FOX NOW Available for Android TV

The Fox network is one of the biggest TV networks in the United States, launching in 1986 as a competitor to the then called Big Three: ABC, CBS, and NBC. They continue to push new shows to viewers in a continual struggle to stay relevant, something happening to a lot of cable channels. A regular cable subscriber might feel intimidated by all the content, being stuck having to continually use their DVR to record new episodes and hope to catch reruns to catch up to where they started.

FOX NOW

To help these subscribers, Fox has put out the FOX NOW app. Like the rest of the channel apps, it lets you watch new and previous episodes of all of their TV shows by signing in with your cable provider’s credentials. If you do not have a cable provider, don’t worry! You can still watch the newest five episodes of TV shows. (Although you’ll need to wait eight days after an episode first airs.)

This experience has made its way to Android TV. For those looking forward to the reboot of the X-Files when it debuts in January or are already enjoying the reboot of the Minority Report, the app is now available to download to Android TV devices with version 2.4.1.

WHAT’S NEW

2.4.1:
• We’re happy to announce FOX NOW is available on Android TV! Enjoy all your favorite FOX shows on the big screen with Android TV devices such as the Nexus Player, Nvidia Shield, select Sony Bravia TVs and more.

FOX NOW Cast

Another channel’s app now works on Android TV, following CBS, continuing to make the platform successful. Most of the largest media apps now support Android TV, and even more support casting (like FOX NOW). With these networks competing, it’s likely that we will see ABC update their app to appeal to more users.

Update: As a commenter pointed out, Comcast users can’t authenticate with Fox Now because Comcast does not care.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker)Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop.Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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  • Jay

    It would be great if you mentioned that Comcast is not allowing activations through Android TV for any Apps.

    • NF
      • Jay

        I read that article, and have been trying ever since, but no dice. I saw that the day the article was posted, there was a post on Reddit about it, but that person used a workaround that allowed him to activate it. I’ve used the same workaround before, but it is not activated by Comcast, we have to trick it and it only lasts a few weeks before we have to do it again.

        • NF

          I’ve updated the post to give bad news to Comcast users

          • Jay

            Thanks. The more people know about it the better. We might all complain enough where we might actually change it.