fuboTV Review: Everything You Need to Know

fuboTV has undergone some major changes recently, and whether you’re brand new to the service or a longtime customer, you might be wondering just what the live streaming service offers now. For full details, check out our complete fuboTV review below.

fuboTV has taken a major step toward becoming a significant player in the live streaming market and competing with the likes of Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now. Once known as a niche streaming service primarily targeting soccer fans, fuboTV recently announced it is doubling its channel lineup to provide a fuller offering of premium sports and entertainment. The sports-forward streaming service has landed agreements with Fox Networks Group, NBCUniversal, NBA TV,  A+E Networks, Crown Media Family Networks, Fuse Media, and The Weather Channel, creating an offering that will give subscribers access to more than 70 channels.

Before fully releasing their expanded OTT service, fuboTV will have a beta launch, giving new subscribers access to the all new fubo channel lineup at a “discounted rate of $34.99 a month.” This rate will increase to $49.99 at some point down the line after the beta has ended, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the meantime, the service is still likely working on adding even more channels.

During the beta phase, users can stream the service via mobile or internet connected streaming device and enjoy a range of features, including cross-platform DVR, video on-demand, in browser streaming and digital TV guide navigation. In the coming months, the company says it will release more features, such as programming look back and start over, authentication for more than 25 TV Everywhere apps, user profiles, and more.

While fuboTV’s bid to become a major player on the live streaming scene may come as a surprise to many, there were some signs pointing to the company’s plans for growth. Earlier this year, the startup raised $15 million in Series B funding led by 21st Century FOX and attracted some major investors along the way, including former NBA commissioner David Stern, the former CEO of Warner Music Group, DCM Ventures, and more. At the time, fuboTV said it would use the new funding to expand its lineup of TV networks.

What is the fuboTV Channel List?

The new fuboTV channels lineup will offer more than 70 channels, including:

  • Regional FOX Sports Networks
  • Regional NBC Sports Networks (Comcast SportsNet)
  • FOX Soccer Plus
  • Big Ten Network
  • FS1 and FS2
  • NBA TV
  • FOX College Sports
  • NBCSN
  • NBC Universo
  • Universal HD
  • Golf Channel
  • A+E Networks (A&E, FYI, History, Lifetime, LMN, Viceland)
  • Hallmark Channel; Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • FOX Networks Group (FOX News, FOX Business Network, FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic, Nat Geo Mundo, Nat Geo Wild)
  • Fuse
  • FM
  • NBCUniversal (Bravo, Chiller, Cloo, CNBC, CNBC World, E!, Esquire, MSNBC, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy, USA Network
  • The Weather Channel

Additionally, fuboTV already carries Bein Sports, Univision, UniMas, One World Sports, GolTV, Pivot, El Rey Network, Revolt, and FuboTV Network, among other niche soccer and sports channels. Also worth noting, fuboTV now has “more soccer than any streaming service” on the market. 

What are the Other fuboTV Features?

fuboTV offers a number of features that make it a great option for sports fans.

  • Watch Anywhere–You can watch fuboTV at home or wherever you want. Thanks to the wide variety of streaming options, you have, your options are pretty open about how and where you watch. Options include Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, computers, phone/tablet (iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire), and gaming consoles.
  • Record games with cloud DVR–Last year, fuboTV added DVR functionality to its service, allowing you to schedule recordings of games so you don’t have to miss any of the action. Games are available on your DVR for 3 days after you record it.
  • 1080p HD quality–One of my favorite things about fuboTV is the streaming quality it delivers. You can watch games in crystal clear 1080p HD. When you compare it to some of the other live streams out there, the difference in quality is very impressive.

 

Is There a FuboTV Free Trial?

While some might consider this one slightly weak in terms of a free offering, there is a fuboTV free trial available, but currently it only lasts for 24-hours. No word yet on if this will change when the full version of the new offering goes live. It would be nice to see a longer trial offer to really give people a chance to test the service, but I assume that sports fans will know if fuboTV will work for them right off the bat.

For more information on the new fuboTV offering and trying the service free, visit www.fubo.tv.

Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn Evans is a screenwriter and freelance writer from the Midwest. She owns nearly a thousand films on Amazon and holds streaming subscriptions to everything from HBO and Hulu to Showtime and Starz. Email her at ashtynevans@streamingobserver.com.
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