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Fox Sports streaming app lands on LG smart TVs

A LG smart TV set displaying the Fox Sports app. (Image courtesy LG, Graphic by The Desk)
A LG smart TV set displaying the Fox Sports app. (Image courtesy LG, Graphic by The Desk)

LG and Fox Corporation have announced a distribution agreement that makes the Fox Sports streaming TV application available as a free download on LG’s brand of webOS-enabled smart TV sets.

The app became available in the LG content store, and unlocks free access to the upconverted 4K feed of Super Bowl LVII, which takes place Sunday, February 12.

Other sports programming offered through the Fox Sports app includes regular-season National Football League, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, National Rugby League, college football and college basketball games broadcast on the Fox network, FS1 (Fox Sports 1), FS2 (Fox Sports 2) and Fox Deportes. Some programming is available for free, but most requires a subscription to cable, satellite or a streaming cable TV replacement like Vidgo, Sling TV or YouTube TV.

Sports-related programs, including “Skip and Shannon Undisputed” and “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” are also available through the Fox Sports app with a pay TV subscription and associated login credentials.

LG is one of the leading smart TV makers in the world, and is one of the few manufacturers to offer OLED TVs, which provide higher contrast and vivid colors. OLED TVs don’t use a backlight; instead, each individual pixel is self-lit, and can turn itself fully off to achieve deep black images.

Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, several models of LG smart TV sets are on sale, including the much-coveted LG OLED evo range, which offers all the benefits of OLED TVs in an affordable package. The 42-inch LG OLED evo model is just $880 at Amazon or at Best Buy for $900, down from its normal price of $1,300. Need something a bit bigger? The 55-inch LG OLED evo model is just $1,300 at Amazon (or 12 monthly payments of $108.09), a price that is also matched by Best Buy.

While OLED TVs are great for color and clarity, they aren’t the best option for bright rooms; instead, LG’s line of QNED TVs are better suited for living rooms and bedrooms that have a lot of natural light. Pick up the 55-inch LG QNED TV at Amazon for just $700 (price matched at Best Buy), down from the normal price of $850.

To see other LG TVs available for sale at Amazon, click or tap here. Don’t want to wait for delivery? See what your local Best Buy has in stock by clicking or tapping here.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).