FXNOW: Movies, Shows & Live TV

FXNOW: Movies, Shows & Live TV review

With this app, you can access FXNOW’s on-demand TV and streaming service for countless blockbusters, award-winning shows, comedies and a whole host of other videos that will keep you glued to your device screen. For Simpsons lovers like myself, you’ll get every episode ever released of the show.

With this app, you can stream or download all your favorite shows whenever you want directly on your smart device. 


You’ll need to sign in to FXNOW, either online or through the FX app on your device, and enter your cable provider’s credentials on the app. These may include DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse, Xfinity, Verizon Fios, Comcast, Cox, and Time Warner Cable, etc. 

  • With the app, you get access to three networks: FX, FXX, and FXM.
  • You’ll get various options, including movies, popular TV cable shows, and DVD movie releases. Watch your TV shows a day after they air on your cable network. You can save your favorites, and if you need to discover new shows and movies in different categories such as comedy, horror or family, user reviews will give you new ideas.
  • The app extras inspired by FX and FXX include Sunny Says Soundboard, Flipadelphia, Archerisms, etc.


The app has finally introduced support for AirPlay and also made it easier to access your favorites listing. Unfortunately, there are some caveats as well. The app won’t let me change my orientation to the landscape which I assume is a bug since my settings are locked to this orientation. Some of the shows cannot be viewed in certain aspect ratios. The complete removal of Simpsons TV, leaving random episodes which don’t autoplay, has come as a disappointment to most users.

For your iPad, iPod touch, iPhone or Apple TV, you’ll require at least iOS 9.1. The Android version needs Android 4.4 and up.


The app provides great content to choose from. However, recent updates have rendered the app difficult to use and caused too many glitches. Simpsons TV was one of the main draws of the app, and this has also been affected by recent changes. 

Interface and Design 8
Key Functions 9
Usability 4
Cross-platform use 8