In order to start streaming in 4K with fuboTV, first make sure your device supports 4K streaming. Next, it will be necessary to upgrade to fuboTV Elite, fuboTV’s second most expensive package. The upgrade to Elite will be worth it for some sports fans, and not for others. Read on to learn whether fuboTV 4K is worth the money in your household.
Who doesn’t love watching their favorite team in ultra-high definition, a resolution 4 times clearer than standard 1080p High Definition (HD) picture quality? With 4K streaming, you can practically see the beads of sweat on the foreheads of your favorite players. However, as popular as 4K streaming is with fans, it’s still relatively rare in the sports world.
Most live sports aren’t available in 4K, and even when they are, you need a device that supports 4K streaming. For example, I own an Apple TV 4K device, but can’t watch fuboTV in 4K on one of our home smart TVs, because it doesn’t support 4K streaming.
How much does 4K cost with fuboTV?
Watching sports in 4K with fuboTV requires an upgrade to the “Elite” plan which costs $84.99 per month, plus the cost of a mandatory regional sports network fee of $11 per month in most markets, so you’re looking at over $1,000 per year in streaming fees for fuboTV Elite.
In addition to the ability to stream in 4K, upgrading to the Elite plan gets cord cutters access to these channels:
- ACC Network (out-of-market)
- PAC-12 Network
- SEC Network (out-of-market)
fuboTV 4K Channels
- Big Ten Network
- NBC Sports
fuboTV 4K sports lineup
Assuming you have the correct device, it is possible to watch live sporting events in 4K with fuboTV, but the 4K lineup isn’t as extensive we would like. fuboTV broadcasts NBC Sports, FOX, and FS1 in 4K, but not ESPN.
fuboTV offers the most 4K programming for these sports and leagues:
The lack of 4K streaming for ESPN makes fuboTV Elite less attractive than YouTube TV 4K Plus for NBA, ACC Football, and SEC Football fans in particular. You can see an up-to-date lineup of upcoming 4K events for fuboTV, here.
Amazon Fire TV 4K and Fire TV Cube
Android mobile smartphones and tablets
Android TV (Google TV)
Google Chromecast Ultra and Chromecast with Google TV
Samsung Smart TV (Tizen)
Vizio SmartCast TV
Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S