fuboTV Review - Live TV Streaming Service


fuboTV is a live TV streaming service with ~90 channels for $55 / month. This plan includes local channels (no ABC), 31 of the top 35 cable channels, and regional sports networks (RSNs).

It also includes NFL Network, NBA TV, and beIn Sports (which is not available on most services). You can add Fox Soccer Plus as part of the International Sports add-on for $5.99 / month.

You can add the fuboTV Extra pack ($5.99) to add ~30 channels including Cooking Channel, DIY, Game Show Network (GSN), BBC World News, Baby TV, and more.

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+, SNY, and YES Network).

$55 fubo

  • 90 Channels
  • Local Channels
  • 31 of Top 35 Cable Channels
  • Sports Channels
    • Major Channels: 5
    • Includes RSNs
    • Pro Channels: 2
    • College Networks: 3


Cloud DVR

30 hrs

500 Hours (+$10)

2 Device Streams

Watch on up to 2 devices at the same time.

On Demand

Most channels have on demand content.

TV Everywhere Apps

App logins provided for up to 51 apps.

- No Parental Controls

Does not have any parental controls.

Tech Specs

HD Video

30 fps / 60 fps

Streaming Reliability

Below Average

On Demand Reliability


Live Delay

15 seconds

Channel Switching

3.5 seconds

Optional Add-Ons

fubo Extra




Sports Plus


Adventure Plus


International Sports Plus






7-Day Free Trial

fuboTV offers a 7-day free trial. Your subscription is month-to-month and you can cancel at any time.


We tested fuboTV and five other live TV streaming services for more than 100 hours. fuboTV is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku TV devices; Android, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch mobile devices; and computer browsers.

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.


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.


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.


30 hrs 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 $9.99 / month.

streams Simultaneous Viewing

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

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

Good Selection On Demand

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

51 apps TV Everywhere

Similar to traditional cable and satellite subscriptions, fuboTV includes “TV Everywhere” logins for various channels’ apps (including NBC, Fox, Bravo, E!, Fox Sports, & NBC Sports).

All TV Everywhere Apps

Mind the Kids No Parental Controls

There are no parental controls for fuboTV. Only Hulu and Sling have parental controls.

fuboTV offers two unique features: “Lookback” and “beIn SPORTS CONNECT.”


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.


With your fuboTV account you get access to beIn 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.

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.

720p / 60 FPS HD Video

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 NBC, FOX, FS1, and NBCSN in 4K.

Average Connection 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.

Stereo Audio

All live TV content has standard stereo audio.

15 SECS Live Delay

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

3.5 SECS Channel Switching

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

Devices and Apps

Device Compatibility

fuboTV is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Web Browsers, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Android TV, and Samsung Smart TV.
All Compatible Devices

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

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.

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.


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


fuboTV offers a single fubo ($55) and multiple add-ons including Extra ($5.99).

fubo Extra add-on includes ~30 additional channels, but does not include any additional locals, top 35 cable channels, national sports channels, or regional sports networks. Some included are Baby TV, BBC World News, Boomerang, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Game Show Network (GSN), INSP, PeopleTV, REVOLT, Sony Movie Channel, and Stadium.

Local Channels

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

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

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The CW
Local Channel Restrictions

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

Popular Local Markets

These popular markets have live local channels on fuboTV. For complete local availability, use our Local Channel Finder.

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.

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Cartoon Network
Comedy Central
Disney Channel -
Disney Junior -
Food Network
Fox News
Freeform -
Investigation Discovery
Paramount Network
Travel Channel
USA Network
WE tv

View the fuboTV full channel lineup for a list of all channels.

Sports Channels

National Sports Channels

fuboTV includes most national sports channels like FS1, NBCSN, TBS, & TNT, but they are the only service that doesn’t offer ESPN.

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Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
NBC Sports Network

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)

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

They are the least expensive option to get all RSNs (MSG, MSG+, SNY, YES Network) in the New York area.

For RSN availability in your market, use our Channel Lookup Tool to search your favorite sports team.

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Altitude -
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh -
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain -
AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Fox Sports Arizona
Fox Sports Carolinas
Fox Sports Detroit
Fox Sports Florida
Fox Sports Indiana
Fox Sports Kansas City
Fox Sports Midwest
Fox Sports New Orleans
Fox Sports North
Fox Sports Ohio
Fox Sports Oklahoma
Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Fox Sports San Diego
Fox Sports South
Fox Sports Southeast
Fox Sports Southwest
Fox Sports Sun
Fox Sports Tennessee
Fox Sports West
Fox Sports Wisconsin
LA FC Sports Network -
Longhorn Network -
NBC Sports Bay Area
NBC Sports Boston
NBC Sports California
NBC Sports Chicago
NBC Sports Northwest
NBC Sports Philadelphia
NBC Sports Philadelphia+
NBC Sports Washington
NBC Sports Washington+
Orlando City SC Sports Network -
Root Sports Northwest -
Seattle Sounders Sports Network -
Spectrum SportsNet -
Spectrum SportsNet LA -
SportsNet NY
SportsTime Ohio
YES Network

Pro Sports

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

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MLB Network -
NFL Network
NFL RedZone ^ $9
NHL Network -

College Sports

fuboTV includes Big 10 Network, Pac-12 Network, and CBS Sports Network. The service does not offer ESPNU or channels from other college conferences.

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ACC Network -
ACC Network Extra -
Big Ten Network
CBS Sports Network
Fox College Sports ^ $9
Longhorn Network -
Pac-12 Network
SEC Network -

Other Sports Channels

fuboTV includes beIN Sports, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, and 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 Univision Deportes.

You can add-on Fox Soccer Plus for $6 / month (normally $15 on other services) as part of the International Sports Add-on.

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beIN Sports
Eleven Sports
Fox Soccer Plus ^ $6
Golf Channel
Olympic Channel
Tennis Channel ^ $9

Premium Channels

fuboTV offers Showtime, but does not offer HBO or Cinemax.

They do offer a Spanish-language add-on (15 channels, $8/month) and a Portuguese add-on (3 channels, $15/month).

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Cinemax -
Showtime ^ $11
Starz -

The Streamable Pages