If you are a sports fan, FuboTV might be the answer to your cable cutting dreams. What is FuboTV? It’s a live streaming service that mainly focuses on sports-focused live TV and can help you ditch cable for good. And it’s growing in popularity, currently ranking fourth in the United States with about 1.23 million subscribers.
FuboTV’s price and plans – and even the channels available – are competitive with services many times its size. And that’s the great thing about the whole streaming space: you have options. That’s the hard part too. It can be difficult to tell the difference between FuboTV and Hulu With Live TV. Or FuboTV versus YouTube TV. What sets one apart from the others?
We’ll look at the FuboTV channels, price, and everything else that makes it what it is, including what makes it a viable option in 2023.
There are four Fubo TV plans – Fubo Pro, Fubo Elite, Fubo Ultimate, and Fubo Latino – ranging in price from $70 per month to $100 per month.
This is how the total costs of FuboTV are made up:
Fubo Pro is the new basic plan, bringing you 145 channels for $70 a month. This gives you 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR (the ability to “record” shows to watch later) and the ability to watch on up to 10 screens at home and two outside your home network. This is what Fubo calls “unlimited,” although there’s a pretty clear limit.
Football Elite kicks things up to $80 per month and comes with 205 channels (with over 130 events in 4K), another 49 from the Fubo Extra plan and Another 11 from News Plus, for a total of 251 channels. The DVR stays the same at 1,000 hours, and you still have the same 10 “unlimited” screens at home and two on the go.
Fubo Ultimate costs $100 per month and offers 243 channels (with 130+ events in 4K) plus the same additional channels as Elite – 49 Fubo Extra and 11 News Plus channels. It also includes Showtime and Sports Plus with NFL Redzone (24 channels), 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR and 10 unlimited screens plus two off-site. That brings us to a total of 290 channels.
Fubo Latino is $75 every three months and features 45 channels of Latino-themed content and a 250-hour cloud DVR. With this plan, you can only watch two screens at a time.
All of these plans come with a free seven-day trial. You can pay monthly or quarterly – but there’s no discount if you split more than three months at a time.
FuboTV has a competitive list of channels. That starts with your local broadcast partners, although you should check the Fubo website as these can vary slightly depending on where you live.
Fubo Pro – the new starter plan – has 133 channels, but that number includes eight different beIN Sports channels, 11 from TUDN and a few others that also have alternatives. Here’s what you can expect:
A&E, ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network, Accuweather, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS 4, beIN SPORTS 5, beIN SPORTS 6, beIN SPORTS 7, beIN SPORTS 8, beIN SPORTS en Espanol, BET, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, Big Ten Network, Bravo, CBS, CBS Sports Network, CBSN, Cheddar, CMT, CNBC, CNBC World, Comedy Central, Comet, Cooking Channel, Cozi TV, Destination America, Discovery, Discovery Family , Discovery Life, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, DIY Network, E!, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Estrella TV, Food Network, Fox, Fox Business, Fox News, Freeform, FS1, FS2, Fubo Movie Network, Fubo Sports Network, Fubo Sports Network 2, Fuse, FX, FXM, FXX, FYI, Galavision, Game Show Network, getTV, GINX Esports, Golf Channel, Great American Country, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History Channel, INSP, Investigation Discovery, Law & Crime Trial Network, Lifetime, LMN, Local Now, Logo, LX TV, MLB Network, MotorTrend, MS NBC, M TV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, MTVU, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, NBC, NBC News Now, NBCSN, Newsmax, Newsy, NFL Network, NHL Network, Nick Jr., Nick Music , Nick Toons , Nickelodeon, Olympic Channel, OWN, Oxygen, Pac-12 Network, Paramount, People TV, Pop TV, Revolt TV, Science Channel, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movie Channel, Stadium, Stadium 1, Stadium 2, Stadion 3, Syfy, Tastemade, TeenNick, Telemundo, Tennis Channel, The CW, The Weather Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, TUDN, TUDNXtra 1, TUDNXtra 10, TUDNXtra 11, TUDNXtra 2, TUDNXtra 3, TUDNXtra 4, TUDNXtra 5, TUDNXtra 6, TUDNXtra 7, TUDNXtra 8, TUDNXtra 9, TV Land, TVG, UniMas, Universal Kids, Universo, Univision, USA, VH1, Vice, WGN, Zona Futbol.
Local channels may also be available in your location. so check out the website for the latest channels.
The other packages include Fubo Extra with 47 more channels. These channels include:
Cooking Channel, Gameshow Network, BBC World News, NBA TV, NHL Network, MLB Network, Sony TV, People TV, Zona Futbol, INSP, Revolt, CNBC World, Tennis Channel, TeenNick, NickToons, NickMusic, MTV2, Logo, BetJams, MTVU, MTV Live, MTV Classic, BET Soul, BET Her, Destination America, Discovery Life, SCI, America Heroes Channel, Discovery Family, Nat Geo Wild, PAC 12 NETworks, ESPN U, UST, ESPN News, FXM, Great American Living , People are Awesome, Justice Central, Outside, Revry, The Elvis Presley Channel, Real Nosy, Circle, Retro Crush, 911 Network and Nosey.
Other FuboTV Addons
The channels above are just the basic plans. There are a number of other options as well.
You’ll find some premium movie options that span multiple channels. This includes:
- Showtime for $11 a month
- Starz for $9 per month
- Epix for $6 per month
- Pantaya for $6 a month
Or you can bundle Showtime, Starz, and Epix for $20 a month, saving you $7 a month.
There are also a number of additional sports and news packages. Some of this is in addition to what you would get with Fubo Pro or Fubo Elite, but there is also some overlap. Here’s how it all breaks down:
- Sports Plus with NFL RedZone ($11 per month): This will give you NFL RedZone scrolling through games as teams get close to scoring. It also has NBA TV, NHL Network, MLB Network, MLB Strike Zone, Stadium, Tennis Channel, Zone Futbol, ESPNU, PAC-12 Networks, ESPNews, VSiN, Game Plus, Fight Network and TVG2.
- International Sports Plus ($7): A great option for international sports fans with Fubo Latino Network, Fox Deportes, Zone Futbol, ESPN HD Deportes, GolTV English, GolTV Spanish, TyC Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, Tico Sports, NXTLVL Sports and Realmadrid.tv.
- Adventure Plus ($5): For those who love the great outdoors, featuring Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, Outside TV, MAV TV and Insight TV.
- News Plus ($3): i24 News, NewsNet, BBC World News, Law & Crime, Africa News, Ticker News, Bloomberg TV+, Cheddar News, CNBC World and Euro News.
- NBA League Pass ($15): Check out up to 40 out of print games every week.
- Sports Lite ($10): Additional Sports Channels including NBA TV, MLB Network, NHL Network, Tennis Channel, SEC Network, ACC Network, ESPNU and ESPNews.
- Latino Plus ($20): This gives you the best of Spanish speaking live sports including Fox Deportes, Zone Futbol, ESPN HD Deportes, GolTV Spanish, TyC Sports, Sony Cine, El Gourmet, Nat Geo Mundo, Nuestra Tele, Telefe, Familia Discovery, Discovery en Espanol, tr3s, Baby TV, WAPA America, Cine Latino, Television Dominicana, CATV and Passions.
- TV5Monde ($10): All French including Live Ligue 1 Football, Rugby Top 14, Movies, News and more. Contains on-demand content.
- Portuguese Plus ($15): Portuguese language news and sports including GolTV Spanish, Benfica TV, RTP Acores, RTP 3 and RTP Internacional.
- FOX Nation ($6): All about Fox News. A library of over 180 shows and thousands of original shows, series and exclusives.
- RAI Italy ($9): Italian cover of the Coppa Italia.
- Entertainment Plus ($10): Music and films from Spain, Mexico and other countries.
FuboTV was once the only live TV streaming service in the US that offered everything in 4K. (Yes, upscaled 4K. Not native.) That was and remains limited to live sports, and it’s still better than nothing. But events remain fairly few and far between, with maybe one game or race per day. (You can Check out the full FuboTV 4K schedule here.)
And FuboTV isn’t the only 4K game in town anymore – YouTube TV also features pretty much the same events from the likes of NBC Sports and Fox. However, a major change coming in 2022 is that FuboTV will no longer include 4K content for free on the Pro plan. Like YouTube TV, if you want a 4K resolution broadcast, you have to pay. That means you’ll have to avoid the $70-per-month Pro plan and jump straight to the $80-per-month Elite package. That’s still $5 cheaper than the $85 per month you have to pay for 4K content on YouTube TV ($65 for the basic plan and $20 for the 4K Plus package).
And the usual caveats still apply. You need a TV with a 4K panel, and any other device you actually use to stream Fubo TV needs to support a 4K resolution.
The short version is as follows: if you have a relatively new device – be it a streaming stick, a connected TV, or even a web browser – you should be able to get to FuboTV. The app is available on all major streaming platforms.
Here is the detailed breakdown:
- Amazon FireTV: This applies to all Fire TV devices, as well as the awkwardly named Fire TV Edition TVs. (Basically a TV running Fire TV OS as the operating system.)
- Android TV/Google TV: This means devices like NVIDIA Shield and Chromecast with Google TV, as well as other devices running full builds of Android TV. The same applies to televisions with Android TV as the operating system.
- AppleTV: From the fourth generation box and newer.
- Android Phones/Tablets: Provided you have Android 5.0 or higher. (And you almost certainly do.)
- Roku: It’s the largest streaming playoff in the US and is fully supported for the 3700X model and up.
- Xbox: If you have an Xbox One, One S, or One X, you’re good to go.
- Smart TVs: You can watch FuboTV on Vizio from 2016, Samsung from 2015, LG from 2018 and Hisense from 2020.
- iOS/iPad operating system: From iOS 13 and higher and iPad OS 13.1 and higher.
- Web browser: You master Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Safari.
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