Fox Sports GO review

Fox Sports GO highlights

  • Free with cable TV provider
  • Best for watching local sports
  • If you have an account with a TV provider, start a free 7-day trial

Fox Sports GO review

Fox Sports GO is an on-demand streaming service that Fox Sports Networks launched in October of 2013. The video streaming service allows customers with cable and satellite subscriptions, or anyone who pays for an alternative premium streaming service like YouTube TV, to tune in and watch games, matches and commentary. As of September 2019, Fox Sports GO registered over 2 million daily subscribers tuning in. 

After a split in May of 2019, Fox Sports GO only supports regional networks like FOX College Sports regional networks, Prime Ticket and YES Network. The Fox Sports app carries the Big Ten Network, FOX Deportes, FOX, FS1 and FS2.

Compare Fox Sports GO plans

The app exists as an extension of your TV plan — you can’t purchase a stand-alone Fox Sports GO subscription. However, you can get access to the app if you purchase a qualifying TV plan through a provider. Here are a few popular TV streaming services that support Fox Sports GO:

Fox Sports GOYouTube TVHulu + Live TVAT&T TV NOW
Monthly priceFree with cable TV provider$49.99/mo.$54.99/mo.$65/mo.
Number of simultaneous streams Varies by provider323
Number of channels Varies by region70+60+45+
DVR storage NoUnlimited50 hours500 hours
Free trial length 7 days7 days7 days7 days

Why Fox Sports GO may be the right streaming service for you

Unlike streaming services such as ESPN+ where you receive content exclusive to the app, Fox Sports GO streams sporting events and shows that simultaneously broadcast within your region. Thanks to its coverage of FOX Regional Sports Networks and other regional channels, Fox Sports GO is a great choice when it comes to catching local teams in action.

User experience

Fox Sports GO has received a mixed bag of reviews from customers over the years. For better or worse, many of the problems don’t technically arise from issues with the app but instead with the TV provider. 

Its interface is easy to navigate and separated between sections Live Now, Featured and Upcoming, all placed on a white screen. If there’s something specific you’re looking for, there’s also a search box.

The plan you have with your TV provider will determine some of the features you’ll enjoy with Fox Sports GO. The better your plan, the better results you’ll have with the app. Features like multiple screens at once, number of channels and even broadcast quality all depend on your provider. 

Device compatibility

Fox Sports GO is currently available on: 

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android devices
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • iOS devices
  • Roku
  • Xbox One

Fox Sports GO features

Fox Sports GO gives you the freedom to watch all the must-see games and keep up to date on sports commentary without being glued to your couch. Here are just a few of the features you might be able to take advantage of depending on your TV provider.

60 frames per second viewing

You’ll be able to follow everything that’s happening in the game or match with precision thanks to the high frame rate. 

Split-screen viewing

You can watch up to four games at once with this mosaic-like feature. Games are streamed from Fox’s multiple channels, so you won’t miss a second of coverage. 

Keep up to date with the schedule

The Fox Sports GO app contains an Upcoming tab, which displays soon-to-air games and shows as well as their starting times. 

Watch Fox Sports GO on multiple devices

Since you receive Fox Sports GO through your TV or streaming service subscription, your provider determines how many devices you can use at once. 

Switch between your device and smart TV

You can switch between your phone or tablet and your smart TV by selecting the AirPlay or casting icon on your device’s screen. Just make sure you have either a smart TV or casting device synced to your Wi-Fi. 

What to watch on Fox Sports GO

With Fox Sports GO you can watch regional networks and local event programming. The app provides access to documentaries, press conferences, pregame and postgame shows in your region. You’ll only have access to local action, but the app does provide coverage of several sports, including professional baseball, basketball and hockey, as well as college baseball, basketball, football and soccer. 

The takeaway

Fox Sports GO is an excellent choice if you already have a TV provider and enjoy watching local sports. If you’re looking for something a bit more inclusive, the Fox Sports app will give you more options, such as the Big Ten Network and Fox Deportes. Ultimately, it’s probably not worth it to sign up for a TV plan just to get access to Fox Sports GO. 

Zack Kulm

Zack Kulm is a writer and contributor of soda.com. He covers a variety of topics from entertainment and gaming technologies to pop culture commentary. Kulm received a degree in English from Penn State University and Film Studies from Pittsburgh Filmmakers Institute. He also produces award-winning documentaries.