April 11, 2019
FuboTV launched in 2015 as a live TV streaming service focusing on sports. It's still one of the best sports streaming services – but its scope is now much more expansive. You'll find tons of content, many unique features, and capabilities that make it worthwhile to cancel your cable TV plan. However, what exactly do you get? Well – we'll answer precisely that in this fuboTV review.
Before we jump to talking about fuboTV in-depth (and yes, there will be plenty to say), let’s give you some quick facts first. So, check out the following table.
|United States, Canada, Spain
|Web browsers (Windows, macOS, Linux), iOS, Android, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox, smart TVs (LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, Hisense), and plenty more.
|Up to 13
|Up to 6
|Number of TV Channels
|YES (international, national, and regional)
|4K Live Streams
|$69.99 per month
We have to warn you that our reviews can be pretty in-depth, as we produce them after testing each streaming service for an extended period. So, if you're in a rush, perhaps you want the highlights only. You'll find them in the following table.
|Extra-wide selection of channels; Plenty of sports channels; Generous DVR storage; Apps for any platform; Generally easy to use; Has a free trial.
|Missing Turner and A&E channels; Missing HBO channels; No parental controls; Limited selection of 4K content.
|FuboTV is on the expensive side – but it’s also well worth its price. It’s a highly polished service that caters to every member of your family (and it’s especially great for sports).
|9.2 out of 10!
Ready to get started with your fuboTV review? Want to learn everything there’s to know about this live TV streaming service? Well – keep reading!
We'll explain what to expect from fuboTV by checking its list of supported devices, the channels it brings, the features you'll get to use, and more. Let's jump right in!
Overall, fuboTV has done a great job producing applications for practically any platform. On top of that, it works on many older devices as well. Our Score: 9/10
FuboTV isn’t a newcomer – it’s been available for many years now. Therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise that fuboTV offers native software for practically any platform out there.
|Web (Windows, macOS, Linux).
|iOS, iPadOS, Android.
|Media Streaming Devices
|Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast.
|Samsung, Sony, LG, Hisense, Vizio, Sharp, TCL, and more.
We can see that desktop platforms are covered well. The same applies to mobile devices, and especially to media streaming devices. Without a surprise, a wide range of smart TVs has access to fuboTV’s native application.
However, you’ll notice the absence of Sony’s PlayStation, which doesn’t come as a surprise. For some reason, consoles like PS4 and PS5 don’t offer support for many live TV streaming services (except Hulu + Live TV), which we hope will change in the future.
Of course, you’re probably wondering if your device is compatible with fuboTV. After all, this streaming service (like any others) works on select models only. So, the following table should answer your question.
|Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge
|iOS & iPad
|iPhone 6s or newer
iOS 13.0 or higher
iPadOS 13.1 or higher
|Android (Phones & Tablets)
|Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher
Google-approved devices (with Play Store)
|Android TV / Google TV
|Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher
Google-approved devices (with Play Store)
TVs made by Sony, Sharp, and TCL
|4th generation or newer
tvOS 13.0 or higher
|Model 3700x or higher
|Amazon Fire TV
|Fire OS 5.0 Lollipop or higher
|VIDAA OS-enabled TVs
2020 or newer models
|WebOS 4.0 or higher
2018 or newer models
|2015 and newer models
|2016 or newer models
|Xbox One S, Xbox One X
Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Everything said above applies to fuboTV's software for customers in the United States. Some fuboTV apps might not be available in Canada on smart TV platforms (LG, Hisense, Vizio) or Xbox consoles.
Setting up fuboTV is an effortless and straightforward procedure – regardless of the device(s) you'll use to access this live TV streaming service. Our Score: 10/10
Getting started with fuboTV won’t take more than a couple of minutes of your time. However, we strongly recommend you to subscribe to fuboTV first – on the Web (using any desktop or mobile Web browser).
Like other live TV streaming services, you won't be able to subscribe to fuboTV via its apps (on some platforms). Instead, you'll only get to log in – and start streaming without any fine-tuning needed. So, make sure to subscribe first and then download fuboTV's apps.
We’re happy to report that fuboTV offers helpful installation guides. There are even video tutorials for each of its supported platforms. Very few of those videos last more than a minute, which indicates how much (or little) time you'll spend setting up fuboTV.
While its competitors might give you access to more profiles, you'll have a hard time finding a live TV streaming service that offers as many simultaneous streams as fuboTV does. Our Score: 9/10
Unlike traditional cable TV providers, live TV OTT streaming services allow you to watch from multiple screens at the same time. Here’s how fuboTV ranks in that aspect.
|Max Number of Profiles
|Up to 6
|Max Number of Simultaneous Streams
|Up to 13
Using profiles, you can customize fuboTV for multiple users. More precisely, fuboTV gives you up to 6 profiles within a single subscription. This feature is available across all the supported devices – but they need to use the latest version of the fuboTV app.
Each profile can have its list of favorite channels, followed series, and recordings. That's how every user will have access to their version of fuboTV.
When it comes to recordings, keep in mind that whether your account has 250 or 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR (based on the subscription plan you use), the total hours recorded by all profiles must be under the limit for your account.
We'll also note that you can create profiles from practically any device. The same applies to editing individual profiles, removing them, or switching between them. All those options are available on the Web and via individual fuboTV apps.
Keep in mind that fuboTV changes its subscription plans quite often. With that said, you have three subscription plans at the moment, with ‘Pro’ and ‘Elite’ being the most popular options – and both of those let you stream from 10 devices at the same time.
That’s because both of those plans now come with the ‘Unlimited Screen’ add-on bundled (regularly priced at $9.99 per month). That add-on requires you to create a ‘Home Network,’ which is the Internet connection you designate as the ‘Home’ for your fuboTV subscription.
Aside from having up to 10 simultaneous streams from your home, you’ll also have 2 more streams when you’re on the go. Those additional streams can come from any Web connection, and you’ll get to watch fuboTV using its website or standalone apps.
However, let’s not forget that fuboTV also has a ‘Latino’ plan, which is limited to 2 devices. If you need more screens for your ‘Latino’ plan, you can buy ‘Family Share’ for $5.99 per month and get 3 more streams outside your home. Or, you can buy ‘Unlimited Screens’ for $9.99 per month and get 10 more streams for your home, plus 2 on the go.
Sounds complicated, right? Well, here’s the bottom line. At the moment, if you pick fuboTV’s Pro or Elite subscription plan, you won’t have to worry about simultaneous connections. You’ll get more of those than you’ll need – for watching fuboTV at home and on the go.
Overall, fuboTV is a joy to use. Its “content highlighting” feature might need a little polish, but everything else about fuboTV is simple, streamlined, and without distractions. Our Score: 9.5/10
In this segment, we’ll talk about fuboTV’s interface and ease of use – applicable both to its Web and app interface. So, let’s keep this fuboTV review going, shall we?
As soon as you log in, fuboTV will show you its 'Home' page. The first time you set up fuboTV, you'll be asked for your favorite sports teams, movies, and TV shows. The streaming service will populate its 'Home' page based on your responses.
However, to see everything that fuboTV offers, pay attention to the top-placed main menu. There's where you'll find the following pages: Home, Sports, Shows, Movies, Guide, and Recordings. Let's check out what each of those offers.
As mentioned earlier, the ‘Home’ page tries to personalize your fuboTV experience. The more you use this streaming service, the more on-point its content will be. As you can expect, this page brings a combination of live and on-demand content.
The ‘Sports’ page gives us a hint of fuboTV's earlier design, which used to focus primarily on sports. You can check upcoming games in many different ways. For example, there's a section with highlighted games. Then, you can check what each new day brings, filter fuboTV's content based on different sports, or step into the future using fuboTV's calendar.
Then, we have pages such as ‘Shows’ and ‘Movies,’ which bring on-demand content. Of course, that type of content is different than what you’ll find on Netflix or Disney Plus, for example. More precisely, fuboTV will automatically record TV shows and movies based on how they air. That means (in most cases), you won’t get to see entire seasons at once, as their availability depends on whether a certain TV show or movie has been on air recently.
The ’Guide’ page is where you’ll spend most of your time. As you know, fuboTV is a live TV streaming service. So, you’ll want to watch channels live, done via the ‘Guide’ page. The first thing you can choose is to switch between two views: ‘Live TV’ (which gives you a comprehensive schedule) and ‘View Networks’ (which lets you pick a specific TV channel).
Without a surprise, fuboTV lets you select specific channels as your favorites. You can also filter them based on their types of content. And lastly, you can check what's on-air in the next 7 days and pick any content you'd like to record.
And lastly, the ‘Recordings’ page is where you can check your recorded content and scheduled recordings. You can record individual episodes or entire series. Then, you can filter your recordings based on their type of content (sports, movies, shows, or news). Also, you can edit your records and check how much free space you have.
We’ll also mention that fuboTV makes it easy to control your profile and subscription. Select your profile (in the top-right corner) and then go to ‘My Account’ to edit your account information. You can also go to ‘Manage Add-ons’ to remove or add features to your fuboTV.
As mentioned previously, fuboTV brings applications for a vast range of devices. However, all those apps come with a uniform design. That means, aside from various optimizations for specific platforms, all those apps look alike.
Once you open the app, you’ll be greeted by its ‘Home’ page. Once you start using fuboTV, pick your favorites, and start watching TV live, the ‘Home’ page will try to cater to your specific taste. You’ll find live TV channels here, various types of highlights, and on-demand content as well.
Then, there’s the ‘Sports’ page. You can pick an individual sport, all kinds of sports leagues, set up recordings, watch games live, and more. You can also select individual sports teams you'd like to follow, which helps fuboTV pinpoint the types of content you'd like to watch.
The ‘Entertainment’ page combines on-demand movies and TV shows. As explained in the previous segment, you’ll find shows and movies currently on air. FuboTV will record those of you, so you’ll have some time to watch them.
The 'Guide' page lets you check what’s on air right now and in the future. This is where you can watch any channel live, create your list of favorites, switch between channels at any moment, set up recordings, and plenty more.
Lastly, there’s the ‘Recordings’ screen. As its name implies, this is where your recorded content goes. You can watch anything you’ve recorded, delete watched videos, check out how much free space you have, cancel future recordings, and more.
FuboTV has a huge range of TV channels (especially those focused on sports) while also providing a somewhat confusing yet fully functional library of on-demand content. Our Score: 9/10
The main point of differentiation between live TV streaming services is their selection of TV channels. So, let’s use this segment to show you what to expect from fuboTV.
The truth is that fuboTV has one of the largest selections of TV channels. Of course, their number depends on your location, but you’ll never get less than 100 channels.
When it comes to its standard subscription plans (such as ‘Pro,’ at the moment), you get ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, Fox, BeIN Sports, ESPN 1/2/3, FS 1/1, Comedy Central, MTV, National Geographic, TUDN, and plenty more.
If you get a higher-end plan (such as ‘Elite,’ for example), you’ll get additional channels like NBA TV, NHL Network, MLB Network, Stadium, Tennis Channel, PAC12, etc.
Lastly, fuboTV also offers a more affordable plan focusing on Spanish TV (that plan is called ‘Latino’). That once comes with BeIN Sports, TUDN, ESPN Deportes, FOX Desportes, Galavision, Nat Geo Mundo, Discovery En Espanol, etc.
We’ll also mention that fuboTV no longer carries Turner channels. So, if you’re a fan of TV channels such as TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, or CNN – you won't find those on fuboTV. And also, fuboTV has cut its ties with A&E channels (A&E, History Channel, BLAZE, Lifetime, Vice TV), so you won’t find them on the platform anymore.
For a more comprehensive look, we recommend checking our guide to fuboTV’s channels. You’ll find all of fuboTV's channels there, listed based on their subscription plans and more.
Since fuboTV started out as a sports-focused streaming service, it’s not a surprise that its ‘Sports’ section is among the best out there. More precisely, fuboTV offers dedicated hubs for soccer, football, basketball, hockey, golf, baseball, racing, cycling, tennis, rugby, and more.
Regarding the channels it brings, fuboTV lets you watch ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, FS1, FS1, NFL Network, NHL Network, Golf Central, CBS Sports Network, Tennis Channel, PAC12, Stadium, various BeIN Sports, and more.
Many of those channels come included with fuboTV’s subscriptions from the get-go. However, to access premium channels, you’ll need an add-on. So, to check out sports-focused add-ons and their prices, here’s our guide to fuboTV’s packages and add-ons.
Every fuboTV subscription now includes specific add-ons. So, our strong recommendation is to check what exactly you will get for your money. The situation is much better than before, as now fuboTV gives you 10+ simultaneous streams per a single subscription and more channels than ever before.
So, in terms of ‘Feature’ add-ons, you can add more Cloud DVR hours. For $9.99/month, you get up to 250 hours. And for $16.99/month, you get up to 1,000 hours.
There’s also a way to increase your limit of simultaneous connections. For $5.99/month, you can get ‘Family Share,’ which lets 3 people stream at the same time (even from outside your home). And for $9.99/month, ‘Unlimited Screens’ gives you 10 streams and 2 for on-the-go.
Then, there are ‘Premium’ add-ons that let you watch Showtime, Starz, EPIX, AMC, and Pantaya. Lastly, various 'Channel' add-ons let you add groups of premium and niche channels to your subscription.
We have to say that not much is missing here – except for HBO. However, since its transition from HBO GO to HBO Max, there are very few streaming services that give you access to HBO’s content (and those services are Hulu + Live TV, DirectTV Stream, and YouTube TV).
For more information on fuboTV’s bundles and add-ons, use the provided link.
FuboTV’s on-demand content relies on what’s on air right now. In other words, fuboTV doesn’t own any on-demand content, which is entirely dependent on the TV channels that come with your fuboTV subscription.
For example, if you want to watch ‘Survivor,’ you need a subscription plan that includes CBS. At the moment, you can watch the entire ongoing season of the TV show, as well as the entire previous season. However, in many cases, you’ll get to watch only a couple of the latest episodes, so it all depends on whether your favorite TV shows are on air at the moment.
The situation is somewhat better with movies, as fuboTV has thousands of those. You'll find plenty of older (yet critically acclaimed) titles from 'fubo Movie Network.’ Of course, you’ll also find a lot of freshly released movies that come from movie-focused TV channels.
So, here’s the bottom line. Like most other live TV streaming services, fuboTV doesn’t replace fully-featured on-demand services, such as Netflix. However, you get plenty of content you can watch, which applies both to movies and TV shows.
Even though fuboTV has many helpful features, it lacks more advanced options. For example, you can’t skip through commercials on all channels, there are no parental controls, and you can’t customize accessibility features. Our Score: 7/10
FuboTV has been around for many years now. So, it doesn't surprise that it’s filled with all kinds of features. In this segment, we’ll talk about its Cloud DVR, how advertisements work on fuboTV, which accessibility features you'll get, and more.
So, when it comes to Cloud DVR, fuboTV gives you either 250 or 1,000 hours. That depends on the subscription plan you pick. However, you can always add more storage to your Cloud DVR, as fuboTV gives you add-ons related to that (as explained in one of the previous segments).
You can record any live program on most channels in fuboTV’s offer – before or during the program’s airing. If you start recording during the program’s airing, fuboTV will record the entire program, so you’ll get to watch it from the start.
When it comes to commercials, fuboTV will show you those during live linear programming, while you watch your recorded content, as well as while you watch on-demand content. You can fast-forward through commercials – but only on a limited number of TV channels.
Then, fuboTV allows you to stream TV channels using a mini-player. When it comes to live TV streaming services, that feature is essential because it allows you to watch channels while checking what else is airing at the moment.
In terms of accessibility features, you can set up subtitles and switch to another audio channel (in a different language). However, you can’t customize the appearance of subtitles, which is something we wish to see in the future.
Then, there’s something called ‘MultiView,’ letting you combine up to four simultaneous streams (of four different TV channels), which you also pair with a scoreboard. Then, you pick which audio you'd like to play. This feature is available on Apple TV only.
Let’s not forget to mention that fuboTV supports screen-casting as well. If you have a compatible TV, you can start streaming a TV channel on your phone or tablet – and then transfer that content to your large-screen TV.
Lastly, we’ll also mention that fuboTV doesn’t have parental controls. So, there's no way to control what your children can watch. You can create an individual profile for your children, but that profile isn't any different from your own profile.
FuboTV does a great job of showing TV shows in their highest video resolution. So, that means you'll find 720p and 1080p here and select programs in 4K as well. Our Score: 10/10
Most of fuboTV’s content comes in HD. However, there’s also some 4K content. So, before we start talking about that, here’s how fast your Internet connection needs to be to stream fuboTV.
|Continuous Speed Required
Keep in mind that the numbers you see above apply to a single device streaming fuboTV. For example, if you have a large-screen tablet and a single 4K TV, you’ll need a constant Internet speed of 35+ Mbps (10+ Mbps for your 1080p tablet and 25+ Mbps for your 4K TV).
When it comes to its video quality, fuboTV doesn’t disappoint. Most of its TV channels vary between 720p and 1080p resolutions. On most devices, the streaming service will detect the speed of your Web connection, giving you the highest possible video quality. However, you can also pick a custom level of video quality.
In terms of its 4K content, you’ll find a small range of TV shows that support that video resolution. So, for now, 4K content is mainly reserved for select sports events.
FuboTV doesn't offer live chat support – but it provides a huge range of customer support channels, where its well-trained agents await your questions. Our Score: 9.5/10
Like other streaming services, fuboTV is backed by a highly complex infrastructure. Of course, on your end, things will look straightforward and streamlined. However, streaming-related issues can happen – and will most certainly occur from time to time.
To help you resolve any issue, fuboTV comes with comprehensive customer support. First, you'll find a central 'Help Center' page containing a range of troubleshooting guides, tutorials on installing fuboTV's apps, frequently asked questions, etc.
Then, if you have a more pressing issue, you can call fuboTV at 844-441-3826 or text them at 888-847-3826. Those numbers are for the US. If you use fuboTV in some other country (where the streaming service is available), try customer support channels for your specific region.
Let’s not forget that fuboTV allows you to email their customer support. You can expect a response within 24 hours. This streaming service’s agents are well-trained, and they'll try to offer a solution without sounding too technical.
We’ll also note that fuboTV doesn’t offer live chat support via its website or apps. However, that’s not really a downside as you can call or text them. With that said, we're sure that you'll manage to resolve your issue promptly in case of any problems.
FuboTV is far from being the most affordable option on the market. However, we believe it has plenty of value overall, especially if you care about having access to a huge selection of TV channels. Our Score: 10/10
As mentioned earlier, fuboTV changes its subscription plans occasionally. With that said, it currently offers three subscription plans – Pro, Elite, and Standard, which you can check below.
Aside from the above-mentioned subscription plans, you can include various add-ons that enhance your experience of using fuboTV (or simply add more content). Here are some of the most popular add-ons available right now.
|Cloud DVR 250
|250 hours of DVR storage.
|Cloud DVR 1000
|1,000 hours of DVR storage.
|3 simultaneous streams.
|12 simultaneous streams.
|Live channels + on-demand.
|Live channels + on-demand.
|Live channels + on-demand.
|Live channels + on-demand.
|Sports + NFL Red Zone
|NBA + League Pass
It’s evident that fuboTV offers a lot of customization, as you can pick various add-ons to fine-tune your content selection. However, we do have to note that fuboTV is among the priciest live TV streaming services out there – for a good reason, mostly.
Cheaper live TV streaming services come with many compromises. They mostly come with a limited selection of channels – especially sports channels. Also, they limit your number of simultaneous streams, which is their way of cutting their expenses.
So, if you decide to subscribe to fuboTV, you’ll pay more – but you’ll also get an incredibly comprehensive list of TV channels (even if you pick its base plan).
Also, know that fuboTV comes with a 7-day free trial. In the past, it used to offer a 30-day free trial but does so now only on special occasions. You’ll need to input your credit card information while signing up, but you won’t be charged before your trial ends.
Finally, fuboTV supports only a single form of payment – so you'll need to use your credit or debit card from Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
Overall – yes! FuboTV is worth getting, especially if you want access to practically as many TV channels as you can get online. It certainly beats traditional cable TV subscriptions and cheaper live TV streaming services – providing a comprehensive package overall.
We'll conclude our fuboTV review by saying that if you decide to subscribe, we're sure that fuboTV won't let you down. This live TV streaming service is made to cater to a broad range of users, so every member of your family will be covered.
So, if you’re willing to get started – go ahead and subscribe to fuboTV today. And then, feel free to share your opinion with us via the comments section below. Thanks for reading!
No, fuboTV isn’t free. However, it offers a 7-day free trial, which means you can try and test fuboTV without any limitations – and without having to pay anything.
To learn more, here’s our article that explains how to sign up for fuboTV for free.
On top of that, you’ll find many add-ons that can enhance your experience of using fuboTV. For example, you can increase your DVR storage, add more simultaneous connections, or add bundles of TV channels.
When you subscribe to Hulu + Live TV, you also get Hulu’s vast library of on-demand content. So, if you want to combine live TV and on-demand services into one, Hulu + Live TV is an excellent option, especially if you don’t need an endless list of TV channels.
That’s because fuboTV gives you access to 150+ channels, 1,000 hours of DVR storage, and more than 10 simultaneous connections.
Sling TV gives you 40+ channels (depending on which plan you pick), 50 hours of DVR storage, and up to 3 simultaneous connections.
It’s worth noting that YouTube TV and fuboTV cost about the same per month, and they have a similar number of channels. While YouTube TV has more news- and entertainment-related TV channels, fuboTV comes first when it comes to sports.
Yes, fuboTV offers local channels in designated areas across the United States, which means you’ll get access to your local ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CW, Telemundo, and Univision.
When signing up for fuboTV, you’ll need to input your ZIP code, which is how the streaming service will know which local channels to show. At any moment, you can change your ZIP code by going to My Account > Home ZIP Code.
FuboTV doesn’t offer Turner (CNN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network) and A&E channels (A&E, FYI, History Channel, Lifetime, Vice TV).
Yes, fuboTV is very easy to cancel. Since the live TV streaming service comes without a contract, you can cancel your subscription at any moment.
FuboTV isn't the most affordable option - but it's among the most powerful and feature-rich live TV streaming services. We highly recommend it!
|Supported Platforms & Devices
|Installation & Initial Configuration
|User Profiles & Simultaneous Streams
|UI/UX Design & Ease of Use
|Content & Channels
|Streaming Quality & Viewing Experience
|Pricing & Value