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fuboTV is a live TV streaming service with about 90 channels for $55/month. This plan includes local channels (excluding ABC), 31 of the top 35 cable channels, and regional sports networks (RSNs).

It also includes beIN Sports, NBA TV, and NFL Network (which is not available on most services). You can add Fox Soccer Plus as part of the International Sports Plus add-on for $6/month.

You can add the fubo Extra ($6) to add ~32 channels including Baby TV, BBC World News, Cooking Channel, DIY, and GSN.

If you don’t watch much ESPN, fuboTV is a great option for sports fans, especially those who watch soccer. It is the least expensive option to get all New York RSNs MSG, MSG+, SportsNet NY, and YES Network.


Features

30 hours Cloud DVR

fuboTV includes a cloud DVR, but it can only store 30 hours (no expiration) — which is less than most services. They recently added support for series recording, 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.

You can upgrade to their “Advanced DVR” which includes 500 hours (never expiring) for $10/month.

Up to 2 Devices

This service allows for two simultaneous streams (among TV devices, smartphones, tablets, and computers).

You can add a third stream for $5.99/month.

On Demand

fuboTV offers a full range of on demand content from the channels they offer.

No Parental Controls

There are no parental controls for fuboTV.

Only AT&T TV NOW, Hulu Live TV, and Sling TV have parental control features.


Lookback Feature

Lookback lets you to watch sports and entertainment shows that aired in the previous three days that aren’t available on demand. Some of these shows allow you to skip commercials.

beIn Sports Feature

With your fuboTV account you get access to beIn Sports and their beIn Sports Connect TV Everywhere app.

Sling TV and PlayStation Vue are the only other services that offer this channel, but not in their base plan.

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Compatible Devices

fuboTV is compatible with these devices:

fuboTV is not compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, VIZIO Smart TV, or LG Smart TV.

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • iPhone/iPad
    iOS 9.1+
  • Android Phone/Tablet
    4.1+
  • Web Browsers
  • Samsung Smart TV
    2016+ models

  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • Nintendo
  • VIZIO Smart TV
  • LG 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.

TV App

The Apple TV and Roku 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.

Oddly, there is no way to search except on Apple TV (which is a bit slow). This limitation makes it clunky to find on demand content.

They have a more basic Fire TV app which matches their old interface of their mobile apps. It does allow you to watch all live, on demand, and recorded content. We expect them to update this to match the new interface.

Computer

You can watch fuboTV on Mac or Windows computers with any popular browser.

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Channels

fuboTV offers a base “fubo” ($55) plan and multiple add-ons, including fubo Extra ($6).

fubo Extra add-on includes about 32 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, BBC World News, Boomerang, Cooking Channel, DIY, GSN, INSP, PeopleTV, Revolt, and Sony Movie Channel.

Local Channels

In most markets, fubo offers CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo, The CW, and Univision. They don’t offer ABC in any market.

If they don’t offer a local channel in your market, you will still have access to the channel’s on demand content.

Local Channel Restrictions

Some local Fox stations may not be available while traveling outside your home city.


Top Cable Channels

fuboTV offers 31 of the top 35 cable channels, which is the strongest entertainment channel selection among the streaming services.

The top 35 cable channels are listed below. View the fuboTV full channel lineup for a list of all channels.


Sports Channels

National Sports Channels

fuboTV includes most national sports channels like Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, NBC Sports Network, TBS, and TNT, but they don’t offer ESPN and ESPN2.

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)

fuboTV gives access to regional sports networks (RSNs), which are generally from Fox Sports and NBC Sports.

fuboTV is the least expensive option to get all New York-area RSNs MSG, MSG+, SportsNet NY, and YES Network.

RSNs in Other Markets

Pro Sports

fuboTV includes NBA TV and NFL Network, but doesn’t offer MLB Network or NHL Network.

With the Sports Plus ($11) add-on you can get NFL RedZone.

College Sports

fuboTV includes Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, and Pac-12 Network. The service does not offer ESPNU or channels from other college conferences.

The Sports Plus ($11) add-on includes Fox College Sports.

Other Sports Channels

fuboTV includes beIN Sports, Eleven Sports, Golf Channel, and Olympic Channel, as well as a wide variety of smaller soccer channels.

You’ll get UEFA Champions League matches on beIN Sports and Spanish-language programming on FOX Deportes and TUDN.

The International Sports Plus ($6) add-on includes Fox Soccer Plus (normally $15 on other services). The Sports Plus ($11) add-on includes Tennis Channel.


Premium Channels

fuboTV offers Showtime ($11), but does not offer Cinemax or HBO.


Add-Ons

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Tech Specs

  • High definition video is similar to other streaming services.
  • Only service currently streaming 4K sports
  • 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.
4K
1080p
720p

720p HD
(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.

They have been streaming select sports on Fox, Fox Sports 1, NBC, and NBC Sports Network in 4K.

30 FPS
60 FPS

60 FPS

Most live TV streams are broadcast in 60 fps.

Stereo Sound

Stereo Sound

Live content has stereo audio.

Streaming Reliability
2
 
 
 

On Demand Reliability
3
 
 

Reliability

fuboTV live streaming is usually stable, with occasional buffering interruptions (especially on Amazon Fire devices).

They have had a few outages that made the service inaccessible.

15 sec
Live Delay

Live Delay

Live content is about 15 seconds behind cable TV, which is the shortest lag of all the services.

3.5 sec
Channel Switching

Channel Switching

It takes about 3.5 seconds to switch between channels, which is slightly slower than average.

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User Experience

  • 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.

Home Screen

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.

TV Guide

The fuboTV standard channel guide is easy to browse. You can click on upcoming listings to record them to your DVR.

Search

They offer basic search functionally on some platforms, but it can be slow at times.

Show Details

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.

Playback

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.

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