How to Watch FYI Without Cable

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How to Watch FYI Without Cable

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Turning over to the Internet to watch everything from movies to news seems like the way to go in the digital era, so cutting the cord with your regular cable provider is just the logical next step, and so is taking your favorite channels with you. If you’re worried about how you’re going to watch FYI without cable, you need to know that it’s covered by plenty of over-the-top (OTT) platforms.

FYI has been around since 1999, although it had a different name back then – The Biography Channel. Nowadays, its programming is geared towards reality shows.

FYI is pretty popular among viewers, reaching over 97 million households. At the same time, it’s present on the list of channels of five different OTT services. Let’s find out which.

1. fuboTV


Bundles fubo ($34.99/mo first month, $44.99/mo after), fubo Extra ($39.99/mo first month, $49.99/mo after), fubo Latino ($17.99/mo), fubo Portugues ($19.99/mo)
Customization Extra channel bundles, Showtime
Device support Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser
DVR 30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit fuboTV

First up on our list if fuboTV, a platform that starts off with four channel bundles. FYI is present on two of those bundles – fubo and fubo Extra. If you’re planning on picking fubo, that one costs $39.99 for the first month and then the price goes up to $44.99 per month. On the other hand, fubo Extra costs $44.99 for the first month and then it’s $49.99 per month. In the end, you’re going to have to decide which bundle is best for you based on the other channels it offers and the costs. You can read our fuboTV review to get a better understanding of this platform.

2. Sling TV

Sling TV

Bundles Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)
Customization Channel bundles (Kids, Sports, News, Lifestyle, Hollywood, Heartland, International, Espanol, Comedy), premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Epix, CuriosityStream, Pantaya, UP Faith & Family, Dove Channel, Stingray Karaoke, Outside TV)
Device support Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser
DVR Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Sling

Sling TV is next, a platform with three starter bundles. Orange and Blue cost $25 per month each, while Orange + Blue costs $40 per month. Neither of these bundles actually feature FYI, however, as you’ll need to get the Lifestyle Extra pack for $5 per month for that. Along FYI the pack also includes channels like DIY, Lifetime Movies, Cooking Channel, or Hallmark Channel. Check out our Sling TV review to find out what perks this platform offers.

3. Philo

Bundles 40 channels ($16/mo), 49 channels ($20/mo)
Customization No extra channel packages, or premium channels available
Device support Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, iOS, web browser, via Chome on Android. No dedicated Android app
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings available for 30 days
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Philo

Next, we have Philo, a platform that makes life quite simple for those who seek an easy OTT. With only two bundles – 40 Channels and 49 Channel – Philo offers no further customization options. FYI is present on both bundles, so you’re going to have to decide if you want to pay $16 per month for 40 Channels or $20 per month for 49 Channels. Read our Philo review to find out all we know about this service.

4. Hulu


Bundles A single bundle – Hulu with Live TV – $39.99 per month
Customization Premium channels – HBO, Showtime, Cinemax
Device support iOS, Android, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, browsers
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings saved for 9 months
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Hulu

Hulu is a name more commonly associated with the video-on-demand (VOD) service offered by the company, but it’s also recently expanded into live TV territory. The platform only has one bundle of channels you can pick for $39.99 per month. Included in the price is access to the full VOD library. You can also add some premium networks like HBO, Cinemax, or Showtime. We have a full review of Hulu if you want to give it a read.

5. DirecTV Now

Bundles Live a Little ($35/mo), Just Right ($50/mo), Go Big ($60/mo), Gotta Have It ($70/mo), Todo y Mas ($45/mo)
Customization A couple of extra channel bundles, premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz)
Device support Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers
DVR Up to 20 hours, 30 days limit, no expansions
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit DirecTV Now

Next up, we have DirecTV Now, a platform that offers five starter bundles, with prices going from $40 per month to $75 per month. There’s even a $45 per month bundle that caters to Spanish speakers. FYI is present on only two of these bundles, namely Go Big, which costs $65 per month, and Gotta Have It, which is $75 per month. Read all about what else the OTT has to offer in our DirecTV Now review.

Final Words

FYI is a great channel that has loads of fans so it’s no surprise it’s so popular among OTT platforms. Of course, this also means that viewers have plenty of options.

We hope you found our article useful and we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Please share the article online so others can find it too. You can check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

Written by David Minister

This page was last updated Last updated: August 27, 2018 at 17:07 pm


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