Fox Now iOS and tvOS Apps Updated With Combined Content From FX, FXX, and Nat Geo

Fox Networks Group this week announced that Fox Now, its main app for streaming shows like Empire and Prison Break, has gained additional content from the company's other networks, including FX, FXX, and National Geographic (via Variety). The update arrives first on iOS and tvOS and will continue to roll out on other devices throughout the year.

In total, around 500 hours of TV shows will now be available on Fox Now, which also includes a live TV feature and access to popular films. Users will have to provide a log-in for a paid TV provider in order to gain access to the four channels' content within the app. On Apple TV, Fox Now does support Single Sign-On, letting users sign into the Apple TV once and access all of the content available to them across devices.


Existing streaming apps for FX and National Geographic -- FX Now and Nat Geo TV, respectively -- will continue to function as normal. Now, users will simply have Fox's updated app as a hub experience for the collection of channels to watch a wider variety of shows, including Fox's 24: Legacy, FX's The Americans, FXX's You're The Worst, and National Geographic's Genius.

Fox Now has also gained a UI update with the addition of new channels, featuring full-screen video across the app "to emulate the look and feel of linear TV," as well as the ability to "restart" live TV so users can go back to the beginning of a broadcast if they're late. There's also a personalized For You section, and the app will curate shows for users by networks and genres.
The latest Fox Now app update “represents a significant increase in our capabilities and focus, and ensures our viewers will always have the best experience possible when watching our award-winning television brands,” said Brian Sullivan, president and COO of Fox Networks’ Digital Consumer Group.
Each user will be able to access their Fox Profile to see customized favorites, recommendations, notifications, and continue watching the next episode in a series, all of which will sync across devices. The Fox Now app can be downloaded from the iOS App Store [Direct Link] and tvOS App Store for free.

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Fox’s ‘Movie of the Day’ App Offering Discounted Titles Expands to Apple TV

20th Century Fox today announced that its popular Movie of the Day app is expanding to the Apple TV ahead of Valentine's Day, giving Apple TV users an opportunity to get iTunes movie titles at a discounted price.

The app offers a different movie each day at prices that are generally more affordable than other online sources. Each deal is available for 24 hours.


Tomorrow's movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service, will be available for purchase for $7.99. The Movie of the Day app normally keeps upcoming titles a surprise, but Fox is offering a sneak peek to celebrate the release of the Apple TV app. This week will include the following titles:

2/14: Kingsman: The Secret Service
2/15: Deadpool
2/16: Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters
2/17: Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates
2/18: Epic

To help users decide what's worth purchasing, the Movie of the Day app provides user reviews, information on a movie's cast, and a film synopsis to help users

The Movie of the Day app can be downloaded for free on the Apple TV, and it's also available on iOS devices. [Direct Link]

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Broadcaster Joe Buck peed in a trash can while calling a Brett Favre touchdown

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When you gotta go, you gotta go. 

In broadcaster Joe Buck’s case, this holds true even if you’re in the middle of announcing a football game, The perennial Fox play-by-play man joined Dave Dameshek’s NFL Network show this week and shared the crazy story of a Packers game in 1994, when Buck just couldn’t hold it any longer. 

The broadcast booth at Milwaukee County Stadium, as it turns out, is nowhere near the bathrooms. With only 30-second breaks in the action, Buck couldn’t make it there and back in time, so he pulled up a trash can instead. Read more…

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Fox instantly regrets attempting to pounce on vole hiding in snow

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LONDON — Hunting for small creatures must be a tall order at the best of times. But it becomes vastly more complex when they’re concealed beneath a huge blanket of snow.

Foxes that stalk the prairies in North America during wintertime know this only too well. During a segment of Planet Earth II the trials of one particular fox — who was trying really, really hard to hunt a vole — captured the nation’s heart.

“The food the fox seeks is also deep beneath the snow,” explained David Attenborough, after describing how a herd of bison are forced to break through the white blanket to get to the grass beneath. Read more…

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Dude befriends a fox on the street and it’s as adorable as it sounds

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You never know when and where you’ll meet your new best friend. 

YouTuber Henry Hoffman was on a stroll when a fox appeared out of nowhere and really, really wanted to be friends. 

At one point the fox refused to let go of Hoffman’s bag.

“I mean obviously he’s cool — like he’s a fox — but he won’t leave me alone right now. Come on, bro,” said Hoffman. 

Eventually, the friendly fox cozied up next to Hoffman for a pet and seemed to even fall asleep while wrapped up in his coat. 

But not all friendships last forever. In the clip Hoffman explains that the fox eventually ran off. 

“Good bloke, good bloke,” Hoffman said about his new buddy before ending the video.  Read more…

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