FYI

Turning over to the Internet to watch everything from movies to news seems like the way to go in the digital era, so cutting the cord with your regular cable provider is just the logical next step, and so is taking your favorite channels with you. If you’re worried about how you’re going to watch FYI without cable, you need to know that it’s covered by plenty of over-the-top (OTT) platforms.

FYI has been around since 1999, although it had a different name back then – The Biography Channel. Nowadays, its programming is geared towards reality shows.

FYI is pretty popular among viewers, reaching over 97 million households. At the same time, it’s present on the list of channels of four different Live TV services. Let’s find out which.

1. fuboTV

FuboTV
Overview
Bundles fubo ($54.99/mo) + Family ($59.99/mo), Family Deluxe ($64.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo) promo packs.
Customization Channel Bundles - fubo Cycling ($11.99/mo), International Sports Plus ($5.99/mo), Sports Plus ($8.99/mo), Adventure Plus ($4.99/mo), NBA League Pass ($28.99/mo), Portuguese Plus ($14.99/mo), Latino Plus ($7.99/mo), fubo Extra ($5.99/mo) Premium Networks - Showtime ($10.99/mo), AMC Premiere ($4.99/mo), FX Plus ($5.99/mo), RAI Italia ($7.99/mo)
Device support Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser
DVR 30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature ($9.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit fuboTV

First up on our list if fuboTV, a platform that starts off with two-channel bundles. FYI is present on two of those bundles – fubo and fubo Extra. If you’re planning on picking fubo, that one costs $39.99 for the first month and then the price goes up to $44.99 per month. On the other hand, fubo Extra costs $44.99 for the first month and then it’s $49.99 per month. In the end, you’re going to have to decide which bundle is best for you based on the other channels it offers and the costs. You can read our fuboTV review to get a better understanding of this platform.

2. Sling TV

Sling TV
Overview
Bundles Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Comedy ($5/mo), Espanol ($5/mo), Heartland ($5/mo), Hollywood ($5/mo), Lifestyle ($5/mo), News ($5/mo), Kids ($5/mo), Sports ($5/mo with Orange, $10/mo with Blue or Orange + Blue), Kids + Comedy + News + Lifestyle ($10/mo)
Premium Channels - Showtime ($10/mo), STARZ ($9/mo), EPIX ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Here TV ($8/mo), Grokker ($7/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo), UP Faith & Family ($5/mo), Pantaya ($6/mo), CineFest ($5/mo), Hopster ($5/mo), Comedy Dynamics ($5/mo), Dove Channel ($5/mo), DogTV ($5/mo), CONtv ($5/mo), Docurama ($5/mo), Outside TV Features ($5/mo)
NBA- League Pass ($29/mo), Team Pass ($18/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser
DVR Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Sling

Sling TV is next, a platform with three starter bundles. Orange and Blue cost $25 per month each, while Orange + Blue costs $40 per month. Neither of these bundles actually feature FYI, however, as you’ll need to get the Lifestyle Extra pack for $5 per month for that. Along FYI the pack also includes channels like DIY, Lifetime Movies, Cooking Channel, or Hallmark Channel. Check out our Sling TV review to find out what perks this platform offers.

3. Philo

Overview
Bundles 58 channels ($20/mo)
Customization No extra channel packages or premium channels available
Device support Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, iOS, web browser, via Chome on Android. No dedicated Android app
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings available for 30 days
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Philo

Next, we have Philo, a platform that makes life quite simple for those who seek an easy OTT. With only two bundles – 40 Channels and 49 Channel – Philo offers no further customization options. FYI is present on both bundles, so you’re going to have to decide if you want to pay $16 per month for 40 Channels or $20 per month for 49 Channels. Read our Philo review to find out all we know about this service.

4. Hulu

Hulu
Overview
Bundles A single bundle - Hulu with Live TV - $44.99 per month
Customization Premium channels - HBO ($14.99/mo), Showtime ($10.99/mo), Cinemax ($9.99/mo), STARZ ($8.99/mo)
Channel Packs - Entertainment ($7.99/mo), Espanol ($4.99/mo)
Device support iOS, Android, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, browsers
DVR 50 Hours Cloud DVR by default, Enhanced Cloud DVR - 200 Hours ($14.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Hulu

Hulu is a name more commonly associated with the video-on-demand (VOD) service offered by the company, but it’s also recently expanded into live TV territory. The platform only has one bundle of channels you can pick for $44.99 per month. Included in the price is access to the full VOD library. Originally, the FYI channel was included in the base bundle, but it has recently moved to a separate channel pack Hulu came up with, called Entertainment Add-on. This one features a few channels, FYI included, and costs $7.99 per month. You can also add some premium networks like HBO, Cinemax, Starz, or Showtime. We have a full review of Hulu if you want to give it a read.

FYI is a great channel that has loads of fans so it’s no surprise it’s so popular among OTT platforms. Of course, this also means that viewers have plenty of options.

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