How to Watch Fox News Without Cable

How to Watch Fox News Without Cable

Cutting the cable cord just makes sense: for the content you’re getting, traditional pay TV simply costs too much. You can skip that bill and instead invest in other services, like Netflix for movies or any number of great streaming news apps. Of course, that’s not for everyone: some people prefer to get their news from a specific channel. Luckily, there are ways to get the major news networks without cable. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on how to watch Fox News without cable.


How to Watch Fox News Without Cable

For local news and major network evening news programming, cord cutters can turn to antennas and free over-the-air broadcasts. But for cable news networks like Fox News (or CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the gang), that won’t work. So what we’ll do instead is turn to OTT skinny bundles. “OTT” means “over the top” – a synonym for streaming online, just like Netflix. And a “skinny bundle” is just what it sounds like: a pay TV package that cuts the fat by eliminating some of cable and satellite’s less-watched channels. The result is a streaming cable alternative that costs far less than traditional pay TV.

If you’ve read our guides on how to watch other channels (like ESPN and MSNBC, for instance), you probably have some guesses as to which services will let you watch Fox News without cable. One of the usual suspects is missing this time, but a newcomer is around to take its place!

We’ll get to those in just a second, but first, let’s talk about the Fox News app – which you might be hoping will let you watch Fox News online for free. Unfortunately, that’s not the case: Fox News requires you to authenticate the app with pay TV credentials, so true cord cutters are out of luck. Fortunately, there are ways to get Fox News without cable – and while they’re not free, they are legal. Let’s get to it.



Watch Fox News With DIRECTV NOW

DIRECTV NOW is one of the newer skinny bundles (only fuboTV is newer) and one of three skinny bundles to offer Fox News. DIRECTV NOW sorts its offerings into paired tiers. You don’t have to look far for Fox News, which is available in the most affordable tier. “Live a Little” will run you $35/month, which is about par for the course for a skinny bundle. Fox Business, Fox’s finance news network, is also available in the Live a Little package, as are competitor news networks CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC.

You can see what you think of the service before you pay by checking out the week-long free trial – that free week is something of a standard offer among skinny bundles. Read our full review of DIRECTV NOW here.



Watch Fox News With fuboTV

Once known as a soccer-focused service, fuboTV is now a more general skinny bundle (though it still retains a bit of sports/soccer focus). The service beefed up its lineup with non-sports channels like USA, FX, and others before re-launching to the public in February of 2017.

One of those new networks? You guessed it: Fox News. The bad news here is that fuboTV doesn’t stack up as well in terms of price point. It’s $49.99/month, so it’s one of the pricier ways to get access to Fox News. Like DIRECTV NOW and PlayStation Vue, fuboTV has a week-long free trial.


PlayStation Vue

Watch Fox News With PlayStation Vue

Fox News fans were left out in the cold by the original skinny bundle, Sling TV – but they got their break when PlayStation Vue was made available on multiple platforms. Originally released only for PlayStation video game consoles (hence the name), PlayStation Vue is now a full-fledged multi-platform OTT skinny bundle from PlayStation parent company Sony.

And, of course, PlayStation Vue is on our list because it’s one of the skinny bundles that includes Fox News. The best part is that it’s available in all four of PlayStation Vue’s tiered packages. That means you can get the cheapest one – Access Slim, which costs just $29.99/month – and watch Fox News without cable. That makes PlayStation Vue the cheapest way to watch Fox News online legally. That same Access Slim package also includes the finance-focused Fox channel, Fox Business – as well as competitors CNN, MSNBC, and CNBC.

You can check out PlayStation Vue before you buy it by taking advantage of the week-long free trial. Among other perks, PlayStation Vue includes a DVR feature. Check out our review of PlayStation Vue here.

We don’t usually include online clips in these guides, but the options for watching Fox News without cable are a little slim, and news is also kind of a special case. Many cord cutters don’t continue to watch cable news at all after cutting the cord, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still turn to the same news sources. Fox News exists beyond its 24/7 live broadcasts, in the form of a text-based website and short news video clips. While the experience isn’t quite the same as sitting back on your couch, you’ll find that you can enjoy a decent amount of Fox News videos online through their site – plus access to Fox News radio broadcasts, text posts, images, and more.

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Stephen Lovely
Stephen Lovely
Stephen Lovely is a freelance writer and a longtime cord cutter with a passion for technology and entertainment. You can find his work on and his tweets at @stephenlovely.

5 Comments on "How to Watch Fox News Without Cable"

  1. DirecTV Now is only on Amazon Fire Stick and not on Roku so be aware of that.

    Fox News clips are of that day but are a far cry from live coverage, and in my opinion not worth it. Also one of the problems I had with PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now is the price of 35$ or more is only for 2 TVs, so be aware of that too.

    I’m a Fox New junkie, and because the deals are still limited when it comes to Fox, I chose to stick with DirecTV’s $50 package until it gets better, because for now, it’s just not worth it IMO.

    • With PlayStation Vue you can watch up to a total of 5 devices at once, not 2. 1 – PS3, 1 PS4, 3 additional devices (iOS, Android).

  2. There is an official Fox News and Fox Business News channel on the Roku. They include clips of the shows. As an example, the hard news show “Special Report” will be represented on the Fox News Roku channel with four or five of the reports from their correspondents, along with one or two segments of the roundtable discussion featuring journalists or pundits like Mara Liason from PBS, columnist Charles Krauthammer, Julie Pace from the AP, etc. I actually wouldn’t go back to watching the full shows (I used to DVR them and skip all but what the Roku channel is showing anyway.)

  3. You can watch O’Reilly Factor a day later on You Tube.

  4. Mark Douglas Morgan | September 2, 2017 at 8:51 am | Reply

    Sky UK never gave their customers the slightest hint that they had axed Fox News. Rupert Murdock, the “walking dead”, got jealous of the growing numbers viewing and supporting Trump.

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