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In 2015, fuboTV launched with one aim: to stream global games from the world of soccer. But now, the service has expanded way beyond sports to rival cable TV and other major live TV streaming services. The base package includes more than 100 channels, spanning sports, news and entertainment. While fuboTV still broadcasts more than 30,000 games every year, it also counts families and series-lovers among its customers.
At the end of 2019, the streaming service had just over 300,000 paid subscribers. That may be small change compared to the millions following Hulu and Netflix, but it’s still a sign of fuboTV’s rapid growth.
It’s not surprising that people are flocking to the once sports-centered streaming platform. FuboTV’s price is competitive, and the service has several packages and add-ons so you can easily customize your TV experience. Plans start at $54.99/mo. and go up to $79.99/mo., with its most comprehensive plan offering access to more than 180 networks, including premium names like SHOWTIME.
The service has never lost its love of sport. FuboTV was the first service to stream games and events in 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) and is one of the few platforms that manage to smoothly stream major events like the Super Bowl. But, alongside that focus on sports, you’ll find entertainment content being shown in 4K and plenty of features to upgrade your viewing time.
Like many other live TV platforms, fuboTV comes with cloud DVR storage. All subscribers receive 30 hours for free, but mega TV fans can upgrade to 500 hours for an extra $10/mo. Recordings can even be kept for as long as you like. Plus, users receive two simultaneous streams and can pay for a third for just $5.99/mo. (That’ll stop any heated discussions about who gets to use the service at any one time.)
FuboTV’s other nifty features include Lookback, which lets you watch content that’s previously aired within the past 72 hours, and Startover, which enables you to go back to the start of some live games and TV shows — handy if you’re always missing the beginning of your favorite series. Six user profiles are available per account, too, so each person in your household can set their favorite channels and easily access their recordings.
To access everything fuboTV has to offer, all you need is a solid Wi-Fi connection, a monthly subscription plan and a compatible device. Luckily, fuboTV’s supported device list is always growing. Right now, it includes everything from game consoles and phones to smart TVs and Roku streaming sticks. Read on to find out more about the devices you’ll need to access this up-and-coming streaming service.
What devices does fuboTV support?
FuboTV works on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to certain smart TVs and web browsers. Smart TVs that include the Amazon Fire, Android and Roku operating systems are all supported. You can also enjoy fuboTV on Apple TV, Chromecast and Fire TV Stick. But there’s no fuboTV on PS 4. In fact, the only game console that can currently access fuboTV is Xbox One.
Here’s the full list of compatible fuboTV devices:
- Amazon Fire TV devices (Android OS 5.0 or higher)
- Android phones and tablets (Android OS 5.0 or higher)
- Android TV (Android OS 5.0 or higher)
- Apple TV (4th generation or newer)
- iOS phones and tablets (v10.0 or higher)
- Roku (model 3600X and higher have full support; model 3500 and lower have limited functionality)
- Samsung Smart TVs (2015 to 2020 models)
- Web browsers (latest versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari)
- Xbox One
If you’re interested in subscribing to fuboTV, it’s best to ensure your device is using the latest software. For example, older Roku models that can no longer receive software updates won’t be able to access all of fuboTV’s features. And it’s worth noting that newer features are only available on a limited number of devices. fuboTV on Apple devices — including Apple TV, iPhones and iPads — are the only places you’ll find the instant DVR feature, which allows you to watch a recording as soon as you hit the record button. Other device users will have to wait until the recording’s finished.
How does fuboTV streaming compatibility compare to competitors?
FuboTV does have some competition in the live TV market, including major names like AT&T TV Now and Hulu and more recent additions like Sling TV and YouTube TV. Most offer a range of cable networks for a similar price — except for Sling TV, which starts from a more budget-friendly $30/mo.
Feature-wise, they all differ. Some, like AT&T TV Now, offer premium networks for free. Others charge an additional fee each month. And some come with hundreds of hours — or even unlimited — DVR storage, while others are limited to a much smaller number.
When it comes to supported devices, most of these services have a similar list. But some platforms offer more compatible TVs and game consoles than fuboTV. A few services are even compatible with pretty much every device out there.
Here are all the devices that work with fuboTV’s main competitors:
|Device||FuboTV||AT&T TV Now||Hulu Live TV||Sling TV||YouTube TV|
|Amazon Fire TV||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|LG Smart TV||✘||✘||✔||✔||✔|
|Samsung Smart TV||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|VIZIO Smart TV||✘||✘||✔||✘||✔|
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