Our top pick for live streaming the NFL and many college football leagues, fuboTV also carries an extensive library of regional sports networks in its base package. Read on to learn which fuboTV plan is right for you. New for 2023, fuboTV is adding Bally Sports RSNs.
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fuboTV is a popular choice for live TV streaming, especially for sports fans, but also offers a library of on-demand titles as well. We signed up for a free 7 day trial to explore the pros and cons of fuboTV, and continue to use the app during football season.
- Live streaming NFL games (our top pick)
- Easy signup
- College football (our top pick)
- Big families
- NBC Sports regional sports networks in Chicago, Philly, DC, Bay Area, and Boston
- Customers who prioritize design and user experience
- Generous DVR storage and 4K viewing options
- Stream content on 10 devices
- Missing TBS and TNT hurts sports coverage for several leagues, and some of the biggest games
- Holes in NCAA Tournament, NHL Playoffs, NBA Playoffs, and MLB Playoffs coverage
- Price increases in 2023 for the addition of Bally Sports RSNs
- No parental controls
Our experience with Fubo
In Spring 2022, fuboTV did away with its Starter Plan. The Pro Plan is now the base plan, and comes out of the gate with 1,000 hours of DVR storage.
With the Pro Plan fuboTV subscribers can stream 10 concurrent devices, whereas the old Starter Plan only offered 3 devices.
Signing up for a 7 day free trial with Fubo
At Streaming Stadium, we see a rush of traffic to our team pages right as games are starting. As such, we prioritize streaming services with easy setup processes, especially for older sports fans who may not be quite as tech savvy.
The fuboTV sign up process is the most intuitive we have seen among live TV streaming services. Rather than dropping new users off in the middle of a vast content library with little guidance, as some streaming services do, fuboTV has clearly put a lot of thought into the sign up process.
Upon signing up for the 7 day free trial, subscribers are guided through a series of Welcome screens that clearly lay out the different packages fuboTV offers, as well as a transparent list of à la carte channel upgrades, with clear pricing for the addition of each channel.
Even the signup screen offers transparent guidance, setting user expectations by letting users know “your location determines what plans and channels are available to you.” We really enjoyed using and reviewing this platform.
As part of the setup process, fuboTV also lays out all the available options and key features of each plan.
Particularly impressive is fuboTV’s “Find channels faster” setup feature, which allows users to select from a menu of channels the first time they log into the app.
This takes a lot of the guesswork out of navigating a large library of content and also allows for each user to immediately start creating a curated experience. We were very impressed with fuboTV’s sign up process, as well as the multiple tools it has created to make it easier, and more efficient, to use the app. The thought fuboTV put into this process shows respect for the money its users pay to subscribe. Yes, you are shelling out $69.99 monthly, which is a lot of money, but in exchange you get a first class user experience that is fun and intuitive to use.
The setup process is also ideal for older family members who may struggle to use other platforms.
Watching sports on Fubo
fuboTV’s extensive sports options are intuitively organized by sport, or channel, whichever the user prefers. For the bulk of my initial testing, I used fuboTV to watch college football on a Saturday afternoon. I watched the Ohio State vs. Michigan State game, the Michigan vs. Maryland game, and some of the Oregon vs. Utah game.
The picture quality and overall experience were excellent. As a test for the app, I used Apple Airplay to stream the Ohio State game to my TV in our living room. My favorite sports channels while using fuboTV were:
Fubo sports add-on channels list
|Fubo Sports Plus with NFL RedZone||FuboTV Sports Lite||fuboTV Extra|
$80.98 / month
$84.99 / month
$77.98 / month
In addition, although they do require an upgrade of $7.99 per month, fuboTV boasts a number of sports channels that are hard to find anywhere else. For example, for that next tier of subscription, sports fans can access channels like:
- NBA TV
- NHL Network
- MLB Network
- SEC ESNP Network
- Pac 12 Network
- Pac 12 Los Angeles
- ESPN News
NBA League Pass is a $28.99 upgrade for out of market NBA games.
There is also a Sports Plus with NFL Red Zone for $10.99 per month extra.
For fans of international sports, fuboTV also offers a soccer centric International sports plus plan for $6.99 per month making fuboTV one of the best options for sports fans of all stripes.
Fubo regional sports networks
So what regional sports networks does fuboTV carry? We maintain a comprehensive list of fuboTV’s RSN lineup in the easy to use table below. One of the things we like best about fuboTV is the inclusion of RSNs in the base package.
|Fubo||FuboTV Sports Lite||fuboTV Premier|
|AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh|
|AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain|
|AT&T SportsNet Southwest|
|Bally Sports Arizona|
|Bally Sports Carolinas|
|Bally Sports Detroit|
|Bally Sports Florida|
|Bally Sports Great Lakes|
|Bally Sports Indiana|
|Bally Sports Kansas City|
|Bally Sports Midwest|
|Bally Sports New Orleans|
|Bally Sports North|
|Bally Sports Ohio|
|Bally Sports Oklahoma|
|Bally Sports San Diego|
|Bally Sports SoCal|
|Bally Sports South|
|Bally Sports Southeast|
|Bally Sports Southwest|
|Bally Sports Sun|
|Bally Sports Tennessee|
|Bally Sports West|
|Bally Sports Wisconsin|
|Marquee Sports Network|
|NBC Sports Bay Area|
|NBC Sports Boston|
|NBC Sports California|
|NBC Sports Chicago|
|NBC Sports Northwest|
|NBC Sports Philadelphia|
|NBC Sports Philadelphia+|
|NBC Sports Washington|
|NBC Sports Washington+|
|Next Level Sports|
|Root Sports Northwest|
|Spectrum SportsNet LA|
$74.99 / month
$84.99 / month
$94.99 / month
Fubo streaming experience
Most of fuboTV’s content can be streamed with 720p picture quality, which may seem underwhelming to some, but we found the picture quality to be stable and consistent. fuboTV also offers some content in 4K, and seems to be making it a priority to add more 4K options with time.
Unfortunately, fuboTV does not offer Turner Media channels such as CNN, TNT and TBS. A&E, History Channel, and Lifetime.
Nevertheless, the platform still offers an excellent selection of live TV channels to choose from including some of our favorites:
- Animal Planet
- BBC America
- BEIN Sports
- CBS Sports Network
- Cheddar News
- Comedy Central
- Disney Channel
- Food Network
- Fox News
- Fox Sports
- Free Form
- NBC Golf
- NBC Sports
Using the Fubo mobile app
The Fubo TV app is available on both Android and iOS. As I mentioned earlier in the review, the app is very well done. The user interface is beautiful and they have made it incredibly intuitive to access their library of content from mobile. Despite the decision to drop some popular channels, many people will enjoy subscribing to fuboTV just because of the features they’ve built.
The same intuitive setup process users get when they first sign up for a fuboTV account carries over when the app is opened for the first time. By using a two tiered navigation, with some options at the top of the screen, and some universal navigation items, like the very useful Guide feature, at the bottom, it’s easy to get deep into the content you want to see.
Using DVR on mobile is a breeze, and recording an entire game won’t come close to putting a dent in the impressive 1,000 hours of DVR storage that comes with the base plan.
fuboTV is placing big bets that a beautiful interface and rich feature set will carry the day and help the company beat the competition. They could be right. Here are some of the platform’s best features.
Keep up with your favorite teams feature
For example, the “Keep up with your favorite teams” feature, which appears on sign up, will send notifications to a user’s phone reminding them of upcoming games they are interested in watching. I know there are a lot of diehard fans out there who scoff at the thought of needing a reminder when their favorite team plays, but this tool is useful for following competing teams, entire leagues, or for sports journalists. It’s a thoughtful touch designed for sports fans that I loved.
DVR recording, storage, scheduling, and sorting
The interface excellence fuboTV prides itself on carries over to its DVR recording feature, which not only allows users to save 1,000 hours of content to the cloud with the base package, Fubo automatically sorts recorded content by topic, which feels very clean and efficient. When I log into my DVR dashboard, my movies, TV shows, and sports libraries are all separated in a fashion I think even Marie Kondo would be proud of. Subscribers can also schedule recordings for one-off shows, or setup the automatic recording of their favorite teams every time they play.
A nice feature for big families, the fuboTV unlimited screens feature allows for subscribers to connect as many as 10 devices on their home network.
fuboTV lacks parental controls
I was surprised that fuboTV hasn’t yet built in parental controls.
After using fuboTV for many months now, we answer some of the most common questions about this streaming platform.
Does fuboTV offer 4K streaming?
Yes, Fubo does offer an increasing number of shows and on-demand content in 4K. They maintain a full list of the shows that are available in 4K, here. In order to stream sports in 4K on fuboTV, an upgrade to the Elite package is required.
Does fuboTV offer a free trial?
Yes, fuboTV offers a 7 day free trial.