Quick Look: Subscribers to participating cable and satellite providers can watch the latest episodes of over a dozen of FOX's TV series on the FOX NOW Roku channel. Currently (July 2013) participating are AT&T Uverse, dish, Mediacom, and Verizon FiOS. All Roku users can watch promo videos, behind-the-scenes interviews, and clips, and other select content.
The following FOX shows were available as of January 2015 (subject to change):
- American Idol
- Animation Domination High-Def
- Bob's Burgers
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- Family Guy
- The Following
- Hell's Kitchen
- Hotel Hell
- Kitchen Nightmares
- MasterChef Junior
- The Mindy Project
- New Girl
- Red Band Society
- The Simpsons
- Sleepy Hollow
- So You Think You Can Dance
- Specials on FOX
The channel is ad-supported and doesn't have a lot of options, but you can select "Latest Episodes" or "Latest Clips" to see what's new without having to click through every series looking for new content. Also, FOX NOW joins a small group of Roku channels offering closed captioning for hearing impaired users, with the ability to activate closed captioning on a per-video basis.
There will be inevitable complaints that Fox isn't making this channel available on a subscription basis to all Roku users. But for those who don't subscribe to another service like Amazon Instant Video and haven't cut the cord (and are connected to one of a handful of service providers), FOX NOW offers a good option for keeping up with some popular shows without having to record on a DVR.
-- Information is current as of December 16, 2015
Developer's Channel Description: With FOX NOW, watch the latest episodes of your favorite FOX shows, including AMERICAN DAD, AMERICAN IDOL, BOB'S BURGERS, BONES, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO?, FAMILY GUY, THE FOLLOWING, GLEE, THE GOODWIN GAMES, HELL'S KITCHEN, HOTEL HELL, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, MASTERCHEF, THE MINDY PROJECT, NEW GIRL, RAISING HOPE, THE SIMPSONS, and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, all FREE for customers of participating TV providers. Additionally, all users can watch promotional episodes, behind-the-scenes interviews, clips and special compilations.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Movies & TV
FEES: None, but you must have a valid account with a participating cable or satellite TV provider.
FOX NOW Website