Q. I like what I hear about FuboTV, particularly the sports stuff it has. But I was wondering if it has MASN, in light of your article today. Also, is Fubo a good buy in general? What do you think? — Juniper, Lusby, Maryland.
Juniper, fuboTV is a live streaming service that competes with DIRECTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and other Internet-based, multi-channel offerings. The live streamers are targeting consumers looking for an alternative to traditional pay TV service from cable and satellite operators.
While FuboTV emphasizes sports a bit more than its rivals, it should be noted that it does not carry ESPN, the nation’s most-watched sports channel. (It also doesn’t have MASN, but neither does any of its counterparts.)
But FuboTV does offer more than 80 live channels for $44.99 a month, with the first month for $39.99. (There is also a seven-day free trial for new customers.)
fuboTV’s lineup includes such cable basics as the USA Network, the Food Network, National Geographic, FX, CNBC, Fox News and HGTV as well as NBA TV, the NFL Network, the Olympic Channel and the Big Ten Network. For an extra $8.99 a month, you can add fubo’s ‘Sports Plus’ plan which has 21 more sports channels, including six feeds from the Pac 12 Network. You can also get the NBA League Pass for $28.99 a month.
Fubo is the only live streaming service to offer programming in 4K, although the selection is a bit sparse after its 4K coverage of last summer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup. The service this month is streaming some English Premier Soccer league games in 4K.
So, should you get Fubo? I don’t recommend specific products or services here, but I think you can’t go wrong with the seven-day free trial. You can evaluate both Fubo’s lineup and performance before making a commitment.
By the way, Fubo is available on Roku, Apple TV (4th and 5th generation devices), Amazon’s Fire TV and Android TV 4.4 or higher. You can also access fubo on computers at fubo.tv. You can see a complete list of fubo’s channels here.
Juniper, hope that helps. Happy viewing!
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