Company profile

Launched in 2015, FuboTV was originally a specialist soccer streaming service. It expanded into other sports in 2017 and has marketed itself as a go-to streaming service for live sports since then. However, FuboTV has recently tried to expand its market share and has now added a mix of news, entertainment, and movie channels to its packages.

Coming from such niche beginnings, FuboTV still has quite a small market share in the live TV streaming arena, with an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 subscribers. To put this in context, one of the biggest live TV streaming services, Hulu, currently has around 30 million subscribers.

Special features

  • Great range of live sports packages - FuboTV offers live sports from a host of channels including the NFL Network, NBA TV, NBC, FOX, and CBS
  • Interesting add-on packages - These include options for niche sports and foreign language programming
  • 170+ channels of live TV - Depending on your package, you can access more than 170 channels of live TV
  • Great web and mobile apps - Changing channels when watching live TV is quick with very low latency. The intuitive user interface also makes it very easy to navigate

Catalog

As you might have guessed by now, sports are FuboTV’s specialty. It has access to almost every live sports channel out there including a range of niche sports and foreign sports leagues.

However, you won’t be able to access ESPN, one of the largest sports channels in the US. This is because ESPN is now 80% owned by the Disney corporation, making licensing agreements too prohibitively expensive to include.

However, FuboTV still has a huge range of sports and has licensed a good range of other TV shows and movies available on-demand. Some top picks include:

TV shows

  • More than 30,000 live sporting events each year including, NFL, NHL, NBA, golf, soccer, and tennis to name a few
  • Adult Swim shows like Rick and Morty
  • Killing Eve

Movies

  • Gladiator
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary



Global coverage

The majority of FuboTV’s programming is only available in the US. However, the service is available with a limited number of live channels and on-demand programming in Canada and Spain. Outside of these countries, you’ll need a virtual private network (VPN) to access it.

 

Account

  • 30 hours of DVR Cloud storage - You can also increase this to 500 hours for an additional $9.99 per month
  • Stream to two devices simultaneously - A third device can be added with the family share add-on at $5.99 per month
  • Good device support - FuboTV is compatible with a wide range of modern tablets, smart TVs and streaming sticks
  • 7-day free trial - No-obligation free trial. You won’t be charged for canceling within the seven days

 

Price

FuboTV has three main packages and a number of optional extras you can bolt on to any of the plans:

 

Plan

Cost

Channels

Extras included

Simultaneous streaming

Standard

$54.99 per month

104

30 hours DVR storage

2 devices

Family

$59.99 per month

115

500 hours DVR storage

130 + live events in 4K

3 Devices

Ultra

$74.99 per month

173

Showtime included

500 hours DVR storage

130 + events in 4K

Sports Plus - additional 23 channels

3 Devices



FuboTV offers a Latino Quarterly option priced at $19.99 per quarter. This caters to Spanish speakers and has 33 channels available.

 

The add-on packs include premium channels and more niche options, all with an additional monthly cost. Some options include:

  • Showtime - $10.99
  • AMC Premiere - $4.99
  • Fubo Extra - $5.99 (General entertainment including cooking shows and game shows)
  • Sports Plus - $10.99 (Tennis Channel, NBA TV, and NFL Red Zone)
  • Latino Plus - $7.99

 

Customer support

You can find the FuboTV help center via their website. Here you can call them directly through their helpline or contact them via email if you have any issues. A limited FAQ and troubleshooting section is also available.

 

Account cancellation and money back

There are no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. If you decide to cancel you’ll only be billed for the month you cancel.

 

Summary

If you’re a big sports fan then FuboTV may be the streaming service you’re looking for. With a claim to more than 30,000 sporting events each year, you’re spoiled for choice. A number of flexible add-ons can turn your package into a good, all-round entertainment bundle.

However, it can be a little expensive for what you get. Both Hulu and YouTube TV come with more variety of programming and FuboTV has very few original shows to differentiate itself. So, if you’re not into sports you’ll probably not find a lot to tempt you with Fubo.

The lack of ESPN is also a mark against FuboTV. While this may change in the future if Fubo can work out a licensing deal with Disney, it means you’ll be missing out for now.