What is Fubo? Cost, channels, free trial and more

Fubo app button on Apple TV home screen
(Image credit: Henry T. Casey)

Fubo (formerly Fubo TV) might be the answer to your cable-cutting dreams if you don't want to miss a single game. Its entry-level package includes over two dozen sports channels and many other top entertainment networks. 

Fubo TV is a live TV streaming service that can help you get rid of your expensive cable package. It's got a cloud DVR and a multiview feature, so you can watch four streams at once! Perfect for game day (or, you know, any day when you have a hard time making your mind up. 

That said, Fubo TV does have one key flaw in one of America's biggest sports, which we'll get to below. 

Read our Fubo review for a detailed breakdown of what we like and don't like about the streaming service.

But how does it compete with the best streaming services in the market, such as Sling TV, Hulu and YouTube TV? Here's everything you need to know about Fubo.

How much does Fubo cost?

Fubo starts at $80 for its Pro bundle. That includes 10 simultaneous streams at home, over 200 channels and 1000 hours of Cloud DVR. This is a whopping $20 more than Sling TV's combined Orange + Blue package and $7 more than Youtube TV.

Fubo, though, costs more depending on your region's local sports networks. Regional sports network (RSN) fees applied at checkout cost between $11 per month (for those with one RSN near them) or $14 if you have multiple.

Take a look at our Fubo promo codes page for the latest discounts.  

What devices support Fubo?

Fubo has a pretty wide network of supported hardware, so expect the best streaming devices to have Fubo apps. Not only does it have apps on Android and iOS, but there are also apps for over-the-top boxes and sticks, such as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku, which comprise most of the streaming market. 

It's also on the Apple TV and Chromecast as well as smart TVs from Hisense, LG, Samsung and Vizio. Fubo also has apps on the Xbox One consoles.

And since Fubo TV isn't the only game in town, check out how the rest of the pack fares in our Hulu Live vs YouTube TV vs Sling vs DirecTV Stream face-off.

fuboTV on Apple TV. Credit: fuboTV

(Image credit: fuboTV on Apple TV. Credit: fuboTV)

Does Fubo have DVR?

Fubo offers a cloud-based DVR, and the service doesn't make you pay extra for that feature (unlike Sling). By default, FuboTV throws in 1,000 hours of DVR for free, upgraded from its previous 30 hour capacity.

That's much more than Sling's default 50-hour capacity. But YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream and Hulu offer unlimited DVRs.

What are the Fubo packages?

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Header Cell - Column 0 ProElitePremium
Monthly price$79.99$84.99$94.99
Cloud DVR100010001000
Simultaneous streams101010
4K contentNoSelect channelsSelect channels

If the 200 channels in the Pro aren't enough for you, you can add more. You might want to pay the $10 more for the Elite package, which adds in 4K streams for select content.

Some will start with the Sports Plus package, which includes 23 channels for $10.99 per month, which includes NFL RedZone.

NBA League Pass is available for $14.99 per month, the International Sports Plus ($6.99 per month) plan has 11 channels including Fox Soccer Plus and ESPN Desportes, and RAI Italia is available for $8.99 per month.

The $7.99 Fubo Extra package throws in 44 channels, inclduing NBA TV, NHL Network, MLB Network, Cooking Channel, PeopleTV, BBC World News and TeenNick.

The fuboTV guide. Credit: fuboTV

(Image credit: The fuboTV guide. Credit: fuboTV)

While there's a Showtime network package ($10.99 gets you nine variants of the premium channel), there is no HBO option.

What channels does Fubo have?

Fubo's Pro Plan lineup of 200-plus channels is heavy on sports but packs other entertainment and news options as well. When you compare the service to YouTube TV, which is $5 less and packs many fewer channels (just over 100), the entry-level Fubo package isn't just competitive; it offers nonsports channels that YouTube lacks.

Notable by its absence, though, is TNT. The Turner-owned sports network can be a must for NBA fans, which is a big issue for Fubo, if you ask us.  

Fubo's channels include:

  • A&E
  • ACC Network
  • Adult Swim
  • AMC
  • BBC America
  • beIn Sports (plus beIn Sports 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, La Liga and ñ)
  • BET
  • Big Ten Network
  • Bravo
  • CBSN
  • Cheddar News
  • CMT
  • Comedy Central
  • Eleven Sports
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • Fox Soccer Plus
  • Fox Deportes
  • Fuse
  • FYI
  • Galavision
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies
  • MSG, MSG+
  • MSG2, MSG2+
  • MTV
  • NBCSN+
  • NFL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon
  • Oxygen
  • Pac-12
  • Paramount Network
  • SEC Network
  • Telexitos
  • The Weather Channel
  • TV Land
  • UniMás
  • Univision
  • Univision Deportes
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WLNY 1055

Check out our YouTube TV channels guide to see how that service's offerings stack up.

Does Fubo have ESPN?

Yes! For some time, Fubo did not have ESPN, which was strange for a live TV streaming service that touted its sports coverage. But as of August 1, Fubo has a new deal with Disney giving them access to ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 as well as the ACC Network and SEC Network. 

I don't understand why there is online interest in the legality of Fubo, but we've noticed people are asking this question. Yes, Fubo packs more sports than you can even think of, but you're still paying for it. So, yes, it's legal.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.