fuboTV to Launch Integrated Free-to-Play Games During CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying Games
fuboTV is bringing its integrated free-to-play predictive games out of beta just in time for the September window of the CONMEBOL World Cup 2022 Qualifying matches.
Starting September 2, fuboTV subscribers can seamlessly stream CONMEBOL matches, use FanView to monitor stats and scores next to and under a reduced-size video player, and play free predictive games - all on one screen, using their remote control and without having to switch apps. Both free games and FanView can be toggled on or off, letting consumers choose their live experience.
“fuboTV’s vision to define a new category of interactive sports and entertainment television takes a major step forward with our launch of free games and FanView,” said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO of fuboTV. “We believe this will mark the first time any company has integrated live streaming television, free games, and live stats within the same platform, on the big screen. With free games and our upcoming Fubo Sportsbook real-money wagering app, we intend to deliver a truly interactive streaming experience, one that we expect will improve engagement and retention to fuboTV while also driving advertising revenue.”
fuboTV has exclusive streaming rights to CONMEBOL through March 2022, making it the perfect time to start rolling out its integrated predictive game technology. fuboTV is also debuting two new features when the games go live — leaderboards and notifications. Should things go well here, we'll likely start to see fuboTV's sports gaming features start to pop up, too.
“With this launch, consumers will never have to leave fuboTV to interact with their favorite live sports,” said Mike Berkley, chief product officer of fuboTV. “Our beta test in June gave us the opportunity to introduce free games and FanView to a cohort of users, gather data on usability, and optimize ahead of September’s launch. We’re really excited with what we will bring to market and can’t wait for more consumers to experience live television as a truly active and immersive experience.”
Predictive, free-to-play games will be available on Android mobile, iOS mobile, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku and the web; FanView will be available on Android TV, Fire TV, LG TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox devices, and through a web browser. fuboTV expects to roll out both features on additional devices.