Watching the FOX broadcast network without cable is a challenge that cord cutters face, particularly when it comes to live sports.
If you can install an indoor or outdoor antenna at your home, that is the best solution.
The Best Ways to Watch FOX Without Cable or Satellite
I use a Mohu Leaf indoor antenna to pick up local stations, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and PBS.
But antennas don’t work for everyone. That’s why I created this guide.
Your best streaming options for watching the FOX broadcast network depend on the type of content you want to watch:
- Live sports
- Entertainment shows
- Local news
1. Live Sports
There are a handful of live TV streaming services that include the FOX network in their bundles. They include:
- YouTube TV
- Hulu + Live TV
- DIRECTV STREAM
- Sling TV (Select markets only)
I refer to these as Cable 2.0 services. Their bundles include local channels, but they’re made up mostly of cable networks.
These Cable 2.0 services are not affordable. Expect to pay around $70 per month.
I’ve tested all of these services over the years. My #1 pick is YouTube TV. Read my separate guide to compare live TV streaming plans.
You may be wondering about live sports on Tubi, the free streaming app owned by Fox Corporation.
Speaking at a conference in December 2022, CFO Steve Tomsic said that high-profile live sports rights deals, such as the NFL on FOX, don’t align with the Tubi model.
So I’m not expecting FOX to simulcast major sporting events on Tubi anytime soon.
Fox’s streaming strategy has been different from its competitors. Unlike NBCUniversal and Paramount, the company doesn’t have a major paid streaming service.
The fast-growing Tubi app is completely free and supported by advertising.
2. Entertainment Shows
If you want to watch primetime shows that air on the FOX network, you’ll have some additional options aside from live TV streaming services.
These options are cheaper, but you must be willing to stream shows on demand.
New episodes of FOX shows like The Resident, Family Guy and The Masked Singer are available to stream on Hulu the day after they air on FOX.
In addition, Hulu has streaming rights to past seasons of many hit FOX shows.
FOX NOW App
FOX NOW is free to download, but you’ll be asked to log in with your pay-TV provider to access all live and on demand content.
Without a pay-TV provider, you can watch unlocked FOX shows. This includes:
- Episodes of returning FOX shows unlock eight days after they air
- Up to the latest five episodes of new FOX shows are unlocked
Tubi is another free option to stream select FOX shows.
Here’s how to find them: From Tubi’s home screen, navigate to the Browse drop-down and select FOX under the Networks tab.
Tubi uses a New Episodes banner to highlight the freshest FOX content.
3. Local News
To stream your local FOX station’s news broadcasts, I recommend that you start by visiting the station’s website directly.
Most stations offer the ability to live stream from a phone, computer and sometimes to a TV.
Depending on your market, you may be able to live stream news from your local FOX station from the Tubi app.
Want to stream local broadcast stations besides FOX? See my updated guide to watch local stations without cable!