FuboTV: Channels, Pricing, Features, More About This Service

Live TV streaming is all about choice, so it’s a good thing there are so many services available. Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and others all offer similar packages as an alternative to cable, but each has its own specialties, too.

FuboTV is yet another way to ditch cable, but it adds its own twist with more sports offerings in the base package than any competing streaming service — and even more available as add-ons. It’s also the first live TV streaming service to offer content in 4K Ultra HD and HDR. But is it right for you?

What is FuboTV?

FuboTV first launched as a streaming service for soccer, before pivoting to a more traditional live TV streaming service. Today, the platform has the most comprehensive sports coverage — including Major League Baseball, UFC Fights, and the recent addition of the ESPN family of channels — but its channel lineup also does an excellent job at catering to everyone, regardless of age or interest.

Since its launch, the service has been rapidly adding more non-sports channels to its available packages. It currently has 30 of the top 35 channels, as well as NBA TV, NFL Network, a wide selection of Viacom’s entertainment channels, and Discovery Channel properties, too. The same deal that added ESPN also added many other Disney-owned properties, including ABC, ABC News Live, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, ACC Network, FX, FXX, and National Geographic.

In addition to its primary TV channel package, the service also grants access to hundreds of local channels and regional sports networks with availability varying, depending on where you live.

In the past, FuboTV has been significantly more expensive than some of its live TV channel competitors. Price hikes at YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV, however, have mostly leveled the playing field: Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV are now both at $65 per month, putting FuboTV’s Starter package (rebranded from its “Family” plan a few months ago), on par with them both.

Instead of using off-the-shelf tech, FuboTV opted to build its own — a risky move, but one that has seemed to pay off, especially when it comes to streaming big events. While Hulu had brief outages during the 2018 Super Bowl, FuboTV customers got through the entire game without a hitch. It has also given FuboTV the ability to stream in 4K Ultra HD, and it remains the only Live TV streaming service to offer broadcasts in 4K.

A partnership with sports-betting company FanDuel makes FuboTV the only live streaming TV service that embeds sports betting data in its live broadcasts. Betting data is presented on its own FuboTV Network and Cycling channels, as well as horse-racing channels TVG and TVG2. Additionally, FuboYV announced its acquisition of sports betting startup Vigtory, which will open the doors to a full-on sportsbook later this year, reports say.

FuboTV also owns a free, ad-supported, sports-only network called Fubo Sports Network. It’s available via free services powered by Xumo, like LG’s Channel Plus app, but FuboTV also includes it in its subscription-based live TV service.

Supported devices

FuboTV is supported by most popular streaming devices, including the fourth-gen Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, Roku streaming boxes and streaming sticks, Amazon’s Fire TV devices, and Google Chromecast devices. You can also access your FuboTV subscription from within  Apple’s TV app — a rarity among live streaming services. Smart TVs powered by the Roku, Amazon Fire, and Android TV platforms also are supported, and there’s also a FuboTV website to watch on your computer. It should work with most browsers, but the company recommends Google Chrome.

Both iOS and Android devices are supported for watching on the go. The Android app received a major overhaul with version 4.0, including a redesigned interface that better matches what you’ll see on your TV or the FuboTV website. This update also added the ability to access your cloud DVR recordings, as well as support for the Startover feature, which we’ll explain in the next section.

As of June 2020, you can also stream FuboTV on Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming consoles, but so far, it’s the only game console that FuboTV supports.

Features

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A cloud DVR is becoming a must-have feature for live TV streaming services. FuboTV’s cloud DVR works like a stand-alone DVR in that you have a limited amount of storage available. The base Starter package includes 250 hours of DVR storage, though you can upgrade to 1,000 hours for an extra $17 per month (this tier of DVR comes with the next-level Elite plan). Most users should be able to make the 250-hour limit work with some careful management. Either way, you can keep your recordings for an unlimited time.

For most devices, DVR recordings only become available to watch one hour after the recording is finished, however, iOS devices, Apple TV, and Roku support FuboTV’s instant DVR feature, which lets you begin watching as soon as you start recording.

Out of the box, FuboTV’s base Starter package supports three streams at a time. If you need more, for $10 extra per month you can upgrade to the Unlimited Screens option, which gives you all the screens you’ll ever need, allowing you to watch on up to 10 devices that are connected to the same internet connection in your house, as well a two more for when you’re out and about.

If you own a 4K TV, FuboTV has the most 4K content of any live TV streaming service. In addition to the live sporting events that get the 4K treatment, FuboTV recently became the first live TV streamer to offer non-sports in 4K, too: BBC America’s Seven Worlds, One Planet, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, was streamed in 4K throughout January and February 2020. FuboTV says more entertainment content in 4K is planned for the future.

A common frustration among sports fans using streaming services is watching a game they’re recording that is already in progress. What if you want to watch from the beginning? With the Startover feature, you can jump back to the start of the game. This feature is in beta and available only on select channels and programs. It’s only available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, and Roku devices, as well as the FuboTV website, with more devices set to gain support.

Channels and pricing

Depending on how many local affiliate channels are available in your area, dozens of channels carry live sports in FuboTV’s base package, around half of which are purely sports channels. FuboTV says that it offers more than 30,000 sporting events per year, which includes games from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and more. FuboTV also claims to offer more soccer than any other streaming service. With the addition of ESPN’s channels, this will only increase.

Until the Disney deal, one notable weakness of FuboTV’s cable-substitution prowess was a lack of ABC affiliates, but that’s been remedied as of August 2020.

You also can add other sports packages, like the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone package, which includes 26 channels for $11/month, or the International Sports Plus package at $7/month. Basketball fans also can add NBA League Pass for $29/month.

FuboTV isn’t all about sports. The company has been expanding its other categories regularly. It now has a slew of Viacom-owned lifestyle and entertainment channels along with 18 live and on-demand Discovery channels, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and Motor Trend — all of which are a part of the company’s base package.

Those who sign up for the Fubo Extra package will also get Cooking Channel, DIY Network, PeopleTV, BBC World News, and TeenNick for $8 per month.

The full channel lists are below.

Starter, $65 per month

Fubo Starter is now the base package for Fubo after rebranding the Family package. It includes 115 channels and more than 130 4K events, plus 250 hours of DVR recording space, and the ability to run three live streams simultaneously.

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Elite, $80 per month:

This combo package bundles the features of Fubo Starter along with the 47 additional channels of Fubo Extra, for a total of 162 channels and the 13-+ events in 4K. You also get 1,000 hours of DVR space versus the Starter’s 250, and unlimited screens, too.

Latino Quarterly, $33 per month:

This package includes 32 Spanish language channels and is heavy on sports, including Bein Sports, Sona Futbol, and TyC Sports. It also includes 100+ sporting events and 250 hours of DVR space with simultaneous viewing on three screens.

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Fubo Extra is a 47 channel add-on that contains lifestyle, sports, and entertainment channels:

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Sports Plus with NFL RedZone, $11 per month

26 dedicated sports channels including NFL RedZone:

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Showtime, $11 per month:

Nine live channels plus the entire Showtime on-demand catalog.

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More Add-ons

  • International Sports Plus, $7 per month: This package is currently listed as CONMEBOL & More during Fubo’s exclusive coverage of the CONMENBOL qualifying matches through to June 8 (and again in September for the next round). This package includes eight channels: Fox Deportes, Fox Soccer Plus, Zona Futbol, ESPN HD Deportes, Gol TV English, Gol TV Spanish, TyC Sports, and NXT LVL Sports.
  • Adventure Plus, $5 per month: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, Outside TV, MAV TV, Insight TV
  • AMC Premiere, $5 per month
  • EPIX, $6 per month
  • STARZ, $9 per month
  • Showtime, + STARZ + EPIX, $20 per month
  • Fubo Latino, $25 per month
  • Latino Plus, $20 per month: Fox Deportes, Zona Futbol, ESPN HD Deportes, Gol TV Spanish, TyC Sports, Cini Sony, El Gourmet, Nat Geo Mundo, Mas Chic, Nuestra Tele, Fox Life, Telefe, Familia Discovery, Discovery en Espanol, Tres, Babylv
  • RAI Italia, $9 per month
  • TV5Monde, $10 per month
  • Portuguese Plus, $15 per month: Gol TV, Benfica TV, RTP International, RTP 3, RTP Açores
  • Entretenimiento Plus, $5 per month: Antena 3, Bandamax, De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, ForoTV, NTN24, Ritmoson, TeleHit, Tlnovelas
  • CONMEBOL y Más, $25 per quarter: The same as Entretenimiento Plus but paid quarterly

Viewing experience

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While streaming services have yet to catch up to cable in terms of general quality, FuboTV is among the best-looking streaming services we’ve seen, without the “soft” image that plagues other services. More important to sports fans, it also features a fair number of channels that support a 60 fps frame rate, making it much easier to follow the action. While some entertainment channels like Syfy and USA feature the higher frame rate, most channels with 60 fps are sport-focused or sports-only. Currently, more than 41 available channels support 60 fps, and FuboTV says more are on the way.

That said, unless you’re watching one of the sports events or entertainment shows available in 4K Ultra HD, FuboTV’s streams are limited to 720p HD. This is fairly standard for the live streaming industry, but if you want something better, YouTube TV is the only service that makes its streams available in 1080p Full HD.

When it comes to navigation, FuboTV differs greatly from other services, as its main method of navigation is browsing by sport. To drill things down even further, you can filter by league or team, or search by sport, league, team, event, or title. This works similarly for entertainment and news channels as well, letting you browse or search by network or genre. A standard, cable-style guide also lets you browse everything that is currently airing live, and includes any local channels you may be able to watch.

On-demand offerings aren’t as robust as some other streaming services, especially when it comes to TV shows, but there is still a fair amount to watch. Some networks don’t have on-demand content available despite airing live. AMC is one example, but this could be because the network was only added recently. For movies, you can browse by genre, similar to other services, and while you won’t find the most recent releases, the overall library of films certainly isn’t small.

4K Ultra HD and HDR

FuboTV was the first streaming platform to offer content in HDR10 and 4K Ultra HD back in July 2018. Because the company adapted the technology so rapidly, it annihilated competitors like AT&T TV Now (Now just AT&T TV) and Dish’s Sling TV. Even now, FuboTV is the only live TV streaming platform to offer both of these viewing features. HD fans will appreciate this high-tech feature of FuboTV. That said, we still don’t recommend solely going with a service based on this feature alone.

Our take

If you’re a sports enthusiast, FuboTV could be an excellent match for you. Its vast selection of U.S. athletics and sports worldwide makes for a competitive package. The standard FuboTV option also includes some news and entertainment channels. However, you could save some much-needed cash through a service like Sling TV. Again, if sports is your main priority, both the Orange and Blue packages with Sling include ample sports lineups for just $35 per month. With those options, you can get channels like ESPN, NFL Redzone, and many more, but depending on your sports of choice, it’s likely you’ll need one of their sports add-ons at $11 per month. Between the two choices, then, FuboTV may be the better option for overall use s it has a killer sports lineup and entertainment choices the rival Sling. Its bonus features also allow you to customize your TV watching at a budget-friendly price. 

If you’re a die-hard sports fan, who wants to soak up the best sports from all over the world, then your only clear choice is FuboTV. You may find you also enjoy their variety of channels outside of just sports. For consumers on the fence, try out their free week-long trial. Consider checking out our comparison of the most popular streaming services to see if there’s a specific service that can best fit your preferences and budget.

FuboTV

FuboTV is an online television service that offers many different channels. They feature sports, movies, and more. Some of the channels they offer include MLB, NBA, NHL, College football, NASCAR, tennis, boxing, and MMA.

AMC Premiere

AMC Premiere is a streaming service that lets you watch the latest seasons of your favorite AMC shows on demand. While it doesn’t have any exclusive original content like Netflix, it does provide users with a great number of features. It offers ad free content, bonus footage, and behind the scenes videos.

AMC Premiere is an extension of the AMC app, and it is available to both Xfinity and Armstrong subscribers. You can sign up for a seven-day free trial to check out all its cool features. If you decide to continue, you can cancel at any time. However, if you plan to cancel within the first 30 days of your subscription, you will lose your free trial.

The AMC Premiere ad free content is a must-see, but it isn’t the only reason to join. There are also some great deals and promotions you can take advantage of.

As of now, there aren’t any standalone services that offer the same. This is because most of the shows that aren’t on AMC aren’t on other services such as Hulu or Netflix. Therefore, you’re better off getting AMC Premiere through your TV provider.

For fans of The Walking Dead, there’s no reason not to get AMC Premiere. It’s a great way to catch up on your favorite shows and avoid commercials. In fact, it is one of the best ways to get the most out of your television viewing experience.

Whether you are watching AMC on the latest model Apple or Android devices, you’ll be able to enjoy a superior viewing experience. Unlike many cable and satellite packages, you can watch simultaneous streams of several different programs without the hassle of multiple remotes. And the DVR functions are easy to use.

When it comes to the best part of AMC Premiere, it’s the ability to watch some of the most popular shows ahead of time. They are all ad-free, and you will receive alerts when they air. Plus, you will be able to download some of the movies you’re watching.

While there are several similar streaming services, AMC Premiere is the one that’s worth considering. It’s worth the small monthly fee, especially if you love all things AMC.

NFL Red Zone

If you are an NFL fan, you know how important the NFL Network is to your football viewing experience. Not only is the network the home of the playoffs, but it is also the place to catch all of the best action from Sunday’s games. However, you may be wondering how you can access all of the content you’ve come to love.

The good news is that there are many ways to watch the network. While it can be bundled with cable packages, it can also be purchased separately. There are two main channels that you can buy, and they offer a great value for your money.

First, you can find the network on YouTube TV. With this service, you can view all of the action from the network, as well as the NBC Sports Network and TBS. Additionally, you can watch NFL games from your local area.

You can also get the NFL Network through Sling TV and Hulu. This is a particularly helpful option for budget-conscious fans. For just $11 a month, you can have access to all of the major networks, including the NFL.

Another option is to pay for a separate subscription to the NFL RedZone channel. This offers seven hours of commercial-free live action, which is a huge deal for any sports fan. It is also worth noting that you can watch the NFL Network via its mobile app.

Finally, there is YouTube TV’s new add-on, which will allow you to watch NFL games in your home town. In addition to the new NFL RedZone feature, the new Sports Plus package allows you to watch 14 other sports channels.

Although YouTube’s NFL RedZone Channel will be available for a few months, it is not the only way to get the network’s content. Many other streaming services will carry the channel, and some will even include it in their own packages.

One of the better options is to watch the NFL Network through fuboTV. With this service, you can watch all of the games from your local market on Sundays. Furthermore, you can have up to two people watching the same account at the same time.

NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, Tennis, Boxing, MMA

FuboTV is a live-streaming service that offers a variety of programming. It has channels from many networks, including national and local networks. The service also has sports and entertainment channels. There are also specialty packages available. Some of the add-ons include family share and Cloud DVR space.

FuboTV’s web interface is clean and well-designed. It uses a white, gray, and black color palette. The guide displays programming in two columns. On the left, the list of channels is vertically scrolling, and on the right, the network details are displayed.

fuboTV has a large number of sports channels, including the NFL Network, NBA TV, and MLB Network. It is missing some major networks, however, like TNT, A&E, and Cartoon Network.

fuboTV has added more channels in recent months. It has added several sports channels from the Disney Corporation, including ESPN and MLB Network. Also, it has expanded its channel line into lifestyle and entertainment networks.

FuboTV has a free trial, which gives subscribers seven days to try the service. After the trial ends, the service will be charged monthly. However, you can cancel your subscription at any time. Depending on your package, you can watch shows without commercials.

If you have a Smart TV, Fubo TV supports Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. It is also supported on Sony, Sharp, and JVC Android TVs. You can use the app on your mobile device.

fuboTV has some of the best sports channels available. Several RSNs, or regional sports networks, provide coverage for local teams. In some markets, you cannot watch games on fuboTV because of restrictions from your home network.

The fubo Sports Network is still in its infancy. However, it will eventually feature original programming and sports-themed movies.

Currently, fuboTV offers the Standard and Elite packages. They each contain over 130 channels. You can also choose to upgrade. With the Elite plan, you’ll get SHOWTIME, Starz, and Epix.

For a bit more money, you can add a few more channels. The Sports Network, for example, is $10 more per month. This includes boxing coverage from Showtime.

Overall, fuboTV is a good choice for sports fans, but it’s not suitable for watching boxing.

College sports

If you’re a college sports fan, then you’ll want to consider fuboTV. This livestreaming service offers a variety of sports channels that cover all major sports leagues, including the College Football Playoffs.

While fuboTV lacks some popular networks, such as TBS and Disney, it still offers a wide range of programming. It includes several national networks, including ABC and CBS. You also have access to some regional networks. However, there are limitations to the amount of local channels you’ll be able to stream.

Although fuboTV does offer a full package, it’s a bit pricey. The Ultimate package costs $100 per month and includes more than 200 channels.

FuboTV is available on many different devices. It’s compatible with most laptops and iOS and Android devices. There’s a seven-day free trial available. After that, you’ll be charged a monthly fee.

fuboTV offers a variety of add-on packages. For example, you can buy the Eleven Sports add-on for $6.99 per month. Or, you can purchase the Stadium add-on for $7.99. These options allow you to watch some of the biggest and most famous sports games in the world.

In addition to live broadcasts, you can also watch recorded content. FuboTV has a cloud-based DVR that allows you to record most of the shows you watch. Once you have a recording, you can pause, rewind, or start back at the beginning of the show.

You can find a complete list of current and upcoming sports events at the bottom of the home screen. You can then browse through the channels by category, popular shows, or by broadcasting.

With all these options, it’s easy to see why fuboTV is one of the leading specialty sports livestreaming services. Even so, it’s not for everyone. Those looking for more premium features, or those who don’t plan on watching sports, may want to look elsewhere.

FuboTV is a good option for sports fans, but it’s not perfect. In addition, you’ll want to check out other livestreaming services before making a final decision. Another option is Sling TV. But while Sling TV is relatively cheap, it only covers basic sports.

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