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fuboTV Drops 4K from Base Plan for New Customers

Jason Gurwin

One of the features that differentiated fuboTV from its live TV streaming service competitors has been that the service included some 4K sports on all plans at no extra charge. However, with the service’s recent price hike and elimination of their Starter Plan, there is one more subtle change. New subscribers to the $69.99 per month fuboTV Pro Plan will no longer get 4K events.

Instead, in order to stream 4K events, customers will now need to subscribe to the fuboTV Elite Plan for $79.99 per month. However, subscribers who signed up prior to May 2 will continue to get 4K included in their subscription with no extra charge.

fuboTV has been streaming sports in 4K since the 2018 World Cup. They now broadcast select NFL, college football, and college basketball games on FOX & FS1, along with Premier League action on NBC and USA Network. The service recently added NESN 4K to stream Boston Red Sox games to customers in the New England market.

The change differentiates the Pro and Elite plans a bit. Prior to the change, upgrading to the Elite Plan didn’t save you very much. While it was $10 more expensive, the only difference is that it included fubo Extra ($7.99) and News Extra ($2.99). With the shift of 4K to that plan, for those that find that important, it will give them a bit more of an incentive to upgrade.

The only other live TV streaming service with 4K is YouTube TV, which offers it as part of their 4K Plus add-on for $19.99 per month.

How to Stream 4K with fuboTV

To view ultra-high definition and high dynamic range content, subscribers must have a 4K HDR-enabled television, HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 compatible cable, and run the fuboTV app on a streaming device that supports the formats.

Bandwidth speeds of 30Mbps-40Mbps or higher are recommended to view content in the format as well. 4K HDR-capable TVs may also need calibration to present the content correctly.

4K HDR Supported Devices

  • Apple TV 4K
  • Chromecast Ultra
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • Fire TV 4K
  • Fire TV Cube
  • Roku Express 4K+
  • Roku Premier
  • Roku Premier+
  • Roku Streaming Stick+
  • Roku Ultra

Android Phones with HDR10 Displays

  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei P20
  • LG V30
  • Razer Phone
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
  • Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZ1
  • Sony Xperia XZ2

fuboTV

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 also includes MLB Network, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL RedZone , NHL Network, and beIN Sports (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 ($8) to add ~38 channels including Baby TV, Cooking Channel, DIY, and GSN.

fuboTV is a great option for sports fans, especially those who want to stream soccer. It is the least expensive option to get New York RSNs MSG, MSG Sportsnet, and SportsNet NY.

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