fuboTV review

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fuboTV review

Saying goodbye to cable doesn’t mean you have to cut the cord to live sports and your favorite TV shows. If you’ve parted ways with cable, congratulations—you’re now free to pursue a live video streaming service that will take your entertainment consumption to a whole new level.

For you sports enthusiasts out there who still like to dabble in primetime shows, look no further than fuboTV. This streaming service prioritizes sports and provides a little something-something for everyone in your family, including movies, TV shows, news and more.

fuboTV launched in 2015 as a soccer-streaming service. By 2017, it had pivoted to include a variety of sports such as baseball, basketball, football, hockey and NASCAR. Though it now provides entertainment and news network channels, the company remains primarily sports-centered. In 2018, the streaming service reported having nearly 250,000 subscribers

Compare fuboTV packages

All of the plans include a seven-day fuboTV free trial (except for the Ultra package) and 130+ events in 4K. 

StandardFamilyUltraLatino Quarterly
Monthly price$54.99/mo$59.99/mo.$79.99/mo.$19.99/mo.
Free trial length7 days7 days7 days7 days
Number of channels10810817633
Number of simultaneous streams2333
Cloud DVR storage30 hours500 hours500 hours30 hours

How much is fuboTV compared to competitors?

fuboTV costs $54.99/mo., which is more than most of its direct competitors. Other popular sports streaming services such as YouTube TV and Sling TV start at $49.99/mo. and $24.99/mo., respectively.

Is fuboTV the right streaming service for you?

If you’re big into sports, fuboTV should be near the top of your list. Beyond bringing you coverage of national sports like the NFL, NBA, MLB and golf, the service delivers hard-to-find coverage of international sports and leagues like the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and many others.

fuboTV doesn’t include ESPN. To some sports fans, that might be like a Thanksgiving feast without a turkey or a vacation to the beach in the middle of the winter. It makes up for ESPN’s absence with plenty of other sports programming, but for you die-hard ESPN followers out there, this service might not be right for you.

User experience

Depending on the plan you choose, you can stream fuboTV on two or three different screens at a time. You can view programming on your desktop, mobile device and TV. 

The mobile app is clean and straightforward. While you can’t adjust your subscription or purchase add-ons from the mobile app, you can stream live events. At this time, downloading content for offline viewing isn’t available.

Most of the service’s live sports stream at a 720p resolution limit, but a growing number of events are available in 4K (which not many other live video streaming services support). 

Device compatibility

fuboTV is compatible with the following devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android Mobile
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Browser – Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari
  • Chromecast
  • iPhone/iPad/iPod
  • Roku
  • Samsung Smart TV

fuboTV features

fuboTV’s cloud DVR storage isn’t the most generous of the streaming services (30 hours on the basic plan and 500 hours on advanced plans), but it compensates with a few competitive streaming features.

Record an entire event

The service will start recording from the start of any broadcast—no matter when you hit the record button. 

Use the Lookback feature

Watch any sports event that took place in the last 72 hours.

Catch the beginning of live broadcasts—even when you tune in a bit late

The Startover feature lets you restart a live broadcast no matter when you join—no need to wait until the event concludes to watch from the beginning.

Enjoy the largest selection of sports

Most video streaming services offer sports programs, but nothing compares with fuboTV’s vast selection.

Cancel at any time

Unlike with a traditional cable contract, you can cancel your subscription at any time. You’ll get to continue watching content throughout the remainder of your monthly billing cycle and then stop making payments.

What to watch on fuboTV

fuboTV is a great choice for you serious sports fans out there. There’s simply no other service that competes with its volume of sports, including the NHL, MMA, tennis, boxing and a variety of college events. Don’t let the sports-centered nature of the service fool you, it runs plenty of movies, shows and news. Subscribers have access to a variety of channels, such as Food Network, E! and TLC on top of the service’s fantastic sports programming.

The takeaway

fuboTV isn’t just for sports fans, but it’s certainly tailored to that crowd. While you’ll still find primetime shows and family-friendly movies, this service focuses on sports. If sports are your thing, and you love to watch a variety of games, then fuboTV should be high on your list of streaming options. If you only watch traditional sports from time to time, you might be better off with CBS All Access, Philo or Sling TV.

Jesse Sumrak

Jesse Sumrak is a freelance writer focused on creating killer content for all things digital marketing, startup, and small business financing. He's worked for global SaaS and fintech companies to hone his craft. A writing zealot by day and an ultramarathon runner by night (and early-early morning), you can usually find Jesse preparing for the apocalypse on a precipitous peak somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Jesse graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in communications.