What started as a soccer-centric streaming service has now morphed in to something a little more – a viable cable alternative with a decently robust offering of networks
FuboTV has announced the beta launch of a streaming TV slate has more than double the channels in their original lineup. And it’s actually not too bad.
For $34.99 a month, Fubo is offering a “Premier” tier that includes networks like FS1, FS2, BCSN, beIN Sports, NBC Universo, Fox Deportes, Bravo, Viceland, USA, Fox Soccer Plus, History, FX, FXX, A&E, Syfy, Lifetime, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, Sprout, The Weather Channel, Hallmark Channel, One World Sports, and Football Report TV.
The new networks on Fubo are still fairly sports centered, but they’re clearly making an attempt to branch out into other genres.
On top of the new networks that are available, there are a number of new add on packages like Entertainment Plus for $5.99 a month, Mundo Plus at $5.99 per month, Fubo Latino at $12.99 a month, Kids Plus at $2.99 per month, Portuguese Plus for $14.99 a month, Deportes Extra at $5.99 a month, and News Plus for $5.99 a month.
Fubo has announced plans to raise pricing to $49.99 a month about a year, but CEO David Gandler has said that anyone who signs up under the current pricing will be able to keep that price.
For now, Fubo is available on several platforms: Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, and a traditional web browser. The service allows for streaming on two devices at once, and even includes a cloud DVR. Recorded shows on Fubo are available to watch immediately after recording, but they do expire after 72 hours.
According to Fubo’s CEO, even more features are expected to be announced in the coming weeks and month. While Fubo may not quite be on the level of the industry’s biggest names yet, you certainly want to keep an eye on them.