fuboTV Review
November 14, 2019 / Chuck McPherson
fuboTV Review
November 14, 2019 / Chuck McPherson
fuboTV Review
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Intro
fuboTV is a TV streaming service that focuses primarily on channels that show live sports, including NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and international soccer. In addition, it offers a strong selection of non-sports channels, including news, network television, and film channels. It also has a Latin TV add-on with 33 Spanish-language channels. Founded in 2015, FuboTV now serves more than 250,000 subscribers in the United States, Canada, and Spain.
Pros
  • Best streaming service for sports channels
  • Generous Cloud DVR space
  • Live sports in 4K resolution
Cons
  • Almost as expensive as cable
  • No sports-only package
Networks You Can Watch with fuboTV
FuboTV offers up to 200 channels, with the exact number varying by the type of subscription and the user’s location. It offers the most extensive catalog of live sports networks on the market, with no less than 32 top sports channels.
Here’s a breakdown of networks you can watch with fuboTV:
  • Fox Sports channels, e.g. FS1, FS2, regional Fox Sports networks, and Fox College Sports
  • Big four sports channels, e.g. NBA TV and NFL Network
  • Multiple soccer channels, e.g. GolTV (English and Spanish) and Fox Soccer Plus
  • Dedicated college channels, e.g. Pac12 Networks
  • International sports channels, e.g. Tennis Channel, fubo Cycling, Fight Network, and NBC Golf
  • Range of entertainment channels of the type normally offered by cable TV providers
  • 12 news channels, including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC
  • Spanish-language channels, including sports, entertainment, and films
Top Programs on fuboTV
Although fuboTV’s biggest strength is its sports package, it also has a strong selection of popular network series. Among other things, it offers the best programs from NBC and Fox. It also has an impressive line-up of films ranging from classics to new releases.
Here are some of the top series showing on fuboTV today:
  • 90 Day Fiancé
  • Empire
  • House Hunters
  • Keeping up with the Kardashians
  • Live PD: Police Patrol
  • The Masked Singer
  • The Voice
  • This is Us
  • The Walking Dead
  • Young Sheldon
Package Price (per month) Number of channels Cloud DVR space (hours)
Fubo Standard $54.99 111 30
Family $59.99 111 500
Ultra $79.99 177 500
Latino Quarterly $19.99 33 30
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fuboTV offers a choice of four packages, starting with a standard package of $54.99. As you may have noticed, its packages cost more than the standard streaming service but slightly less than the standard cable service. If you’re into sports, then the price is well and truly worth it for the number of channels you get. However, we are surprised fuboTV doesn’t offered separate sports-only and entertainment-only services for people who only want one or the other and don’t want to pay so much.
The Standard, Family, and Latino packages all come with a 7-day free trial period during which the user can test out the service without having to pay a cent. The Ultra service does not have a free trial period. All packages are billed on a monthly basis, aside from Latino Quarterly, which is billed every 3 months. Users may cancel their subscription at any time.
The subscription packages differ in terms of number of channels, cloud DVR space, and number of simultaneous devices. Fubo Standard can be used on 2 devices. For an extra $5, the Family package offers the same number of channels with use on 3 simultaneous devices. Ultra offers the standard 111 channels, plus 36 additional entertainment channels, 9 Showtime channels with on demand, and 23 extra sports channels. All packages include access to a range of live sports events in 4K resolution.
How it Works: Hardware and Devices
fuboTV can be watched on a range of devices. As a pure over-the-top streaming service, it doesn’t require any special purchases. To view fuboTV, all you need is a compatible device and an active subscription. Some sports events are available in 4K resolution, including Thursday Night Football games on FOX.
The following devices are compatible with fuboTV:
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Chromecast
Cloud Storage
Every fuboTV account includes at least 30 hours of cloud DVR storage at no extra charge. The Family and Extra packages include 500 hours of storage. Saved programs are synced across your fuboTV devices. That way, you can hit record from one device, start watching on another, and finish the program on yet another device.
Regional restrictions
There may be minor regional restrictions, but nothing serious. We checked out several locations. In In New York, there were 200 channels available. In Dallas, 198 channels were on offer. In Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta, the number dropped to 196 channels.
Customer service
From a tour of the site, it’s clear fuboTV prefers to handle customer support queries online rather than by phone. Technically, it offers customer support at 844-441-3826. However, when you go to the Help Center on the Fubo website, there’s no mention of the phone number. Instead, you get a comprehensive guide to every possible question that has seemingly ever been asked, from the obvious (like “What channels are available on fuboTV?), to the very specific (e.g. “What NFL games can I watch this week?). The Help Center also offers assistance with setting up your fuboTV, and it even has a useful 2-minute video that goes through all the steps you need to take in order to get started.
Summary
fuboTV started out as a soccer streaming service in 2015, pivoted to an all-sports service in 2017, and expanded into a general streaming service in 2019. These days it offers an extensive catalog of news and entertainment channels, but live sports are still its biggest strength. fuboTV is a little more expensive than the average streaming service, but if you’re into live sports – American and global, with some events in 4K – then the price is undoubtedly worth it.
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