In a time when most of us depend highly on the Internet for entertainment, we can’t help but be giddy about new streaming platforms that allow us to enjoy our favorite TV shows, movies and series wherever we are.
When it comes to popularity, YouTube TV and Fubo TV are always on top of the ranks. But which is really better? Let’s take a closer look:
With the success of YouTube as the most popular online video platform in the world, its owners Google tried to jump on the TV streaming bandwagon with YouTube TV.
Google started with a $35/month subscription, which increased to $40 and now, it’s at $50/month. Fubo TV also charges a monthly subscription, which is a bit higher than YouTube TV for now. Its Standard package is at $55/month, Family at $60/month and Entertainment at $70/month.
It also has a premium plan called Fubo TV Ultra at $79/month with 110 channels available and a Sports Plus add-on.
If you’re a big sports fan, you’ll be glad to know that Fubo TV offers more than 35 sports channels, the most from any Internet TV provider. For a $45 subscription, you already get 20 sports channels including NBA TV, NBC Sports Network, Olympic Channel and NFL Network.
YouTube TV, on the other hand, may not have as deep of an arsenal, but it does have all the core ESPN channels, which Fubo TV doesn’t have.
The TV apps/websites
With TV Everywhere, some cable TV websites and apps allow you to access on-demand content through your subscription. Fubo TV can unlock 51 TVE websites and apps including CNBC, Nat Geo and Lifetime. The only downside is, only two people can watch streams simultaneously through the Fubo TV app. YouTube TV, on the other hand, has more than 72 supported channels.
The activation method of both apps is the same. In the case of Fubo tv, you need to go to fubo.tv/connect and input the login code displayed on the screen. This saves you the hassle of typing the long password.
The family features
Finally, when it comes to family features, YouTube TV allows you to stream up to three devices at no extra cost. You can also create up to six profiles on YouTube TV where you can enjoy customized recommendations according to your viewing history.
Fubo TV, on the other hand, only allows two people to stream with you unless you pay $6 to add a third account on your name. You also have no cap for the amount of content you can record on YouTube TV, but it gets automatically deleted after nine months. Fubo TV, however, allows you to keep the recordings for as long as you want and get 500 hours if you upgrade for $10 extra per month.