fuboTV is making a Fast-break towards becoming the #1 Soccer Streaming Service
Fellow cord cutters, there has never been a better time to be a soccer fan than right now. A few months ago I told you about the fantastic streaming service fuboTV and how it is a must have for any soccer fan
Start from the beginning by reading: What is fuboTV? ( including their NEW SERVICE called “fuboTV Premier” – a 2017 update).
Watch Soccer Online
For those of you that missed that post, let me catch you up. fuboTV is an online streaming service that offers you access to thousands international soccer matches from dozens of different leagues (7-day Free Trial). We’re talking Major League Soccere, Liga MX, Eredivisie, Ligue 1, Primeira Liga, and much much more. It’s a great deal for soccer fans, and now it’s gotten a lot more interesting.
Now that everyone is caught up, let’s get to the point: fuboTV has scored some very important deals with some very important companies in the last few months and it’s going to change the way you watch soccer (and possibly sports in general).
The U.S. soccer subscription-streaming service now has 40,000 customers. Using this as leverage they just secured $15 Million in Venture Capital, which was led by 21st Century Fox and U.K. satellite TV operator, Sky. Read the full press release here.
To start, fuboTV has signed a deal with Amazon to release a brand new app that will let sports fans make one-click, in-app purchases. You will also have cloud based DVR functions that will allow you to watch and record matches; which is almost unheard of for streaming.
However, Amazon customers aren’t the only people with something to get excited about. fuboTV just launched its brand new iTunes App; which includes picture-in-picture, chat, DVR features, AND you can cast it to your TV using Chromecast.
Aside from the DVR features, I’m most excited for the chat features because there is nothing better than smack talking your friends in-app.
…just kidding, it gets even better.
fuboTV has also signed a distribution deal with Univision Communications, Pivot and Revolt Media & TV; adding more than a dozen new channels to its lineup. This is going to significantly expand the amount of matches on available for stream; giving subscribers access to nearly half of all international soccer matches.
Half may not sound like a lot, but when you take into account that soccer is the most popular sport in the world you realize that it’s a much more significant portion that you realize.
“Signing these agreements with Univision, Pivot and REVOLT is a huge milestone for our company, as we work to grow fuboTV’s premium sports offering and complement it with entertainment content that appeals to young sports fans and other Millennials,” said CEO David Gandler in a statement.
T-Mobile’s Binge On
Sweetening the pot even more, fuboTV has extended support to T-Mobile’s Binge On program. For T-Mobile subscribers, that means you will be able to catch all of your favorite soccer matches through fuboTV on your phone without using any data. That is a significant leap forward for sports fans.
What this means for Cord Cutters
If fuboTV can prove to be successful, this opens the door for other sports leagues to do the same. Imagine being able to stream every baseball game in a given season from your phone, data free.
Obviously, we are not there yet with other sports; but in a few years that could change. For now, the moment belongs to soccer fans; who have been all but abandoned by the cable companies.
After years of having to pay hundreds of dollars of expensive sports subscriptions, a cheap alternative has finally come along. Even if you’re not a soccer fan, that’s still something you can get excited about.
Are you excited about the new updates to fuboTV? Sound off on social media or let us know in the comments below!
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