What Is fuboTV and How Do You Use It?

Looking for live television with sports? fuboTV might be your ticket

The fuboTV live television streaming service allows cord-cutters to watch live sports and television shows without a cable or satellite subscription. If you pay for cable just to watch sports, then fuboTV is what you need.

How to Sign Up for fuboTV

You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to check out all fuboTV has to offer. You must provide your credit card number and billing details to sign up, but you won't actually be charged until the trial period ends.  To start your membership:

  1. Go to fubo.tv and select Start Free Trial.

    Start Free Trial on Fubo.TV
  2. Enter your information and select Continue. You can also choose to sign up with your Facebook or Google account.

    Continue on fubotv sign up page
  3. Select Start free trial under the plan you want.

    Start free trial on fubotv plan page

    The Elite plan doesn't offer a free trial. You can upgrade to this plan later if you choose one of the other plans for now.

  4. Select any add-ons that you want, then select Continue to Last Step.

    Continue to Last Step on fubotv add-on page
  5. Enter your credit card information, then select Start Watching fuboTV.

    Start Watching fuboTV on fuboTv sign up page

fuboTV Plans and Availability

Some TV streaming services offer a lot of different plans, but fuboTV keeps it pretty simple. There are only three plans:

  • fubo Family: Comes with 112 channels, including sports networks like NBCSN and FS1, regional sports networks, and cable networks like A&E, Bravo, and FX.
  • fubo Latino: Comes with 32 Spanish language channels, including sports networks like Fox Deportes, and cable networks like Univision and Nat Geo Mundo.
  • fubo Elite: Comes with 159 channels, including the Cooking Channel, DIY Network, PeopleTV, BBC World News, and TeenNick.

Does fuboTV Have Local Channels?

Like many other online television streaming services, fuboTV offers local channels in areas where the service has contracts with local affiliates. Depending on the media market you live in, fuboTV may offer local CBS, Fox, NBC, or even Telemundo channels.

If you live in a media market where fuboTV doesn't offer local channels, you'll still have access to on-demand content. For a full list of the cities where local channels are available, see fuboTV's Help Center.

How Many Shows Can You Watch at Once on fuboTV?

There isn't a limit on the number of shows you can watch at once with fuboTV, but there is a limit on how many devices can use the service from the same account at any given time. That essentially limits the number of shows you can watch as well, but you can pay an additional fee to increase your limit. Other add-ons include increased DVR capacity and premium channels like Showtime. To purchase add-ons, go My Profile > Manage Add-ons.

My Profile menu at the top of fubo.tv home page

To cancel your fuboTV subscription before the trial period ends, go to My Profile > My Account and select Cancel Subscription.

Recommended Internet Speed for fuboTV

To achieve the best video quality, fuboTV recommends a minimum internet download speed of 20 Mbps. Anything lower may result in buffering or stuttering.

How to Watch Live Sports on fuboTV

There are a few different ways to watch live shows and sports on fuboTV. If you want to watch a specific sport, select a sport at the top of the page, then look through the list of games to find one that you want to watch and select Watch Live or Record to watch it later.

Sports categories and Record on fubo.tv

Does fuboTV Have a DVR?

With fuboTV, you have the option to record live sports and other shows. The standard plans include 250 hours of DVR space while the Elite plan offers 1000 hours of space. Select Recordings to watch games you've recorded, or to view the games you've set the DVR to record.

Recordings at the top of fubo.tv

Does fuboTV Offer On-Demand Content?

In addition to live television shows and sports, fuboTV also offers on-demand content that you can watch any time you like. If you live in an area where fuboTV isn't able to provide you with live local channels, you'll still have access to on-demand content from CBS, FOX, NBC, and most of the cable channels that the service carries.

Can You Rent Movies From fuboTV?

Some online television streaming services offer movie rentals, but fuboTV doesn't. The service does include a lot of on-demand movies that you can watch for free, and many of the live streaming channels play movies as well, but there is no option to rent newer movies.

  • Is fuboTV free?

    No. After the one week free trial, you'll have to pay a monthly subscription fee to watch fuboTV. The channel offers a variety of plans at different price points with different features. Make sure to look at the plans offered before signing up.

  • How does fuboTV compare to other streaming services like Hulu?

    FuboTV offers a variety of content from TV shows to movies, but the channel's primarily focuses is live sports. Services like Netflix and Hulu offer broader varieties of shows, but not as much sports content as fuboTV.

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