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fuboTV Review 2021
fuboTV is an online streaming video service that delivers live television and on-demand content through your internet connection to devices such as computers, tablets, smartphones, or streaming devices. It requires no installation, there are no extra fees, and you can cancel anytime. The service has made considerable improvements to channel offerings and the quality of their streams and now challenges all other services for the title of the best streaming platform.
This service launched in 2015 and was primarily targeted towards soccer fans but it has evolved tremendously over the years justifying its higher-end price point. The company no longer offers Fox Regional Sports Networks and dropped Turner media channels (CNN, TNT, TBS, etc.) but they have added Disney-owned channels such as ABC and ESPN.
fuboTV is not just for sports fans. In addition to getting access to a wide range of US and international sporting events in 4K (130+ events), subscribers also get access to popular channels such as History, Lifetime, SYFY, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and much more. Another great thing about this streaming service is in most markets you get all four major broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC. Base packages start at 113 channels making it one of the most well-rounded channel line-ups currently on the market.
The service has one of the best cloud-based DVRs compared to other major streaming TV platforms. fuboTV offers 250 hours of Cloud DVR storage for the base plan and 1,000 hours of space for the Elite plan. They now also offer limited 4K streaming making it the only major streaming platform to do so. There are over 130 events in 4K. fuboTV also has the best stream quality in our opinion.
fuboTV Streaming TV Packages
fuboTV has seen its streaming packages change over the years which may frustrate some; however, the company has always gone a tremendous job adjusting and adapting to the ever-changing world that is cord-cutting. Currently, fuboTV offers three different streaming plans: Family, Elite, and Latino Quarterly. It also has an extensive offering of add-ons which we will cover later in this review.
What is the fuboTV Channel List?
If you’ve heard that fuboTV was only for sports fans then you’ve received outdated information. fuboTV offers some of the most popular TV channels in sports and entertainment. The base package contains a tremendous variety of channels such as drama, comedy, lifestyle, sports, and more.
fuboTV offers channels from Viacom, Disney, and more. Most recently fuboTV has added popular channels such as ABC, ESPN, MLB Network, MLB Strike Zone, NHL Network, and a lot more. Here is the channel list:
|Fox Sports 1|
|Fox Sports 2|
|NBC Sports Network|
|AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh|
|AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain|
|AT&T SportsNet Southwest|
|Fox Sports Arizona|
|Fox Sports Carolinas|
|Fox Sports Detroit|
|Fox Sports Florida|
|Fox Sports Indiana|
|Fox Sports Kansas City|
|Fox Sports Midwest|
|Fox Sports New Orleans|
|Fox Sports North|
|Fox Sports Ohio|
|Fox Sports Oklahoma|
|Fox Sports Prime Ticket|
|Fox Sports San Diego|
|Fox Sports South|
|Fox Sports Southeast|
|Fox Sports Southwest|
|Fox Sports Sun|
|Fox Sports Tennessee|
|Fox Sports West|
|Fox Sports Wisconsin|
|LA FC Sports Network|
|Marquee Sports Network|
|NBC Sports Bay Area|
|NBC Sports Boston|
|NBC Sports California|
|NBC Sports Chicago|
|NBC Sports Northwest|
|NBC Sports Philadelphia|
|NBC Sports Philadelphia+|
|NBC Sports Washington|
|NBC Sports Washington+|
|Root Sports Northwest|
|Spectrum SportsNet LA|
|ACC Network Extra|
|Big Ten Network|
|CBS Sports Network|
|Fox College Sports|
|Fox Soccer Plus|
fuboTV Extra Channel Add-ons
fuboTV offers several different add-ons for entertainment, sports, and international programming. One of the most popular add-ons is the Sports Plus add-on which features popular networks such as NFL Red Zone and NBA TV. Showtime, STARZ, and EPIX are the premium channels offered; however, fuboTV does not offer Cinemax or HBO. Also offered is one of the most popular international channels is Rai Italia but you can also find French, Spanish, and Portuguese language add-ons.
Below is the full list of add-ons and their prices.
- Showtime ($10.99)
- STARZ ($8.99)
- EPIX ($5.99)
- AMC Premiere ($4.99)
- Sports Plus with NFL Red Zone (NFL Red Zone, NBA TV, NHL TV, Tennis Channel, GolTV, and more) ($10.99)
- International Sports Plus (Zona Futbol, Fox Soccer Plus) ($6.99)
- Adventure Plus (Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, Outside TV) ($4.99)
- Latino Plus ($19.99)
- Rai Italia ($8.99)
- TV5MONDE ($9.99)
- Portuguese Plus ($14.99)
- Entretenimiento Plus ($4.99)
- Fubo Extra (Cooking Channel, Game Show Network, Logo, TeenNick) ($7.99)
Devices Compatible With fuboTV
fuboTV is supported by a wide array of devices leaving subscribers with many options. Users have the flexibility to watch their favorite shows and movies in a variety of different ways such as at home on your television or on your phone while you’re on the go. Some of the most popular are Amazon Fire, Roku, and Samsung Smart TVs. Notably absent from device support is PlayStation devices.
Here is a list of compatible devices.
Amazon Fire TV: All Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition TVs with Fire TV built in with: Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher
Android Mobile: Google approved mobile phones/tablets with: Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher
TV Android: Google approved Android TV devices and TVs with Android TV built in with: Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher
Apple TV: 4th generation or newer; tvOS v12.0 or higher
Browser: Chrome – latest version; Firefox – latest version; Safari – latest version
Chromecast: Chromecast; Chromecast Ultra; TVs with Google Cast built in: Vizio SmartCast 3.0 TVs (AirPlay not supported); Cast using: Android Mobile, iPhone/iPad/iPod
iPhone/iPad/iPod: iPhone 5 or newer; iPad; iPad Pro; iPad Air or newer; iPad 4th gen or newer; iPad Mini 2 or newer; iPod Touch Gen 6 or newer; iOS v10.0 or higher
Roku: Full support Model 3600X and higher; Limited functionality Model 3500 and higher
Samsung Smart TV: Live TV and DVR; 2015 – 2021 TVs
If you’ve tried fuboTV before and found the interface clunky and hard on the eyes you will be very surprised to see the updates they’ve recently made. Gone is the dark blue color scheme which has been replaced with a black, grey, orange, and white color scheme that is much more aesthetically pleasing.
Depending upon your streaming device the interface will be slightly different; however, they all contain the same main features. fuboTV’s interface is fairly clean and well-organized. The interface is organized into five main sections that are found on the top menu: Sports, Series, Movies, Channels, and Recordings.
In the sports section, you will find a calendar of the current day’s events that contains information about dates, teams, channels and there is even a button to easily record to your cloud DVR. You are also able to sort by sport type on a top submenu or on a drop-down menu.
Additionally, in the shows section, you will find a sliding carousel of popular primetime tv shows airing for that particular day. Users will also be pleased to find that fuboTV organizes TV shows into several logical categories as well such as live, popular, and upcoming TV shows. This is also where you will find one of fuboTV’s best features, their on-demand TV show category.
The movies section is also laid out in the same template as the TV shows category. Here you can find live, popular, and on-demand movies.
In the guide section, you will find a traditional TV-style guide. The interface contains images of the channel logos and the program being aired. fuboTV’s guide sorts each program by channel and by the time it is airing. You can also sort by what’s on TV next and you can jump to what is airing tonight or tomorrow night during primetime hours.
fuboTV Review Conclusion
This service is for you if you want all of the sports you can desire but also want a great mix of entertainment channels such as AMC, Comedy Central, MTV, and others. One of the biggest drawbacks was the absence of ABC and ESPN; however, those are now part of the fuboTV line-up. But now one of the biggest drawbacks is the absence of Fox Regional Sports Networks but you can only get those on AT&T TV now. You can purchase several add-on packages for sports, entertainment, and premium channels including international packages for French, Latino, and Portuguese languages.
The price is definitely on the higher end of the scale but the per-channel price is one of the best. fuboTV’s interface is clean, intuitive, and easy to use. Subscribers one of the best cloud based DVR storage capacities (Up to 1000 hours on the Elite plan). All in all, we think fuboTV is one of the best, if not the best, streaming service currently available. We recommend you try out the service with their free trial and you may want to give this service a second look even if you’ve tried it in the past.