This article will provide you with details and review of fuboTV. Fubo is an IPTV Service that hosts sports and entertainment channels. It can be installed on any device including the Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, NVIDIA Shield, and more.
For those unfamiliar with IPTV, these streaming services offer live TV channels at a set time delivered over the internet. Viewers can watch the latest news, sports events, sitcoms and other entertainment shows on an affordable subscription-based service.
To stream Live TV, you need a high-speed and stable internet connection, streaming devices such as smart TV or Amazon Firestick, and a subscription to a streaming service.
You should also install a digital antenna should your live TV streaming service provider offer no over-the-air TV networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS. This provides you with the flexibility and full entertainment experience that other types of service providers cannot offer.
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While many of these free services work well, they are not always reliable. Oftentimes, streams are only available in SD (Standard Definition) and can buffer.
If you want reliable, high quality television with no buffering, TROYPOINT suggests purchasing a paid IPTV Service such as fuboTV. These services provide thousands of live HD TV Channels for a small monthly fee.
What is fuboTV?
fuboTV brands itself as the “perfect mix of sports and entertainment” and has become a favorite IPTV Service among both sports and entertainment fans. Its Standard plan already comes with a lineup of channels, with an additional option of upgrading your package for more sports and entertainment choices.
fuboTV is compatible with most popular devices such as the Amazon Firestick, which is perfect for cord-cutters. Overall, fuboTV is a fabulous choice for sports fans and streamers of all kinds.
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- 7-day free trial available
- 3 package plans with 1 add-on option
- 100+ channels depending on subscriber’s area and plan
- 6 local channels
- Stereo audio
- Only 20-second live delay
- Less than 4 seconds in channel switching time
- 30 hours of cloud DVR
- Streaming capability during traveling
- 2 devices allowed for simultaneous streaming
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fuboTV is one of the most popular IPTV services available today. It started as a soccer streaming service in 2015, hence the name.
From a strictly sports-themed programming to its now expanded channel lineup, fuboTV has become one of the leading IPTV service providers in the United States. In the third quarter of 2018, the company announced that more than 250,000 subscribers have already signed up for their services, watching more than 3 billion minutes of content.
NOTE: TROYPOINT’s fuboTV subscription was personally purchased for the purpose of this review and was therefore not sponsored by the service provider. The views expressed on this post reflect the author’s objective opinion.
As stated above, fuboTV brands itself as a live TV that offers some of the best sports programs for cord cutters. For the Standard plan, subscribers get 115 channels and more than 130 events in 4K.
Depending on one’s location, these sports channels include:
- NBC Golf
- BeIN Sports
- CBS Sports Network
- Eleven Sports
- NFL Network
- Olympic Channel
There’s also the homegrown Fubo Sports Network (which is also available for free on LG’s Channel Plus app or on over-the-top content provider Xumo).
The big surprise in fubo’s lineup is the lack of ESPN and all of its subsidiaries.
The reason for this, as explained by the company in a Reddit post, is that it will be forced to license all Disney bundles (since The Walt Disney Company has an 80% stake on ESPN) should it pursue adding ESPN (and therefore other Disney channels) on its packages. This would mean hiking around 16% of the current plan prices that they’re offering. To make it more competitive, the company decided to hold off ESPN for the time being.
While there is no restrictions of national sports broadcasting, there are still limitations while watching sports events that are not restricted to local networks. Sports leagues are also able to decide which games can be shown depending on local channels.
fubo continues to add more features in an effort to capture more subscribers. In the middle of 2019, fuboTV inked a partnership with sports betting firm FanDuel, which makes the former the first live TV streaming service that features sports betting data embedded on its live broadcasts of events.
There are also other non-sports programs that viewers can enjoy from categories such as lifestyle, family, documentary, news, travel, history and movies. Some of the more popular channels include:
- Food Network
- Nat Geo
- and more
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Pricing Packages and Inclusions
fuboTV offers three pricing plans. Each offers a different set of channel lists, Cloud DVR, and more.
The fubo Standard Plan is priced at $54.99 per month with 115 channels, 30 hours of cloud DVR recording, and ability to watch simultaneously on two devices (a feature called Family Share).
The Family Plan is now offered at a 15% discount for $59.99 per month only (from its original price of $70.97). It carries the same inclusions in the Standard Plan except that Family Share is set for three screens.
Finally, the Ultra Plan is offered at a 20% discount for $74.99 per month (from $98.94) and comes with 183 channels, access to more programs from fubo Extra (with 36 more entertainment channels), SHOWTIME and Sports Plus. Cloud DVR recording is set at 500 hours with the Family Share also for three screens. fubo Extra can also be purchased as an add-on for other plans at $5.99 per month. Other add-ons include Adventure Plus, NBA League Plus and fubo Cycling that come with different prices per month.
Latin TV fans can subscribe to the Latino Quarterly package for $19.99 per month (from $34.98) where they can watch 33 channels, record 500 hours on cloud DVR, and watch simultaneously on two screens. This is billed only every three months.
These price plans are way more expensive compared to other services. Especially low-cost IPTV Services that provide more channels for a fraction of the price.
Web User Interface
Unknown to many, fuboTV is also available on the web. I am very impressed with the organized UI of the web version where it categorizes options into sports, shows, movies, guide and recordings. I’ve tried navigating on the system and I found no issues with it.
Another favorite of mine is its Lookback feature, which allows users to watch previously streamed sports shows from the last 72 hours.
Entertainment options are also grouped according to movies and shows. The downside, however, is that I it took me longer to search for on-demand content from the results it has suggested.
The Guide section is perfect for planning the shows that I want to watch in the next five days. Because of the cloud DVR recording feature, I can also set my fuboTV to record it and store in my DVR library.
Mobile User Interface
Aside from the web, fuboTV is also available on mobile (both Android and iOS). For testing, I downloaded the app on both Android and iOS devices, and there was no hassle at all.
Like the web version, channels are categorized according to sports, shows and movies with also the Guide section.
So far, I haven’t encountered any bugs when accessing fuboTV on mobile even if I’m at a different location.
Streaming and Picture Quality
For a 4K entertainment experience, I tried watching various programs on different channels with my reliable 200 Mbps internet connection (although fuboTV only requires at least 25 Mbps to work). As expected, the streaming session didn’t have any lag and the picture quality remained clear, crisp and very sharp.
The downside to this is that it doesn’t allow recording on 4K.
For mobile and web streaming, I highly recommend having at least 10 Mbps connection if you want to watch in 1080p resolution.
Cloud DVR Functionality
A great advantage of choosing fuboTV’s services is its cloud DVR recording capability. With my Standard plan, I was able to record a sports broadcast which fubo recorded in its entirety. If you’re scrimping on the limited 30-hour space, you may find yourself deleting previously recorded content to create more storage.
On the other hand, I can access my recordings on the web via the Recordings sections. Searching is filtered based on title, team name, league, channel but not on date, which may be frustrating to some.
If you want unlimited DVR recording, I suggest checking YouTube TV instead.
Another limitation of fuboTV is its lack of parental controls. This means that parents have to contend with monitoring their children’s use of the service every now and then.
Several users have also complained about the long commercials in most programs, which I’ve also noticed. The only solution to this is to record it using the DVR so you can fast-forward when the ads start to come in.
Finally, the platform is only limited to users in the U.S., Canada and Spain due to licensing restrictions and network agreements. This can be frustrating for business travelers who want to access their favorite sports shows on the web or mobile when they’re out of the country.
fuboTV offers a unique lineup of sports and entertainment channels. Sports fans are able to watch on 4K with live streaming having very low latency compared to other service providers. However, some of its downsides include the lack of sports and non-sports channels such as ESPN, missing parental control feature, and higher price point.