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Spectrum TV Customers Offered Special Fubo Discount (But There Are Better Deals Available)

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In an unusual move, Spectrum has started offering TV customers affected by the Disney dispute a discount on a Fubo live TV streaming subscription to temporarily regain access to channels like Disney and ESPN.

Last week, a number of Disney owned channels were removed from Spectrum TV due to a dispute over carriage fees. Naturally, both companies seem to be blaming each other for the standstill.

In a bid to ease the impact on customers, Spectrum TV customers have begun receiving emails explaining the situation and offering them a 30% discount on Fubo as a short-term workaround.

Basically, spectrum TV customers are currently being offered a discount on the Ultimate package, Fubo’s most expensive plan. Normally priced at $99.99 a month, the 30% discount takes the price of Ultimate down to $69.99 a month.

The catch, however, is that the discount is only good for the first two months. Another catch is that customers signing up with the special discount can’t take advantage of a free trial.

While Spectrum lists Fubo as its preferred partner, Fubo is not the only streaming service that Spectrum is pushing customers towards. Once signed in to their Spectrum account, customers are also being suggested Sling TV and YouTube TV as “other streaming options.”

Of these three options, and even after taking into account the special Fubo discount that’s now available, Sling TV is going to be the cheapest option overall. The Sling Orange plan includes Disney and ESPN and the first month is currently just $20.

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If the blackout lasts longer than a month, subscribers would be looking at paying around $40 a month for Sling TV, which is still cheaper than Fubo.

While not mentioned by Spectrum, Vidgo also might be worth considering. Similar to Sling TV, Vidgo also offers Disney and ESPN with its plans, and is also running a promotion which reduces the price of any of its plans down to $20 for the first month.

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The difference is that Vidgo subscribers will end up paying much more (a minimum of $69.99/month), if the dispute extends into another month, and they remained subscribed to Vidgo after the first discounted month.

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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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