Gandalf (kebedes) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

fuboTV Increases Monthly Subscription Prices

  • Roughly 12 hours after YouTube TV announced a price hike, fuboTV followed suit, announcing its plans will increase by $5 beginning Aug. 1.

  • Existing subscribers on the Standard Plan ($55 → $60) will see a $10 increase as they are automatically migrated to the Family Bundle ($60 → $65), which includes three simultaneous streams and 500 hours of DVR space (as opposed to two streams and 30 hours on the Standard Plan). Those subscribers have the option to switch back to Standard by calling customer service.

  • fuboTV launched in 2015 as a soccer streaming service. It has steadily expanded to add more general entertainment and news channels, though it's still considered primarily a sports streaming service.

  • Beginning Aug. 1, it's adding several Disney networks, including ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3, with the potential for more.

  • Beginning Jul. 1, it's losing all WarnerMedia networks, including TNT, TBS and B/R Live. WarnerMedia networks broadcast MLB, NBA, NCAA March Madness and the UEFA Champions League.

  • People are not happy.

  • Sling TV is capitalizing on the news by offering a price guarantee through Aug. 1, 2021 for new and existing subscribers.

  • Fierce Video has compiled a timeline of price hikes at live TV streaming services.

  • While making this post, OP received an email from fuboTV with the subject line, "Enjoy a month of extra channels on us!"


Are you also regretting your decision to become a cord cutter?

EDIT: I should point out that fubo's emphasis is on the live TV aspect. It's more akin to Hulu + Live TV ($55/month), Sling TV ($30-$45/month) and YouTube TV ($65/month) than it is to Netflix, Hulu (without Live), Prime, HBO Max, etc. It's also sports-focused, soccer especially.
Tags: sports / athletes, television
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