Ad-free FX+ service launches on PlayStation Vue

FX+ offers new episodes of FX shows like "Legion" before they air on traditional TV. (FX)

FX’s ad-free subscription streaming service is coming to another pay TV platform thanks to a new agreement with virtual MVPD PlayStation Vue.

The service will available for $5.99 per month as an add-on to PlayStation Vue’s Access, Core, Elite and Ultra packages.

FX+ houses more than 100 seasons and more than 1,400 episodes of FX originals, all available on-demand without commercials. The service promises early access to new episodes before they air on traditional TV.


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The addition of FX+ to PlayStation Vue comes after Fox last week announced that it would begin offering the service to all 90 million of its U.S. subscribers. Up to that point, the service had only been available to Comcast and Cox subscribers.

FX+ follows a similar model to AMC Premiere, another ad-free subscription service that offers AMC subscribers access to shows at the same time they air on traditional TV.

FX has been working to build the catalog of available shows for FX+.

“We have been diligent about recapturing the in-season stacking rights for all current original programming and recapturing the rights to all seasons of a large portion of our legacy of great original series,” said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. “This initiative represents the first of its kind for an ad-supported cable network, and begins to put us on equal footing with premium networks and streaming services.”

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