV and the Disney Bundle offer FX shows on-demand.

Are there any bundles that include FX?

Yes, you can get the Duo Basic bundle with Hulu and Disney+ for $9.99 per month. You can also subscribe to the Disney Trio Basic bundle, which has Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ for $14.99 per month.

Where can I watch FX’s “The Bear”?

“The Bear” is available on FX, and you can watch it through streaming services that offer FX, such as Hulu, Hulu Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, and Sling TV.

Can I watch “American Horror Story” on FX?

Yes, “American Horror Story” is an FX original series. You can watch it on FX through various live TV streaming services or on-demand through FX on Hulu.

Can I watch FX on Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime does not directly offer FX as part of its Prime Video service. However, you can access FX shows through Amazon Prime by subscribing to add-on services like Hulu or through purchasing individual episodes or seasons.

Whether you prefer live TV or on-demand options, there’s a solution for every FX fan. With numerous streaming services available, watching FX without cable is more accessible than ever.

Jim Kimble 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.

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