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When cord cutting first emerged as a major trend, replacing sports was one of the toughest things to do. Thankfully, that has changed. Even networks that were once cable-only — like FS1, FOX's biggest sports channel — are now available online. If you're looking for information on how to watch FS1 without cable, you've come to the right place. The guide below contains everything you need to know to watch FS1 without a cable or satellite subscription, plus tips for grabbing FS2 and FOX's flagship network.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream FS1:

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 – $139.99 65+ None

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$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$64.99 – $79.99 220+ 7 days

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$35 – $50 30+ – 130+ 3 days

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How to Watch FS1 Online Without Cable

Your path to FS1 is pretty simple: you're going to want to turn to a skinny bundle — one of those stripped-down, cable-like streaming packages that offer streaming network channels for less than the cable giants charge. Skinny bundles come in all shapes and sizes these days, but the fact that they're delivered via the internet and generally offer at least one subscription option that's slimmer than a typical cable package helps them offer lower-priced options than their legacy counterparts.

Below, you'll find all of the trusted skinny bundles that offer FS1. As of this writing, all of them also offer livestreams of FOX's flagship channel, though only in select markets – so if you're after NFL action and other sports that make their way onto the main FOX channel, you'll want to use a free trial to check your local station's availability. Most of these skinny bundles also offer FS2, but we'll cover that on a case-by-case basis below.

Stream FS1 for free with DIRECTV Stream

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Every one of DIRECTV Stream's channel bundles includes FS1. Check out the complete DIRECTV Stream channel list to get more info on your options.

Stream FS1 for free with Hulu

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Hulu + Live TV's channel selection includes many of your favorite live TV networks. Among those channels? You guessed it: FS1. You'll also find FS2 in Hulu + Live TV's selection. Hulu + Live TV also offers livestreams of FOX's flagship channel, the eponymous FOX, in select markets. For more information, read our review of Hulu + Live TV.

Stream FS1 for free with fuboTV

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fuboTV is a skinny bundle with a flair for sports coverage. The service’s channel lineup includes both FS1 and FS2, plus a whole lot more. You can read our full review of fuboTV to learn more, or you can check it out for yourself by signing up for the free trial.

Stream FS1 with Sling TV

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Sling TV has a bit of a different vibe to it thanks to its a la carte subscription model. Instead of choosing between smaller and larger bundles, Sling TV asks you to choose between two that are merely different (you can also choose to subscribe to both). Then it lets you tack on smaller add-on packages grouped by genre. This allows subscribers to build a more customized skinny bundle experience. To get FS1, just build your own bundle! Read our Sling TV review to learn more.

YouTube TV

Google's skinny bundle option is another great way to watch FS1 online. The service includes both FS1 and FS2, plus lots of other channels and access to YouTube originals. If you want to get your hands on some free television, you should check out the free trial. For more information, be sure to read our YouTube TV review.

Can I Watch FS1 on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

You can watch FS1 on a variety of platforms, which includes Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. Take a look at the chart below; it will tell you exactly which platforms and devices you can use to stream FS1 without cable.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web browser
DIRECTV Stream Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hulu + Live TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
fuboTV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sling TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
YouTube TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

More to Watch for Fans of FS1

If you like FS1, you probably already know it’s not the only sports-focused channel out there. But did you know that you can also watch those other channels without cable? It’s true, and we’re going to use this section to run down a few of your options.

ESPN is the giant of sports programming. There is, of course, the nightly sports highlight show that is “SportsCenter,” as well as original reporting on shows like E:60, in addition to the games. ESPN airs basketball, baseball, and football, and in early 2021, the network signed a deal to get back into the hockey broadcasting game. There’s a lot that’s offered, and you don’t have to sign a contract with cable companies to get your ESPN fix. Our How to Watch ESPN Without Cable guide can tell you more, so click on over there to get the details.

Then there are the channels devoted specifically to fans of one sport in particular. For instance, baseball fans may want to check out the MLB Network to fully immerse yourself in America’s pastime. It’s got news, highlights, analysis, and, of course, live games. Check out our guide to watching MLB Network without cable to get started.

If football is more your thing, you’ve got plenty of company. The NFL remains popular even in a sports-heavy media landscape. If you can’t get enough of the gridiron action, you may already know about the NFL Network. It’s a useful resource, and it’s also the only place you can watch some regular season games. Find out how by reading our guide to watching NFL Network without cable.

Now that we’ve gone over some of your choices, what are you waiting for? Play ball! Sorry, we mean pick a streaming service and get started watching your favorite sports.

7 thoughts on “How to Watch FS1 Without Cable

  1. John Sheatsley says:

    Sling Orange + Sling Blue + Sports Extra is $50/month not $45. Sports Extra is $5/month for Sling Orange only but is $10/month for Blue or Orange + Blue. Different sports channels included in the $5 vs $10 extra packages.

  2. S says:

    I just added sling blue to get fs1 to watch certain games, and then I find out i can’t access those games– they are not available in my area. wish I had known that before I added it! When I unsubscribed (the same day), it will take a month to process (while it takes like 10 seconds to activate it). now now I am paying for nothing. just wanted to warn others.

  3. Shawn Caulder says:

    Sling did away with FS1, FS2, BTN and other stations without replacement channels for the same price. Do not get sling if you want to watch sports.

    1. gmk2311 says:

      They should at least mention if there is some way Or NOT to purchase only an FS1 stream.
      The consumer is still NOT king.
      I can’t believe everything has to be a PACKAGE!
      I just want 6 mos of FS1 per year to watch NASCAR.
      Sling is no longer any deal at $35+.
      There seems no reason why another competitor can’t easily come along and do what Sling WAS doing at its Genesis…Streaming the 16 most popular cable networks for like $10/mo.
      That’s all I ever wanted. But now Sling has inflated to add 50 additional channels I NEVER watch for a ridiculous $35.
      Plus HALF the channels they’re charging for are FREE content on platforms like Pluto and Tubi.
      Sling is destroying itself and gouging their customers!
      We cancelled after the August price increase.

  4. Clark says:

    Hey I just heard that Playstation VUE is closing shop on January 2020.

    So what’s my alternative option? Per the wife we need ESPN, BTN, FS1 and BBC and the wild card is Halmark channel. Youtube has all but Hallmark , Fubu has all but NO ESPN
    Philo has all but NO sports channels, but is the cheapest. I was thinking of going that route, but buying the ESPN app subscription and still be money ahead. Only issue is NO FS1 or BTN, so my question is, is there a way to get just the FS1 and BTN app or I’m locked into one of the other options? Or can one just get Hallmark as a stand alone app? or does that need a major provider?
    Many thanks

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Hi Clark, thanks for reading! The Hallmark service Hallmark Movies Now is your best bet for standalone Hallmark Channel content. Standalone sports is a tougher thing to find, though. Depending on what sports you like most, you may be able to get by with free over-the-air TV, or you might want to turn to a skinny bundle that has ESPN and FS1. Hope that helps!

  5. Tom Simon says:

    This sucks you cannot even watch public college football without paying for premium packages – what a scam when broadcast TV was taken over by hedge funds

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