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FXNOW On-demand TV and Video Streaming Review

Information verified correct on April 27th, 2017

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-verseTime Warner Cable
DirecTVXfinity
Verizon FiosCharter 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 TVRoku
iOSXbox One
Xbox 360Android
Samsung Smart TVWindows 10
Apple TVChromecast
Amazon Fire TVAndroid 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

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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 RoanokeAtlantaYoure The Worst
The StrainBetter ThingsTyrant
How I Met Your MotherParks and RecreationThe Simpsons
It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaArcherBaskets
The Americans

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I watch live TV with FXNOW?

Yes, FXNOW does have a part of its website dedicated to live TV. You can first find your channel to see the FX lineup in your area. Then, you can choose your time zone, and see the available shows that you can watch live.

Is there a TV show schedule on FX’s website?

FXNOW has a schedule on its website if you want to see what is playing. The schedule provides TV show and movie times for the FX, FXX, and FXM networks.

What kind of custom apps are available through FXNOW?

  • FX Emoji – If you want to switch up your emojis and start using emoji icons that are inspired from your favorite FX shows, this app could be for you.
  • Sunny Says Soundboard – With this app, you can enjoy the Sunny gang’s best quotes, insults, and quips.
  • Flipadelphia – This app gives you the ability to play flip cup — “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” style.
  • The Strain Transformation – If you have ever wondered what you look like as a Vampire, this app can give you the answer. Using your picture, it can transform you from a human to a strigoi.
  • Archerisms – This app can do the talking for you, and provides quotes from your favorite Archer characters.

Does FXNOW have the option for subtitles?

Yes, you can add on closed captioning to most all shows and movies.

Is there an option to set up parental controls with FXNOW?

Yes. Parents can set up parental controls and a parental PIN through the “Settings” tab. Doing so will allow you to change the set rating.

Can I upgrade my FXM subscription?

You can upgrade your FXM subscription by contacting your TV provider. Doing this will give you more movie choices.

What browsers are supported?

According to FXNOW’s website, the following browsers are supporters:

  • Mac OSX 10.6+, Windows 7, Windows 8+.
  • IE9+, IE10. Safari (latest 2 versions).
  • Google Chrome (latest 2 versions). Firefox (latest 2 versions).

It is important to note that flash is required on your desktop browser to stream on FXNOW.

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