FX has been on the map for a while. It was launched by FOX to provide a place for edgy basic cable programming, and with shows like Ryan Murphy’s Nip/Tuck, it did just that. Soon, the network also became home to his hit horror anthology, American Horror Story, which proves year after year that there are plenty of scary stories to tell. It is notoriously difficult to find the FX live stream without cable, so how do cord cutters do it?
What shows would you be missing if you couldn’t watch FX online?
- The Americans
- The Strain
Before you give in and keep that expensive cable bill, consider these options for watching FX without cable.
Watch the FX Live Stream with Sling TV
FX is currently available with the Blue package of Sling TV. Sling TV is a service from Dish Network that offers live television streaming over a high speed internet connection. They have two options for subscriptions, Blue and Orange. The Blue package is just $25 per month, with no contract, and includes FX along with a huge selection of networks previously only available with cable or satellite.
Sling TV is easy to watch, too. It works with multiple devices and the Blue subscription allows you to stream up to 3 devices at a time. You can watch on your computer, smart phone, or tablet. Or you can get any number of streaming players, like Chromecast, Apple TV, or Roku. They frequently have deals on players, so check out the Sling TV website for more details.
What Else Can You Stream on Sling TV?
Of course, if you’re looking to stream FX, you probably are wondering about a host of other networks. With the Sling Blue package you can also get:
- BBC America
And so much more. You can also elect to get the complete Sling TV package, which includes both Orange and Blue for even more channels. And there are plenty of add on packages like Sports Extra and Kids Extra, which generally cost $5 more per month.
The latest up-and-coming streaming service to hit the market is DIRECTV NOW, brought to you by AT&T. Thanks to their brand power, more networks are willing to join forces with them, even if they had been leery of other streaming services before – luckily for you, that applies to FX.
You may think ‘satellite dish’ when you hear the name, but thanks to this bold move, you don’t need one. You don’t even have to be an existing customer. With DIRECTV NOW, all you need is a device capable of connecting to the internet!
The contract-free bundles start with 60+ channels for $35 per month. You’ll be able to watch DIRECTV NOW (review) from a streaming player like Amazon Fire or Apple TV on your television. They should be adding more compatible players soon, but if you catch it right now, there is an offer where you can get one of those devices for free, just for paying a few months in advance.
If you’re a mobile data user, you can get your shows anywhere that you have an internet connection, be that on your phone, laptop, or tablet.
No mobile restrictions, and if you are an AT&T cell customer, streaming from the DIRECTV NOW app won’t count as data usage!
Check their website for the most up to date information. One thing that won’t change, however, that you can always get a free trial. Grab one for yourself and see how DIRECTV NOW works for you.
Stream FX Live with PlayStation Vue
There is one more option to watch the FX live stream. PlayStation Vue, Sony’s answer to live streaming TV, also has FX in its packages. The service is similar to Sling TV but there are a few key differences. The cost is more at $30 to $40 per month depending on your location. It also streams on fewer devices, but you can use your PS3 or PS4 console. The service also restricts your access on mobile devices, even with the app. Streaming while away from home will be limited.
But to watch FX without cable, PlayStation Vue might be a good choice for some people. Click here to read our review.
Watch FX Online On Demand
Sometimes streaming content live isn’t a concern. And if you’d rather watch FX without cable and on demand, there may be some other solutions. Services like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, or iTunes may offer these shows. Sometimes, like in the case of Netflix, they are on the service about a year after the original air date. Others, like iTunes, may allow you to buy the episodes the day after they air. You will need to search your favorite shows to see which are available. In those cases, you won’t get the same value as the streaming services, but it may be a good choice for some fans. And don’t forget, services like Sling TV offer on demand options for some FX programming.
Do you have any more questions about how to watch FX without cable? Ask below in the comments!
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