Stream FOX Live Without Cable in 2024: How to Watch Online

You can watch FOX live without cable using Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM, or Fubo. There is one free option as well. A new way to stream FOX sports is coming later this year.

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Watching FOX live without cable is a straightforward decision, simply a matter of choosing the right live TV streaming service. However, it may be lesser-known that in the U.S., you can avoid paying a streaming service and watch FOX for free as an over-the-air (OTA) channel.

This guide compares five top live TV streaming services — Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM, and Fubo—with and OTA option. This fall, a new FOX streaming option will launch, thanks to a partnership between ESPN, FOX, and Warner Bros. Discovery.

For over thirty years, FOX Broadcasting Company has delivered memorable shows and live sports, from “The Masked Singer” to NASCAR, NFL, and MLB games through its local FOX stations. It remains a staple in American television.

This guide is a detailed comparison to assist you in making an informed decision.

How to Watch FOX Live Without Cable

Currently, Five streaming services offer live TV online with local channels like FOX and NBC and popular cable channels such as CNN and ESPN. FOX does not have its own streaming service, and you won’t find it on smaller services such as Peacock, which offers NBC.

ServiceFree TrialMonthly PriceKey Channels
Hulu Live TVNo$76.99FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, Disney+
Sling TVNo$40FOX (in select markets), CNN, NFL Network
YouTube TV7 days$72.99FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN
DIRECTV STREAM5 daysStarts at $79.99FOX, ESPN, HGTV, FS1
Fubo7 daysStarts at $79.99FOX, ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS, ABC

Sling TV offers the most affordable option for streaming FOX live. It’s available in 18 markets. You can also combine Sling TV with a TV antenna to get FOX if you live outside of the 18 markets.

To integrate OTA channels like FOX into the Sling TV app, connect an antenna to AirTV2 or AirTV Anywhere DVR.

Hulu on-demand is another economical choice, featuring FOX hits like “Family Guy,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “The Simpsons.”

DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, and YouTube TV also stream FOX and provide free trials.

Various streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast with Google TV, support FOX streaming. Smart TVs from Samsung, Sony Bravia, Vizio, and LG are compatible with most services.

Game consoles, like Xbox and PlayStation, and mobile apps for iOS and Android devices allow for TV streaming.

Starting is simple. With an internet connection or data plan, activate a streaming service’s free trial, then download its app to your smart TV or streaming device. Cord-cutters using a TV antenna can simply plug in their antenna, and scan for channels to start watching FOX. 

Hulu + Live TV: Stream FOX Live

Hulu + Live TV offers more than 90 channels, including local FOX stations, Great American Family, HGTV, and ESPN. The package ensures access to local NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and PBS stations. Regional sports channels (RSNs), such as NBC Sports, are part of the subscription. These RSNs are crucial for fans wanting to watch local NBA or MLB teams.

The service’s entertainment channels include Bravo, Comedy Central, History Channel, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, FOX Business, SyFy, Telemundo, and USA Network. For $76.99 per month, subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR to record their favorite content.

Hulu Live not only offers live TV but also includes full access to ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu’s on-demand library. While its price is competitive, the inclusion of Disney+ and ESPN+ subscriptions adds significant value. 

If live FOX isn’t necessary, Hulu’s on-demand service is available for $7.99 per month, with a 30-day free trial for new subscribers.

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Hulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (With Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads)$76.99/month90+
Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (No Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads)$89.99/month90+
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.

Sling TV: Watch FOX Online

Sling TV features local FOX channels in 18 U.S. markets as part of the Blue channel bundle. With over 40 channels, the Sling Blue package covers local FOX in specific “Designated Market Areas.”

If you’re in cities like Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, or Los Angeles, FOX is available on Sling Blue. This package also includes CNN, NFL Network, A&E, and TNT in its channel lineup, with ABC and NBC in some locations.

Sling TV provides 50 hours of Cloud DVR for free.

Sling Blue subscribers are allowed simultaneous viewing on three devices. Combining Sling Blue and Orange plans offers around 88 channels for $55 per month.

Sling supports devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV (4th generation). It stands out for no contracts and extra fees, often presenting new offers for customers.

Compared to DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, or Hulu Live TV, Sling TV offers a selection of national sports channels at a lower cost, though it limits regional sports and local channel coverage.

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Blue$40/month41 (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.

YouTube TV: Streaming Local FOX Channels

YouTube TV provides 128 channels for $72.99 per month, including the ability to stream FOX live. The service offers local ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS stations, along with ESPN, Oxygen Network, USA Network, Comedy Central, FOX News, CNN, and Telemundo.

Subscribers can enjoy live TV and favorite FOX shows on-demand on three screens simultaneously. Adding premium channels like Max (formerly HBO Max) is an option. With YouTube TV, customers have access to unlimited Cloud DVR and a library of FOX shows.

The service is compatible with Roku, Apple TV, and offers a Chromecast mobile app. You can stream on two devices at the same time. With its comprehensive channel selection, including CNN, FS1, and TBS, YouTube TV serves as a straightforward alternative to cable. Its user-friendly interface requires minimal guidance to navigate.

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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.

DIRECTV STREAM: Watch FOX Without Cable

DIRECTV STREAM offers local FOX channels in its entry-level package, and its three other plans.

You can use a free 5-day trial on any DIRECTV STREAM plan, no strings attached.

The Entertainment package costs $79.99 per month for over 75 live TV channels. This plan allows for unlimited in-home screen viewing and includes channels like ESPN, HGTV, Discovery, and Lifetime. Subscribers also get unlimited Cloud DVR storage and a vast selection of on-demand movies and TV shows.

The Choice package includes 40 regional sports networks, offering more than 105 channels for $108.99 per month. The Ultimate package features over 140 channels, priced at $119.99 per month, with specialty channels such as NHL Network. 

The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium options such as Max, Showtime and Cinemax, for $164.99 per month.

Compatible with Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, and Apple products, DIRECTV STREAM’s plans are month-to-month, allowing for easy cancellation. While it offers extensive channel lineups, it’s a higher priced option. For those prioritizing FOX and a few extra channels, the more economical Sling TV may be a better fit.

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

Fubo: Streaming FOX, FS1 and Sports

Fubo (formerly fuboTV) includes local FOX channels in every channel package. The Pro plan features 189 channels, with ESPN, FS1, NBA TV, CNBC, and essential sports networks like ACC Network, Big Ten Network, SEC Network, FS1, NBC Sports, and Golf Channel.

Fubo is designed for sports fans, offering a wide range of regional sports networks, including Bally Sports, NBC Sports, and NESN. Entertainment channels such as AMC, HGTV, Food Network, Freeform, History, Comedy Central, and Investigation Discovery are in the Pro plan.

There are three plans available: Pro, Elite, and Premier. Fubo lets you try any plan with a free 7-day trial. Subscribers benefit from 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage and the capability to watch on up to 10 screens simultaneously.

The Pro subscription is $79.99 per month. The Elite plan, at $89.99 per month, adds 65 more channels across sports, news, and entertainment. For $99.99 per month, the Premier plan offers 231 channels, including Showtime and NFL RedZone. All Fubo plans have a regional sports fee ranging from $11.99 to $14.99 monthly.  

Fubo’s on-demand library has movies and TV shows, accessible on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and Smart TVs. Mobile apps for iPhone and Android allow live ESPN viewing. Live TV can also be streamed via web browsers.

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Elite $89.99/month255
Premier$99.99/month264 & 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.

Hulu: FOX without live TV

Hulu has a massive collection of over 70,000 TV shows, movies, and originals, making it a top choice for over 49.7 million subscribers in the U.S. 

This platform offers current series from ABC, FOX and FX along with Hulu Originals like “Shogun,” “Only Murders In The Building,” “Justified: City Primeval,” and “The Bear.”

The service provides a movie library that spans all genres. New subscribers can try Hulu with a 30-day free trial. The platform allows for flexible subscriptions, either monthly or annually, with easy cancellation.

Two main plans are available: an ad-supported option for $7.99 per month ($79.99 annually) and an ad-free plan for $14.99 monthly. Hulu has a lot of TV shows from FOX that you can watch without a cable subscription. It’s ideal for budget-minded consumers who do not need live TV.

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Hulu (with Ads)$7.99/monthOn-demand
Hulu (No Ads)$17.99/monthOn-demand
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.

How to get a local FOX channel free with a TV Antenna

Teaching yourself how to watch a local FOX channel for free can save you hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars per year.  

The most cost-effective way to watch live FOX broadcasts is with a TV antenna. This investment unlocks numerous free over-the-air (OTA) channels in High Definition, such as FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS.

If your home is within 30 to 40 miles of broadcast towers, you’re likely able to get these channels, including FOX, with a high-quality antenna.

Why choose an antenna instead of streaming services? Streaming offers a wide array of content, from major network shows to sports and news. However, a TV antenna provides unparalleled HD quality and long-term savings.

For those new to OTA viewing, there are resources to give you guidance. The Transmitter Map tool by AntennasDirect can verify FOX’s availability in your region.

You can also read my hands-on review of testing various TV antennas.

How to Watch FOX Live FAQs

These FAQs help you explore options for watching FOX without cable or satellite.

Where Can I Watch FOX Shows?

You can stream FOX live on Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM, and Fubo. For on-demand viewing, Hulu’s on-demand service offers an affordable way to watch FOX shows. 

The ad-supported plan is $7.99 per month and is compatible with most streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. Hulu supports many Smart TVs as well.

Though live FOX stations aren’t available, Hulu provides full seasons of series like “Family Guy” and “The Cleaning Lady”. 

Note: Hulu doesn’t offer FOX News but includes episodes of “FOX News Sunday”. New users can enjoy a 30-day free trial. Hulu can be bundled with Disney+ for $9.99 monthly, or with Disney+ and ESPN+ for $14.99 monthly.

How to Watch FOX on a Smart TV

To watch FOX for free, use a TV antenna with any Smart TV. For live streaming, services like YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV, or Fubo are options.

How to Watch FOX on Roku

After subscribing to services such as Hulu Live TV or DIRECTV STREAM, download their app on your Roku device to stream FOX live.

How to Stream FOX on Amazon Fire TV

Streaming services like YouTube TV, Fubo, or Sling TV (in select markets) provide access to FOX on Amazon Fire TV devices. Install the service’s app to your Fire TV and log in with your TV provider credentials.

How to Watch FOX on a Computer

Visit and sign in with a TV provider account to start watching FOX channels online. Alternatively, use a web browser to access streaming services that offer FOX.

Is FOX on Peacock?

Peacock does not carry FOX. Owned by NBCUniversal, Peacock offers NBC stations and a variety of other content on its Premium Plus plan for $11.99 per month.

Can I Watch FOX on Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime does not offer FOX shows. However, Prime members have access to a vast selection of movies, TV shows, and Amazon originals.

Can You Watch FOX on Tubi?

Tubi, owned by FOX Corporation, is a free service with some FOX shows, typically older series. It’s the closest you will come to being able to stream FOX for free. For new shows currently airing on FOX, Hulu’s on-demand plan is a better option.

Can I stream FOX for free?

There is no free streaming option for FOX. You can get a local FOX station for free by using a TV antenna, or you can briefly watch FOX during a free trial of a streaming service such as DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo or YouTube TV. 

Where to Watch FOX Live

You can stream FOX live with DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, Fubo, Sling TV, and YouTube TV. 

Hulu Live TV, with over 90 channels and bundled subscriptions to Disney+ and ESPN+, offers a comprehensive package for $76.99 per month. 

Sling TV’s Blue package is the most budget-friendly option for streaming FOX live, priced at $40 per month, available in 18 markets.


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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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2 thoughts on “Stream FOX Live Without Cable in 2024: How to Watch Online”

  1. No. fuboTV streams channels that you’d typically see in a cable TV or satellite TV package such as FOX News, A&E, HGTV, etc. You’ll need an Internet connection and a streaming device like a Roku or Fire TV to watch your channels on a television.

    A TV antenna would be for local over-the-air channels such as NBC, PBS, CBS, ABC and FOX (assuming you are in range of local broadcast towers). You can find the antenna guide at the top of the page for more tips on picking an antenna if you decide to go that route.

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