You have a dilemma. You want to watch the Fox Business channel but you want to cancel your cable subscription. Coupled with the uncertainty of the Corona Virus, rising cable prices and shoddy customer service is making this an easy decision.
If you want to cancel cable, what is the cheapest way to watch Fox Business? In this blog, we will show you how with 4 good options
How to Watch Fox Business Without Cable
With a plethora of streaming services available, you may have difficulty knowing where to start.
You likely want to use price as your north star for decision making, but not all streaming subscriptions are equal. You should also consider DVR options, how many streams are allowed per household, which devices are compatible with what services and more.
If all this research sounds like a massive undertaking, we have your back. We have summed up the most critical facets of four different streaming options for you below.
Sling offers two different basic packages, Blue and Orange. Both are $30 per month, but they offer different channels. Blue’s focus is on entertainment and news, where the Orange focus is on sports and family. Neither basic package has Fox Business.
However, if you opt for the news add-on with the Blue subscription, it is available with several other news channels for an extra $5 per month.
Sling Blue package allows for three different streams, meaning you can stream it on up to three different devices simultaneously.
Sling also offers 10 hours of free DVR with both the Orange and Blue packages. For more DVR storage, pay an additional $5 per month and you get 50 hours of live TV recording.
Sling Blue offers 45 channels from Fox News to Lifetime. However, local channels are a weak spot for Sling. Their advertising claims to offer local channels when paired with an HD antenna. You can purchase an antenna for either $49 or $99 if you prepay for 3 months of Sling TV. However, we recommend separately purchasing a better quality antenna for your local channels. If you already have an HD antenna you’re happy with, keep it.
Sling works on a variety of devices, including AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, iOS devices, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Xbox One and many smart TVs.
Currently, Sling is offering a free AirTV mini when you sign up for two months. There is also a 14 day free trial.
The Sling Blue package with the news add-on costs $35 per month before any taxes. It’s the lowest priced option for watching Fox Business without a cable subscription.
Vidgo offers four different packages. However, the Core package provides the cheapest option to streams Fox Business.
The normal cost is $39.99 per month, but at the time of writing, Vidgo is offering a $10 per month discount.
Vidgo boasts an impressive 68 channels including ESPN, the Fox Network of channels, Hallmark Drama, Disney, and National Geographic.
Currently, they are offering a three-day free trial to test the service before purchasing your first month.
Vidgo works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, iPhone, Android and smart TVs.
Currently, no DVR function exists on this platform, but Vidgo does offer a 72-hour playback. With this feature, you can watch any show aired within the 72 hours time frame.
Like Sling Blue, Vidgo allows for three simultaneous streams.
If you like sharing your viewing habits on social media, you will like Vidgo’s unique social experience. With Vidgo’s “watch party” feature, you can chat with others through your iPhone or Android app while watching. You can create private watch parties by inviting friends or join public watch parties Vidgo created for all users.
Vidgo has more channels than Sling Blue but lacks Sling’s DVR function. With similar price tags, decide which features are important to you.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is another excellent option for watching Fox Business. At $54.99 per month, the price tag is steeper than Sling and Vidgo, but cheaper than YouTube TV.
The interface is user-friendly and includes a handy traditional TV guide feature with show times across the top and channels across the side. Hulu + Live TV offers 65 channels and allows you to record and save up to 50 hours of live TV.
Add-ons are available for more DVR storage, extra channels, and unlimited screens at home.
Hulu + Live TV also offers local channels. You enter your location on the website to see exactly which local channels are available. We recommend separately purchasing a quality antenna for your local channels. If you already have an HD antenna you’re happy with, keep it.
This streaming service is compatible with Apple, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and most smart TVs.
One unique benefit of Hulu + Live TV is its vast library of on-demand content with loads of popular shows from broadcast TV like Modern Family and 30 Rock. Hulu’s original content makes it a hard-hitting contender with popular shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, Little Fires Everywhere, and The Great.
Hulu + Live TV also has a one-week free trial period to test before committing.
YouTube TV offers 84 channels, including Fox Business. This is the most extensive array of channels for any of the streaming services we’re covering.
It boasts an unbelievably user-friendly interface but these advantages come with a price tag of $64.99 per month.
YouTube TV offers free DVR without a storage limit and three different streams. You can also share one subscription with six different accounts if you want to split the streams with family or friends.
In addition to the 84 channels already offered, YouTube TV provides local channels at no extra cost. However, it’s not many.
Premium channels such as Starz, HBO Max, and Showtime are available as add-ons, each at its price.
Compatible devices include Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, PS4, smat TV’s and others including web browsers.
YouTube TV started at $35 per month in 2017, but, through a series of price hikes, it has risen to its current $64.99 per month.
With a nearly 100% price increase in the last three years you haven’t seen the last of the price hikes. However, with month-to-month service and no long-term contract, canceling is no issue should price hikes threaten your budget.
With YouTube TV’s two-day free trial, you can test the service and see for yourself whether it’s worth the price.
One thing holding people back from streaming services is fear they will lose their favorite channels.
Cutting the cord and keeping Fox Business is entirely possible and possibly save you significant money.
Disregarding temporary promotions, the cheapest way to watch Fox Business without cable is Sling Blue with the news add-on.
However, if you are interested in other content or features, Vidgo, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV are worthy contenders.
If you weigh your needs for content, interaction, DVR storage, and price, you should be able to find an option that works well.
Fortunately, we live in a time where you can stream all the channels you want, including Fox Business.
Are you streaming Fox Business? Which service are you using? Let us know in the comments below.
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