Fox Sports GO Launches on Apple TV, Roku
Fox Sports GO, the live streaming platform that showcases all of Fox Sports’ live events and studio programming, has launched on Apple TV (4th generation) in the U.S. Apple TV customers who receive Fox Sports TV networks as part of their pay-TV subscription will now be able to access Fox Sports, FS1, FS2, Fox Sports Regional Networks, Fox College Sports, Fox Deportes, and Fox Soccer Plus on Apple TV through the Fox Sports GO app. Fox Sports GO also has officially launched on Roku players and Roku TVTM models in the U.S.
The full slate of Fox Sports programming will be available to Apple TV customers, including more than 3,000 live events, as well as hundreds of hours of studio shows and original content. Live programming includes the NFL, MLB, UFC, NASCAR, Big 12, and Pac-12 Football, Big East Basketball, FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Champions League soccer. Subject to local availability, customers will also have access to full seasons of hometown MLB, NBA, and NHL telecasts.
Fox Sports GO on Apple TV also debuts several new features not previously available. Highlights include a visually stunning 60 frames-per-second streaming rate, which allows viewers to follow fast action on the field more closely, and Multiview Display, which provides the capability to watch up to four Fox Sports live streams on one screen at the same time.
Says Devin Poolman, SVP, Product Development, Fox Sports Digital: “Apple TV will be a game changer for viewing live sports, delivering up to four simultaneous streams for fans watching their favorite teams. Fox Sports GO users will also be able to watch at a remarkably fluid 60 frames per second.”
Fox Sports GO for Apple TV (4th generation) is available now and can be downloaded directly from the App Store on Apple TV. The Fox Sports GO iOS app is available on iPhone and iPad, and can be downloaded from the App Store.
Roku customers who receive Fox Sports TV networks as part of their pay-TV subscription will now be able to access Fox Sports, FS1, FS2, Fox Sports Regional Networks, Fox College Sports, Fox Deportes, and Fox Soccer Plus on their Roku devices through Fox Sports GO.
The full slate of Fox Sports programming will be available to Roku customers including more than 3,000 live events, as well as hundreds of hours of studio shows and original content. Live programming includes the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, UFC, NASCAR, Big 12 and Pac-12 football, BIG EAST basketball, FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Champions League. Users can also stream signature FS1 shows such as The Ultimate Fighter, UFC Tonight, The Herd With Colin Cowherd, Garbage Time With Katie Nolan, Speak for Yourself, and soon-to-debut Undisputed with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe.
“Roku players are some of the most popular connected streaming devices in the industry, and it’s a significant step towards completing full distribution of Fox Sports GO,” said Clark Pierce, SVP, TV Everywhere, Fox Sports. “Roku now gives sports fans greater choice when streaming their favorite Fox Sports programming.”
“Fox Sports GO is a critical addition to the Roku channel lineup, giving Roku customers access to some of today’s most anticipated sports programs,” said Ed Lee, vice president, content acquisition, Roku. “We’re extremely excited to expand our sports offering with Fox Sports GO and bring more live sports programming to the Roku platform.”
Fox Sports GO is available in the “Sports” category in the Roku Channel Store on Roku players and Roku TV models.
More than 95 million users across the U.S. have access to Fox Sports GO through their participating pay-TV providers.