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FOX Sports Go on Fire TV, but not Roku or Apple TV

FOX Sports Go on Fire TV, but not Roku or Apple TV
Jeff Chabot

[sg_popup id=”2″][/sg_popup]Image: FOX Sports Go screenshot by HD ReportThe FOX Sports Go app has been a popular download these past weeks with the success of the USA women’s soccer team in the 2015 FIFA World Cup. With the app, or on FoxSportsGo.com, anyone can live-stream the matches, as well as specific camera views, to smartphones, tablets, PCs, and other supporting devices.

Those who own an Amazon Fire TV can also stream Fox Sports Go programming to connected TVs — no set-top box or DVR required.

But not Apple TV or Roku. Score one for Amazon.

Roku usually has an advantage over Fire TV in terms of channels — with hundreds of selections to choose from. But this time it’s Fire TV that wins, at least while the FIFA World Cup and U.S. Open are happening (two major sporting events that FOX exclusively covers).

Apple TV doesn’t have FOX Sports Go either, and with the delay of Apple’s much-anticipated relaunch of Apple TV it may be even longer before the app channel is available on the platform.

However, all three media players support popular sports app channels Watch ESPN, NBC Sports Live Extra, and CBS Sports. [CORRECTION: NBC Sports Live Extra is currently not available for Amazon Fire TV.]

FOX Sports Go is a service that needs to be authenticated with the username and password associated with a TV service account. Otherwise, cord-cutters are out of luck. And, upon installation you need to set location services to “On” otherwise the app won’t work.

On the FoxSportsGo.com website and app viewers are subjected to annoying lead-in advertisements that can be skipped (.15 seconds on the website, shorter time on the app). And, some programming may be restricted by location or subscription packages.

Still though, the live-streams are good, and for the FIFA World Cup Fox Sports Go offers the live
network broadcasts as well as alternate streams such as a “Cable Cam,” “Match 360,” and “Tactical View.”

We’re not sure how long it will be before FOX Sports Go is available on Roku and Apple TV, but for now you can use a web browser or mobile app to view FOX Sports over the internet.

Comments

  1. Alan

    Can you get Anaheim Ducks NHL games on Fox Sports Go? Live or delayed?

  2. pasaros por aqui que merece la pena por los precios de las TV

  3. TheHoff72

    Steps to access NBC Sports Live Extra on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick:

    1)

    2) Install the

  4. Da

    Larry, slingtv and ustvnow offer live sports via Roku. The only sport service missing is fox sports1.

  5. Larry

    As of October 2015, Fox Sports is still not available on Roku. NBC Sports Live Extra has an app but it doesn’t work. You can never get it to authorize. Apparently this has been the case for a long time but they refuse to address it. CBS Sports has an app but its only clips and highlights, no streaming of games. Really other than ESPN there are no sports on the Roku.

  6. Kelly

    Do you have to have a separate login for a TV service to watch FoxSportsGo on Fire TV or is it available directly?

    • No you need a pay TV account. It’s not over-the-top like CBS All Access or HBO Now, yet.

  7. Patrick Roll

    I don’t believe that you can stream CBS sports live broadcasts on the Roku.

  8. Joe thank you for pointing that out. There is an Android app for NBC Sports Live Extra available at the Amazon app store, but it doesn’t support Apple TV as far as we can tell. We have made the correction above. Here is the Amazon page: http://amzn.to/1UHq0wy

  9. Joe

    I don’t think NBC Sports Live Extra is available for Fire TV as stated. If you know how to access it, please share!

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