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When it comes to live sports, Fubo is one of the most popular streaming services on the market. Its extensive lineup of sports programming beats all other streamers — especially now that it has added Bally Sports back into the mix. But Fubo is more than a sports streamer, and its 1.2 million-plus North American subscribers can find all sorts of entertainment, news, family, and Spanish-language programming to enjoy.
In this Fubo review, we'll explore everything the streamer has to offer in live and on-demand programming. We'll look at Fubo packages, channels, add-ons, bonus features, and more. Read on to learn if Fubo is right for you.
|Fubo||Hulu + Live TV||YouTube TV||Sling TV|
|Starting monthly price||$75/mo.||$70/mo.||$65/mo.||$40/mo.|
|Free trial length||7 days||None||Up to 14 days||None|
|Number of channels||145+||85+||100+||30+|
|DVR storage||1,000 hours||Unlimited||Unlimited||50 hours|
|Streaming quality||Limited events in 4K; otherwise up to 1080p Full HD||Up to 4K Ultra HD and 60fps HD||Up to 4K (add-on required)||720p Standard HD|
Overall, Fubo is most similar to Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV. The three platforms are similar in price, with each coming in between $65/mo. and $85/mo. However, Fubo offers more channels, including a wider selection of sports networks. Fubo is also the only streamer on this list to offer Bally Sports regional programming.
There are three main Fubo packages to choose from: Pro, Elite, and Premier. Plans start at $75 per month. Here's what you'll get with each option.
At the basic level is the Fubo Pro plan, which costs $75/mo. If you choose this option, you'll have 1,000 hours of DVR capacity to record all of your favorite shows and watch them at your own pace. The Pro package also comes with Fubo's Unlimited Screens, which allows you to watch TV on up to 10 devices on your home connection (plus an extra two mobile devices on the go).
The Fubo Elite plan is $85/mo. and offers all of the channels in the Pro plan plus the Fubo Extra and News Plus add-ons -- for a grand total of 204 channels. It also includes access to over 130 events streaming in 4K.
The newly added Premier plan includes everything in the Elite package, plus Showtime live and on-demand content. This is one of the most comprehensive streaming packages available.
Fubo's Latino plan is a great pick for Spanish speakers or anyone who wants access to Spanish-language programming. It costs $33/mo. and includes 47 channels, such as ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, and Univision. You'll also get 250 hours of DVR storage and the ability to stream on two screens at once.
Whether you're a sports fan, movie buff, or reality TV lover, you'll find plenty of options on Fubo. With even the basic plan, you'll get access to 145 channels of live and on-demand content -- with the ability to add on extra channels that match your interests.
For sports fanatics, Fubo allows you to view your favorite professional and college teams on channels like Bally Sports regional networks, beIN Sports, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, FS1, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, and NFL Network.
Prefer entertainment and lifestyle channels? You'll get everything you need with networks like Bravo, Comedy Central, E!, Food Network, HGTV, MTV, TLC, VH1, and more. Alternatively, if you like watching movies, you'll be able to catch all of the latest flicks on FX, Hallmark Channel, Sony Movie Channel, Syfy, and more.
Here are some highlights from the fuboTV live TV channel list:
Fubo also boasts numerous add-on options, letting you personalize your TV experience. You can purchase any of the following packages on top of your base plan:
Sports Plus with NFL Red Zone: $11/mo. for 30 Fubo sports channels, including MLB Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, and more
Fubo Extra: $8/mo. for more than 40 sports and entertainment channels, such as Cooking Channel, ESPN News, Nat Geo Wild, and more
International Sports Plus: $7/mo. for 10 international sports networks, including Fox Deportes, Fox Soccer Plus, TyC Sports, and more
Adventure Plus: $5/mo. for seven sports and outdoors networks, such as Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, and more
News Plus: $3/mo. for 11 international news channels, including Cheddar News, CNBC World, Bloomberg TV+, and more
NBA League Pass: $15/mo. to watch up to 40 out-of-market NBA games per week
Sports Lite: $10/mo. for eight Fubo sports networks, like ESPNU, NBA TV, SEC Network, and more
Latino Plus: $20/mo. for 26 Spanish-language channels, such as ESPN Deportes, GOLTV, Nat Geo Mundo, and more
Rai Italia: $9/mo. for access to Italian-language channel Rai Italia
TV5MONDE: $10/mo. to watch French-language network TV5MONDE
Portuguese Plus: $15/mo. for five Portuguese-language channels, including RTP Açores, RTP Internacional, and more
Entretenimiento Plus: $10/mo. for nine Spanish-language entertainment channels, such as Antena 3, NTN24, Telehit, and more
MGM+, Pantaya, Showtime, and Starz each offer add-ons between $6/mo. and $11/mo.
Wondering how Fubo measures up to its competitors? Here's how the platform compares to two popular streaming services: YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV.
In terms of price, the platform is most similar to YouTube TV. A Fubo subscription costs $10/mo. more than YouTube TV, but Fubo has more channels (more than 145) than its Google-owned competitor (more than 100). However, YouTube TV has a slight advantage with its unlimited DVR capacity, which edges out Fubo's 1,000-hour limit.
Both services offer a well-rounded channel lineup (including local affiliate networks), but Fubo offers more sports networks, while YouTube TV focuses more on entertainment. Fubo sharpened its sports edge even more with the recent addition of Bally Sports regional networks. Finally, both companies provide a free trial, but YouTube TV's up-to-14-day trial is more favorable than Fubo's seven-day trial.
Hulu + Live TV is another service that shares some similarities with fuboTV. Hulu + Live TV is $5/mo. cheaper than Fubo, and it includes exclusive access to Hulu's extensive library of on-demand content -- including the ever-popular Hulu Originals. This also now includes access to Disney+ and ESPN+. But when it comes to available channels, Fubo outperforms Hulu + Live TV with 60 more networks in its base package.
Like Fubo, Hulu + Live TV has a good mix of channel types, covering news, sports, entertainment, and kid-friendly networks. However, Fubo offers far more sports coverage. Hulu + Live TV does win out in terms of DVR with its unlimited storage.
On top of offering live and on-demand programming, Fubo has a number of other features that make it worth the money. Here's what you'll get with your subscription.
No matter which Fubo plan you choose, you'll get 1,000 hours of DVR space (except for the Latino plan, which includes 250 hours). In this regard, Fubo beats out Sling TV, which comes with 50 hours, but it doesn't quite match up to Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV's unlimited capacities.
If you're sharing your account with your family, it's essential to have simultaneous streaming capabilities -- which comes with all Fubo plans except for the Latino plan. The Pro, Elite, and Premier packages allow you to stream on two mobile devices at once and up to 10 devices that are connected to your home network.
Fubo is often known as the go-to for sports fans. It has a deep catalog of sports channels, allowing you to watch college sports, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and international sports. It now offers Bally Sports channels, so you can follow your favorite local teams. If you want more, you can add one of Fubo's many sports-oriented add-ons, like the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone ($11/mo.) or International Sports Plus ($7/mo.).
Unlike some of its competitors, Fubo does not allow you to download content for offline viewing.
Fubo is supported on most devices, such as mobile phones (including Android and iOS), smart TVs (including Fire TV), and web browsers (including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla FireFox and Apple Safari). However,Fubo is not currently supported on Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Amazon Fire TV
Android TV (Google TV)
Web browsers: Mac and PC
Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Samsung Smart TV
Vizio SmartCast TV
Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S
Fubo isn't the cheapest option among streaming services, but the price may be worth it — especially if you're a sports fan. It's now one of the only ways you can get Bally Sports programming without paying for cable. But even if you aren't, the platform still has a huge selection of TV channels, including every genre of live and on-demand programming. It's also easy to tailor your plan to your interests. Beware, though, that buying multiple add-ons can get pricey.