Wit the Fox Now app no longer available, users will need to consider using one of the brand-specific apps to access their favorite Fox content.
Fox Now was one of many TV Everywhere apps that those with a live TV plan could use to access content. Thanks to the TV Everywhere support, live TV subscribers could simply sign in with their live TV account details and stream full episodes of shows live or on demand, as well as watch live sports, news, and more.
However, the app was officially shut down a few days ago. Those accessing the app now will likely see a warning message confirming that the app is no longer supported, and directing them to use one of the other apps instead.
In terms of those other apps, Fox is referring to Fox Sports, Fox News, Fox Local, and Tubi. All of these apps are designed with specific content and viewers in mind, and it looks Fox would now rather have its viewers using one of these curated apps rather than a catch-all app like Fox Now.
In a help post explaining the situation, Fox said that it wants “to create deeper engagement and ensure viewers can seamlessly explore and enjoy their favorite content within our ecosystem of brand-specific apps.”
As the Fox Sports, Fox News, and Fox Local names imply, these apps are designed to offer access to sports, news, and local content, respectively. In contrast, Tubi is a free streaming service owned by Fox, and one that opens up access to more than 50,000 movies and TV shows.
Considering these are all Fox apps, existing Fox Now users shouldn’t really run into any issues in terms of device support. However, it does now mean that they might need to download more than one app and switch between them as and when needed.