Set up and watch the FXNOW app on Xbox 360


Find out how to install and watch content on the FXNOW app.


App requirements

To use the FXNOW app, you need:

  • To be signed in to an Xbox Live Account
  • At least 138 megabytes (MB) of available space
  • An approved TV provider

Download the FXNOW app

  1. On your console, sign in with your Xbox Live-enabled gamertag.
  2. Go to apps, and then select Browse Apps or Search Apps.
  3. Browse or search for the FXNOW app.
  4. Select FXNOW to download and install the app. After the download, the app automatically starts, and you can browse through and view details about the available content.

To start the FXNOW app later, go to apps, My Apps, and then FXNOW.

Sign in with your TV provider

  1. The first time you start the FXNOW app, you’ll see the “Activate Device” screen. Select Activate to begin.
  1. On the next screen, you’ll see an activation code.
  1. In a browser on an Internet-enabled device, go to and enter the activation code from your Xbox 360.
  1. You’ll be prompted to choose your TV provider and then sign in with your TV provider account.
  1. Once you’ve signed in to your TV provider account, you’ll see a “Sign in completed” screen.
  1. On your Xbox 360, you’ll see a “Congratulations” screen. Select continue to start using FXNOW.


  1. To start the FXNOW app, go to apps, My Apps, and then select FXNOW.
  2. From the Featured hub, you can choose any of the content in the center to watch. You can also navigate to the Shows, Movies, or Live TV hubs.
  1. From the Live TV hub, you can access the FXNOW schedule and change your time zone.
  1. Choose something to watch and select Play.

Un-associate your console from your FXNOW account

  1. To un-associate your console from your FXNOW account, go to SETTINGS and select TV Provider.
  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to unlink your FXNOW account from your Xbox 360 console.

Manage your FXNOW account

You can manage your FXNOW account from a browser on an Internet-enabled device by visiting and signing in with your FXNOW account information.

Use Family Settings to control access to content

If you use Family Settings to control which movies and TV shows can be watched through Xbox Live on your console, the FXNOW app will follow those settings. For example, if you prohibit viewing of R-rated movies or TV-MA-rated TV shows, those programs will be marked with a “restricted” icon in the FXNOW app. To play a restricted item, an adult must enter the Family Settings pass code.

For more information about how to restrict access to Xbox Live content by using Family Settings, see Set parental controls for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live.

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