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What Is Fubo? Plans, Channels, Features, Downside And More Explained

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Fubo is a live TV streaming service operating in select countries, including the U.S. While Fubo provides access to a variety of sports, news and entertainment channels, the exact price and channel lineup depends on the plan. In addition to its paid packages, Fubo also offers a ‘Fubo Free’ tier that unlocks access to a selection of FAST channels without a paid subscription.

How Much Is Fubo?

Fubo offers multiple plans to choose from with the price starting at $79.99 a month. Fubo also often tests the availability of different packages, which can mean the plans and prices vary depending on when signing up.

Here’s an overview of the different Fubo plans:

Pro$79.99
Elite$89.99
Premier$99.99

Does Fubo offer a free trial?

Yes, Fubo typically offers all new subscribers a 7-day free trial. However, Fubo does vary the length of the free trial throughout the year, which can result in a longer free trial or no free trial at all.

One point to note about Fubo is that it also charges an additional regional sports networks fee in many locations in the U.S. This additional fee can increase the price of a base plan by as much as $15 each month, taking the minimum cost in these areas up to $94.98 a month.

Unlike other live TV services, Fubo routinely offers the option to subscribe on a quarterly basis. While not usually any cheaper, quarterly plans can unlock access to a small selection of additional channels.


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  • $80-$100/mo
  • 189-266 channels
  • 10 streams
  • Unlimited DVR

For those less interested in paying for a live TV package, the ‘Fubo Free’ tier is a new addition and unlocks access to a variety of FAST channels at no cost. Even though Fubo Free doesn’t require a paid subscription, it does require a Fubo account.

Channels Available Through Fubo

With multiple plans to choose from, the exact number and selection of channels available depends on the plan. In general, Fubo offers a minimum of 180 channels.

Included with all Fubo plans:

Entertainment: ABC, AXS TV NOW, BET, The Big Dish, The Bob Ross Channel, Bounce, Bravo, Charge!, CleoTV, Comedy Central, Comedy Dynamics, Comet, Court TV, Court TV Legendary Trials, Cozi TV, Crackle, Curiosity Channel, Dabl, Dark Matter, The Design Network, Dove Channel, E!, EarthX TV, Estrella, Fail Army, FamilyTime, Forensic Files, FOX, Freeform, Free Movies, fubo Movie Network, FX, FXX, Galavisión, Game Show Network, getTV, Great American Family, Grit, Gusto, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, Hell’s Kitchen/Kitchen Nightmares, Infast, Ion, Ion Plus, Ion Mystery, JTV, Law & Crime, Localish, Maximum Effort Channel, National Geographic, NBC, NBCLX, The Nest, Oxygen True Crime, Paramount Network, The Pet Collective, POP, Popcornflix, QVC, Smithsonian Channel, Start TV, Syfy, Tastemade, Tastemade Home, Tastemade Travel, TBD, Telemundo, True Crime, TV Land, Universo, UniMás, Univision, Unsolved Mysteries, USA Network.

News: ABC News Live, AccuWeather, Bloomberg Television, CBS, CBS News 24/7, CNBC, The First, Fox Business, Fox News, Fox LiveNOW, Fox Weather, Local Now, MSNBC, NBC News Now, News 12 New York, Newsmax, NewsNation, Salem News Channel, Scripps News, The Weather Channel.

Sports: ACL Cornhole TV, Bally Sports, beIN La Liga, beIN Sports, beIN, beIN Sports En Español, beIN Sports Xtra, beIN Sports Xtra En Español, Big Ten Network, Billiard TV, Bike Mag, Bleav Football, Boxing TV, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, FloRacing, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, fubo Sports Network, fubo Sports Network 2, Glory Kickboxing, The Golf Channel, Lacrosse Sports Network, Marquee Sports Network, MotoAmerica TV, NFL Network, Origin Sports Network, Pac-12 Insider, Perfect Game TV, PFL, Pickleball TV, Powder, Real Madrid TV, San Diego Padres, Surfer, Swerve Combat, Snowboarder, SPEEDVISION, Sports News Highlights, SportStak, T2, Transworld Skateboarding, TUDN, TUDNxtra 1-11, Women’s Sports Network.

Music: CMT, Fox Soul, Fubo Radio 1 – Hits Radio, Fubo Radio 2 – Hip-Hop One, Fubo Radio 3 – Top Country, Fubo Radio 4 – Classic Rock, Fubo Radio 5 – Dinner Party, Fubo Radio 6 – Coffee Time, Fubo Radio 7 – Éxitos Latinos, Fubo Radio 8 – The 80s, Fubo Radio 9 – 90s Alternative, Fubo Radio 10 – The 2000s, MTV, VH1.

Kids: Disney Channel, Disney Jr., Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., pocket.watch, Ryan and Friends, Universal Kids,

Included with Elite and higher plans

ACC Network, africanews, Alien Nation by Dust, At Home with Family Handyman, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, Bloomberg Originals, Cheaters, Cheddar News, ChessTV, Circle Country, Classic TV, CNBC World, Crime and Punishment, Dog Whisperer, ESPNews, ESPN U, ESTV, euronews, FXM, Great American Adventures, Great American Faith & Living, i24News, Insp, Inwonder, Judge Nosey, Justice Central, Logo, MLB Network, MTV2, MTVU, MTV Live, MTV Classic, Mystery Science Theater, National Geographic Wild, NBA TV, NewsNet, NHL Network, NickMusic, Nicktoons, Non-Stop ‘90s, Nosey, Outside TV, Pac-12 Network, People Are Awesome, PokerGO, Sensical Gaming, Sensical Jr., Sensical Makers, Shout! Factory, RetroCrush, Revry, Revry News, ROI TV, SEC Network, Sony Movie Channel, TeenNick, Tennis Channel, True Crime Now, Washington Post Television, WeatherSpy, Western, Whoa! That was Wild!, World’s Wildest Police Videos, The Young Turks, Zona Futbol.

Channels included with Premier

Paramount+ with Showtime, Showtime 2, Showtime Showcase, Showtime Extreme, SHOxBET, Showtime Next, Showtime Women, Showtime Family Zone.

Fubo also offers a Latino plan, which provides access to more than 60 Spanish-language channels for $32.99 a month.

Fubo Premium Networks And Add-Ons

In addition to the channels included with the base plans, Fubo also offers a variety of premium networks, services, and bundles that can be added to a base plan.

Fubo Premium Bundles And Services

  • Adventure Plus
  • Entretenimiento Plus
  • Fox Nation
  • Fubo Extra
  • Fubo Select
  • International Sports Plus
  • Latino Plus
  • MGM+
  • MLB.TV
  • NBA League Pass
  • News Plus
  • Paramount+ with Showtime
  • Portuguese Plus
  • RAI Italia
  • Sports Lite
  • Sports Plus with NFL RedZone
  • Starz
  • TV5Monde

Premium Feature Add-ons

  • Family Share
  • Unlimited Screens

Fubo also offers a $19.99 Paramount+ with Showtime, MGM+ and Starz bundle, which brings the three premium services together at a cheaper price than usual.

Fubo Supported Devices

Fubo supports a wide variety of platforms and devices, so most homes should find the service is available on many of their preferred smart TVs and players.

Here’s an overview of compatible platforms and devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV players, TVs
  • Android phones, tablets
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Google TV
  • Hisense smart TVs
  • iPhone/iPad/iPod
  • LG smart TVs
  • Roku players, TVs
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Vizio SmartCast TVs
  • Microsoft Xbox One, One S, One X
  • Web browsers

Fubo Features

Even though Fubo is a premium live TV service, it is a little limited on premium features, with the most notable being access to an unlimited DVR and Multiview.

Unlimited DVR

All Fubo subscribers get access to an unlimited cloud DVR, making it possible to record as many movies, shows, and sports events as wanted. Similar to other live TV streaming services, recordings can only be kept for a maximum of nine months.

Multiview

Similar to YouTube TV, Fubo offers a Multiview feature that allows subscribers to watch up to four feeds at the same time on the one screen. While a great feature to have access to, Fubo’s Multiview experience is currently limited to Apple TV players.

Instant Highlights And Instant Headlines

Instant Highlights and Instant Headlines are the same feature in principle. Instant Highlights is similar to YouTube TV’s Key Plays, as it offers a way to catch up on important moments during a sports event. Likewise, Instant Headlines uses AI to generate ‘Instant Headlines’ from live news programming.

The Downside Of Fubo

The major downside with Fubo is the price, and this is made all the worse in locations where the additional RSN fee is in effect. For subscribers in these locations, a live TV plan can cost close to $100 a month, and that’s for the cheapest plan.


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This is an even bigger downside for homes that are not interested in live sports, as there is currently no way to opt out of the sports channels to avoid encountering the additional sports fee.

Even in an areas where the RSN fee is not applied, $80 is still on the higher end when it comes to live TV streaming packages, making Fubo an expensive service in general.


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Another potential downside is that Fubo is missing channels that some homes may consider to be important, including TBS and TNT. With Fubo missing some channels, it is all the more important to be aware of the channel lineup before signing up.

Is Fubo Worth It?

We do think Fubo is worth a subscription but we also encourage those considering signing up to be aware of the limitations first. The RSN fee is the biggest issue for us, as it does significantly increase the price, and especially for those that are not primarily interested in watching live sports.

In general, we consider Fubo to be more worthwhile for sports fans. Although the service does offer a wide variety of channels, Fubo emphasizes its sports focus and this can make it less attractive to homes that don’t consider sports to be a necessity.


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John Finn

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