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Dramas, comedies, movies, and the Simpsons: when it comes to content, you won't find much better on cable than what's featured on FX. And, as it happens, you don't actually need cable to watch any of it. It's easy and affordable to secure an FX live stream and watch FX without cable, which is bad news for the legacy pay TV companies – and very good news for you. You've come to the right place to learn how to watch FX without cable, so read on as we cover the methods you can use and the services you need to know about.

How to Watch FX Online Without Cable

FX isn't available over the air like its big brother Fox, but that doesn't mean that you need to go crawling back to the cable and satellite giants. All you need to do is invest in a different type of pay TV service: the skinny bundle, or live TV streaming service.

This type of service is exactly what it sounds like. It's a pay TV service like cable or satellite, but one that arrives in a much more modern way: over the internet. Live TV streaming services also slim down their channel bundles to feature the popular networks you're craving without subjecting you to the price and annoyance of useless extra channels. That's why this type of service sometimes goes by the nickname “skinny bundle.”

All of this means lower prices for subscribers, of course. There's lots of competition thanks to the lack of infrastructure-based monopolies, and lots of savings thanks to the slimmed-down channel bundles. On top of that, these services let you watch anywhere you are, because you can stream to your smartphone or laptop as easily as you can to your big screen. Convinced yet? Then let's take a look at the most trusted members of this skinny bundle club that will give you a way to watch FX without cable.

Hulu with Live TV

Watch FX without cable: Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV is the live TV streaming service from Hulu, a brand you might already know for great on-demand streaming. Hulu's live TV streaming service is newer than its on-demand service, but it has been around long enough to work through its growing pains and develop a loyal following. Things are simple with this one: just one base package, which costs $39.99 per month. Check out our review here – or don't, because you might as well just try it for yourself by clicking the free trial below.

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Sling TV

Watch FX without cable: Sling TV

Sling TV comes to us from Dish, a legacy pay TV company that knew enough to get into the skinny bundle business before it had to. Their service offers subscribers the ability to customize their bundle: start with “Sling Orange” ($25 per month) or “Sling Blue” ($25 per month ‘€” you can get both together for $40 per month) and then add on any “extras” you'd like. Extras are little add-on bundles of channels grouped by type. For our purposes, we just need Sling Blue, which is the Sling bundle that will let us watch FX without cable. So that works out to just $25 per month, though you are, of course, welcome to add as many of those extras as you want – you'll find lots of other great TV shows and movies in those bundles, and Sling TV's system means you'll never have to pay for channels you don't want just to get the ones that you do.

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fuboTV

Watch FX without cable: fuboTV

fuboTV offers two base packages – “fubo” and “fubo Extra” – with a small selection of add-on bundles and premium channels. fuboTV's cheaper base package, fubo, costs $44.99 per month and includes an FX live stream. The larger and pricier fubo Extra ($49.99 per month) includes FX, too. You can read our review of fuboTV here or can check out the service for yourself with its free trial, which you can sign up for via the link below. You'll get seven days risk-free.

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PlayStation Vue

Watch FX without cable: PlayStation Vue

No, you don't need a PlayStation to watch PlayStation Vue. This service is another way to watch FX without cable on virtually any device you choose, and only its parent company (Sony) and ancient history keep it tied to the PlayStation brand. You can chose from a variety of bundles at different sizes and price points with this service – any of them will do, because all of them include FX. Like its competitors, PlayStation Vue offers a free trial period. Just be aware that, in this case, the free trial is five days long instead of the usual seven. After the free trial, you'll pay $44.99 per month for “Access,” the cheapest PlayStation Vue bundle to include FX (and the cheapest PlayStation Vue bundle overall, happily enough for FX fans).

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YouTube TV

How to Watch FX Without Cable: YouTube TV

YouTube TV, the skinny bundle service from YouTube, is an affordable and awesome way to watch FX without cable. The service is $40 per month, and its live network TV channels include FX (and FXX, too). You can test-drive YouTube TV for free by signing up for the service's free trial offer ‘€” to get started with that, just click on the link below this paragraph.

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DirecTV Now

Watch FX without cable: DIRECTV NOW

AT&T's take on the live TV streaming service offers an FX live stream in every bundle it makes available. Those bundles start with “Live a Little,” which costs just $40 a month, and increase in size and prize from there. You can read our review of DirecTV Now here or can check out the service for yourself by clicking the link below and signing up for the week-long free trial.

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

Yes, you can! The services we listed above work great on a wide range of popular streaming platforms, and you'll have plenty of options regardless of whether you prefer to stream on a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast device (or on other devices, for that matter).

Roku fans can enjoy FX without cable on Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now.

Fire TV fans have these options: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now.

Apple TV users can select any of Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now, each of which have apps for Apple TV.

Chromecast supports Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now.

Android TV, the Google-backed streaming platform used on a range of different hardware devices, can offer support for Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV.

Streaming on mobile devices is a breeze thanks to the iOS and Android apps offered by Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now.

Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now each offer desktop and/or in-browser apps that make streaming on a computer easy, too.

Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV work on the Xbox One gaming console. PlayStation Vue, as you might imagine, works on the Xbox's competitor: the PlayStation 4.