Google Fiber has announced that it will no longer be offering its linear TV product to new customers. This means no more bundled TV when signing up with the company. Instead, new customers have the opportunity to sign up for fuboTV when they sign up for Google Fiber.
This move comes as more people use streaming video services than traditional pay TV services. Google Fiber’s new partnership with fuboTV is in addition to its existing partnership with YouTube TV, announced in December. These partnerships have been forged to help customers have greater control over the content they pay for.
Existing Google Fiber customers will continue to get the traditional TV service. The company stated in a recent blog post that they’ll “be happy to help everyone explore other options to get their favorite programming the way TV is watched now—over the Internet, with the virtually unlimited choice and control online viewing provides.”
Google Fiber offers a steady Internet connection of a gig (sometimes more). This makes using an online streaming service easy. You don’t have to worry about competing for bandwidth when streaming to multiple screens. Additionally, with Google Fiber’s unlimited plan, you don’t have to worry about hitting a data cap when streaming content.
fuboTV is a sports-centric online streaming service that offers live TV and on-demand content. The service offers more than 35,000 live sporting events every year. It also offers more than 30,000 TV episodes and movies on demand every month. Additionally, fuboTV comes with cloud DVR and the ability to stream on multiple screens at the same time. Numerous packages are available, with the base package featuring 100+ live channels. Customers can also sign up for other streaming services and use the Internet provided via Google Fiber.