This comprehensive guide provides an in-depth fuboTV review, including how to register, its channel lineup, pricing details, installation instructions across devices, and overall evaluation of the live TV streaming service.
What is fuboTV?
fuboTV is a live TV streaming service that offers access to over 100 sports, news and entertainment channels. It started in 2015 as a sports-focused streaming platform, but has since expanded its content library while still retaining a strong focus on sports programming.
Some key highlights of fuboTV:
Offers major sports networks like NFL Network, NBA TV, MLB Network, beIN Sports etc. Great for fans of football, basketball, baseball, soccer and more.
Carries popular entertainment channels like AMC, HGTV, TLC, FX, Syfy, USA, Bravo etc.
Provides news coverage through Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Cheddar, Bloomberg and more.
Available on all major streaming platforms – Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV etc. Also works on iOS and Android mobile devices.
Cloud DVR feature allows recording up to 1000 hours of content depending on plan.
Supports streaming on up to three devices simultaneously.
Competitively priced starting at $69.99 per month. Offers free 7-day trial for new users.
fuboTV Channel Lineup
fuboTV divides its content library into three broad categories – Sports, Entertainment and News. The exact channel lineup varies according to location and base subscription plan. Here‘s an overview:
fuboTV Sports Channels
Some of the major sports networks and leagues covered by fuboTV include:
- NFL Network
- MLB Network
- NBA TV
- NHL Network
- Golf Channel
- Tennis Channel
- CBS Sports Network
- beIN Sports
- SEC Network
- ACC Network
- Pac 12 Network
fuboTV also offers some niche sports channels like fubo Cycling and fubo Sports Network. Sports Plus add-on package unlocks additional channels like NFL RedZone, Fox College Sports, TVG, MAVTV etc.
fuboTV Entertainment Channels
For entertainment, fuboTV provides popular cable channels such as:
- Hallmark Channel
- Comedy Central
- Discovery Channel
- Food Network
fubo Extra add-on package includes additional entertainment networks like Cooking Channel, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV etc.
fuboTV News Channels
For news junkies, fuboTV offers live streams of major national and global news outlets like:
- Fox News
- Fox Business
fuboTV Pricing and Plans
fuboTV offers three main plans with differences in number of channels, cloud DVR storage, simultaneous streams and pricing:
fubo Standard ($69.99/month) – Over 120 channels, 500 hours DVR storage, two simultaneous streams
fubo Extra ($79.99/month) – Adds over 40 more entertainment channels through fubo Extra add-on
fubo Elite ($99.99/month) – Includes standard plan, fubo Extra, and Sports Plus add-on. Total of over 190 channels.
Additional channel packages like Sports Plus, Adventure Plus, International Sports Plus and Rai Italia can be added to any plan for $7.99 to $14.99 per month.
All plans offer a free seven-day trial for new users.
How to Sign Up for fuboTV
Here are the simple steps to register for a new fuboTV account:
Go to fuboTV.com and click on "Start Your Free Trial"
Select your preferred base package – fubo Standard or fubo Elite.
Optionally add any extra channel packages.
Enter your email address and create account password.
Provide payment information by linking a credit/debit card or Paypal account.
Confirm your registration information and start watching!
Once signed up, you can stream fuboTV by downloading the app on supported devices or watching on a web browser.
How to Install fuboTV on Fire TV
fuboTV can be easily installed on Amazon Fire TV devices like the Firestick. Follow these steps:
From Fire TV home screen, go into "Find" section and search for "fuboTV".
Select the fuboTV app from search results.
Tap "Download" to install it on your Fire TV device.
Once installed, launch the fuboTV app.
Log into your existing account or sign up for a new account.
Allow location access when prompted.
Start watching your favorite sports and shows!
How to Install fuboTV on Roku
To get fuboTV on your Roku player or Roku TV:
Access Roku Channel Store and search for "fuboTV".
Select the fuboTV channel and click "Add Channel" to install.
Once installed, launch fuboTV channel from Roku home screen.
Follow prompts to log into your account or create a new account.
Enable location access for streaming access.
You‘re all set to enjoy fuboTV‘s live and on-demand content.
Here is an in-depth assessment of fuboTV‘s user experience, features and limitations:
fuboTV provides a visually appealing interface with content organized into intuitive sections like My Channels, Sports, Shows, Movies, Recordings etc.
Navigation is smooth across platforms including the web, Fire TV, Roku and mobile apps. Each section surfaces content recommendations based on your viewing history and favorites.
Searching for movies, shows, teams and channels is convenient. But browsing the on-demand catalog for new content is not as seamless as services like Hulu.
I tested fuboTV‘s streaming performance extensively across different devices. Streaming quality is excellent with crisp picture on both live channels and on-demand programming.
Channel loading times are fast – changing channels takes just 1-2 seconds with no buffering. Even at 4K resolution on Fire TV, streaming is smooth and consistent.
fuboTV‘s cloud DVR functionality works well and recordings are easy to manage. The Standard plan only includes 500 hours of storage so heavy DVR users will need to upgrade.
Shows get recorded without issues in their entirety. Playback of recordings is quick with ability to skip ads. Lack of date-based sorting in DVR library is a minor annoyance.
The ability to stream fuboTV simultaneously on up to three devices is useful for larger families. Streams worked flawlessly across mobiles, tablets, laptops and TV devices in my testing.
But there is no separate profile support, so your preferences and watch history get intermingled with other household members.
Some limitations I observed with fuboTV:
- Cannot stream on more than two devices at once with Standard plan
- DVR storage capped at 500 hours unless you upgrade
- No separate user profiles supported
- 4K streaming not available
- Lacks parental control options
- Cannot stream outside home location
fuboTV Review – The Bottom Line
fuboTV is a great option for sports fans looking to cut the cord thanks to its broad coverage of live sports programming. It also offers popular entertainment and news channels to supplement the sports content.
Streaming quality and performance is excellent across devices. The cloud DVR feature is very useful. But limitations like capped storage and streams may frustrate larger families.
While cheaper than traditional cable, fuboTV is more expensive than competitors like Sling TV and YouTube TV for a similar channel lineup. But none of them can match fubo‘s sports-centric focus.
Overall rating: 4 stars out of 5