If you’re a sports fan — especially as the World Cup 2022 is underway — FuboTV may be the answer to your cord-cutting dreams. What is FuboTV? It’s a livestreaming service that focuses mainly on sports-focused live TV and can help you quit cable for good. And it’s very much growing in popularity, currently sitting in fourth place in the United States with about 1.23 million subscribers.
FuboTV’s price and plans — and even the channels available — are competitive with services that are many times its size. And that’s what’s great about the whole streaming space: You have options. That’s also the hard part. It can be tough to tell the difference between FuboTV and Hulu With Live TV. Or FuboTV versus YouTube TV. What makes one stand out above 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 2022.
FuboTV price and plans
There are four Fubo TV plans — Fubo Pro, Fubo Elite, Fubo Ultimate, and Fubo Latino — that range in price from $70 a month to $100 per month.
Here’s how the total FuboTV cost shakes out:
Fubo Pro is the new base plan and gets you 133 channels for $70 a month. With that, you’ll have 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR (the ability to “record” shows to play back later) and the ability to watch on up to 10 screens at home and two away from your home network. This is what Fubo calls “unlimited” despite having a pretty clear limit.
Fubo Elite ramps things up to $80 a month and has 192 channels (with 130-plus events in 4K), another 47 from the Fubo Extra plan, and another 12 from News Plus, for a total of 251 channels. DVR remains the same at 1,000 hours, and you still have the same 10 “unlimited” screens at home and two on the road.
Fubo Ultimate is $100 a month and offers 231 channels (with 130-plus events in 4K), plus the same extra channels as Elite — 47 Fubo Extra and 12 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 away from home. That brings us to a total of 290 channels.
Fubo Latino is $75 every three months and offers 46 channels of Latino-themed content and a cloud DVR of 250 hours. You can only watch two screens at once on this plan.
All of these plans come with a free seven-day trial. You can pay monthly or quarterly — but there’s no discount if you fork over three months at a time.
FuboTV has a competitive slate of channels. That starts with your local broadcast affiliates, though you’ll want to check the Fubo website because those 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 alternates. Here’s what you can expect:
A&E, ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network, Accuweather, AMC, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC World News, 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, IFC, INSP, Investigation Discovery, Law & Crime Trial Network, Lifetime, LMN, Local Now, Logo, LX TV, MLB Network, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, 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, Stadium 3, Sundance TV, 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, WE, WGN, Zona Futbol.
There may also be local channels available in your location, so check the website for the most up-to-date channels.
The other packages include Fubo Extra with 47 more channels. Those 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 Nosey, Circle, Retro Crush, 911 Network, and Nosey.
Other FuboTV add-ons
The channels above are just the base plans. There are a number of other options as well.
You’ll find a few premium movie options, which include multiple channels. Those include:
- Showtime for $11 a month
- Starz for $9 a month
- Epix for $6 a month
- Pantaya for $6 a month
Or you can get Showtime, Starz and Epix bundled together for $20 a month, saving you $7 a month.
There are a number of additional sports and news packages, too. Some of it is in addition to what you’d get with Fubo Pro or Fubo Elite, but there also is some overlap. Here’s how it all breaks down:
- Sports Plus with NFL RedZone ($11 a month): This gets you NFL RedZone, which flips through the games as teams are about to score. 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 outdoors, with 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): Watch up to 40 out-of-market games each 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 gets you the best of Spanish-language live sports, including Fox Deportes, Zone Futbol, ESPN HD Deportes, GolTV Spanish, TyC Sports, Sony Cine, El Gourmet, Nat Geo Mundo, Mal CHIC, Nuestra Tele, Telefe, Familia Discovery, Discovery en Espanol, tr3s, Baby TV, WAPA America, Cine Latino, Television Dominicana, CATV, and Passions.
- TV5Monde ($10): All things French, including live Ligue 1 football, Rugby Top 14, films, news, and more. Includes 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): Everything to do with Fox News. A library of 180-plus shows and thousands of original shows, series, and exclusives.
- RAI Italia ($9): Italian cover of Coppa Italia.
- AMC Premier ($5): New episodes ad free and select full-season binges, extended episodes, and more from AMC.
- Entretenimiento Plus ($10): Music and movies from Spain, Mexico, and other countries.
FuboTV and 4K
FuboTV, at one point, was the only live TV streaming service in the U.S. to offer up anything 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 a game or race a day. (You can see the full FuboTV 4K schedule here.)
And FuboTV isn’t the only 4K game in town anymore — YouTube TV also offers up pretty much the same events from the likes of NBC Sports and Fox. One major change in 2022, however, is that FuboTV no longer throws in 4K content for free anymore on the Pro plan. Like with YouTube TV, you’ll have to pay up if you want any sort of show in 4K resolution. That means you’ll have to eschew the $70-a-month Pro plan and skip straight to the $80-a-month Elite package. That’s still $5 cheaper than the $85 a month you’ll have to pay for 4K content on YouTube TV ($65 for the base plan and $20 for the 4K Plus package), so there’s that.
And the usual caveats still apply. You’ll need to have a TV with a 4K panel, and any other device you’re using to actually stream Fubo TV will need to support 4K resolution.
The short version is this: If you have a relatively new device — be it a streaming stick, connected TV, or even a web browser — you should be able to get to FuboTV. The app is available on every major streaming platform.
Here’s the more detailed breakdown:
- Amazon Fire TV: This goes for all Fire TV devices, as well as the awkwardly named Fire TV Edition TVs. (Basically, a TV with 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 that are running full builds of Android TV. The same goes for televisions with Android TV as the operating system.
- Apple TV: From the fourth-generation box and newer.
- Android phones/tablets: So long as you have Android 5.0 or higher. (And you almost certainly do.)
- Roku: It’s the biggest streaming playoff in the U.S. and fully supported for Model 3700X and up.
- Xbox: If you have 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 OS: From iOS 13 and up and iPad OS 13.1 and up.
- Web browsers: You’re good on Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Safari.
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