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Fubo Review 2024: Cost, Plans, and More

Fubo is a solid choice for sports fans, but it comes at a cost. While we love its features, the hefty price and missing TNT Sports channels will leave you feeling sidelined.

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7-day free trial
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65–260+ channels
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Exciting playback features
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Expensive plans and RSN fees
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No TNT Sports channels
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7-day free trial
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65–260+ channels
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Exciting playback features
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Expensive plans and RSN fees
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No TNT Sports channels

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Fubo (formerly fuboTV) is a live TV streaming service like Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV, but it offers subscribers more sports-specific networks and playback features designed for game day.

While soccer is its specialty, it boasts plenty of league coverage from the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. Plus, there’s no shortage of entertainment content to explore when your favorite team isn’t on.

At CableTV.com, we like Fubo for its massive channel lineups, add-on packages, and slick interface, but we don’t like its higher price.

It’s also just fun to say “Fubo.” But knowing the details of Fubo’s plans and pricing is essential. So, keep reading as we review all the ins and outs.

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  • Bang for your buck
  • Reliability
  • Features
  • Customer satisfaction

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Fubo plans and pricing

Plan Price Live channels Multiple streams Cloud DVR storage Details
Pro $79.99/mo. 185+ Up to 10 Unlimited View plan
Elite
Our pick
$89.99/mo. 250+ Up to 10 Unlimited View plan
Premier $99.99/mo. 260+ Up to 10 Unlimited View plan
Latino $32.99/mo. 60+ Up to 2 Unlimited View plan
Plan Price Live channels Multiple streams Cloud DVR storage
Pro

View plan
$79.99/mo. 190+ Up to 10 1,000 hrs.
Elite
Our pick

View plan
$89.99/mo. 250+ Up to 10 1,000 hrs.
Premier

View plan
$99.99/mo. 260+ Up to 10 1,000 hrs.
Latino

View plan
$32.99/mo. 60+ Up to 2 250 hrs.

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Fubo offers three English-language base plans: Pro, Elite, and Premier. Most features are similar across each plan, with channel counts being the main distinguisher.

  • Pro ($79.99 a month) delivers 185+ channels, including ESPN, NFL Network, Hallmark Channel, FX, and Nickelodeon. Subscribers can also stream on up to 10 screens simultaneously at home and get unlimited DVR storage hours.
  • Elite ($89.99 a month) has the same channels and benefits as the Pro plan. However, it also includes the Fubo Extra and News Plus add-ons, which give you more sports, news, and entertainment channels. You’ll also get access to 4K content.
  • Premier ($99.99 a month) features everything from the Elite plan plus nine Paramount+ with SHOWTIME channels.

Fubo also offers the Latino package for those who prefer Spanish-language programming. The plan costs $32.99 a month and includes 60+ channels, unlimited DVR storage, and two simultaneous streams.

Fubo’s pricing is not bad when considering the number of available channels. But there’s a hidden regional sports fee depending on your billing location and how many regional sports networks (RSNs) you get. One RSN will cost you an added $11.99 a month, while the price for two or more is $14.99 a month.

Free trial: Fubo offers a seven-day free trial for new users. You can stream live TV from over 150 channels for a week before fully committing to the service.

What channels does Fubo include?

Fubo includes must-have sports channels like ESPN, FS1, CBS Sports Network, and beIN SPORTS. It also carries cable TV staples like Disney Channel, Syfy, FX, and USA Network, with previously aired programming available on demand.

MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Cheddar News are also available.

What channels are missing from Fubo?

Besides TBS, TNT, and truTV, Fubo is missing some crucial channels that prospective cord-cutters might overlook at first glance. You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone from your channel lineup. But TV life without AMC, Food Network, and Cartoon Network is rough.

Expand the list below to see some of the heavy hitters missing from Fubo.

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • BBC America
  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
  • CNN
  • CNN International
  • CNN en Español
  • Discovery
  • Food Network
  • HBO
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • TBS
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • truTV
  • Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Fubo sports channels

Fubo carries sports, sports, and more sports—including CBS Sports, ESPN, FOX Sports, and NBC Sports channels. The big thumbs-down is that it’s missing TBS, TNT, and truTV, which carry national baseball, basketball, and hockey games.

Still, we’ve named it one of the best live TV streaming services for sports. You’ll see why when we list the channels below.

  • ACC Network
  • beIN SPORTS
  • Big Ten Network
  • CBS Sports Network
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN Deportes
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • Pac-12 Network
  • FOX Soccer Plus
  • Fox Deportes
  • Fubo Sports Network
  • Golf Channel
  • MLB Network
  • NBA TV
  • NFL Network
  • NFL RedZone
  • NHL Network
  • Tennis Channel
  • TUDN
  • Regional sports networks

The only thing missing [from Fubo] for me, is I would like more NHL hockey games. We couldn't watch very many playoff games.

–Real Fubo customer

Obviously, Fubo’s jam is sports—and the above list doesn’t even include every optional add-on available. If your sports tastes lean more varied and international (is there such a thing as a “sports hipster”?), Fubo probably has it. Hit the button below to see our full Fubo Sports guide for a closer look at the streamer’s sports coverage and playback features.

Fubo local channels

Fubo doesn’t carry local channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, and Telemundo in all areas, but it does offer content on-demand from these networks.

Admit it: You don’t want to miss the new season of The Voice any more than we do. But it’s possible your plan could lack NBC in your area. If so, you may want to buy a digital over-the-air antenna to pick up local TV stations for free.

Fubo channel add-ons

Fubo’s basic plans can get you over 150 channels. But you can drop a few more bucks if you need even more sports or some extended entertainment.

  • Paramount+ with SHOWTIME ($10.99/mo.)
  • STARZ ($9.99/mo.)
  • MGM+ ($5.99/mo.)
  • Paramount+ with SHOWTIME + STARZ + MGM+ ($19.99/mo.)
  • MLB.TV ($29.99/mo.)
  • NBA League Pass ($14.99/mo.)
  • Fubo Extra (57 channels; $7.99/mo.)
  • Sports Plus with NFL RedZone (35 channels; $10.99/mo.)
  • Adventure Plus (8 channels; $4.99/mo.)
  • Latino Plus (40 channels; $19.99/mo.)
  • News Plus (10 channels; $2.99/mo.)
  • RAI Italia ($8.99/mo.)
  • Portuguese Plus (4 channels; $14.99/mo.)
  • International Sports Plus (15 channels; $6.99/mo.)
  • TV5MONDE ($9.99/mo.)
  • Entretenimiento Plus (7 channels; $9.99/mo.)

Fubo video and audio quality

Fubo streams at 720p/60 fps, which is currently the standard across all live TV streaming services, making its HD quality comparable to other services like Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV. However, limited events and some on-demand content stream at 1080p and 4K resolution.

Fubo’s sound feed is standard 2.0 stereo audio; Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Surround Sound isn’t yet available. You’re not missing out on much, though. Streaming services often advertise Dolby 5.1 sound, but that claim applies to only a select amount of programming.

Fubo home screen on a Samsung 4K Smart TV
The Fubo home screen as seen on a Samsung 4K Smart TV.

Don’t underestimate 4K: Until you experience a soccer ball coming at your face in 4K, you don’t know what you’re missing. Check out CableTV.com’s take on 4K streaming.

Fubo specs and features: DVR storage and accessibility

Fubo more than holds its own when it comes to cloud DVR hours, simultaneous streams, and compatible devices—outperforming competitors like Sling TV and Vidgo. That said, the devil is in the details. Read on to understand some of Fubo’s limitations before you sign up.

Cloud DVR

Plan Included storage
Pro, Elite, Premier 1,000 hrs.
Latino 250 hrs.

Data effective as of post date.

Fubo’s three English-language base plans come with 1,000 hours of cloud DVR space. That’s not too shabby, but unlimited DVR storage is becoming the norm with other services.

Regardless, if you like to let those House Hunters episodes and Swiss Super League matches accumulate, you’ll appreciate Fubo’s DVR.

Simultaneous streams

Plan Streams
Pro, Elite, Premier Up to 10
Latino 2

Data effective as of post date.

Fubo’s Pro, Elite, and Premier plans give you 10 streams on the same home network. During our hundreds of hours of user testing, our team confirmed that you can’t stream Fubo at the same time on separate home networks. So, if you’re sharing your login with other households, you’ll need to factor in that little detail.

What devices support Fubo?

As seen in the list below, you can stream Fubo across many platforms that support the Fubo app and website. For the best streaming experience, keep your compatible devices updated with the latest software release. Fubo also recommends an internet connection of at least 3 Mbs for continuous streaming.

  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • Android TV devices
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast, Chromecast with Google TV
  • Hisense VIDAA
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod
  • LG TVs
  • PC, Mac web browsers
  • Roku Ultra, Express, Premiere, Stick, TVs
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Vizio SmartCast TVs
  • Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Game over! Despite being an excellent service for watching live sports, Fubo doesn’t play well for gamers. PlayStation, Nintendo, and NVIDIA platforms are not compatible.

Is Fubo worth it?

For soccer and international sports fans, Fubo is a dream streamer. It’s one of CableTV.com’s no-brainer picks for the best live TV streaming service for sports.

For cord-cutters looking to replace cable or satellite service entirely, however, wake up: Fubo has a few holes in its channel lineup for us to fully recommend it as a stand-alone cable substitute.

But if your regular live TV viewing needs are minimal and you’ve been meaning to get into Australian women’s cricket (who hasn’t?), Fubo could open up a whole new world for you. Either way, it’s worth checking out Fubo’s seven-day free trial.

Fubo FAQ

What are the cons of Fubo?

The main downside to Fubo is that it’s missing Warner Bros. Discovery channels like HGTV, Food Network, TNT, and CNN. It also has a hidden regional sports fee that can add $11.99–$14.99 to your monthly bill, depending on RSN availability in your area.

How much does Fubo cost per month?

Fubo’s three English-language base plans cost between $79.99 and $99.99 a month. The Pro, Elite, and Premier plans have over 185 channels and unlimited hours of cloud DVR storage. Fubo also offers its Latino plan for $32.99 a month—featuring 60+ channels and unlimited hours of DVR space.

Can I get Fubo for free?

Fubo isn’t free, but the streaming service does offer a seven-day free trial to take it for a test drive. Live TV streaming service Philo also has a free trial period.

What’s better, Hulu or Fubo?

For about the same price per month, Fubo carries more live channels than Hulu + Live TV (Hulu + Live TV: 95+; Fubo: 65–260+). But Hulu + Live TV also gives you access to Hulu’s large library of on-demand TV shows and movies, as well as Disney+ and ESPN+—because of this, we think Hulu + Live TV is a better value than Fubo.

Which is better, Sling TV or Fubo?

Sling TV offers cheaper plans than Fubo but has fewer channels in its basic plans. Even though Sling TV features a wide array of add-on channel packages, we prefer Fubo’s live TV streaming experience. Our Sling TV vs. Fubo guide explains in more detail how the two services compare.

Is Fubo better than YouTube TV?

YouTube TV and Fubo are close in price and channel counts, but YouTube TV has the advantage of carrying more local channels in most markets. It also has Warner Bros. Discovery channels like TBS, TNT, and CNN and offers the NFL Sunday Ticket add-on. In this case, we’d give YouTube TV the edge over Fubo. If you want more info, we compare the two services on our Fubo vs. YouTube TV page.

Is Fubo free to cancel?

Yes, you can cancel your Fubo subscription for free at any time. Simply visit the Subscription and Billing page under My Account to cancel your plan. Fubo may offer a discount to tempt you to stay. You also have the option to pause your subscription for up to three months if you plan to return and don’t want to lose your account settings.

Is Fubo free with Amazon Prime?

No, Fubo is not available through Amazon Prime Video. However, you can stream the streaming service’s free Fubo Sports Network on Amazon Freevee.

Why you should trust us

Over the last year, our TV experts dedicated 100+ hours to testing Fubo’s functionality, channel lineups, and reliability in streaming live sports and entertainment. We also monitored its customer satisfaction trends and compared its prices and features with other live TV streaming services to see how it stacks up to its competition.

For more information on our methodology, check out our How We Rank page.

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