Apple TV Gains New FXNOW Channel

Apple today added the FXNOW channel to the Apple TV, providing users with content from the FXNOW network. Previously rumored in July, the new FXNOW channel is the on-demand portion of the FX, FXX, and FXM television channels, all of which are owned by the Fox Entertainment Group.

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Rumors suggested the FXNOW Apple TV channel would include content from The Simpsons, branded Simpsons World, which includes all 552 episodes of The Simpsons. Early reports on the channel suggested users would be able to create playlists of episodes and share favorite scenes. Currently, however, the channel offers a variety of content from FX, including episodes of The Strain and Sons of Anarchy.

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Like many cable-based channels on the Apple TV, much of the FXNOW content require cable authentication. Supported cable providers for the FXNOW channel include AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, and Time-Warner.

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Top Rated Comments

terrymr Avatar
127 months ago
Why bother ?

I don't understand the point of a channel being on the Apple TV if I need to get a cable subscription to watch it. Why not offer a subscription through the itunes store ?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Justinb51 Avatar
127 months ago
I got rid of cable tv, all these channels that require a cable subscription are no good at all for me. When I did have cable I wouldn't watch it on the apple tv anyway, it was available on the cable box... the way these channels work is all wrong.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Elbon Avatar
127 months ago
"Like many cable-based channels on the Apple TV, much of the FXNOW content require cable authentication."

So, like all other cable-based channels on the Apple TV, I will be hiding the FXNOW channel.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lord Hamsa Avatar
127 months ago
Dear Apple,

If we're going to be stuck with cable/satellite authentication required for the near term, how %!$#ing hard would it be to have a single sign-in capability on the :apple:TV???
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mad Mac Maniac Avatar
127 months ago
Here's hoping Apple is building their inventory to eventually flip the switch where no cable subscription is needed.

I want a small monthly fee per channel with NO ADS! Netflix can do it.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lancetx Avatar
127 months ago
You guys realize that it's the networks & providers that require the cable subscription in order to access these apps and not Apple right?? :rolleyes:
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)