What is fuboTV?
fuboTV is a live streaming provider that started out as a sports-focused service but has evolved into an all-encompassing offering that will appeal to cable cutters.
The fuboTV service launched in January 2015 and initially delivered live streams focused on soccer. It eventually branched out and added entertainment and news channels as well as wider sports coverage, including MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL action. It now has more than 250,000 subscribers. In addition to streaming live channels, it also enables subscribers to purchase add-on packages that extend their viewing options.
fuboTV was the first streamer to offer 4K HDR pictures — a feature that launched in 2018, just in time to broadcast high-quality World Cup soccer streams. It was also the second live streaming service to support and provide content through the Apple TV app across iOS devices.
fuboTV plans and pricing
|fuboTV Standard||fuboTV Family||fuboTV Family with Showtime||fuboTV Ultra||Fútbol Trimestral|
|Free trial length||7 days||7 days||7 days||7 days||7 days|
|Number of channels||99||99||108||170||30|
|Streaming quality||4K HDR||4K HDR||4K HDR||4K HDR||4K HDR|
|Live sports streaming||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
fuboTV supported devices
fuboTV subscribers can watch the service on several devices, including mobile phones and tablets, desktops on computers and laptops, and smart TVs. However, it is worth noting that users cannot view fuboTV programming with LG or Vizio Smart TVs. The service also does not work with Nintendo, PlayStation, or Xbox gaming consoles. fuboTV is compatible with the following devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android OS 5.0 or higher
- Android TV with Android OS 5.0 or higher
- Apple iOS v10.0 or higher
- Apple TV 4th generation or newer
- Google Chromecast
- Roku Model 3600X or higher
- Samsung Smart TVs
What to watch on fuboTV
fuboTV provides live channels that cover a range of viewing tastes. It carries content in the following categories:
- Life & Style
fuboTV’s Standard and Family packages bring subscribers plenty of sporting entertainment. This includes the platform’s own fubo Sports Network, eight channels from beINSports, national offerings from CBS Sports Network, and NBC Sports Network. There are more specific sports options from Golf Channel, NFL Network, Olympic Channel, and PAC12 Networks.
It also has a good range of news channels, such as BBC America, CNBC, CNN, FOX Business, FOX News, and MSNBC. Entertainment and movie options include Hallmark Channel, History Channel, Paramount Network, Sundance TV, and Turner Classic Movies.
Upgrading to the fubo Ultra package more than doubles viewers’ channel selection from 63 to 131. It provides a wide range of entertainment and sports viewing, including several MTV channels, Showtime, NBA TV, NFL Network, and four Stadium channels.
fuboTV subscribers can extend their entertainment and movie choices by purchasing Showtime as an add-on package for $10.99/mo., which includes all 9 Showtime channels. Other entertainment add-ons include on-demand AMC Premiere streaming ($4.99/mo.) and fubo Extra, which provides access to the Cooking Channel, Discovery Family, Game Show Network, a few MTV channels, and plenty of sports options including four Stadium channels, NBA TV, and Tennis Channel.
Sports fans can enhance their viewing options with several add-on services — the main one being Sports Plus with RedZone, which delivers access to Fight Network, GolTV, NBA TV, NFL Network’s Red Zone, local PAC 12 Networks, and four Stadium channels. Another option is fubo Cycling, which broadcasts live coverage of the world’s best bike racing action along with a handful of other sports channels for $11.99/mo.
Further add-ons include foreign language options. Entretenimiento Plus features Mexican and Spanish movies and music and costs $4.99/mo. Latino Plus has a variety of Spanish language documentaries, news offerings, and sports for $7.99/mo. Portuguese Plus provides entertainment, news, and sports for $14.99/mo. Fans of international sports are also well served by add-ons like International Sports Plus, with Eleven Sports, GolTV, TyC Sports, and Zona Futbol for $5.99/mo. RAI Italia brings viewers coverage of Italian soccer matches for $7.99/mo.
Fubo Standard offers subscribers 30 hours of Cloud DVR storage. This can be boosted to 500 hours of storage by upgrading to the service’s Family ($70.97/mo.), Fútbol Quarterly ($34.98/mo.), or Ultra ($98.94/mo.) plans.
fuboTV provides users with 2 simultaneous streams, and they can buy a third one for an additional $5/mo. The fubo Family ($70.97/mo.) and Ultra ($98.94/mo.) plans also enable subscribers to stream on up to 3 devices at the same time. The service does not permit viewers to create multiple profiles per account, unlike other streaming services in the market.
The platform provides high-quality streaming and has offered some options in up to 4K HDR since June 2018 — although most of its live channel streams are restricted to 720p resolution.
The final cut
fuboTV initially built its reputation as a specialist provider that focused on streaming soccer. It eventually expanded and began offering coverage of other sports, including NBA, NFL, NHL games. fuboTV has moved on from its sports-first origins to become a strong option for anyone looking to cut the cable cord. The service now delivers a wide range of entertainment, news, and sports channels that subscribers can stream live through the platform. They also have the option to purchase various add-on packages, such as Showtime and various additional sports channels.
The platform also delivers a solid user experience, giving all users the ability to record up to 30 hours of content and watch up 2 simultaneous streams.
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