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. 

Channels on Fubo and not YouTube TV

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

  • A&E
  • ABC News Live
  • ACC Network (in-market)
  • AccuWeather
  • Bein Sports
  • Bein Sports 4
  • Bein sports 5
  • Bein Sports 6
  • Bein Sports 7
  • Bein Sports 8
  • Big Ten Network (BTN)
  • CBSN
  • Disney Channel
  • ESPN3
  • Estrella TV
  • Fox Business Network
  • fubo Sports Network
  • FYI
  • GetTV
  • History
  • ION Mystery
  • MASN
  • Newsmax
  • Olympic Channel
  • Paramount Network
  • SEC Network (in-market)
  • TUDN
  • TUDNxtra1
  • TUDNxtra10
  • TUDNxtra11
  • TUDNxtra2
  • TUDNxtra3
  • TUDNxtra4
  • TUDNxtra5
  • TUDNxtra6
  • TUDNxtra7
  • TUDNxtra8
  • TUDNxtra9
  • TVG
  • Vice
  • WGN America
  • Willow
  • YES Network

Channels on YouTube TV and not Fubo

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

  • ACCN
  • Adult Swim
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • BET Her
  • Bounce
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar News
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comedy TV
  • Court TV
  • Dabl
  • Discovery
  • Docurama
  • Dove Channel
  • ESPN U
  • ESPNews
  • Food Network
  • FOX SOUL
  • Fox Weather
  • FXM
  • Game Show Network
  • Get TV
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • HSN
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Justice Central TV
  • LAFC Channel
  • Law & Crime
  • Live Now
  • Localish
  • MotorTrend
  • MTV 2
  • MTV Classic
  • My TV
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC News Now
  • NBC Universo
  • NECN
  • News Nation
  • Nicktoons
  • Orlando City Channel
  • OWN
  • Oxygen True Crime
  • PBS Kids
  • PBS local channels
  • PC Mag
  • QVC
  • Recipe.TV
  • Scripps News
  • SNY
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • TBS
  • Teen Nick
  • TeleHit
  • The CW
  • The Great Courses
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Tru TV
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • TYT

Popularity: YouTube TV is more popular than Fubo

YouTube TV has 8,500,000 subscribers whereas Fubo has 1,500,000 subscribers. This means that YouTube TV has 7,000,000 more subscribers than Fubo. That's a pretty big difference.

Price: YouTube TV is cheaper than Fubo

YouTube TV's costs $73 whereas Fubo costs $80. Getting Fubo instead of YouTube TV will set you back $7 more every month.

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

Devices: YouTube TV is more widely available than Fubo

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

Whereas Fubo is available on Airplay supported, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS or Roku. That's 6 less devices than YouTube TV.

Channel count: YouTube TV has 31 channels more than Fubo

YouTube TV's lineup includes 135 channels whereas Fubo has only 104 channels. Getting a subscription to YouTube TV will give you access to 31 more channels than Fubo. That's quite a bit of channels.

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: Action, Anime, Baseball, College football, Old TV shows, RSNs, Science fiction, Soccer, Sports, True Crime.

YouTube TV's specialty

The specialties of YouTube TV are: Baseball, College basketball, Lifestyle, News, RSNs, Science fiction, Soccer.

Channels on both YouTube TV and Fubo

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

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Looking to keep your favorite shows at your fingertips, preserve access to live sports and news broadcasts, but still want to cut the cord? YouTube TV is the answer. At $73 a month it skews more expensive than other live streamers, you won’t be able to find a more extensive, all-inclusive package anywhere else.

Price: $72.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

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

Channel lineup: ABC, ABC News, ACCN, Adult Swim, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, Big Ten Network, Bounce, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS, CBS local channels, CBS Sports Network, Cheddar, Cheddar News, CMT, CNBC, CNBC World, CNN, Comedy Central, Comedy TV, Comet, Court TV, Cozi TV, Dabl, Discovery, Disney, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Docurama, Dove Channel, E!, ESPN, ESPN U, ESPN2, ESPNews, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business, Fox News, FOX SOUL, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Weather, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, Galavision, Game Show Network, Get TV, Golf Channel, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, HGTV, HLN, HSN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, ION, Justice Central TV, LAFC Channel, Law & Crime, Live Now, Local Now, Localish, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, My TV, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, NBC, NBC local channels, NBC News Now, NBC Universo, NBCLX, NBCSN, NECN, News Nation, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Orlando City Channel, OWN, Oxygen, Oxygen True Crime, Paramount, PBS, PBS Kids, PBS local channels, PC Mag, Pop, QVC, Recipe.TV, RSNs, Scripps News, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, SNY, Start TV, Sundance TV, SYFY, Tastemade, TBS, Teen Nick, TeleHit, Telemundo local channels, The CW, The Great Courses, The Weather Channel, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, Tru TV, Turner Classic Movies, TV Land, TYT, Unimas, Unimas local channels, Universal Kids, Univision, Univision local channels, USA, VH1, WE tv

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