FX has always been ahead of the curve. Shows like “Archer” and “Pose” have turned the channel into an entertainment powerhouse — precisely the type of channel that deserves the widest audience — with or without cable. If you’re looking to cut the cord but love your FX shows, we’re here to tell you how to stream your favorites with the streaming services below.
How to Watch FX Without Cable
Everything’s gone cordless these days. Your internet, earphones, laptop — heck, even your cable service, if you want it to be. You can now enjoy all your favorite FX TV shows without worrying about a cable box or the cords that go with it when you buy a skinny bundle, a streaming service that lets you pay only for a select group of live network channels you actually watch. You can use one of these streaming services to watch FX without cable: DIRECTV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. Read on to learn all the details.
Legacy satellite TV providers are not the only ones offering skinny bundles. Online streaming providers are naturally leading the charge, including Hulu. The Hulu + Live TV service offers a lot of great channels, including the FX network. Check out our Hulu + Live TV review or sign up for their weeklong free trial and decide for yourself.
Another online streaming service offering skinny bundles is fuboTV. You might’ve heard of it back in 2017 when it was streaming soccer content only. Today, it offers an impressive selection of TV channels that includes FX. And, of course, you can still catch a soccer game during commercials. Read our review of fuboTV or sign up for the free trial to test it out yourself.
Sling TV is a great fit for those with few TV needs. Their TV offerings encompass three packages that can be customized with additional channels if needed. Lovers of comedies and dramas will be happy to learn Sling TV offers FX in its Blue and Orange, and Blue-only packages. For more information, see our Sling TV streaming review.
Last but not least, we have YouTube TV. With over 85 live channels covering sports, news, and entertainment, you can’t go wrong with this pick, especially since it carries FX. Check out our YouTube TV review to find out more.
Can I Use Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast to Watch FX?
Surprises can be fun, but not when you’re ready to stream FX and realize your device doesn’t support it! Let us help you avoid any unpleasant surprises by summarizing which devices are compatible in the table below:
|Roku||Fire TV||Apple TV||Android TV||Chromecast||iOS||Android||Web/
|Hulu + Live TV||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||fuboTV||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Most Popular Shows on FX
FX offers so many binge-worthy shows that it’s hard to keep track of them. On top of that, FX’s programming isn’t limited to one particular genre; there’s a little bit of everything for everyone. Some of the diverse content you can find there includes:
- “American Horror Story”
- “Reservation Dogs”
More to Stream for Fans of FX
The only thing better than the FX network is two FX networks. Just imagine double your favorite shows and double the fun. FXX is not just a sister channel; it’s more like a twin channel made in the flesh. With shows like “Bob’s Burgers” and “The Simpsons,” there’s a lot of comedic overlap between FXX and FX. The main difference is that FXX hosts more animated shows, but don’t mistake them for kids’ shows: FXX has adult humor and mature themes. If any of this sounds like something you would like, read our guide about watching FXX without cable.
Another similar channel that might interest you is Freeform. Some of our favorite shows include “Grown-ish” and “The Bold Type.” Both feature high-quality writing and great acting, which are some of the reasons why we like FX in the first place. Freeform leans toward younger audiences, and it’s also known to include strong female leads in its programming. If you’re ready to give a new channel a chance, check out our guide on watching Freeform without cable.