FOX+ is the New Home of the UFC in the Philippines
I don’t know about you, but a little piece of me died when Hyper HD was replaced by One Sports last January 9, 2019. It was a mad scramble for us to find out where we could watch live UFC events, more so as the fated clash between TJ “Snake” Dillashaw – attempting to become a two-division champ – and Henry Cejudo draws near.
Yesterday, UFC and FOX Networks Group Asia announced a multi-year media-rights deal in the Philippines that will see the streaming of UFC’s 42 live events in 2019, including its prestigious Pay-Per-View (PPV) events and original programming, on video-streaming service FOX+. As expected, the first event is the highly anticipated flyweight championship superfight between UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. It will be streamed live on Sunday, January 20, starting at 11am on FOX+ with a catch up option post the live event.
FOX+ is FOX Networks Group Asia’s video-streaming service available on Android and iOS devices as well as on Apple TV and select Android TVs. The good news is, a free 30-day trial is available for new subscribers.
We took it upon ourselves to document the step-by-step process of subscribing to the FOX+ app so that you, our dear readers, could start watching the UFC and other FOX+ offerings in no time.
Subscribing to the the FOX+ App
Using your App Store/Play Store app, search for “FOX+”. You’ll be asked to download and install the app. Once installation is complete, open the app. You’ll be greeted with the following page, which will ask you to avail of the free trial.
Clicking “Start your free trial” would lead to the next page, which gives you the option to sign up using Facebook, Google, or your email address. I chose to use my email address to sign up.
Click “Next” and the app will lead you to the page where you set up your payment option. Since I signed up on January 19, 2019, my 30-day trial will last until February 17, 2019. Should I choose to unsubscribe, I have to do so before February 18, or else FOX+ will automatically charge P249.00 per month. No need to tick the option “Yes, please send me FOX+ latest updates & offers.” Click on the $ symbol on the upper right-hand corner of the page to be directed to the billing option.
You’ll be asked to provide a credit/debit card number for your billing, or choose to pay using your balance with your network provider. I chose to pay using my Smart Communications balance. Once that’s done, you can now proceed to watching via FOX+.
Unsubscribing from the FOX+ App
While the FOX+ app instructs the user to manage subscription via the app’s settings, we found to Account Management tab to be buggy, leading to a blank page. If you’re here for the free trial, don’t worry, as you can unsubscribe through your App Store/Play Store.
As in subscribing, search for the FOX+ App. The following page will be shown to you. Click on the “Manage Subscriptions” button.
The following page will be shown to you.
Just click on the FOX+ icon and you will be shown the manage subscription page. Click on “Cancel Subscription” to discontinue your use of FOX+.
With everything going digital these days, I’m just glad that I can still watch UFC live events in the Philippines via FOX+. I cannot wait for “Snake” (and I say this without disdain – Dillashaw can go to whatever camp he wants to become the best fighter he can be) to continue his finishing ways. At the same time, I’m hoping for Cejudo to valiantly defend the 125-lb division, which is in dire jeopardy of being shuttered should its reigning champ fall to the 135-lb king.
John Hudson Go is the Editor-in-Chief of MMA Philippines.
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