Just one day after YouTube TV increased their price to $65, competing streaming TV service Fubo TV has announced that they’re increasing their two least expensive plans by $5. The Standard plan is going from $55/month to $60/month and the Family plan is going from $60/month to $65/month. Worse yet, Fubo TV has decided to automatically move all existing customers on the Standard plan to the Family plan to, as they put it, “provide more value.”
Fubo TV’s Standard and Family plans offer the same channels, but the Family plan gives customers 300 cloud DVR hours, instead of 50 on the Standard plan, and allows for 3 simultaneous streams, instead of 2 on the Standard plan. This means existing customers on the Standard plan will see a $10 increase to $65 month on their bills. Existing customers on the Standard plan can opt-out of the move to the Family plan, but they’ll need to call customer support. The number is 844-441-3826 and they’re available 7 days a week between 9:00 AM ET – 10:00 PM ET. The new prices go into effect on August 1st.
In addition to the price change, Fubo TV’s channel line up is losing some channels and gaining others. Starting today, WarnerMedia networks will be leaving all Fubo TV plans. These channels include TNT, TBS, CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and Boomerang. While those channels are being dropped, Fubo TV will be gaining Disney/ESPN channels, including ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ABC, ABC News Live, FX, FXX, Disney Channel, Freeform, and National Geographic.
If you’re looking for a less expensive alternative, Philo TV is $20/month for 60 channels. There’s also Sling TV for $30/month. There you’ll get either 30+ channels, if you want sports channels included, or 50+ channels if you can forgo sports channels. Both Philo TV and SLing TV come with the perk of being better integrated into the Fire TV’s channel guide. Now that Fubo TV is $55 for their base plan, you might want to consider Hulu Live, which costs the same.