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fuboTV Review: Plans, Pricing, and More

fuboTV has gained yardage as an all-inclusive livestreaming TV service, but it’s still mostly about sports.

Best streaming service for sports

Price: $64.99–$84.99/mo.

Channels: 185+

Editorial star rating: 4.04/5.00

Bottom line: fuboTV isn’t just a soccer streamer

fuboTV offers up to 187 channels, a 500-hour cloud DVR, and a slick interface that neatly mirrors what you’re used to with cable or satellite service. It’s also just fun to say “fubo.”

We’ve also named fuboTV as the best streamer for sports in our Best Live TV and On-Demand Streaming Services 2020 rundown.

fuboTV launched in 2015 as “Netflix for soccer,” but has since set its sights on becoming a full-service TV streaming destination. Don’t worry, soccer fans, it still covers the world’s sport ridiculously well—fuboTV has far from abandoned its original goooaaalll!

In fact, the majority of fuboTV’s livestreaming lineup is still made up of sports channels. So if you compare it to other streaming services that offer more balanced entertainment-to-sports programming ratios, fubo is still a few yards short.

But, as a streaming TV service with hundreds of live channels and a fat DVR, fuboTV is another enticing option for cable quitters to kick around.

fuboTV promotions and deals

fuboTV is currently offering a 40% off “Summer Sale,” dropping its monthly rate to just $19.99 for the first two months (not including the initial seven-day trial). That’s a savings of 70 bucks.

fuboTV plans

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PlanPriceLive channelsCloud DVRSimultaneous streams
Family
View Plan
$64.99/mo.105+500 hrs.3
Ultra
View Plan
$84.99/mo.187+500 hrs.3

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

Most of fuboTV’s channels are sports-centric, but there are also entertainment and lifestyle networks like Comedy Central, FX, AMC, Bravo, Syfy, HGTV, and Nickelodeon, among others.

Live local channels are a bit harder to come by on fuboTV, if you care about watching area stations that carry ABC, NBC, FOX, etc. There’s also the little matter of no WarnerMedia channels like TNT, TBS, or Cartoon Network.

fuboTV channels and shows

Live and on-demand shows and movies

Cable entertainment staples like Syfy, HGTV, FX, AMC, Comedy Central, BBC America, IFC, and USA all livestream on fuboTV, with previously aired programming available on-demand.

If you like news, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Cheddar Business are also available.

Extra, extra: For $5.99 more, fuboTV’s Extra add-on gives you 47 more channels, including DIY Network, Logo, and BBC World News. For the big picture, check out fuboTV’s full channel lineup.

But wait, to paraphrase late-night infomercials, there’s less: besides TBS and TNT, fuboTV is also missing a few entertainment 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

Channels fuboTV doesn’t carry:

  • TBS
  • TNT
  • CNN
  • CNN International
  • CNN en Español
  • HLN
  • Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • truTV
  • Boomerang

Those are some heavy-hitters to do without—no Cartoon Network or truTV? Life with no Rick and Morty or Impractical Jokers is rough.

Original shows and movies

Nothing to see here: while it’s grown exponentially in just under five years, fuboTV hasn’t yet branched out into producing its own original content.

If or when it does, we’d recommend an on-brand reboot of 2014 El Rey Network action series Matador, about a pro soccer star who moonlights as a CIA spy. Yes, it was a real show—and we’re still not over its cancellation.

Live sports

fuboTV carries sports, sports, and more sports—and recently added ESPN channels.

That put fubo over the top for us, as we’ve named it our best livestreaming TV service for sports in 2020. You’ll see why when we list the channels below.

fuboTV live sports channels:

  • beIN Sports
  • Big Ten Network
  • CBS Sports
  • ELEVEN SPORTS
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FOX College Sports
  • FOX Deportes
  • fubo Sports Network
  • Golf Channel
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports
  • NFL Network
  • NFL RedZone
  • Pac-12 Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • TUDN
  • Regional sports networks

Obviously, fuboTV’s jam is sports—and the above list doesn’t even include the optional sports-package add-ons available. If your sports tastes lean more varied and international (is there such a thing as a “sports hipster”?), fuboTV probably has it.

fuboTV specs and features

 Cloud DVR

fuboTV packages come with 500 hours of cloud DVR space included—a generous upgrade from its previous allotment of just 30 hours.

It’s more than most other livestreaming services offer. If you’re someone who likes to let those House Hunters episodes and Swiss Super League soccer matches accumulate, you’ll appreciate the extra space.

Multiple streams

fuboTV allows for three simultaneous streams—which is the norm for streaming services.

Compatible streaming devices

Despite being an excellent service for watching games, fuboTV doesn’t play well—or at all—with gaming devices: PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox aren’t fubo-compatible.

fuboTV is supported on these devices:

Video and audio quality

fuboTV streams at 720p/60 fps, which is currently the standard across all livestreaming TV services, making its HD quality comparable to that of other services like YouTube TV and Sling TV.

One thing that fuboTV offers that the others don’t? It has 4K sports streaming, even though it’s limited to select events on NBC, FOX, FS1, and NBCSN.

fuboTV’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 small amount of select programming.

Local channels

If you want local channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, and Univision, you may have to get yourself an over-the-air antenna. fuboTV lags behind other streaming TV services like YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV, both of which feature better broadcast network coverage.

Admit it: You don’t want to miss the new season of The Voice any more than we do, but it’s a possibility if NBC is missing from your fuboTV feed.

Channel add-ons

fubo’s basic plans can get you nearly 200 channels—but, if you need even more sports or some extended entertainment, you can drop a few more bucks to get them.

fuboTV add-ons:

  • fubo Extra (30 channels; $5.99/mo.)
  • fubo Cycling (6 channels; $11.99/mo.)
  • International Sports Plus (5 channels; $5.99/mo.)
  • Sports Plus (23 channels; $10.99/mo.)
  • Adventure Plus (5 channels; $4.99/mo.)
  • SHOWTIME ($10.99/mo.)
  • AMC Premiere ($4.99/mo.)
  • RAI Italia ($7.99/mo.)
  • Portuguese Plus (3 channels; $14.99/mo.)
  • Latino Plus (11 channels; $7.99/mo.)

All of fuboTV’s add-ons offer a free seven-day trial period, with no subscription contracts and the option to cancel at any time.

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.

Combine fuboTV with another streaming service

If fuboTV doesn’t give you everything you want, try pairing it with another streaming service to fill in the blanks—you’ll probably still save money over a cable or satellite subscription.

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Hulu + Live TV
$54.99/mo.
Prime Video
$12.99/mo.
Sling TV
$30–$45/mo.
Get Hulu originals plus livestreaming entertainment, sports, and local channels.Original shows like Jack Ryan and Mrs. Maisel, and thousands of movies and TV series.Inexpensive plans for livestreaming entertainment and sports channels.

Our final take: fuboTV isn’t (yet) your cable replacement

For fans of soccer and international sports, fuboTV is a dream streamer. It’s CableTV.com’s no-brainer 2020 pick for best livestreaming service for sports

For cord-cutters looking to replace cable or satellite service entirely, however, wake up: fubo has a few too many holes in its entertainment 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?), fuboTV could open up a whole new world for you.

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