Fubo vs Youtube TV: which is better?

Fubo and YouTube TV are two of the most in-demand services when it comes to streaming television. While Fubo might be more popular in the sports community, YouTube TV has the advantage of name recall—you don't have to be well-versed in streaming to know what YouTube is.

Both offer a wide array of channels at a competitive price, plus they each have trial offers. So if you're trying to choose between the two, it helps to know the finer details of each service. Where do they differ and how does this affect your decision? Read on to see which is ultimately the better option. 

Why get Fubo?

Get Fubo TV if you're currently paying more than its monthly price for your cable and if you like watching live TV channels. However, if you don't watch a lot of live TV there are much cheaper options out there for on-demand movies.

Go to Fubo

Why get YouTube TV?

Youtube TV boasts a wide offering of almost every major channel, unlimited DVR, six accounts, and up to three simultaneous streams. It's the perfect option for families. The cost is a little steep, and there are cheaper options out there, but with a great interface (Live TV services are not known to always have the most intuitive interfaces) and wide availability across devices, it's fair to say that you'll get your dollar's worth.

Go to YouTube TV

Popularity: YouTube TV is more popular than Fubo

YouTube TV has 4,000,000 subscribers whereas Fubo has 545,000 subscribers. This means that YouTube TV has 3,455,000 more subscribers than Fubo. That's a pretty big difference.

Price: YouTube TV is cheaper than Fubo

YouTube TV's costs $65 whereas Fubo costs $65. Getting Fubo instead of YouTube TV will set you back $0 more every month.

Devices: YouTube TV is more widely available than Fubo

YouTube TV is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Sharp, Vizio or Xbox.

Whereas Fubo is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS or Roku. That's 5 less devices than YouTube TV.

Channel count: Fubo has 4 channels more than YouTube TV

Fubo's lineup includes 105 channels whereas YouTube TV has only 101 channels. Getting a subscription to Fubo will give you access to 4 more channels than YouTube TV.

Trial: Fubo offers a trial

Fubo has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on Fubo

Trial: YouTube TV offers a trial

YouTube TV has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on YouTube TV

Fubo's specialty

The specialties of Fubo are: Spanish-language content, Sports.

YouTube TV's specialty

The specialties of YouTube TV are: Lifestyle, News.

Channels on Fubo and not YouTube TV

The channels that Fubo has and which are not available on YouTube TV:

  • A&E
  • ACC Network (in-market)
  • AccuWeather
  • Bein Sports
  • Bein Sports 4
  • Bein sports 5
  • Bein Sports 6
  • Bein Sports 7
  • Bein Sports 8
  • CBSN
  • Estrella TV
  • fubo Sports Network
  • FYI
  • Galavision
  • GetTV
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • History
  • Newsmax
  • OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • SEC Network (in-market)
  • The Weather Channel
  • TUDN
  • TUDNxtra1
  • TUDNxtra10
  • TUDNxtra11
  • TUDNxtra2
  • TUDNxtra3
  • TUDNxtra4
  • TUDNxtra5
  • TUDNxtra6
  • TUDNxtra7
  • TUDNxtra8
  • TUDNxtra9
  • TVG
  • Unimas
  • Univision
  • Vice
  • WGN America

Channels on YouTube TV and not Fubo

The channels that YouTube TV has which are not available on Fubo:

  • ACC Network (ACCN)
  • Adult Swim
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • BET Her
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Court TV
  • Dabl
  • ESPNews
  • ESPNU
  • FXM
  • HLN
  • MLB Network
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV2
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC News Now
  • NBC Universo
  • News Nation
  • Newsy
  • Nicktoons
  • PBS
  • PBS Kids
  • QVC
  • Start TV
  • TBS
  • TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
  • Teen Nick
  • TNT
  • truTV
  • TYT Network

Channels on both YouTube TV and Fubo

The channels that are available on both YouTube TV and Fubo are:

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Youtube TV launched in some areas in the U.S.in mid-2017, first with a limited offering but quickly signing deals with providers like Turner Warner, Warnermedia, and Viacom CBS. This allowed it to carry channels as varried as the BBC and HBO.

Price: $64.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Sharp, Vizio, Xbox

Channel lineup: ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network (ACCN), Adult Swim, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, Big Ten Network (BTN), Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, Cheddar, CMT, CNBC, CNBC World, CNN, Comedy Central, Comet, Court TV, Cozi TV, CW, Dabl, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, ESPNU, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1 (FS1), Fox Sports 2 (FS2), Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, Golf Channel, HGTV, HLN, IFC, Investigation Discovery (ID), Local Now, MLB Network, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV2, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, NBC, NBC News Now, NBC Universo, NBCLX, NBCSN, News Nation, Newsy, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Olympic Channel, OWN, Oxygen, Paramount Network, PBS, PBS Kids, Pop, QVC, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, Start TV, Sundance TV, SYFY, Tastemade, TBS, TCM (Turner Classic Movies), Teen Nick, Telemundo, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, TV Land, TYT Network, Universal Kids, Universo, USA, VH1, WE tv

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