We all have grown up participating in at least a sport and grew into watching these sporting activities, Watching sports at home with your family or friends is a great way to get together. However, nothing beats the feeling of having a dedicated sports channel to take care of all your sporting content.
Fox Sports is one of the leading sports apps allowing users to stream exclusive sports content. You can catch sports from the NFL, NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball, Boxing, Tennis, Golf, and many more. In addition, you get access to big sporting events including Daytona 500, WWE Smackdown, and others. The app is always up to date with real-time scores, the latest sports news, game highlights, etc. With the technological advancements, it’s no longer necessary to have cable TV for you to catch your favorite sport. You can catch a game on your phone or TV via a streaming device like Roku from anywhere and anytime.
To install and stream Fox Sports on Roku, open the Channel Store on Roku and add the channel to your streaming device. Let’s walk you through the installation process step-by-step and even take you through the alternatives.
Steps to installing and streaming Fox Sports on Roku
The process of installing the Fox Sports app is simple and straightforward. However, there are other installation methods that you can use depending on the device your using and where you are.
Add the Fox Stream app from the Channel Store
Fox Sports has an official app that is one of the best channels on the Roku Channel Store. Sometimes back, all Fox channels including Fox Sports were removed from the Channel Store due to a contract dispute. Now, the app is back in the store. Firstly, connect your Roku streaming device to your TV and then connect it to the Wi-Fi network. Sign in to Roku and then click the home button on the Roku remote to go to the home screen. From this screen, scroll down and click on ‘Streaming Channels’ to go to the Channel Store on Roku. On the next screen, select ‘Search Channels’ and type ‘Fox Sports’ in the bar. From the search results, click the Fox Sports app to open its page. On the app page, click the ‘+Add Channel’ to install the Fox Sports app to your Roku streaming device. Once it’s done installing, launch the app by clicking on ‘Go to Channel’. If you don’t have an account, click the ‘Maybe Later’ button. On the next screen, click on ‘Maybe Later’ again, and then finally click on ‘OK’ and start streaming.
Adding using the Fox Sports app
Another installation alternative is by using the Roku mobile app. On your phone, launch the app and click on ‘Channel Store’. Go to the search bar and type in ‘Fox Sports’. From the search results, select the Fox Sports app. On the app page, click on ‘+ Add Channel’ to install the app. Go to the home screen and open the Fox Sports app.
Adding via the web
The last alternative to the Roku device installation process is to add the Fox Sports app via the web. Open a web browser and paste this link in the address bar to visit the Rokuchannel store. On the main menu bar at the top of the page, click on ‘What to watch’ and hover the cursor over it. From the dropdown list, select ‘Channel Store’. In the store, search for Fox Sports select the app from the results. To add it to your Roku device, click on the ‘Add channel’ button.
Activating Fox Sports on Roku
Now that the app is installed, it’s time to activate it. Open the Fox Sports app from the Roku home page and then press the asterisk button on your Roku remote denoted by a (*). On the next screen, select ‘Sign In with TV Provider’. On a web browser on another device, copy & paste this link and in the address bar and visit the Fox Sports site to activate. Enter the code that appears on Roku and select your cable TV provider. Finally, go ahead and login using your cable provider’s credentials. To access the locked content on your Roku streaming device, the Roku will automatically refresh.
Installation steps in pictures
Press the home button on your Roku remote and go to the Roku home screen
Select Streaming Channels
Click on Search Channels and type Animal Planet in the search bar and click on the app from the suggestions
Click on +Add Channel to install
Sign in using a TV provider
How to install and Stream Fox Sports on Roku: A snap shot
Installation & streaming process
Go to the Roku Channel Store and add the Fox Sports app to your Roku
– Roku streaming device
– Stable internet connection
The Fox Sports app is a great app/channel to have for a sports fan. The app is dedicated to sports content throughout allowing you to stream live games from some Fox Sports and local channels. With the app now installed on your Roku streaming device, you can stream live sporting events, full replays, and events on one device.
Do I need a cable TV subscription to stream Fox Sports on Roku?
No, you don’t necessarily need a cable TV subscription to stream Fox Sports on your Roku streaming device. However, to view locked content, you need to activate your Fox Sports app which requires a cable TV subscription. This is because Fox Sports doesn’t provide a standalone subscription to its app on Roku.
What’s the difference between the Fox Sports and Fox Sports GO app on Roku Channel Store?
A while back, both apps used to offer their users access to the same content. However, due to 2 different sales of one to Sinclair and another to Disney, Fox Sports coverage got split into two leading to both the apps ending up with different coverage. On the Fox Sports app, you can watch FOX, BTN, Deportes, FS1, and FS2 channels which aren’t available on the Fox Sports Go app. The other significant difference between the two is the streaming quality. With Fox Sports, you get 4K content while on Fox Sports Go, it is HD.