fuboTV app authentication expands to A&E, other major networks
fuboTV has expanded the number of TV Everywhere apps that you can authenticate with your subscription.
A&E, USA and History Channel are now among the 14 networks that have integrated fuboTV into their app authentication.
A fuboTV representative told me this week that more apps will be added soon to their growing TV Everywhere roster. The Premier package for fuboTV offers 52+ live channels for $34.99 per month. They also have a free 7-day trial.
I recently wrote about the ongoing arms race among live TV streaming services like fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and others when it comes to app authentication.
So far, PlayStation Vue is the clear leader with the ability to authenticate more than 50 apps. Sling TV subscribers can authenticate 13 apps and a dozen web sites.
But fuboTV appears to be taking the benefit of app authentication seriously as they work to compete with more well-known players in the live TV streaming realm. As I said in my fuboTV guide, the platform is proving to be a dark horse among its competitors, breaking away from being just a sports-first platform.
Here is the latest app authentication lineup for fuboTV subscribers.
I used my fuboTV account to authenticate FX Now app and History Channel app on Roku while working on this, and the sign-in worked well.
fuboTV offers look-back feature for shows, sports and movies
fuboTV has taken other new measures to establish itself as a hub for major networks and entertainment-based programming.
They just deployed a carousel-style menu on the fubo.tv website, displaying some of recently aired entertainment-related shows. This look-back feature enables subscribers to watch content that aired over the past three days. fuboTV also launched a Local Now channel that shows local news, weather, and traffic across the country.
While fuboTV is pushing toward broadening entertainment, I noticed last month that Sony began ramping up its sports offerings.
Since March, PlayStation Vue added MLB Network, and introduced a multi-screen feature for PS4 consoles prior to March Madness.
This week, Sony began displaying live scores on its channel menu to NBA games and other sporting events. The live score feature currently appears on Fire TV and Android TV devices. (You can also turn off the feature in case you want to record the game and watch it later.)
fuboTV has some other big developments happening in the second quarter of 2017. The platform will pick up another major network, which has yet to be disclosed publicly.
I’ve been told that fuboTV has also gained exclusive rights to Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) this summer. Based on my conversation this week with fuboTV, major sporting events will continue to be a huge priority going forward.
Check out a free 7-day trial if you want to see whether fuboTV might work for you.
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