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YouTube TV and fuboTV offer similar services but at different ends of the spectrum in terms of price and types of content. YouTube TV has its free platform that contains thousands of videos, clips, and even a few full-length offerings. FuboTV, on the other hand, has multiple plans and offers a full line of sports programming. Both offer multiple live streams and a free 7-day trial period. There are no contracts to worry about. Subscriptions are paid on a month to month basis and can be canceled at any time. With YouTube TV, however, you will have to create a new account if you let yours lapse for six months or longer without re-activating it.

Similarities

Both YouTube TV and fuboTV offer 3 continuous streams with their advanced packages. DVR cloud storage is also offered by both services. Each service offers over 70+ channels, including news and sports offerings. Local news and sports are also available. Neither service requires a contract and gives you a 7-day free trial before starting your subscription. Both services offer a reminder on the fifth day to let you know your trial is about to end.

Differences

When it comes to differences between YouTube TV and fuboTV, there are several that are notable. YouTube TV offers 70+ channels, but with fuboTV's packages, you get several more than that. FuboTV's basic package starts with 107 channels and its advanced package offers as many as 177. When it comes to DVR cloud storage, YouTube TV offers unlimited storage. FuboTV, on the other hand, offers 30 hours with their basic package and 500 hours of space with each of their other three packages. FuboTV also offers 37 “entertainment” channels as a bonus with their two most expensive plans. One of the biggest differences is in the resolution or visual quality. YouTube TV offers HD resolution with 1080p. FuboTV only offers 720p quality.

Cost & Monthly Plans

The cost for the YouTube TV service starts at $49.99 a month. This includes unlimited cloud storage and 6 accounts. There are options to add sports and premium entertainment networks for an extra charge each month.

FuboTV offers four packages. The first is the fubo Standard that costs $54.99 a month. Next is the Family plan for $59.99 a month. The third package is the Family Deluxe for $64.99 per month. The Ultra is their most expensive plan. It costs $79.99 a month and includes 9 Showtime channels and On-Demand as well as 24 sports additional sports channels.

Original Series

Neither company offers any type of original programming at this time.

Live TV

YouTube TV offers live nationwide local network coverage. They offer all of the traditional networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) as well as many of the most popular cable channels. This includes MSNBC, TNT, ESPN, CNN, AMC, the Food Network, and many others.

FuboTV offers local coverage as well, but also offers a wide variety of channels. In some cases, twice as many as some of the other streaming services. This includes the regular networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. They also offer BTN, USA, AMC, Bravo, HGTV, the History Channel, National Geographic, Hallmark, and Sundance TV. They also offer dozens of sports channels to choose from as well.

Summary: YouTube TV vs fuboTV

YouTube is the more affordable option of the two and allows for unlimited DVR cloud storage. It's a great choice if you want a free option to fall back on. You also get HD on both the free service and the paid package. It's the closest thing to cable that most people will find.

FuboTV offers multiple tiers to choose from and double the number of channels compared to many other services. It's a great choice if you plan on streaming over a strong signal and don't mind the lower visual quality. It's also good if you want more sports and news channels.

11 thoughts on “YouTube TV vs fuboTV

  1. John says:

    One noticeable inaccuracy where the writer said that Fubo includes ABC and this is not true. Fubo does not include that

    1. Gerald says:

      Please how can I post football highlights on youtube without being block because of copyright?
      Or what will do so that I can be posting football highlights of any league I want?
      Thanks

  2. FuboFanThinkingofSwitching? says:

    I think you should also make it apparent that FuboTV does not offer ABC/ESPN (I’m a long time subscriber to Fubo and missed out on Christmasketball on ABC/ESPN). While YTTV was able to stream it seamlessly

  3. Sandra K Dillard says:

    I didn’t see it mentioned that YouTube tv charges tax, where as the others don’t. It is not disclosed until you get your first charge. I ended up paying $6.56 for the basic $49.99.

    1. Debi says:

      They all charge tax. Playstation Vue did as well. 54.99 turned into 59.99.

      1. Gerald says:

        Please how can I post football highlights on youtube without being block because of copyright?
        Or what will do so that I can be posting football highlights of any league I want?
        Thanks

    2. Okonkwo Gerald says:

      Please how can I post football highlights on youtube without being block because of copyright?
      Or what will do so that I can be posting football highlights of any league I want?
      Thanks

  4. cary says:

    I have PlayStation Vue and they are shutting down at the end of this month. PlayStation suggests that you switch to YouTube Tv……. but you can’t get the YouTube Tv app on the PlayStation!!!!!!!!

    1. Alejandro R Orozco says:

      I’m in this situation too I am leaning more Fubo since it has NFL Network and Youtube TV is an option on PS4 now

  5. Ike says:

    “Original Series
    Neither company offers any type of original programming at this time.”

    Youtube TV includes Youtube Red content, which is the same company, so in a way it does have original content, and some good shows at that. (as well as pure trash shows)

  6. Frank says:

    It’s on the playstation now.

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