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FXNOW On-demand TV and Video Streaming Review

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FXNOW is an on-demand TV and video streaming service provider that lets you watch award-winning shows, blockbuster movies, and every Simpson episode ever.

If you are a big fan of FX, FXX, and/or FXM TV shows and movies, FXNOW could be a great addition for you. With FXNOW, you can choose what you want to stream from tons of options, and watch your program conveniently online. Plus, you can download the FXNOW app to stream your favorite shows and movies as you please, wherever you choose. The app has a simple setup, and all you have to do is download the content onto your device, sign in using your TV provider details, and start streaming. It is worth noting that the sign in process is slightly different on select devices, but FX’s website explains each process from start to finish.

Participating providers for FXNOW

If you have access to the FX Networks through your cable provider, you will be able to stream shows and movies with FXNOW. To access the FX Networks online, you can sign into FXNOW, or download the FXNOW app to stream FX, FXX, and FXM from your smart device. To start streaming with FXNOW, all you have to do is sign into FX’s website with your TV cable provider credentials. A few participating TV providers include:

Providers for FXNOW:
AT&T U-verse Time Warner Cable
DirecTV Xfinity
Verizon Fios Charter Communications

While the list above gives a few top TV providers, there are additional providers not listed that also participate.

Compatible Devices with FXNOW

The FXNOW app is available on a variety of different devices, including:
Sony TVs with Android TV Roku
iOS Xbox One
Xbox 360 Android
Samsung Smart TV Windows 10
Apple TV Chromecast
Amazon Fire TV Android TV

What are the benefits of FXNOW?

  • Watch anywhere. You can enjoy FXNOW online, or download the app to access FXNOW shows and movies on-demand from anywhere.
  • Three networks. With FXNOW, you can access three networks, including FX, FXX, and FXM.
  • Options. You can choose between the most popular TV show and movies. Many TV shows are currently airing, and you can watch new episodes the day after they air on TV.
  • App extras. With FXNOW, you can download customer apps inspired by hit FX and FXX originals. You can enjoy an FX Emoji app, a Sunny Says Soundboard, a Flipadelphia app, a Strain Transformation app, and an Archerisms app.

Pricing and packaging

If you have FX, you can get FXNOW for no charge. It is also completely free to download the FXNOW app.

To access FXNOW, however, you will need to purchase a cable plan that includes FX, or subscribe to the FX channel. Each cable provider may differ in subscription details and specifics.

Pros and cons


  • Simpsons World. With FXNOW, you can enjoy every episode of the Simpsons, anytime.
  • Free. If you have an FX subscription, logging into FXNOW, and downloading the FXNOW app is completely free of charge.
  • Current and old media choices. You can see the latest movies and shows, but also older classic titles, like Mad About You, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.


  • Need FX. In order to access FXNOW, you will need to login to your TV provider. You cannot just come to the website and watch any show for free. In fact, content is locked until you log in with your TV provider credentials.
  • Not unlimited. Though there are hundreds of media titles to choose from, there are shows and movies that are exclusive to other channels, and not available through FXNOW.
  • Commercials. Though FXNOW is free with your subscription, your movies and TV shows will still be interrupted by ads and commercials.
  • Streaming problems. Some customers claim that FXNOW can be slow to load, and has the tendency to crash often. However, this is not the case for everyone.

Top shows

FX, FXX, and FXM all offer award-winning shows and content.

The most popular shows include the following:

American Horror Story Roanoke Atlanta Youre The Worst
The Strain Better Things Tyrant
How I Met Your Mother Parks and Recreation The Simpsons
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Archer Baskets
The Americans

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    AndyJuly 12, 2018

    Are movies in the FXNOW app censored for language, nudity, etc?

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloJuly 13, 2018Staff

      Hi Andy,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      You will see FX shows like American Horror Story, Archer etc. censorship free. But there is a setting in your FX account to toggle with Parental controls so you can manage what your family can watch.


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    PATRICIAMay 23, 2018

    I have Samsung Tv. I downloaded the FX app but when I tried to sign on, thet was no Charter Spectrum listrd as a provider. Hoe do i sign in?

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloMay 23, 2018Staff

      Hi Patricia,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      You can try uninstalling and reinstalling the FX app on your tv to refresh the app and to force install the necessary updates. If it does not work, you can try contacting FX directly to report this issue.


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    DaveApril 24, 2018

    Can I watch FX’s series “Trust”, starring Donald Sutherland on Netflix or Hulu? And, why does NO ONE know this?

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloApril 25, 2018Staff

      Hi Dave,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      FX has exclusive rights to Trust and it is not available in Netflix yet. You can however contact Netflix support and request Trust to be included in their line up. They may consider it in the future.


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    CourtneyNovember 24, 2017

    How do I get a commercial or ad for my local business to play on the FXNOW app?

    • finder Customer Care
      ArnoldNovember 25, 2017Staff

      Hi Courtney,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      Please note that we do not represent FXNOW. It would be best to discuss your proposal with FXNOW directly.

      Hope this information helps


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    PeggyNovember 15, 2017

    Do I have to pay my provider(Suddenlink) to watch FXNOW? Also, I have been with Suddenlink 24 yrs. so I don’t remember my user name or password I had at that time. Am I suppose to type in my current user name and password or what? I can’t sign in to FXNOW.

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchNovember 15, 2017Staff

      Hi Peggy,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      If you have FX, you can get FXNOW for no charge. It is also completely free to download the FXNOW app. To access FXNOW, however, you will need to purchase a cable plan that includes FX, or subscribe to the FX channel. Each cable provider may differ in subscription details and specifics.

      You may check the compatible devices on the upper part of this page on where FXNOW app is available. It’s not with Suddenlink. You will subscribe directly with FX or cable plan that you have that supports FX.

      Regarding your login details with Suddenlink, please contact Suddenlink directly for assistance with your login.

      Best regards,

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    ScottSeptember 28, 2017

    Great promos….now how do I download it and watch it from my tv????

    • finder Customer Care
      MaySeptember 29, 2017Staff

      Hi Scott,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      If you have an FX subscription, you can download the FXNOW app free of charge from your smart device like the ones listed above under “Compatible Devices with FXNOW” section to start streaming.

      If you want to stream using your TV, you’d to sign into FX’s website with your TV cable provider credentials. Some of the participating TV providers include AT&T U-verse (Time Warner Cable), DirecTV (Xfinity) and Verizon Fios (Charter Communications), etc.


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