DirecTV Adds Fox Now TV Everywhere Service
Shows including 'Gotham' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' will now be available to DirecTV customers
It just got a little easier to watch Fox series like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Family Guy.
The broadcast network announced Friday a deal with DirecTV to bring its Fox Now streaming TV service to the cable provider's more than 20 million U.S. customers.
Under the agreement, DirecTV subscribers can now sign into Fox Now — which is available on Fox.com, mobile devices and over-to-top boxes such as Apple TV and Roku — to watch shows such as Gotham and Sleepy Hollow the day after the air.
Fox says the addition of DirecTV means that more than 80 percent of pay-TV customers in the United States can access its TV Everywhere on web and mobile devices. Cable providers who also offer Fox Now authentication include Comcast Xfinity, Dish and Time Warner Cable.
"Today, we're one big step closer to making full episodes of Fox shows available to every single pay-TV customer in America, on nearly every major mobile and connected device," said David Wertheimer, Fox Broadcasting Co. president of digital. "Together with forward-thinking partners like DirecTV, we are turning TV Everywhere from a catch phrase into a reality."
Fox Now launched in 2012 and has since generated nearly 20 million downloads across hundreds of devices.
DirecTV has also agreed to provide access to the TV Everywhere services for FXNow and Nat Geo. The feeds from FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild will now be available for out-of-home streaming on DirecTV Everywhere.