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I have a passion for simplifying complex problems. Today I am working on helping people rid themselves of the high costs of cable and satellite TV, through writing about simple cost effective alternatives to cable TV.

What is fuboTV? 2018 Review, Channels List, Specs, and More

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Cable TV providers no longer have a monopoly on live TV. Nowadays, there are many ways to gain access to the shows, sports and news you love, without having to pay a fortune for cable TV. One of those methods is a service called fuboTV, which we’ll cover in detail in this guide. But what is fuboTV, anyways? Keep reading for our 2018 fuboTV review!

 

What is fuboTV?

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fuboTV is an online streaming service that lets you watch live TV without a cable subscription. It works over the internet, and you’ll need a compatible device to use it. Once you’re set up, you can watch live sports, news, TV shows and more from many of TV’s most popular networks.

fuboTV is a paid service ($45/mo, 7-day free trial) that essentially acts as an alternative to cable TV. You don’t need a cable or satellite subscription to use fuboTV. All you need is a fuboTV subscription, reliable internet, and a compatible device (such as a streaming player, like a Roku or Apple TV). If you don’t want to buy a separate device, you can also use your computer or smartphone.

Like with cable, you’ll be able to watch LIVE television on fuboTV. You’ll get a bundle of 80+ channels, all of which you can watch live. The programming on these channels is identical to the programming on cable TV.

Here’s the fuboTV review at a glance:

  • Costs $45 per month
  • No contract or commitment
  • Gives you access to 80+ channels to watch live
  • Focused mostly on sports
  • Sports networks like FS1, NBCSN, NBA TV, BeIn Sports and more are included
  • Other channels like FOX News, FX, AMC, Bravo, Food Network and more are also offered
  • Free cloud DVR to record live TV
  • Works on most devices – like Roku, Apple TV, smartphones, computers and more

Is fuboTV worth it? That depends on your preferences, but overall it’s an attractive service. The fuboTV price is $45/mo, which is far lower than the average cost of cable – and it offers a very similar number of channels. So if you’re thinking about getting rid of cable, you’ll want to read on to see if this is the right streaming service for your needs.

Our full 2018 fuboTV review below will help explain the details.

 

How fuboTV Works

fuboTV works over the internet. You need a reliable internet connection in order to use it. Here are the basics of how the service works:

  1. Sign up here for fuboTV (you will get a free 7-day trial)
  2. Select your channel package (choose from 80-100+ channels)
  3. Choose add-on packages, if desired
  4. Sign into your account
  5. Start watching live TV on your computer!
  6. Sign into your fuboTV account on other devices
  7. You can now watch LIVE TV on all your devices
  8. You can cancel your subscription at any time (pay month-to-month)

It really is as easy as that! Once it’s set up, fuboTV functions very similarly to cable. So what is fuboTV’s advantage over cable? Primarily it’s the lower cost and increased flexibility. Some 250,000+ subscribers have joined fuboTV for its lower cost and great selection of sports channels.

fuboTV also offers a way to browse by sport, instead of by channel. So for instance, if you want to watch soccer, you can browse what channels are currently playing a match quickly and easily. There’s also a familiar grid-like pattern to browse channels, which is similar to cable.

 

fuboTV Technical Features

What is fuboTV offering in terms of technical features?

Streaming quality – full HD 1080p, with select content even in 4K.

Frames per second – many channels offer 60fps, while some are only offered at 30fps.

Device compatibility – most major devices. Includes Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS devices, Android devices, and computers (via web browser)

DVR recording – a cloud DVR feature is included for free. You can store up to 30 hours of recordings, indefinitely. You can also upgrade to 500 hours of storage for an additional fee (currently $9.99/mo extra).

Simultaneous streaming – you can watch on up to 2 devices simultaneously (so 2 people in your household could watch on their own devices). A third stream is available for an extra $5.99 per month.

 

fuboTV Channel Lineup

The fuboTV channels list is extensive, covering up to 100+ channels. The base package includes 80+, while their larger pack has over 100. There are also various add-on packages to further expand your selection.

fuboTV Base Package – includes 80+ channels. fuboTV channel selection includes:

(in select markets): NBC, FOX, CBS, The CW and ABC, NBC and FOX regional sports networks. (nationwide): FS1, NBCSN, NBCSN 4K (beta), NFL Network, NBA TV, BeIN Sports, Pac-12 Networks, Univision TDN, A&E, AMC, BBC America, Bravo, E!, CNN, Food Network, FOX News, FX, HGTV, History, MSNBC, National Geographic, USA, TNT, TBS, BeIN Sports Español, CBS Sports Network, Big Ten Network, GOLF, FS2, Olympic Channel, Eleven Sports, FXM, FXX, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, IFC, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Nat Geo WILD, Oxygen, Sundance TV, SyFy, TruTV, TCM, Univision, Telemundo, Travel Channel, CBSN, Cartoon Network, CNBC, CNBC World, Cheddar, FOX Business, The Weather Channel, HLN, Local Now, Galavision, NBC Universo, UniMas, Fuse, Fusion, FYI, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, Universal Kids, Viceland, WeTV, BeIN Sports (6 channels), Big Ten Network (3 channels), fuboTV Network, and FS1 4k (beta).

fuboTV Extra Package – includes 100+ channels. fuboTV channel lineup includes:

Everything listed above in the base package, plus 20+ other networks. These added networks include: Cooking Channel, DIY Network, GSN, BBC World News, Hallmark Drama, Sony Movie Network, People TV, Stadium, INSP, Revolt, Boomerang, CNN International, XITE, Stadium 1, Stadium 2, Stadium 3, XITE xRock, XITE xVibe, and BabyTV HD.

In addition to these fuboTV channels included in the base packages, there are also various add-ons you can subscribe to. These add-ons are described in detail in the section below.

 

fuboTV Cost

The fuboTV price is $45 per month for the basic plan. They are currently running a promotion where your first month is $40, but we don’t know how long that will last. fuboTV pricing is broken down as follows:

Fubo (base package) – $44.99 per month, 80+ channels

Fubo Extra – $49.99 per month, 100+ channels

Fubo Extra Bundle – $34.99 per month for 2 months, then $69.99 per month. 100+ channels, plus Showtime and expanded cloud DVR storage. Limited time offer.

In addition to these channel bundles, there are also some add-ons you can purchase. fuboTV cost for these packages are listed below:

Cloud DVR Plus – $9.99/mo to expand your cloud DVR storage to 500 hours (from 30 hours)

Family Share – $5.99/mo to add a third simultaneous stream

NBA League Pass – $28.99/mo for live out-of-market NBA games

Showtime – $10.99/mo for 9 live SHOWTIME channels plus the on-demand library

AMC Premiere – $4.99/mo for new add-free episodes, bonus content, past season reruns, and more.

FX+ – $5.99/mo for ad-free FX episodes, plus over 100 full seasons of FX shows on-demand

Fubo Cycling – $11.99/mo for 5 extra channels: fubo Cycling, FOX Soccer Plus, GOLTV English, GOLTV Spanish, and TyC Sports

International Sports Plus – $5.99/mo for FOX Soccer Plus, GOLTV English, GOLTV Spanish, and TyC Sports

Sports Plus – $8.99/mo for NFL RedZone, Stadium, SI TV, GOLTV English & Spanish, 6 PAC-12 regional networks, 3 FOX College Sports regional networks, VSiN, FNTSY, Fight Network, TyC Sports, and Stadium 1, 2 and 3.

Adventure Plus – $4.99/mo for Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, Outside TV and MavTV

RAI Italia – $7.99/mo for italian-language coverage on RAI Italia

Portuguese Plus – $14.99/mo for Portuguese-language coverage on GOLTV Spanish, BTV, and RTP Internacional

Latino Plus – $7.99/mo for Spanish-language coverage on FOX Deportes, GOLTV Spanish, TyC Sports, CNN, BabyTV HD, CineSony, FOX Life, elGourmet, MasChic, Nat Geo Mundo, and NuestraTele.

 

fuboTV Pros & Cons

Is fuboTV worth it? What do the fuboTV reviews from customers say about the service?

Pros

  • Great selection of sports channels, making it a great way to watch sports without cable
  • Excellent coverage of local sports teams
  • Great coverage of international sports that are hard to find elsewhere
  • Good selection of non-sports channels
  • Compatibility with most devices
  • Cheaper than cable
  • No-contract
  • Fairly easy to use

Cons

  • No ESPN coverage, which is a huge downside for many sports fans
  • Some channels are only in 30 frames per second, which may appear choppy
  • There are cheaper streaming services out there

fuboTV reviews from customers are solid overall, particularly from those who love sports. Keep in mind that fuboTV used to have a lot of issues with glitches, but most of them have been resolved. The service also used to be purely a soccer streaming service, rather than the full cable replacement it is today.

So, if you read a fuboTV review that’s older, it may be outdated. These services evolve rapidly, so it’s important to seek out the latest info before jumping to conclusions.

 

Is fuboTV Worth It?

fuboTV is a good service overall. It’s a great option for some folks, but it may or may not fit your needs. What is fuboTV offering to make it worthwhile?

Well, for sports fans, fuboTV offers a lot. This is particularly true for fans of international sports and local sports teams. Coverage of regional sports networks, NBC, FOX, etc. means you can follow many of your favorite local teams. Meanwhile, coverage of hard-to-find international networks means you can watch teams that are difficult to find even on cable TV.

With that said, fuboTV has one glaring issue: no ESPN! ESPN is the most popular sports network in the US. To not have it on a sports-focused service is odd to say the least.

Beyond that, fuboTV is a great service. If it fits your needs, we believe that it’s at least worth a try. Remember that fuboTV doesn’t require a contract, so you can cancel it if you end up not liking it!

And don’t forget, you can try fuboTV free for 7 days to see if you like it.

5 Ways to Watch NFL Football without Cable TV

How to Watch Football Without Cable

NFL Online, OTA, & on Your Mobile Device

Did I say 5 Ways to Watch? Ohh sorry, I meant 13 Ways to Watch Football Without Cable. Sorry if you were expecting the bare minimum.

In an effort to capture the interest of Cord Cutters and Cord Nevers, the NFL has made watching football without a cable TV subscription easier than ever. With new ways to stream local and primetime games online and on your mobile device, 2018 is shaping up to be the best year ever to watch NFL without a cable subscription.

With a multitude of solutions including OTA Antennas, Amazon Prime, Yahoo Sports Mobile App, Twitch, NFL Mobile App, Fubo TV, Sling TV and several more; there is no longer a reason to pay the high price of cable TV. 


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It’s the most wonderful time of the year; the summer heat is slowly gaining, and NFL football has finally returned. For the cord cutting sports fan, it has never been easier to watch your favorite team without having to buy some expensive package from the cable companies.

To make sure you don’t miss a game this season, here’s how you can watch the NFL without cable.

But before we get into all the different ways to watch, I will briefly go over TV channel lineups, our NFL Streaming Matrix, weekly key match-ups,  and the Thursday Night Football schedule.

The Channels You Need to Watch NFL Games Without Cable

When building out your cord-cutting arsenal, the first thing you need to know is what channels NFL games air on in 2018. Once you know what channels you need access too, you can build out a package that plugs all the holes, providing you a complete solution.

Thursday Night Football

TNF airs on a few different channels, depending on the week (NFL Network, FOX, & Amazon Prime (press release). Check out a complete Thursday Night Football TV schedule below. >> 2018 TNF Schedule

In 2017 Amazon Prime streamed 11 TNF games, and in 2016 Twitter streamed 10 games. Neither the NFL or Amazon has announced the streaming rights for the 2018 Thursday Night Football, but some have reported that the first game will Week 4, Sept. 27: Vikings at Rams.

Sunday Football

Sunday Football airs on NBC, CBS, and FOX. Plus you have the NFL RedZone Channel, which offers nonstop coverage of every red zone drive in real time. >> 2018 NFL Schedule

Monday Night Football

MNF airs exclusively on ESPN >> 2018 MNF Schedule

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Cut the Cord but Keep your Fantasy Football Team

How to win your Fantasy Football League Without an Expensive Cable TV Bill

When it comes to the world of football, there are football fans and then there are fantasy football fans. For those of you unfamiliar, fantasy football is essentially a game within a game where fans make virtual rosters of real NFL players and pit them off against other teams using stats from each week of NFL play.

It’s an incredibly addictive way to watch sports; and when you’re in a league of your own, missing a week is simply not an option. If you love fantasy football, but you need a way to cut costs, keep reading because you have come to the right place. 

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How to Watch Baseball Online

No Need for Cable, You Can Watch MLB Games Online & Over-the-Air

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Cut the Cord but Keep Your Baseball

It’s almost summertime: a time for people to have cookouts, go to the beach and enjoy the warm summer sun. For many, however, summer means something completely different.

Summer means that the Major League Baseball season is just warming up.

Watch Baseball Online

Despite the plethora of outdoor activities that people can participate in, the allure of sitting in a well air-conditioned house while cheering on your favorite baseball team on television is all one needs to have a great summer. And now, for baseball fans, there are more ways than ever to watch  MLB without the need for cable.

Today we will be taking a look at the channels that will be bringing you MLB action all summer long as well as the various ways that you can watch baseball both at home or on the go, so you will never miss a game even if you are forced to go to your yearly family reunion.

Channels and Upcoming Games

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How to watch World of X Games 2018 without Cable

Where Cord-cutting Adrenalin Junkies get their X Games Fix

Quick History of the Event

Over two decades since the inaugural games were held in New Port, Rhode Island, the X Games has continued to thrill sports lovers, garnering thousands of spectators yearly. The event is hosted, produced, and broadcast by ESPN, with coverage shown on ABC, its sister network. The passing years have seen new events added to the extreme sports lineup, and every year, participants contend to win gold, silver, and bronze medals, and of course, the prize money. Continue reading How to watch World of X Games 2018 without Cable

How to Watch 2018 NASCAR Without Cable

Love NASCAR but Hate Your Cable Bill?

Speed, action, drama, triumph, and heartbreak. No, we are not talking about the latest Hollywood suspense film. We are talking about one of America’s all-time favorite sports: NASCAR.

As much of the world may already know, NASCAR is a series of competitive races that take place between many individuals driving in stock cars at insane and dangerous speeds. The thrill of seeing fast cars and the inevitable dangers that come with this intense sport is what has kept generations of viewers glued to their televisions every year.

In the coming weeks, some of the biggest races in NASCAR are hitting the airwaves. In this article, we will be looking into some of the events as well as how to watch them on over-the-air antennas for free as well as some other interesting viewing options.

NASCAR TV Schedule

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Can I Watch March Madness Online?

Watch March Madness Without Cable

How to Watch March Madness Without Cable – 2018

Spring is in the air and college basketball is everywhere. Yes, that’s right, March Madness is finally here! Over the next two weeks, millions of Americans will watch dozens of teams square off in one of the greatest sporting events of our time.

However, if you’ve decided to kill the cable bill and cut the cord, you might be feeling a little left out of all the hype.

The vast majority of March Madness will air on cable television; but luckily for us, and unfortunately for Big Cable, you don’t have to miss out on all the action.

While cable executives may try to keep you from streaming every game in one convenient location, there are still plenty of ways to watch March Madness without cable and today I’ll tell you how. Continue reading Can I Watch March Madness Online?

Complete Guide to Watching the Olympics Without Cable

How to Watch Live and On-demand Coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games

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The Winter Olympics are a wonderful time where countries from around the world come together to celebrate global friendship and cooperation through sportsmanship and athletics. What’s less than wonderful, however, is the fact that if you want complete Olympic coverage, you have to go through a cable provider to get it… that is, until now.

Watching the Winter Olympics is surprisingly easy and much more simple than you think. Today we’re going to take a look at the Winter Olympics and show you how you can watch it without cable. Let’s dive in! Continue reading Complete Guide to Watching the Olympics Without Cable