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Updated: FuboTV to Offer MLB’s NLCS In 4K

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FuboTV, the only multi-channel, live streaming service to offer live 4K events, next week will stream the entire MLB National League Championship Series in the new picture format.

Update: Fubo said Thursday, October 18, that it will not show games six and seven in 4K. No explanation was given for the change.

The broadcast, which will be produced by Fox, will begin on October 12 with game one between the winner of the Milwaukee Brewers-Colorado Rockies first round series against the winner of the Los Angeles Dodgers-Atlanta Braves first round matchup.

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Game times for the NLCS will be announced following completion of the first round series. fuboTV will offer the 4K edition of the NLCS on its Fox 4K channel.

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To watch 4K on fuboTV, you must have the following:

* A 4K-enabled television;
* An HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 compatible cable, and the fuboTV app on a streaming device that supports the formats.
* Internet speeds of 30Mbps-40Mbps or higher.

The following devices now support fuboTV’s 4K programming:

AppleTV 4K
ChromecastUltra
FireTV 4K
FireTV Cube

Roku Premier

Roku Premier+
Roku Ultra
Android Mobile Phones with HDR10 displays
– Huawei Mate 10 Pro
– Huawei P20
– LG V30

– Razer Phone

– Samsung Galaxy Note 8
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
– Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
– Sony Xperia XZ Premium
– Sony Xperia XZ1

– Sony Xperia XZ2

FuboTV in July became the first live streaming service to offer live programming in 4K when it aired Fox’s broadcasts of the 2018 World Cup in the new picture format.

For those unfamiliar with fuboTV, it’s a live streaming service that offers dozens of cable channels for packages starting at $44.99 a month. (Note: the company is now offering the $44.99 plan for $39.99 for the first month after a seven-day free trial. The $39.99 offer is a time-limited promotional price.)

Both DIRECTV and Dish have previously aired live sporting events in 4K, but they have yet to make any 4K announcements regarding this month’s MLB playoffs.

— Phillip Swann

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5 Comments on Updated: FuboTV to Offer MLB’s NLCS In 4K

  1. Will DIRECTV carry these games as well?

  2. TV Answer Man // October 5, 2018 at 2:08 pm // Reply

    See last sentence.

  3. yes D* will have the games they are advertising it on FB / and D* already has an agreement for FOX 4k broadcasts

  4. here is a link to D* advertising the NLCS in 4k

    https://www.facebook.com/directv/videos/251873048711359

  5. the guide on DirecTV is now loaded and shows the NLCS in 4k on channel 106

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