FX channel is one of the TV networks owned by FX and its subsidiary Disney+ to stream content like Drama, Comedy, and many more. The network streams popular content like American Horror Story, Fargo, and many original documentaries. FXNOW is the streaming app to watch the FX Channel, and it is available for free download in the Roku Channel Store.

Features of FXNOW

  • On FX channels, you can watch acclaimed dramas, comedies, and on-demand content.
  • It also streams Live streaming of the networks. In addition, you can see the programming guide for upcoming shows.
  • You can watch popular cartoon shows like the Family guy, Futurama, Archer, The Cleveland Show, and many more.
  • You can save your content to the favorites section to manage and catch up where you left off.
  • It offers Closed Captioning for all Original Movies and Series. The Contents are available in HD streaming quality.

Popular Shows on FXNOW

Some of the popular shows streaming on the FXNOW app are:

  • Archer
  • Snowfall
  • Hip Hop Uncovered
  • NY Times Presents
  • Fargo
  • Cake
  • Family Guy
  • Mayans M.C.
  • Breeders
  • Hysterical
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia


To watch the FX channel on your Roku device, you need to associate and activate the channel with a cable TV provider. The Cable TV providers are,

  • Dish
  • Xfinity
  • Verizon
  • Suddenlink
  • Optimum
  • Mediacom
  • ATT U-verse

How to Watch FX Channel on Roku via FXNOW App

1. Select the Streaming Channels option from the Roku home screen.

Select Streaming Channels

2. In the Channel Store, select the Search Channels option.

Select Search Channels option

3. Type FXNOW using the virtual keyboard and select the channel from the search results.

4. From the channel info page, select the Add Channel button.

5. Wait for the channel to get installed on your Roku device.

Alternate Method to Add FXNOW on Roku

1. From a web browser, visit the official website of the Roku Channel Store.

Click on Sign in

2. Next, sign in with your Roku account.

3. Type FXNOW on the search field and press enter.

4. Choose the FXNOW app from the suggestion list.

Select FXNOW

5. Click on the +Add Channel button from the channel info page.

Select Add Channel and stream FX channel on Roku

6. Now, update your Roku, and the FXNOW channel will be added to your channel’s list.

How to Activate FXNOW on Roku

1. Go to the Roku TV home screen and press the Right button on your Roku TV remote.

2. Scroll down from the channels list and select the FXNOW channel to launch it.

3. Select the Sign In button, and an Activation Code will display on the screen of your TV. Note down the activation code.

4. Now, open a web browser, and visit the activation website of the FX channel. (www.fxnow.fxnetworks.com/activate)

5. Enter the activation code and click Continue on the website.

Enter the code to Activate FX on Roku

6. Choose your TV provider and sign in with your account to activate the FXNOW app.

7. After that, go back to the FXNOW app and stream your favorites.

Stream FX on Roku

Alternative Method to Watch the FX Channel on Roku

As an alternative, you can watch FX channels on your Roku by installing some of the streaming services available on the Roku Channel Store

1. Sling TV

Sling TV

Sling is a popular streaming service in the field of entertainment that offers a collection of more than 48+ channels in its channel library. Additionally, you can add channels to your subscription using the service channel add-ons. With premium, you can get to record 50 hours of digital content and get to stream 1-3 devices simultaneously.

The Sling Blue ($40/ month) and Sling Orange & Blue ($55/ month) subscription comes with FX channel support. By installing the Sling TV app from the Roku channel store, you can stream the FX network with ease.

Website: Sling TV

2. fuboTV


The next streaming service on the list is fuboTV. fuboTV is a streaming service that focuses on streaming Sports channels as their primary thing. But they also offer some entertainment channels in their huge channel library. The fuboTV offers 1000 hours of DVR space for recording your desired TV content to the cloud to watch it later.

In the big channel library, you can browse and stream FX channel content on your Roku by subscribing to the fuboTV Pro ($74.99/ month), Premium ($94.99/ month), and Elite ($94.99/ month) subscription.

Website: fuboTV

3. YouTube TV

Watch FX channel on Roku using YouTube TV

YouTube TV is one of the most popular and most subscribed streaming services that offer tons of features in its premium. Using YouTube TV, you can stream some popular TV shows like Rick and Morty, Brooklyn NineNine, Family Guy, and many more.

By subscribing to the YouTube TV premium of $64.99/ month, you can get to access the FX channel and 85+ channels on your device.

Website: YouTube TV

Other than the mentioned streaming services, you can watch the FX channel on services like DirecTV Stream and Hulu.


Will I get a free trial with FXNOW?

No, you can access the FXNOW app with your cable TV provider account. Since there is no separate subscription available, you cannot get a free trial for FXNOW.