fuboTV is a live TV streaming service with about 90 channels for $69.99/month. This plan includes local channels, 27 of the top 35 cable channels, and regional sports networks (RSNs).
The streaming service does not carry channels from WarnerMedia-owned (CNN, TBS, and TNT) and those from A+E (A&E, History Channel, and Lifetime).
fuboTV has two plans — their fubo Pro plan includes 90 channels for $69.99/month, and includes on their Cloud DVR, simultaneous streams (10 at-home), with add-ons for additional channels.
You can upgrade to their fuboTV Elite plan ($79.99) which adds their fubo Extra pack, on top of additional streams, and expanded DVR, and 4K.
They recently dropped their Starter Plan ($64.99 a month), which means the lowest-priced package for new users is $$69.99/month – which includes a 1,000 Hour DVR and 10 Simultaneous at-home streams. Existing users can remain on the Starter Plan, so long as they remain a subscriber.
We tested fuboTV and other live TV streaming services for more than 100 hours. fuboTV is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.
1000 hours Cloud DVR
fuboTV includes a cloud DVR with 1000 hours (no expiration). Those on their legacy fuboTV Standard Plan have 30 Hours of DVR storage included, while those on the legacy fuboTV Starter Plan have 250 Hours of DVR storage. They support series recordings, meaning the DVR will record all new episodes of a series automatically.
Even if you start recording something after it has started, fuboTV will helpfully include the entire episode. Generally, recordings will not auto-extend if the show runs past the scheduled time.
You can skip commercials on recorded shows.
Up to 3 Devices
This service allows for three simultaneous streams (among TV devices, smartphones, tablets, and computers). Those on their legacy fuboTV Standard Plan have two simultaneous streams included.
Those on their Pro and Elite plans can use it on up to 10 devices at home at the same time.
They recently made a change that no longer allows streaming on your TV from different locations at the same time. You can still use your mobile device or tablet from anywhere, even if you’re streaming on your TV from another location.
51 TV Everywhere Apps
Similar to traditional cable and satellite subscriptions, fuboTV includes “TV Everywhere” logins for various channels’ apps (including NBC App, FOX Now, Bravo Now, E! Now, Discovery Go, and NBC Sports App).
List of Compatible Apps
- A&E App
- AHC Go
- AMC App
- Animal Planet Go
- BBC America App
- beIN Sports Connect
- BET NOW
- Bravo Now
- CBS App
- CBS Sports App
- CMT App
- CNBC App
- Comedy Central App
- Destination America Go
- Discovery Go
- Discovery Life Go
- E! Now
- FOX Business App
- FOX News App
- FOX Now
- Fox Sports Go
- FX Now
- FYI App
- Golf Live Extra
- Hallmark Channel Everywhere
- History App
- IFC App
- Lifetime App
- MSG Go
- MSNBC Now
- MTV App
- Nat Geo TV App
- NBC App
- NBC Sports App
- NFL Mobile
- Nick App
- Nick Jr. App
- Oxygen Now
- Paramount Network App
- POP TV App
- Science Channel Go
- Syfy Now
- TLC GO
- Universal Kids App
- Universo Now
- USA Now
- VH1 App
- VICELAND App
- Watch OWN
- WE tv App
fuboTV offers a full range of on demand content from the channels they offer.
No Parental Controls
4K Streaming Feature
fuboTV includes 4K streaming if you pay for the Elite Plan. With the feature, you will be able to watch select events, including English Premier League, MLB on Fox, College Basketball, and College Football in 4K HDR.
4K is no longer available with the standard Pro subscription.
fuboTV is the only Live TV Streaming Service to offer Picture-In-Picture, so you can watch four live streams at the same time.
On iPhone and iPad, the service allows you to navigate your device’s interface, while still having a P.I.P. window, even after exiting the app.
fuboTV is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast (Google Cast)
- Android TV
- iPhone/iPad (iOS 13+)
- Android Phone/Tablet (5.0+)
- LG Smart TV (2018+)
- Samsung Smart TV (2016+)
- Sony Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV
Phone & Tablet Apps
The fuboTV mobile apps have various tabs:
- Sports: a list of live and on demand sports events.
- Entertainment: available channels and on demand content.
- Guide: a standard channel guide that is easy to browse.
- My DVR: all of your recorded content.
While you browse through the iOS app, a live PIP of your previous channel continues to play so you don’t miss anything. Unlike some of the other services, you always have to go back to the channel guide to switch channels, which makes it difficult to channel surf.
They recently updated their iOS and Android apps to match the new interface of their Apple TV and Roku apps.
The Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV apps are well designed and include an easy way to browse live sporting events, on demand TV shows and movies, and a standard channel guide.
On Apple TV, fuboTV has a feature called “Multi-View” which lets you watch four channels at the same time.
You can watch fuboTV on Mac or Windows computers with any popular browser.
fuboTV offers a base “fubo” ($69.99) plan and multiple add-ons, including fubo Extra ($8).
fubo Extra add-on includes about 37 channels, but does not include any additional locals, top 35 cable channels, national sports channels, or RSNs. Some of the included channels include Baby TV, Cooking Channel, DIY, GSN, INSP, PeopleTV, Revolt, and Sony Movie Channel.
In most markets, fubo offers ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo, The CW, and Univision. If they don’t offer a local channel in your market, you will still have access to the channel’s on-demand content and in many cases a national feed of live primetime programming and sports.
Local Channel Restrictions
Your local channels won’t be available while traveling outside your home city. If fuboTV is available in the market that you travel to, you will get those local affiliates instead. Your DVR will continue to record content in your home market while traveling.
Top Cable Channels
fuboTV offers 27 of the top 35 cable channels, after adding channels from Disney including ESPN, Disney Channel, and Freeform.
The top 35 cable channels are listed below. View the fuboTV full channel lineup for a list of all channels.
National Sports Channels
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)
fuboTV gives access to regional sports networks (RSNs), which include those from NBC Sports and many unavailable on other services.
fuboTV is the least expensive option to get all New York-area RSNs: MSG, MSG+, and SportsNet NY, Boston: NBC Sports Boston and NESN, Chicago: Marquee Sports Network and NBC Sports Chicago, Pittsburgh: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, and Houston: AT&T SportsNet Southwest.
RSNs in Other Markets
The Sports Plus ($11) add-on includes Pac-12 Network.
Other Sports Channels
fuboTV includes beIN Sports, Next Level Sports, Golf Channel, and Olympic Channel, as well as a wide variety of smaller soccer channels. You’ll get matches on beIN Sports and Spanish-language programming on FOX Deportes and TUDN.
- High definition video is similar to other streaming services.
- Live streaming is usually stable, with occasional buffering interruptions (especially on Amazon Fire devices).
- Live content is about 15 seconds behind cable TV, which is the shortest lag of all the services.
(Up to 4K UHD)
Video streams were at least 720p and most were at 60 fps, which is the best to expect with live TV streaming services.
To reduce playback interruptions, fuboTV will adapt the stream quality to match your network connection.
Most video streams in 60 FPS.
Content has stereo audio.
fuboTV live streaming is usually stable, with occasional buffering interruptions.
Live content is about 15 seconds behind cable TV, which is the shortest lag of all the services.
It takes about 3.5 seconds to switch between channels, which is slightly slower than average.
- The smartphone and tablet apps have PIP, allowing you to watch and browse the app simultaneously.
- The standard channel guide is easy to browse through current and upcoming shows.
- You can search on demand content on some platforms
- There are inconsistencies and missing features across their apps on different platforms.
On most devices, fuboTV app launches unique sports page which shows currently live games. You can easily switch to a channel guide or to browse TV shows or movies.
The fuboTV standard channel guide is easy to browse. You can click on upcoming listings to record them to your DVR.
They offer basic search functionally on some platforms, but it can be slow at times.
For on demand shows, they offered detailed information on the episodes available. If you select a live show, they will offer an option to either view the channel or record it.
While watching a live show, you can pause, rewind, and fast-forward live TV. On iOS devices, when you close live TV playback, the video will go into a picture-in-picture (PIP) window while you browse through the fuboTV app.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Does fuboTV offer Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound?
fuboTV does not include Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound as part of the service.