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fuboTV launches new-and-improved Roku app

One of the biggest weaknesses of fuboTV has now been upgraded to become one of its greatest strengths.

In the past, despite all of the advances that fuboTV has made with its technology, the one version of their app that was stuck in the stone ages was the app for Roku. But since this past weekend, the apps has been upgraded where it’s a must-have app for soccer fans in the United States.

Some of the new features of the updated fuboTV app for Roku include:

Cross platform Cloud DVR functionality. With the new fuboTV Roku app, you don’t pay any extra for Cloud DVR functionality (unlike Sling TV). And one of the benefits of the fuboTV app is that you can set a game to record on any device (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc) and then head to your Roku to watch the game on your big TV.

The new version of the fuboTV Roku app features a main menu that highlights several of the new and upcoming sports events that will be shown on the legal streaming service. For example, when I reviewed the app, it featured upcoming programming from the NFL RedZone, baseball World Series and NBA action featuring the Celtics against Spurs.

The app also features a “Live and Upcoming section,” which promotes — as it infers — programming that is currently live or will be in the next couple of hours. Since fuboTV has an eclectic selection of different sports channels, when I reviewed it, that section had everything from NASCAR to darts to college volleyball and Ligue 1 action featured.

On the fuboTV Roku app home screen, there are also sections for “Recently Aired” programs as well as a selection to choose from your favorite sports.

The most helpful feature of the new fuboTV Roku app is the feature to record any of the upcoming programming so you can watch it at a later time. With fubo, you get 30 hours of DVR space with the added feature of being able to keep the programs for an indefinite time.

In the Menu (accessible by scrolling to the top of the screen(, you can browse through all of the channels so you can select from the 60+ different channels available including news and entertainment programming.

There’s also a “My Videos” section for all of your DVR recordings.

Last but not least, there’s a “Settings” option where you can see the e-mail address associated with your account as well as the packages that you’re currently subscribed to. There is no option to change any of your settings other than to be able to sign out of the app.

The complete list of fuboTV channels available are: A&E, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS Connect, beIN SPORTS en Español, Big Ten Network, Bravo, CBS, CBS News, CBS Sports Network, Chiller, CNBC, CNBC World, Cozi, CW, E!, Eleven Sports, El Rey Network, Food Network, Football Report TV, FOX, FOX Business, FOX Deportes, FOX News, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports Net, FS1, FS2, fuboTV Network, Fuse, Fusion, FX, FXX, FXM, FYI, Galavision, Golf Channel, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, HGTV, History, Lifetime, LMN, Local Now, MSNBC, Nat GEO Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, NBC, NBCSN, NFL Network, Olympic Channel, Oxygen, Pac 12 Network, Pop, Revolt, SyFy, Sprout, Telemundo, TeleXitos, Travel Channel, Universal HD, UniMas, Universo, Univision, Univision Deportes, USA, Viceland, Weather Channel.

fuboTV offers a free 7-day trial. Once you’ve signed up, you can then go to your Roku “Streaming Channels” selection to find the fuboTV app and then log in with your username and password that you entered for your free trial.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. PG

    September 5, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    The FuboTV app on Roku is the worst. There is like two minutes of delay on all the live channels. I thought that was just me but people shared similar Roku experience on various forums. I can tolerate 10 seconds or even 20 seconds but two whole minutes. Luckily this is just my trial period and will definitely cancel it afterwards unless I see improvements over next few days.

    • Bharath Krishna

      September 6, 2018 at 10:37 am

      Most of streaming providers are 30 seconds to 2 minutes delay in most of live game. You have to out of twitter when you watch live games. That is the biggest downside when you watch live game using streaming providers, but you can save a lot. I moved from Dish to Vue then to YTTV grandfathered $35 plan and I can say I am happy as of now.

  2. JN

    October 31, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Many of these features were also added to the AppleTV app. One bug I have run into is that there is further delay of the availability of a DVR program; it is playable on the web site, but more time is needed before recorded shows are available on the AppleTV. Don’t know if there is a similar bug with the Roku App.

  3. notorious furn

    October 30, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Much much needed. Old Roku app was terrible. Fubo has the sports/other channels I usually watch and….they finally got the Hallmark channels working. If I was going to keep Fubo, they needed to get the 2 HM channels working to keep the rest of my household happy. I get to watch soccer…they get to watch sappy movies from now through forever.

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