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I don't know about you, but it's my dream that one day I can completely ditch my cable company for an a la carte solution where I only get the channels I actually want. I feel like we're edging that way at a snail's pace, even though most streaming channels still require cable service before they'll offer up shows on mobile.

The latest to join this trend is FOX, with its FOX NOW app. The name may actually sound familiar, as it actually hit the Play Store a few weeks ago. At the time, however, it only offered a second-screen experience and the like.

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Now, though, customers of Verizon Fios and Mediacom can enjoy streaming FOX content directly on their smartphones (sorry guys, it doesn't look like this one's available for tablets). According to the changelog, the company is also working with other cable providers to add access in the future.

If you're already a customer of one of the aforementioned services, hit the widget below to check it out.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

    I downloaded it, launched it, and skipped the part where it wanted me to login with facebook. Then I looked everywhere and could not figure out where to sign in with my Verizon FiOS credentials. I finally went back and tried signing in with facebook. After I sign in, it takes me to a second screen that asks me to pick my cable provider (a-ha, that's where they put it) and has some un-editable info at top (name, DOB). I checked off the box that says I read the Terms and Conditions (ha!), but then when I hit the button to submit, I get a generic error message that doesn't let me continue. I even tried closing it and re-opening it, but I got the same result.

    Is anyone else getting this error? Is it possible I'm getting the error is because I'm rooted?

    • Neel Ketkar

      Hey Mike, you don't actually need to sign into with Facebook or fox to watch full episodes. Just try to play one of the full episodes and you'll be prompted to sign into your Verizon account. When it then asks you to login to Facebook just press skip this. Good luck!

      (Disclosure: I work for Fox)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

        Thank you, but if I try to play a video, it just spins up and then crashes. I don't get prompted for a login.

  • qu4ttro

    No tablet support? what a waste.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

    I'm curious if the app will work if it's side-loaded onto a tablet.

  • Jrocker23

    @Neel Ketkar any chance we can get support for the HTC Droid DNA. Would love this on my phone...

  • MYOFFICE

    We are launching TVonthego as a platform to aggregate all new content like a user friendly XBMC for non techies. With just links to streams we stay compliant and with new channels seeking to launch from scratch it should be an amazing 12 months. Maybe we should put a Buy Logo on our Channel as well. :-)

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