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.
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.
• 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.
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.