Published on October 7th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson0
fuboTV exits Apple TV beta with new user interface
fuboTV, the sports-focused streaming service with 70-plus channels, said it has exited the beta phase of its service on Apple TV along with a new, updated user interface exclusively for the set-top box through the end of 2017.
fuboTV said its redesigned Apple TV experience includes a new interface, access to its recently upgraded cloud DVR service, and a library of more than 10,000 hours of VOD fare from programming partners such as CBS, NBC and Fox, and a Look Back feature that lets viewers replay shows that aired during the past 72 hours.
The update also includes improved video control elements not previously found in the Apple TV app such as a ‘scrubbing’ capability to any point in the video as well as the ability to snap ahead or back 15 seconds with one click.
FuboTV has changed its channel and pricing strategy a lot since it first appeared on Apple TV in November of 2015. Back then, the service concentrated solely on soccer from La Liga, Serie A, Liga MX, MLS, Ligue Un, Capital One Cup and English Championship leagues. With the loss of various channels and soccer contracts to competitors that have created through own streaming services like the Premier League Pass from NBC Sports, FuboTV has expanded its reach to add a number of other sports networks like NBA TV, the NFL Network, and regional sports networks as well as entertainment and news channels like Bravo, CBSN, and A&E to name a few.
The service also includes a 30-hour cloud-based DVR that can be upgraded to 500 hours for an additional charge and is slowly adding local CBS, FOX and NBC stations as it negotiates individual deals with affiliate owners.
The service went from offering six channels for $7 a month back in 2015 to now offering 70 channels for $40 a month after a special promotional rate with no contract.