And cable networks continue to pander to the streamers among us. FX Networks has just announced a new app called FXNOW that will be available in the fall for authenticated subscribers. This will allow access to the network’s diverse library (more so than traditional on-demand services) including their bloated movie roster which is easily what this thing could be used for most. The big question will lie with what television content makes the transition, but that could be tricky as those rights are already tied up with their respective production outfits. Just last month, Amazon Prime landed exclusive streaming rights to previous seasons of Justified. In other words, do not plan on using this thing as a ‘catch-up’ outside of a series’ current run.
Beginning this fall, FX Networks will launch the FXNOW app, creating its own version of “TV Everywhere” for subscribers of FX, FXX and FXM. The FXNOW platform will be available to authenticated subscribers of participating FX cable, satellite and telco providers. With the FXNOW app, viewers will be able to access the programming of any of the FX suite of Channels that are part of their current TV channel lineup.
Authenticated subscribers can view programs, the day after air, with the five most recent episodes available.
FXNOW will also offer on-demand access to the FXM VOD Movie Library, an unprecedented collection of blockbuster movies, most of which cannot be found on Netflix or other subscription VOD services.