fuboTV Review 2020

fuboTV might not have TBS or CNN starting in August, but it has over 50 sports channels we think you could get on board with.
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Monthly price: $54.99–$84.99
Available channels: 95–160+

In the past, we’ve always thought of fuboTV as the sports streaming service. But in the past couple of years, fuboTV has made some changes to be perfect for sports fans and families.

fuboTV has the most sports channels than any other live TV streaming service, and its channel lineup includes channels for kids, entertainment, lifestyle, and news.

If you’re shopping for a new streaming service or looking to get rid of cable TV, you’re in the right place. We’ll go over all of the fuboTV details to find out if this is your next streaming service.

Pros

  • You’ll get tons of sports channels.
  • You’ll also get lots of channels for everyone in the family.
  • In August, fuboTV will have the Disney Channel, ESPN, and ABC.

Cons

  • The DVR could be better.
  • In August, fuboTV won't have Turner network channels, such as TNT, TBS, and CNN.

How much does fuboTV cost?

With fuboTV, you get loads of channels for a reasonable price

In comparison to other live TV streaming services, you get more bang for your buck. There is no other streaming service that gives you more than 100 channels for less than $60.

Let’s take the fubo Standard plan, for example. You get each channel for 54 cents! With YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV, you’re paying about 75 cents per channel, and they are only in the 60–70 channel range.

But before you make the leap with fuboTV, jump down below to the channels section to see if this streaming service has the channel lineup you need.

How much is fuboTV?
PlanMonthly priceTV channel countDetails
fubo Standard$54.99/mo.95View Plan
Family$59.99/mo.95View Plan
Family Plan with Showtime$69.99/mo.104View Plan
Ultra$84.99/mo.164View Plan
Data as of 7/6/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* Compatible device and internet connection required. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

The fubo Standard and fubo Family Deluxe have the same number of channels, but the $5 extra dollars for the family plan includes 500 hours of cloud DVR space, and you can stream on three devices at once.

This can save your family from fighting over DVR space when your family goes on vacation, but your daughter wants to record all of the WNBA games and your son wants to record the La Liga games.

But it’s also worth spending that extra $5 per month because the fubo Standard only includes 30 hours of Cloud DVR (definitely not enough), and you can only stream on two devices instead of one.

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What is the Fútbol Trimestral package?
If your Abuelo only speaks Spanish, you can get 30 Spanish-speaking channels for $19.99 per month. This package includes Zona Fútbol, FOX Deportes, Univision, and beIN Sports en Español. Although it is $19.99 per month, fuboTV will bill you every three months (hence, the reason it is called trimestral). So prepare to see a bill of about $60 every third month.

Does fuboTV have a contract or fees?

fuboTV has no contract or hidden fees. (Thanks, fubo.)

Which channels does fuboTV have?

fuboTV has all of the sports channels you need, and you’ll also find lifestyle, kids, and news channels for the fam

The fubo Standard and Family Deluxe packages have 95 channels, while the Ultra package has a whopping 164. Those extra channels include more entertainment and sports channels, along with nine SHOWTIME channels.

So you have to decide for your family … could it be worth spending that extra money?

The fubo Standard and fubo Family Deluxe packages include the following channels:

  • Animal Planet
  • Big Ten Network
  • Food Network
  • Fox News
  • FS1
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • Lifetime
  • MSNBC
  • NFL Network
  • Nickelodeon
  • PAC-12 Networks
  • Universal Kids
  • Univision

The fubo Ultra package includes the following channels:

  • BBC World News
  • Boomerang
  • The Cooking Channel
  • NBA TV
  • NFL RedZone
  • NHL Network
  • SHOWTIME Family
  • SHOWTIME Showcase
  • TeenNick
  • Tennis Channel

We delve deeper into which sports channels each package has (because those are the most important), so scroll down just a little.

Does fuboTV have on-demand content?

fuboTV has popular shows and movies for you and the family to watch whenever you’d like. So you don’t have to wait until it’s live on TV or until after you’ve recorded it.

You might like to watch Bob’s Burgers, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, or The Longest Yard, while the kids watch Spongebob Squarepants or PAW Patrol.

fuboTV shows

How much are fuboTV’s premium channels and add-ons?

We’re about to get into fuboTV’s biggest flaw.

fuboTV has only two premium channels.

But at least HBO and EPIX have their own app, so you’ll just have to get those channels separate from this live TV streaming service.

How much are fuboTV’s premium channels?
ChannelAdd-on monthly price
SHOWTIME$10.99/mo.
AMC Premiere$4.99/mo.

As for the add-ons … fuboTV has quite a bit to choose from.

How much are fuboTV’s add-ons?
Add-OnMonthly priceChannels
Sports Plus$10.99/mo.NFL RedZone, NBA TV, NHL Network, Tennis Channel, PAC-12 channels, Zona Fútbol, etc.
fubo Cycling$11.99/mo.fubo Cycling, FOX Deportes, Zona Fútbol, FOX Soccer Plus, etc.
fubo Extra$5.99/mo.Cooking Channel, DIY Network, BBC World News, NBA TV, NHL Network, TeenNick, etc.
International Sports Plus$5.99/mo.FOX Deportes, Zona Fútbol, FOX Soccer Plus, GolTV, etc.
Adventure Plus$4.99/mo.Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, etc.
Latino Plus$7.99/mo.FOX Deportes, Zona Fútbol, Más Chic, Discover en Español, etc.
RAI Italia$7.99/mo.RAI Italia
Portuguese Plus$14.99/mo.GolTV Spanish, RTP Internacional, Benefica TV
Entretenimiento Plus$4.99/mo.Antena 3, Bandamax, De Película, FOROtv, Univision Tlnolvelas, etc.

Which sports channels does fuboTV have?

fuboTV will give you the most sports channels than any other live TV streaming service (or cable TV and satellite provider).

With fubo Standard and Family Deluxe, you’ll get close to 30 sports channels. And with fubo Ultra, you’ll get over 50. If you consider yourself a huge sports fan, this is the package for you.

But the one bummer about fuboTV: there are no ESPN channels currently. fuboTV has sparked a deal with Disney, and you’ll be seeing ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 added to the lineups in August.

Sports channels included in the fubo Standard and fubo Family Deluxe plans are the following:

  • BeIN Sports
  • BeIN Sports (4–8)
  • BeIN Sports En Español
  • Big Ten Network
  • CBS Sports Network
  • FS1, FS2
  • fubo Sports Network
  • Golf Channel
  • NBC Sports Network
  • NFL Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • PAC-12 Networks
  • TUDN (Univision Deportes Network)
  • TUDN Extra (1–10)
  • TVG

In the fubo Ultra plan, you get all of the sports channels above and the following:

  • Fight Network
  • GameTV
  • GINX Esports TV
  • GolTV (English and Spanish)
  • NBA TV
  • NHL Network
  • NFL RedZone
  • PAC-12 Arizona, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Mountain, Oregon, Washington
  • Stadium
  • Stadium (1–3)
  • Tennis Channel
  • TVG2
  • TyC Sports
  • VSIN
  • Zona Fútbol

Which devices are compatible with fuboTV?

You can watch the NBA game on your smartphone at the airport or your smart TV with the whole family. You can pretty much stream fuboTV on any updated device.

Here are a few to choose from:

  • iPhone, iPad
  • Android smartphone and tablet
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Chromecast
  • Online

We should also mention that fuboTV suggests you have at least a 20 Mbps internet connection for a clear and consistent stream. (Not sure what internet speed you have? Test it out with our tool.)

How much storage space does fuboTV’s DVR have?

The DVR could be subpar or great, depending on the plan you choose

To put it simply: if you get the fubo Standard package, you get 30 hours of Cloud DVR (we don’t know anyone who could survive off of this).

And if you get the fubo Family Deluxe or fubo Ultra plan, you’ll get the Cloud DVR Plus, which has 500 hours of storage (now that’s more like it).

So if you just pay an extra $5 per month for the Family Deluxe package, you’ll get a DVR that won’t limit how many soccer games, movies, and cooking shows you record.

How does fuboTV work?

fuboTV’s interface is smooth and easy to navigate.

When you first open up fuboTV, your Home tab shows you your recommended live TV channels, your recordings, and featured programs.

fuboTV's home tab

The Sports tab will show you featured sports shows and events, and some pretty good sports movies. You’ll also have handy buttons to take you to content for soccer, football, golf, racing, and other sports.

fuboTV sports tab

We like fuboTV’s guide. You can easily scroll left and right to see which shows are coming up and at what hour. There are easy buttons at the top to jump to Up Next, Tonight, and Tomorrow Night to help you plan what you’re going to watch during dinner. There’s a search bar to make it even easier to find your favorite late-night TV show and network.

And last but not least, when you hover over the show, there’s a convenient Record button.

fuboTV's guide tab

And when you go to your recordings, they’re organized from newer to older. And you get a search bar to find your show or movie easily! Now that’s a convenience you don’t see in most live TV streaming services.

Recap: Is fuboTV worth it?

It’s perfect for families who absolutely love sports and will enjoy a bunch of other popular channels, as well

Do you love sports? Do you also want lifestyle, entertainment, kids, and news channels? Do you want more than 100 channels? Do you want to spend less money than cable TV or satellite?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, fuboTV is worth it for you.

These are the reasons why we recommend each of the three fuboTV plans:

  • fubo Standard: Well, we actually don’t recommend this plan because, for $5 more, you can get 500 hours of cloud DVR storage instead of 30. And you and your family can also stream on three different devices at once. It’s worth the extra money to avoid any … family confrontations.
  • fubo Family Deluxe Plan: With this plan, you’ll get more than 100 channels, the Cloud DVR Plus with 500 hours of storage space, and the ability to stream on three devices at once. For $60 per month, everyone in the family will be entertained (and happy).
  • fubo Ultra: Now, this plan is for the big sports fans. It’s for the fans who can’t miss an NBA game, so they need NBA TV. It’s for the fans who want to watch all of their Boston Bruins games on NHL Network. And it’s for the fans who need the Tennis Channel and the PAC-12 channels, and also wouldn’t mind watching SHOWTIME here and there. This one’s for you.

If you’re still unsure if this is the live TV streaming service for you, we recommend checking out YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, or Sling TV. Our reviews cover everything you need to know, like channel lineups, DVR’s, and pricing.

What do you think?

Do you have fuboTV? What’s your experience with it been? Or do you like a different streaming service better? Drop us a comment below!

Is your house ready for fuboTV?

fuboTV requires a minimum download speed of 20 Mbps for a smooth stream. And if you and two other members of your family want to stream at the same time, that means you’ll be using 60 Mbps total.

So do you have the bandwidth to support your family’s streaming needs?

Which internet plan should I get?

Here are the internet plans we recommend to get the most out of your streaming services without clogging up your family’s whole network.

What are the best internet providers for streaming?
Monthly priceDownload speedsLearn more
$24.99$299.95*152000 MbpsView Plans
$49.99$50100940 MbpsView Plans
$49$6515940 MbpsView Plans
$29.99$199.99^501000 MbpsView Plans
Data effective 11/19/18. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For the first 12 months. Some packages require a 1- or 2-year contract.
For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.
New customers only. Rate requires paperless billing and excludes taxes. Additional fees apply.
^ for 24 months with 2-year agreement. Actual speeds may vary. Installation, equipment fees, Internet Infrastructure Surcharge, early term, taxes & other fees apply. Services subject to availability and all applicable terms and conditions.

Which cell phone plan should I get?

Not only do you need a good internet connection, but you’ll also need enough data to support your streaming needs if you’re a cell phone streamer.

And who isn’t when it comes to passing the time during your lunch break, riding the train to work, or distracting your little ones while you’re grocery shopping?

We recommend an unlimited data plan for the family, so you never have to worry about limiting your binge-watching time on fuboTV. And we all know it could lead to a family crisis if someone uses more data than they were allowed.

What are the best unlimited cell phone plans?

  • Cristian Valbuena

    FuboTV is the worst service. Everytime there is an important game the service seems not to work. Sports are meant to be watched live. So downtime is not an excuse.

  • Jordan

    This is almost legitimate fraud. The service doesn’t really work for the big soccer matches which is why I signed up. The owner sent out an apology when the last USMNT match wouldn’t work at all because their servers crashed. They didn’t offer any compensation so I canceled. They have since charged me for two months since then and won’t stop it seems. Im now disputing this with my credit card company. Lies, bad customer service and a terrible product as well!

  • Claus Felfe

    I am four days into the 7 day trial period and my experiences have all been excellent. Picture quality is great; there is no buffering at all, and navigating is satisfactory. Being in a trial situation I did not try the DVR function but my son tells me it works ok. A few negatives, you can Pause and Resume while watching a match but you cannot backspace or forward. CNN, ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, ABC, TENNIS CHANNEL (and perhaps other services) are not available. Selecting a channel other than sports is cumbersome and there is no provision for favorite channels. Still, technically, FUBO works great so long as you have adequate bandwidth from your internet service provider.

  • carlos

    They charged me $17.90 during the trial period, DO NOT USE this grabage!!

  • Curtis L.

    DVR has terrible playback issues which they will acknowledge if pressed, but have left unfixed. (Notably, playback will go through extended periods where the playback jumps backwards and forwards in 5 to 15 second chunks before resolving —
    this will happen several times in a single match.—it is worse on a “non-supported” device like the android TV app, but getting an Apple TV to specifically address this issue has only partially improved matters.)

    During the World Cup, playback issues and full outages of both playback and live viewing issues have been constant. I have opened 3 technical tickets in two days. Similar issues occur during classicos and other big events. Most recently, I was unable to watch ANY of my DVR recordings (the recording would “play”, but the screen would be black with no sounds starting a few seconds after starting playback) from early evening until the following morning. (I resolved this issue myself by starting a Sling trial. When I heard back the following morning, I was told they couldn’t duplicate the issue—it had self-corrected by the time they got around to looking at it, but I still missed an entire evening of being able to use their service at all during the World Cup.)

    They neither have the bandwidth to operate their service for high demand events, nor the technical competence to have their service run with sufficiently infrequent bugs and playback issues at normal times.

    Customer service can ONLY be contacted by email and are typically slow to respond. Can’t watch anything tonight? You’ll hear back some time the next day. They will also open by trying to blame your internet speed or the device you are using. They do not take responsibility for their buggy software, and once forced to acknowledge the problem is on their side, they are rarely ever able to resolve issues. Whether they do or not, the same issues always come back later. They still have the same unresolved bugs they had a year ago.

    I wanted to like this service more because their offerings are great, but their technical team and customer service kill it. If only PlayStation Vue hadn’t dropped BeIN, I would have be spared all of this frustration.