YouTube TV vs. fuboTV: Which is Right for You?

fuboTV and YouTube TV are two of the most popular live TV streaming services for cord cutters. While fuboTV is well known as a popular option for sports fans, YouTube has features like an unlimited DVR that viewers love. In this post, we’re breaking down the differences between these two services, to help you decide which is right for you.

Plans and Pricing

YouTube TVfuboTV
Monthly Price$64.99/monthStarts at $64.99/month
Free Trial7 Days7 Days
Number of Channels 85+110+

YouTube has one plan available, with over 85 channels at $64.99/month. Recently, YouTube TV added an optional sports add-on, offering sports fans access to  NFL Red Zone, along with Fox College Sports, GolTV, Fox Soccer Plus, MAVTV Motorsports Network, TVG, and Stadium for $10.99/month.

fuboTV has several plan options available, starting with the popular Family package costs $64.99/month for over 100 channels. After choosing a base package, subscribers can choose from a list of add-ons, including Sports Plus with NFL Redzone.

Channel Lineups

YouTube TVfuboTV Family
*ABCXX
*CBSXX
*FOXXX
*NBCXX
A&EX
ABC NewsXX
ACCNX
AMCXX
AccuWeatherX
Adult SwimX
Animal PlanetXX
BBC AmericaX
BBC World NewsX
beIN SportsX
BETXX
BTNXX
BravoXX
CBS Sports XX
CBSNX
CNBCXX
CNBC WorldX
CNNX
Cartoon NetworkX
CheddarXX
CMTXX
Comedy CentralXX
CometXX
Court TVX
COZIX
DiscoveryXX
DisneyXX
Disney JuniorXX
Disney XDXX
E!XX
ESPNXX
ESPN 2XX
ESPN UX
ESPN NewsX
Estrella TVX
FOX BusinessXX
Fox NewsXX
FS1XX
FS2XX
FXXX
FXMX
FXXXX
FYIX
Food NetworkXX
Freeform XX
GalavisionX
GetTVX
GolfXX
Hallmark ChannelX
Hallmark Movies & MysteriesX
Hallmark DramaX
HGTVXX
History Channel X
HLNX
IFCXX
Investigation DiscoveryXX
LAFCX
LifetimeX
Lifetime Movie NetworkX
Local NowX
MLB Game of the WeekX
MLB NetworkXX
MSNBCXX
MotortrendXX
MTVXX
MyNetwork TVX
NBA TVX
NBC News NowXX
NBC SportsX
NBC UniversoXX
NBCSNXX
NBCLXXX
NECNX
NESNX
NatGeo WildX
National GeographicXX
NewsMaxX
NewsyX
NFL NetworkXX
NickelodeonXX
Nick Jr. X
Olympic ChannelXX
OWNXX
OxygenXX
ParamountXX
PBSX
PBS KidsX
POPXX
SEC ESPNX
SNYX
Smithsonian ChannelXX
StartTVX
SundanceTVXX
SyFyXX
TBSX
TCMX
TLCXX
TNTX
TUDNX
TYTX
TastemadeXX
TelemundoXX
Tennis ChannelX
The CWX
The Weather ChannelX
Travel ChannelXX
Tru TVX
TVGX
TV LandXX
USAXX
UnimasX
UnivisionX
Universal KidsXX
VH1XX
ViceX
WE TVXX
YouTube OriginalsX

*Some channels are dependent on location. Enter your zip code on the website for each streaming service to find out which channels you’ll receive, based on your location.

Cloud DVR

A YouTube TV includes unlimited cloud DVR storage space and rewind, fast forward, and pause capability.

fuboTV subscriptions come with a 250 hour cloud DVR.

Simultaneous Streams

With YouTube TV, you can watch on up to three screens simultaneously.

With fuboTV, you can also watch on up to three screens simultaneously. Subscribers can upgrade their DVR with two add-on options: Cloud DVR 250 for $9.99/month and Cloud DVR 1000 for $16.99/month.

Compatible Devices

fuboTV compatible devices

  • Amazon Fire TV devices 
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • iOS phones and tablets
  • Roku 
  • Samsung smart TVs
  • Web browsers (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari)
  • Xbox One

YouTube TV compatible devices

  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Hisense smart TVs
  • iOS phones and tablets
  • LG smart TVs
  • PlayStation 4
  • Roku
  • Samsung smart TVs
  • Sharp smart TVs
  • Vizio smart TVs
  • Xbox One

Which Should You Choose?

So who wins in the fuboTV vs. YouTube TV competition? That depends on what you’re looking for in channel lineups and features. fuboTV offers a 7-day trial of every package (except Ultra), and YouTube TV comes with a 14-day trial. Give each a try and decide which is the best option for you.