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FXNow review: Content, prices and features

Download the FXNow app for free to keep up with your favorite FX on-demand content.

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Pros and cons

Find out the good and bad of FXNow.


  • Free. FXNow is included with an FX subscription. Log in with your TV credentials.
  • Variety of options. You can see the latest movies and shows, but also older classic titles.


  • Commercials. Though FXNow is free with your subscription, your movies and TV shows are interrupted by ads and commercials.
  • Streaming problems. Some customers claim that FXNow can be slow to load and has the tendency to crash often.

What is FXNow?

The FXNow app is intended as a one-step destination for FX enthusiasts, enabling fans to enjoy shows and movies on their own schedule.

By using the app, you can watch FX content on demand and on the go, without having to check TV listings or record new episodes. Depending on your location, you might also be able to watch live-streams of FX channels.

How do I access FXNow?

To access the FXNow app you need to be located in the US, have access to an Internet connection and a compatible device. You also need to be subscribed to the FX network through a TV provider, as you’ll need to log in to the app with your TV credentials.

How much does FXNow cost?

FXNow is free for users who are already subscribed to the FX network through a participating TV provider. In other words, if FX is currently part of your TV package, you have access to FXNow at no additional cost and can download the app for free.

Does FXNow have a free trial?

The app is free to use if you’re already an FX subscriber, there are no extra costs or free trial required.

What devices is FXNow available on?

FXNow is available on a variety of devices, from big to small. You can watch your favorite FX show at home or on the go with a mobile device. Here’s the full list of compatible devices:

  • Amazon Fire Tablet
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • iOS
  • PC/Mac
  • Roku
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One

What content is on FXNow?

FX, FXX, and FXM all offer award-winning shows and content that you can access on FXNow. Some popular titles include:


  • American Horror Story
  • Archer
  • Atlanta
  • Better Things
  • Dave
  • Fargo
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Mayans MC
  • Mrs. America
  • The Americans
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • You’re the Worst


  • Across the Universe
  • All the Money in the World
  • Baby Driver
  • Baywatch
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • The Avengers

Does FXNow have any special features?

  • Watch anywhere. Enjoy FXNow online, or download the app to access shows and movies on demand from anywhere.
  • Three networks. Access three networks, including FX, FXX, and FXM.
  • Options. Choose between the most popular TV show and movies. Watch new episodes the day after they air on TV.
  • Live TV. Depending on where you live, you could access live-stream TV.

How do I cancel FXNow?

Since the app is free, you aren’t charged for it so you don’t really have to cancel if you’re no longer interested in using it. But you can manage your FX account by accessing the Account page on FXNetworks.com at https://fxnow.fxnetworks.com/my-profile.

If you want to cancel FX, you’ll have to do so through your TV provider.

Is FXNow the only way to stream FX content?

No. You need a cable login to access FXNow. If you’ve cut the cord, there are other ways to enjoy FX content, either live or on demand.

Some FX original are streaming on other services, but you can also access FX directly through:

Compare streaming services

You can watch FX TV shows on popular platforms like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Check out other streaming options below.

Name Product Service type Pricing starts at Free trial 4K or UHD Number of devices Simultaneous streams
On-demand streaming
30 days
The Disney Bundle
On-demand streaming, Sports
On-demand streaming
30 days
On-demand streaming
Amazon Prime
On-demand streaming
30 days

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Frequently asked questions

Does FXNow offer closed captions
Yes, closed captioning is available on FXNow content

Can I watch FXNow outside the US?
No, FXNow is only available within the US and its territories.

What browsers can support FXNow?
According to FXNow’s website, the following browsers are supported:

  • Apple Safari 10.0 or higher
  • Google Chrome 66.0 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 60.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 11.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Edge 40.0 or higher
  • Google Chrome for Android 66.0 or higher

Expert review

If you’ve been a long-time fan of shows on FX like Archer, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Simpsons, FXNow lets you watch these shows and more on demand. Though users have reported slow loading and site crashing, many users enjoy using FXNow to access shows they love. Compare other streaming platforms if you’re looking for larger libraries of content.

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    AspenApril 30, 2019

    How can I access FX? I want to watch Fosse Verdon

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      BellaMay 1, 2019Staff

      Hi Aspen,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      If you have FX, you can get FXNOW for free. 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. To subscribe to FXNOW, you will have to directly go to their website and sign in FX’s website with your TV cable provider credentials.

      I hope this information helps.

      Kind regards,

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    StevenMarch 24, 2019

    I have a Roku and am using it with just internet I have purchased cbs all access, fyi works great, love it, I don’t have a cable provider only internet.

    Can I purchase FX now ( a single channel ) without buying a package such as Sling or Hulu?

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      CharisseMarch 25, 2019Staff

      Hi Steven,

      Thanks for reaching out to Finder.

      Yes, as FXNow channel has already been added to Roku Search and it shows you which of many top streaming channels have the content you’re looking for. This way, you can choose to watch the streaming channel that’s best for you. However, cable or satellite subscription is required for this.

      Since you mentioned you are only using internet, unfortunately, this will not work for you.

      I hope this helps.


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    GeoffFebruary 14, 2019

    I am just wondering why some providers work well, yet others have not joined your service?

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      johnbasanesFebruary 15, 2019Staff

      Hi Geoff,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      There may be a number of reasons why some providers are not yet included with FXNOW. You may need to directly contact FXNOW to check if there are updates on additional providers for FXNOW. Hope this helps!


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    GailDecember 14, 2018

    Can I watch FXNOW on TV?

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      nikkiangcoDecember 18, 2018Staff

      Hi Gail,

      Thanks for getting in touch! You can definitely watch FXNOW on a TV set that is Android TV capable. Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.


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    MattNovember 24, 2018

    Do you add and delete movies regularly. Or are movies permanently displayed?

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      ValDecember 3, 2018Staff

      Hi Matt,

      Thank you for leaving a question with finder.

      Please note that we do not represent FXNOW. Since FXNOW is about online streaming you can choose what you want to stream from tons of options, and watch your program conveniently online anytime.
      If I may suggest you can contact FXNOW directly to know more details on how they update, add or delete movies or shows online.


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    BrettneyOctober 26, 2018

    I have FXNOW through xfinity. When I try to watch a movie on fxnow it states my trial period is over. What does this mean and what do I need to do to watch movies on fxnow?

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      joelmarceloOctober 26, 2018

      Hi Brettney,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      If you have FX, you can get FXNOW for free. 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. To resubscribe to FXNOW, you will have to directly go to their website and sign in. You will also get a prompt there that trial has expired. Simply follow the prompts to reinstate your membership.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)


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    bluhatSeptember 14, 2018

    My cable provider has fx. I pay for and get fx. But the app will not function. Says my provider is not registered. What must I do do get them onboard. They are rural simple people. This is the kindest way to speak of them. Help please provider is woodsfield municipal cable Ohio 43793.

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      johnbasanesSeptember 14, 2018Staff

      Hi Bluhat,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      On your request to have your local provider be connected to FXNOW, your TV provider needs to contact FXNOW to have a discussion around including them in your channel selection. On the other hand, 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. Hope this helps!


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    FrankySeptember 10, 2018

    To purchase FX+ do I need to have a TV cable provider?

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      joelmarceloSeptember 10, 2018

      Hi Franky,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Yes you will need to have an existing cable tv subscription to get FX+. They have a free trial if you go directly to their website. Once you click on the “Start Free Trial” button, the next screen will ask you on which cable provider you are with. Simply follow the prompts and you are all set.


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    PennySeptember 10, 2018

    Can I download an episode to watch offline such as a plane ride, NetFlix, Amazon etc. offer a feature that accomplishes this.

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      nikkiangcoSeptember 11, 2018Staff

      Hey Penny!

      Thanks for your message and for visiting finder.

      Yes, you can download a tv show episodes/episodes or a movie from Netflix, Amazon or any other streaming app that has this feature for your viewing convenience. Take note to download the shows you want while you have a fast and stable internet connection so it will download faster.

      Hope this helps and have a safe trip!



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    DanSeptember 6, 2018

    I do not have cable, can I access FXNOW through my iPad or iPhone?

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      JoshuaSeptember 8, 2018Staff

      Hi Dan,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Yes, you can access FXNOW through your iPad and iPhone. What you will do is simply download their app. However, you would still need to purchase a cable plan from a TV provider. As what our page mentioned, “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.”

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!


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