fuboTV has announced several massive changes including the upcoming addition of channels from NBC, FOX and A&E as well as NBA TV and The Big Ten Network.
The rapidly-growing soccer streaming service is branching out to compete with the giant streaming services from DISH (Sling TV), Sony (PlayStation Vue) and AT&T (DIRECTV NOW).
With so many changes to cover, we’ve compiled this FAQ to help answer your questions.
What’s the announcement?
fuboTV has announced a game changing deal for soccer fans in the United States with the news that they’ll be adding networks from NBC, FOX Sports and Telemundo in addition to entertainment and sport channels from NBA TV, The Big Ten Network and A&E.
When will the NBC and FOX channels be added to fuboTV?
No specific date has been mentioned but we understand they will be available in late January or early February.
What soccer-related channels will fuboTV carry in total that I should be aware of?
NBC, NBCSN, NBC Universo, Telemundo, CNBC, USA, FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports Net, FOX Deportes, Univision, Univision Deportes, UniMas, Galavision, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS Connect, TyC Sports, One World Sports, GolTV, GolTV en Español and YES.
When the new channels will be added to fuboTV in the coming weeks, what soccer leagues and competitions will I be able to watch on what channels?
There are too many to mention them all, but we’ve highlighted many of the most popular ones below as well as which channels on fuboTV they can be found on.
Premier League — NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA, NBC Universo, Telemundo and (in the near future) NBC Sports App
FIFA World Cup — FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and Telemundo
Liga MX — Univision, Univision Deportes, UniMas, Telemundo, Galavision and NBC Universo
MLS — FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes, Univision, Univision Deportes and UniMas
La Liga — beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS Connect
UEFA Champions League — FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes
UEFA Europa League — FOX, FS1, FS2 and FOX Sports Net
Bundesliga — FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer Plus
FA Cup — FOX, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus
League Cup — beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS Connect
Primeira Liga — fuboTV exclusive streaming rights to all games, Benfica TV and Univision Deportes
Serie A — beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS Connect
Argentina Primera Division and Copa Argentina — TyC Sports
Scottish Premiership — FOX Soccer Plus
Ligue 1 — beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS Connect
CONMEBOL qualifiers — beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS Connect
CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers — FS1, FS2, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, Univision and Univision Deportes
UEFA World Cup qualifiers — FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus
NASL — beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS Connect and One World Sports
Will this include all the games on NBC Sports App (previously known as NBC Sports Extra)?
Not at this time. Access to NBC Sports App will be added in the near future. fuboTV is planning on launching this in Q1 2017.
What club TV channels are available via fuboTV?
Ajax TV, Barca TV, Benfica TV, BVB World, Everton TV, Real Madrid TV, Arsenal TV, Chelsea TV and Bayern Munich TV.
What special features and player controls will I be able to use on fuboTV?
Cross-platform DVR, VOD, in-browser streaming and digital TV guide navigation. Additional features will then be introduced in the coming months, such as programming look back and start over, access to 25+ TV Everywhere authenticated apps, personalization and user profiles.
What channels other than the ones mentioned above will I be able to access?
The Big Ten Network (BTN), NBA TV, A&E, Golf Channel, FOX College Sports, History Channel, Lifetime, LMN, Viceland, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, FX, FXM, FXX, National Geographic, Nat Geo Mundo, Nat Geo WILD, Fuse, FM, Bravo, Chiller, Cloo, CNBC World, E!, Esquire, MSNBC, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy, USA Network and The Weather Channel.
What other sports will I be able to watch other than soccer?
Baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, American football, golf, hockey, horse racing, mixed martial arts, motorsports, professional wrestling, rugby and tennis.
What sports leagues other than the soccer ones will fuboTV be carrying?
• NFL (via FOX, FS1, NBC and NBC Universo)
• NBA (via NBA TV, FOX Sports Net, NBC Sports regional networks and YES Network),
• NHL (via NBC, CNBC, FOX Sports Net, NBC Sports regional networks, NBCSN, NBC Universo, Telemundo and USA)
• MLB (via FOX, FS1, FOX Sports Net, FS2, NBC Sports regional networks and YES)
• NCAA Football (via beIN SPORTS, Big Ten Network, FOX, FOX College Sports, FOX Sports Net, FS1, FS2, NBC, NBC Sports regional networks, NBCSN, One World Sports and YES)
• NCAA Basketball (via beIN SPORTS, Big Ten Network, FOX, FOX College Sports, FOX Sports Net, FS1, FS2, NBC Sports regional networks, NBCSN and YES)
• Golf (via FOX, FS1, FS2, NBC, NBCSN, NBC Universo, One World Sports and Golf Channel)
• NASCAR (via FOX, FS1, FS2, CNBC, NBC, NBCSN, NBC Universo and Telemundo)
• Formula One (via NBC, NBCSN, Univision Deportes and FOX Sports)
• Tennis (via NBC, NBCSN, beIN SPORTS and TyC Sports)
• UFC (via FOX, FS1 and FS2)
• Boxing (via FOX, FS1, FS2, NBC and NBCSN)
• Olympics (via NBC, NBCSN, NBC Universo, CNBC, Telemundo, Goif Channel and USA)
• Rugby (via FOX Soccer Plus, FS1, FS2, NBC NBCSN, TyC Sports and beIN SPORTS)
• Cricket (via One World Sports and NBCSN)
How can I sign up for a free trial so I can take fuboTV for a test drive?
fuboTV is currently offering a free 24-hour trial.
If I like fuboTV, how much is it to subscribe?
It’s currently $9.99 per month, but the price will increase in January when the NBC, FOX and A&E networks are added. The introductory offer at that time will be $34.99 with the price rising at a later date to $49.99/month. Fans signing up for the introductory $34.99/month rate will be able to keep it indefinitely, unless they make any changes to their account.
For those soccer fans who want to have access to a more streamlined number of channels, fuboTV will make a $14.99/month package available entitled Deportes, which will include beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, Univision Deportes, GolTV en Español, TyC Sports, FOX Deportes, UniMas, Galavision and other channels.
However, if you’re a current fuboTV subscriber at the $9.99/month rate, you can keep that same price and service and receive the same channels you’re receiving now. That price will be honored. So if you haven’t signed up for fuboTV yet, you’ll want to do so quickly to lock in that rate if the $9.99/month package is what you need for beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, Univision, Univision Deportes, etc.
The fuboTV Basic package ($34.99/month introductory rate) will include NBCSN, NBC, CNBC, NBC Universo, Telemundo, FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Net, FOX Deportes, FOX Soccer Plus, The Big Ten Network (BTN), NBA TV, A&E, Golf Channel, FOX College Sports, History Channel, Lifetime, LMN, Viceland, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, FX, FXM, FXX, National Geographic, Nat Geo Mundo, Nat Geo WILD, Fuse, FM, Bravo, Chiller, Cloo, CNBC World, E!, Esquire, MSNBC, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy, USA Network, The Weather Channel and many other channels.
What devices is fuboTV available on?
Windows PC, Mac, Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Apple TV, Android smartphones, Android tablets, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Kindle.
Do I need a cable or satellite TV subscription in order to watch networks on fuboTV?
No, you can cancel your cable or satellite TV subscription and watch fuboTV. All you need is an Internet connection and a subscription to fuboTV (a free 24-hour trial is available).
What restrictions are there, if any, regarding what I can watch on fuboTV?
When the over-the-air NBC and FOX networks are added to fuboTV in late January or early February, they will be available in select cities (similar to how they currently work on Sling TV and PlayStation Vue). For those NBC and FOX over-the-air networks that are currently not available, fuboTV will be working with them separately to encourage them to come on board.
How will fuboTV know which regional sports channels I will have access to?
During the signup process, subscribers will define their home zip code (initially suggested based on IP) and be shown the RSN (regional sports networks) for such market, if there are any.
For sports fans in the United States, you’ll be able to access your local Comcast Sports Network (CSN) and FOX Sports Net (such as FOX Sports Florida, just as one example).
Does fuboTV include ESPN and Viacom networks?
Not at this time.
What are the advantages of fuboTV compared to Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and DIRECTV NOW?
fuboTV has the most comprehensive selection of soccer-related networks than any other streaming provider. Plus it’s more affordable.
With fuboTV, are the channels in HD?
Most of the channels are HD-quality. We’ll find out whether some are in SD the closer we get to the launch of the fuboTV beta.
Where can I stay updated on which games are going to be available on which channels?
World Soccer Talk features TV schedules for all of the major soccer leagues as well as a daily email newsletter, which has updated TV schedules.
If you have any questions that are not answered above, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll do our best to answer them.
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