fuboTV vs YouTube TV: Head to Head for Cord Cutters

By Gabriela Vatu / October 20, 2018

If you're planning on cutting the cord and not sure what direction you should take, then we're going to try to help you out some by putting on a battle of giants: fuboTV vs YouTube TV!

fuboTV, as you may have noticed in our review, is a great platform that's mostly catered to sports lovers, but not only, and it gives users loads of room to customize their subscriptions. YouTube TV, on the other hand, is Alphabet Inc.'s take it or leave it cord-cutting offer, as we've mentioned in our review.

Before we dive into the many details that we need to share with you, let's check out a quick overview of the features of both platforms.

Overview fuboTV YouTube TV
Bundles fubo ($34.99/mo first month, $44.99/mo after), fubo Extra ($39.99/mo first month, $49.99/mo after), fubo Latino ($17.99/mo), fubo Portugues ($19.99/mo) A single bundle - $40/mo
Customization Channel packs: fubo Cycling, International Sports Plus, Sports Plus, Adventure Plus, RAI Italia, Portuguese Plus, Mundo Plus, fubo Latino

Premium channels: Showtime, AMC Premiere

Premium channels: AMC Premiere, CuriosityStream, Fox Soccer Plus, NBA League Pass, Showtime, Shudder, Starz, Sundance Now
Device support Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG TVs, iOS, Android
DVR 30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature Unlimited
Free trial Yes, 7 days Yes, 7 days
Visit fuboTV YouTube TV

Also, here are the scores each platform got in our reviews so you can get a better idea of how they fare.

Criteria fuboTV YouTube TV
Channel bundles 9/10 4/10
Customization options 10/10 8/10
Supported features 8/10 9/10
Streaming quality 7/10 8/10
Supported devices 5/10 9/10
Usability 9/10 9/10
Overall Score 8/10 7.8/10

The numbers, of course, need to be explained, because there's so much more to each platform than that.

fuboTV vs YouTube TV: Side by Side Comparison

We're going to take a look at numerous aspects that define these platforms, from the bundles you can get to how good their DVR capacities are.

Channel Bundles

Fubo channels 2

So, will you be able to pick a favorite bundle and what channels are in there? Let's find out.

Winner: While we appreciate YouTube TV's tactic, we're going to name fuboTV our winner here. One of the main reasons why someone decides to cut the cord is to be able to choose what they see.

Customization Options

Fubo extra channels

Let's see how much you can play around with the way your subscription looks like.

Winner: fuboTV wins this one too because it offers a lot more options to users than YouTube TV does. Even though the list of premium channels is far more impressive with YouTube TV, fuboTV offers more channels you can add in interest-based packs.

Supported Features

YouTube TV features

Can you DVR that cool show you know you're going to miss? Will your spouse be able to watch the game when you're watching a movie you've been waiting for?

Winner: YouTube TV wins this one and it's really no surprise because the features are so great and you don't have to pay any extra for any of them.

Streaming Quality

Youtube TV

When you switch to the Internet to watch your favorite TV networks, you need to make sure your Internet connection can carry it all.

Winner: YouTube TV wins this one since it's a little lighter on your network than fuboTV is, and that's always a good thing.

Supported Devices

YouTube TV devices

Before choosing the right platform for you, you need to make sure that it works on all your favorite devices.

Winner: YouTube TV wins this one since it features a lot more devices and you can also enjoy it on Smart TVs.


Will you have any issues to navigate from one area to the next, or to find your favorite channels?

Winner: It's a tie here folks! Both platforms have similar user interfaces, and there really aren't any messy UIs nowadays, at least not at this level.

fuboTV vs YouTube TV: Which One to Pick?

Both platforms are great, but fuboTV wins this one simply because it has a much better channel collection and bundle offer. Having the possibility to customize your experience is so important for cord-cutters, so it makes sense that the winner is the platform that delivers those things. So, go ahead and sign up for fuboTV.

Final Thoughts

We hope that we've made it easier for you to pick the right platform for you and your family and that fuboTV vs YouTube TV now has a clear winner.

We can't wait to hear what you chose - was it one of the two platforms above or another? Let us know why in the comments section below and please share the article online if you can. Follow TechNadu on Facebook and Twitter.

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