FuboTV Review

Learn more about fuboTV and how it stacks up to other live TV streaming providers.
by Hedy Phillips — 
FuboTV Review

Everything you need to know about fuboTV

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If you're a sports fan looking to cut the cord, fuboTV is the premier option for you. This streaming service far surpasses the competition in terms of how many sports channels are offered in its base package, giving you plenty of options for what to stream on game day, match day, and beyond.

FuboTV isn't just for sports fans, though, even if that's who it's best for. This live TV streaming service also offers popular channels including MSNBC, FX, Hallmark, USA, Food Network, and more. In fact, you'll get more than 120 channels with fuboTV, which is more than all of its competitors. 

So, what is fuboTV? Keep reading to learn about the fuboTV price, channels, and add-ons available to fuboTV subscribers.

FuboTV Review

Pros Cons
  • Large amount and variety of channels
  • Most sports channels in base package
  • Large amount of DVR space included

  • Turner networks not available (CNN, TBS, TNT)
  • Limited options in 4K

fuboTV compared to other TV streaming services

Starting monthly price $70/mo.$70/mo.$35/mo.$70/mo.
Free trial length Seven daysNoneThree daysFive days
Number of channels 120+85+30+65+
DVR storage hours 1,000 hoursUnlimited50 hoursUnlimited

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*Streaming service package information accurate as of 08/19/2022.

While it costs the same as two of its competitors — Hulu + Live TV and DIRECTV STREAM — fuboTV streaming offers more channels than both of them. Where Hulu + Live TV and DIRECTV STREAM shine is with their unlimited DVR storage, and on the more wallet-friendly end of the spectrum, Sling TV is much cheaper than fuboTV. (However, it has about a quarter of the number of channels.)

FuboTV stands out because it has a lot of sports channels.

How much does fuboTV cost?

Before we get into the fuboTV cost, let's take a closer look at what the streamer offers. There are three primary fuboTV plans: Pro, Elite, and Ultimate. They vary by the number of channels and services, which means there are a few different fuboTV subscription costs.

  • Pro: fuboTV's entry level plan comes with more than 120 channels with 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage. Additionally, subscribers can simultaneously stream on an unlimited number of screens, including 10 at home. Although the Pro plan is normally $93/mo., it's currently discounted to $70/mo.

  • Elite: fuboTV's Elite plan has more than 170 channels, plus an additional 40+ channels in the fubo Extra plan, which is normally an extra $8/mo. You'll also get the News Plus bonus, which is more than 10 channels. It has the same amount of cloud DVR storage and simultaneous streams as the Pro plan. The price for this plan is $80/mo.

  • Ultimate: fuboTV's Ultimate plan has more than 200 channels and includes the extras in the Elite plan. You'll also get Sports Plus with NFL Redzone and Showtime. This plan is $100/mo.

FuboTV channels and add-ons

With more than 120 channels to start, fuboTV carries the majority of popular channels adults and kids want to watch.

Popular news outlets in the plan are BBC, Fox News, and MSNBC, while lifestyle favorites such as the Food Network, HGTV, Tastemade, and Travel are included. Top entertainment channels include AMC, FX, Hallmark, and USA. Plus, fuboTV also has plenty of kid-friendly channels, including Disney, Nickelodeon, and Universal Kids. 

Started originally as a soccer service, fuboTV's sports offerings in the basic plan include ACC Network, beIN Sports, Big 10 Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, fubo Sports Network, Golf Channel, Motortrend, NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, TVG, and TUDN. This offering is much more than you'd find in the other live streaming services.

When you bump up to Elite, you have access to such channels as TeenNick, People TV, and ESPNU. FuboTV Ultimate gives you even more sports channels, including FUEL TV, GAME+, and MLB Strikezone.

It also offers a wide selection of channel and service add-ons, including:

Premium add-ons

  • AMC Premiere ($5/mo.): Ad-free access to AMC's popular lineup of shows and movies.

  • Epix ($6/mo.): Thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows through the Epix lineup of channels

  • Starz ($9/mo.): Includes the entire lineup of Starz channels, with on-demand access to all of Starz movies and shows, including Outlander, Gaslit, and P-Valley.

  • Sports Plus with NFL RedZone ($11/mo.): A favorite of football fans, on Sundays during the season, NFL RedZone shows every NFL team when they cross their opponent's 20-yard line. This is already included in the Ultimate package.

  • Showtime ($11/mo.): Featuring the network's original series, movies, boxing, and more. This is already included in the Ultimate package.

  • Showtime + Starz + Epix ($20/mo.): For diehard entertainment fans, this plan includes all of the content available through Showtime, Starz, and Epix, more than 10,000 on-demand titles.

Channel add-ons

  • Adventure Plus ($5/mo.): Six additional channels for lovers of the outdoor lifestyle.

  • Entretenimiento Plus ($5/mo. or $25/qtr.): nine channels of music, movies, and other programming from Spain, Mexico and other countries.

  • CONMEBOL & More ($7/mo.):16 additional channels for fans of international sports.

  • fubo Extra ($8/mo.): Offers an additional 45 channels of sports, news, lifestyle, and entertainment programming.

  • RAI Italia ($9/mo.): Provides coverage of Coppa Italia matches, along with additional Italian language programming.

  • Sports Lite ($10/mo.): Eight of the top sports channels, such as MLB Network, NBA TV, and NHL Network.

  • TV5MONDE ($10/mo.): The French language TV network offers live programming of sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and news shows.

  • Portuguese Plus ($15/mo.): Five channels of Portuguese language sports, news, and entertainment coverage.

  • Latino Plus ($20/mo.): 16 channels of the best Spanish-language programming.

  • NBA League Pass ($29/mo.): Provides access to up to 40 out-of-market NBA games every week during the season.

fuboTV Channels Overview

fuboTVHulu + Live TV
A&E NoYes
ABC YesYes
Animal Planet YesYes
BET YesYes
Bloomberg NoYes
Bravo YesYes
Cartoon Network NoYes
CBS YesYes
Comedy Central YesNo
The CW YesYes
Discovery Channel YesYes
Disney Channel YesYes
ESPN2 YesYes
Food Network YesYes
Fox YesYes
Fox News YesYes
FS1 YesYes
FX YesYes
History Channel NoYes
Lifetime NoYes
MTV YesYes
National Geographic YesYes
NBC YesYes
NBC Sports Network YesYes
NFL Network YesYes
Nickelodeon YesYes
Nick Jr. YesYes
Oxygen YesYes
Paramount YesYes
Syfy YesYes
USA YesYes

FuboTV features

Large amount of cloud DVR Storage
While many streaming providers only offer 50 hours of storage, fuboTV comes with 1,000 hours in its Pro, Elite, and Ultimate plans. Competitors including Hulu + Live TV and DirecTV Stream, however, have unlimited DVR storage.

More sports channels than other services
The streamer fuboTV offers more than 40 sports channels in its Pro plan. That's more than a third of the channels in the plan. The Elite plan has even more. The service also has 18 regional sports networks that are available depending on where you live. With the add-ons available, fuboTV has the channels and programming diehard sports fans will love.

Huge variety of available channels
With more than 120 channels in its Pro plan, fuboTV beats the competition, as Hulu + Live TV only offers more than 75, DIRECTV STREAM has more than 65, and Sling TV only has more than 30. This gives subscribers to fuboTV a huge selection of sports, entertainment, lifestyle, kids and news programming.

FuboTV supported devices

Meanwhile, fuboTV can be watched on many TVs and most streaming sticks, mobile devices, computers, and gaming consoles. Among these are:

  • Amazon Fire tablets
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple AirPlay
  • Apple iPhone and Apple iPad
  • Apple macOS
  • Apple Safari web browser
  • Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K
  • Android smartphones and tablets
  • Android TV (Google TV)
  • Google Chrome web browser
  • Google Chromecast
  • Hisense TVs (select models)
  • LG TVs (webOS)
  • Microsoft Edge web browser
  • Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows 11
  • Mozilla Firefox web browser
  • Roku
  • Samsung TVs (Tizen)
  • Sony PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4
  • TiVo
  • Vizio (SmartCast TV)
  • Xbox Series S/X and Xbox One

Is fuboTV worth it?

FuboTV easily stacks up against the competition. For the same amount of money as Hulu + Live TV and DIRECTV STREAM, you're getting dozens more channels to choose from. The only place it falls to the competition is in DVR storage.

However, when you look at the Pro plan — fuboTV's base option — at just $70/mo. and how many channels it offers, especially for sports fans, it's an extremely appealing option. In addition, fuboTV has a seven-day free trial, so you can sample everything before you subscribe.