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FuboTV Review

What is FuboTV?

FuboTV is a live streaming provider that started out as a sports-focused service but has evolved into an all-encompassing offering that will appeal to cable cutters.

The FuboTV service launched in January 2015 and initially delivered live streams focused on soccer, which is why it’s our top ranked streaming service for soccer fans. It eventually branched out and added entertainment and news channels as well as wider sports coverage, including MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL action. It now has more than 250,000 subscribers. In addition to streaming live channels, it also enables subscribers to purchase add-on packages that extend their viewing options.

FuboTV was the first streamer to offer 4K HDR pictures — a feature that launched in 2018, just in time to broadcast high-quality World Cup soccer streams. It was also the second live streaming service to support and provide content through the Apple TV app across iOS devices.

Pros

  • Affordable cost: Starting at $64.99/month for the basic package.
  • Availability of many of the most popular channels: fuboTV has most of the most popular channels that you could get with any cable TV package.
  • Cloud DVR: The service recently added a Cloud DVR to record your favorite streaming shows and movies. It currently has 250 hours of recording on the lowest plan, and you can upgrade to 1000 hours for $16.99/month.
  • Lookback viewing: If you miss your show when it airs live, you can watch the “lookback” version of the show for up to 72 hours after it airs, even if you didn’t record it.
  • Month to month contracts: The service uses a month-to-month contract, so no worries about canceling at any time if you want to.
  • Compatible with many devices: fuboTV will work well with a variety of devices from Amazon Fire TV, to Apple TV to Android TV and mobile devices. They even have options for Mac and PC!

Cons

  • Limited live local channels: Many live local channels are not available via fuboTV, as well as ESPN networks.

FuboTV plans and pricing

FuboTV Channels and Plans

When signing up for fuboTV’s 1-week free trial, you can pick from three plans, “Family,” “Elite,” or “Latino.”

FuboTV Family

FuboTV’s Family package costs $64.99 per month after the free trial. You can watch on three screens at the same time and get 250 hours of cloud DVR storage. The Family Plan includes the following channels:

A&E
ABC
ABC News Live
AMC
Animal Planet
BBC America
beIN
BET
Bravo
BTN
CBS
CBS Sports Network
CBS News
Cheddar
CMT
CNBC
Comedy Central
Comet TV
COZI TV
Discovery
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney XD
E!
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPN3
Food Network
FOX
FOX Business
FOX Deportes
Fox News
FS1
FS2
Freeform
fubo Sports Network
FX
FXX
fyi
Galavision
Get TV
Golf Channel
Hallmark
Hallmark Drama
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
HGTV
History
IFC
Investigation Discovery
LifeTime
Lifetime Movie Network
Local Now
MotorTrend
MSNBC
MTV
National Geographic
NBC
NBCSN
NBC Universo
NFL Network
Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon
Olympic Channel
OWN
Oxygen
Pac 12
Paramount Network
Pop TV
Smithsonian Channel
Sundance 
Syfy
Tastemade
Telemundo
The CW
The Weather Channel
TLC
Travel Channel
TUDN
TV Land
TVG
Unimas
Universal Kids
Univision 
USA
VH1
Viceland
WETV

FuboTV’s Family package also offers live local ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox in many parts of the US. See this table for locations: FuboTV Local Channels

Fubo TV also offers Regional Sports Networks in select markets. Below is a breakdown of those offerings, but you can see all the channels specific to your area using this link.

Regional Sports Networks

AT&T SportsNet Southwest
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh (as of 1/12/21)
NBC Sports Chicago
NBC Sports Washington
NBC Sports Boston
NBC Sports Northwest
NBC Sports Philadelphia
NBC Sports Bay Area
NBC Sports California
SportsNet NY
NESN (New England Sports Network)
MSG Network (Madison Square Garden)

If you are looking for other channels that are not available from fuboTV, we cover a number of other live TV streaming services. You can check out the channel lists of any of those services in the list below.

Hulu Live Channel List
YouTube TV Channel List
Philo TV Channel List
Vidgo Channel List
Sling TV Channel List
AT&T TV Now Channel list

FuboTV Elite Plan

This plan costs $79.99 per month and includes the following:

All channels and features that comes with with the Family package
Allows for five simultaneous streams instead of three
increases your FuboTV DVR storage to 1000 hours
includes the FuboTV Extra channel add-on

The Elite package includes “FuboTV Extra” add-on with the following channels: ACC Network, American Heroes Channel, BBC World News, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, CNBC World, Cooking Channel, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, DIY Network, ESPNU, ESPN News, FXM, Fuse, Game Show Network, GINX Esports, Great American Country, INSP, Law & Crime, Logo, MLB Network, MTV Classic, MTV Live, MTV2, mtvU, Nat Geo Wild, NBA TV, NHL Network, Newsy, Nick Music, NickToons, Pac-12 Networks, People TV, REVOLT, SEC Network, Science, Sony Movie Channel, Stadium, TeenNick, Tennis Channel, and Zona Futbol

FuboTV Latino

This is FuboTV’s Spanish-speaking base package. It includes the ability to watch two screens at once and 500 hours of DVR space. The Plan costs $29.99 per month and offers the following channels:

beIN Sports
beIN Sports Español
Cine Sony Television
Discovery en Espanol
Discovery Familia
El Gourmet
ESPN Deportes
Estrella TV
FOX Deportes
Galavision
Gol TV (Spanish)
Mas Chic
Nat Geo Mundo
Nuestra Tele
Telefe
Tr3s
TUDN
TUDNxtra
TyC Sports
Unimas
Univision
Zona Futbol

FuboTV Supported Devices

FuboTV is supported by the following streaming devices:

  • Android smartphones
  • Android tablets
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Apple TV (4th Gen and later)
  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • Roku
  • Chromecast
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Xbox One

Points To Be Aware Of With fuboTV

There are some things you need to be aware of when you sign up for fuboTV.  There are some quirks to the service.

  • You can only stream to a limited number of devices: With fuboTV you can only stream to 2 devices whether at home or on the go.
  • Live broadcast networks not all available: Not all of the live local broadcast network stations are currently available, with mainly CBS and Fox affiliates currently being available.  At our house, we use a Tablo over-the-air DVR to record all of our favorite over-the-air broadcast network shows, and we have an antenna on our main TV if we want to watch something live, so it isn’t a deal-breaker for us.
  • Be sure your favorite networks are available: With fuboTV some networks you may see on most other services may not be available. For example, for my family, the ESPN networks and TLC are not currently available.
  • DVR is limited to 30 hours, or you’ll pay extra: The basic DVR only has 30 hours of programming recording available. Any more than that and you’ll need to upgrade to a higher tier plan.

fuboTV – The Sports Centered Streaming Service

When I first heard of fuboTV a while back I didn’t really look into it very closely because they were so focused only on soccer content.  In the past year or more they’ve begun adding network agreements that have allowed them to become a much more mainstream over-the-top streaming service with content for all of the major sports, news, and entertainment.

They also have advanced features that not everyone has like a cloud DVR, TV everywhere login, and the ability to watch your TVs and movies at home or on the go.  At a price of only $64.99, they’re not the cheapest streaming service, but the sheer number of sports channels and events available in 4K may make up for it.