FX is shutting down its FX+ subscription streaming service this summer.

What’s happening: 

  • FX has announced that they are shutting down their FX+ streaming service later this summer.
  • This move follows Disney’s March 2019 acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets and plans to launch their own streaming service in November.
  • FX+ was launched in 2017 but is still listed as being in beta.
  • It was one of the few streaming services that required subscribers to have a paid cable/satellite subscription for them to sign up. The service cost $5.99 per month.
  • FX+ is a subscription streaming service that features original content from Fox’s FX and FXX networks.
  • According to Fierce Video, a note on FX+ website says the service will not be available starting August 21, 2019.
  • In the meantime, subscribers can continue to access the service and stream content online and on the FXNOW app through August 20.

Frequently asked questions:

  • The FX+ website notes users won’t need to cancel their subscription: “There is no need to cancel your subscription. If you subscribe through your TV provider, your TV provider will discontinue billing you for the service.”

Into the future:

  • While we don’t know what Disney has planned for 21st Century Fox’s assets, it’s worth noting that Disney has said they plan to continue producing FX’s edgier, adult content.
  • Additionally, Disney will take full ownership of internet streamer, Hulu where there is already a bevy of adult content.
 
 

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