fuboTV Canada has been around for years but recent changes are making this streaming service an interesting choice for Canadian sports fans. In particular, the company’s dedication to Canadian and international soccer is worth taking a look at.
This review will tell you everything you need to know about fuboTV Canada.
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What is fuboTV Canada?
FuboTV Canada is a sports-centric streaming service available in Canada, Spain and the United States. The company is nowhere near as large as on-demand options like Netflix or Disney+. However, given its relatively niche focus, the company’s 1 million subscriber count is pretty good.
Unlike its US version, fuboTV Canada is not trying to replace existing broadcast, cable or satellite services. Instead, the live TV streaming service supplements your current TV provider with a low-cost lineup of sports-centric channels. Soccer fans in Canada will like the channel lineup which includes access to matches from:
- Canadian Premier League
- Canadian Championship
- Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s National Teams
Besides Canadian soccer, fuboTV Canada has a strong roster of international leagues. In early 2022, fuboTV inked a deal with the English Premier League to become its exclusive streamer in Canada. The Premier League joins Copa Italia, Serie A and other soccer leagues.
fuboTV also picked up the CBC so you get more than just sports.
fuboTV Canada 60-Second Summary
When fuboTV first started, its main mission was to stream international soccer to diehard fans. For fuboTV Canada, that mission has not changed. This streaming service may be the best way to get as much soccer as you can all in one place. And with a relatively low subscription cost, fans can justify supplementing their existing cable service.
Having said that, this limited-channel service cannot compete with the breadth of sports coverage that SportsNet Now and TSN Direct offer.
fuboTV Canada Pros and Cons
On balance, fuboTV’s strengths outweigh its weaknesses — provided its content focus is what you’re looking for.
- Comprehensive soccer and baseball coverage.
- Extra channels with documentaries, movies and more.
- Lookup feature to watch games you missed.
- 250-hour cloud DVR with support for 6 user profiles.
- Solid support for streaming devices.
- Barely more than a dozen channels.
- Some streaming platforms not supported.
- Tight restrictions on shared accounts.
- Limited on-demand content library.
The streaming service recently switched the way it charged Canadian subscribers. Now all plans are available in Canadian dollars. The three plans have the same features but give you a good discount as you commit to longer-term subscriptions. You have a low-risk month-to-month option that costs $14.99. You can save more by paying $29.99 for 3 months upfront or paying $99.99 for 12 months.
Learn more about fuboTV’s subscription plans here.
Rather than replacing the way Canadians watch TV, fuboTV hopes to get more of your attention by offering a strong lineup of sports-centric channels. OneSoccer, BenficaTV, beIN Sports, MLB Network and fuboTV’s own sports network provide constant live streams of sports from across Canada and around the world.
Sports are not the only things fuboTV offers its Canadian subscribers. Movies and TV from Paramount, the CBC’s live stream, as well as on-demand documentaries from CuriosityStream are among the non-sports offerings.
You can see a full channel list here.
fuboTV Canada Supported Devices
You can download the fuboTV app from the app stores on most major streaming platforms. Device support for Canadian subscribers is a little more limited than for fuboTV’s American customers. The app is not available in Canada on smart TV platforms from Hisense, LG, Samsung or Vizio. Also, the app won’t run on Microsoft’s Xbox game consoles.
Despite those minor limits, almost all Canadians will be able to get the fuboTV app.
- Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
- Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain devices based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Google TV and Roku.
- Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
- Game consoles: None.
- Desktop browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari.
You can learn more about fuboTV’s device support here.
fuboTV Canada Simultaneous Streams
All fuboTV Canada subscription plans let you stream to 3 devices simultaneously. An upgrade plan is available that will increase the limit to 10 devices. Mobile devices may stream live TV anywhere in Canada. Devices connected to a TV must be in the same location. If you start streaming on an AppleTV somewhere else, your home devices will not work.
You can learn more about fuboTV simultaneous streams here.
fuboTV Canada DVR
Every subscription option lets you record 250 hours of content to fuboTV’s cloud DVR. You can create up to 6 user profiles to give everyone in your home their own favorite channels and cloud DVR library. However, the limit of 250 hours applies to your overall account.
Your recordings will remain in the cloud DVR until you delete them or you hit 250 hours of recordings. An upgrade is available that will increase the limit to 1000 hours.
You can learn more about the fuboTV DVR here.
fuboTV Canada On-Demand Library
Like other streaming services, each channel in the fuboTV Canada lineup will place a certain amount of content in the on-demand library. Unlike other streaming services, you can also watch sports on-demand. The Lookback feature saves recently-aired content for up to three days.
You can learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library here.
fuboTV Canada Customer Support
You can answer most of your questions in the fuboTV Help Center’s self-serve resources. The Help Center’s one downside is that it mixes American and Canadian support into the same system. Some of the articles just won’t be relevant to fuboTV Canada customers.
How to Cancel fuboTV Canada
Canceling fuboTV is pretty easy. Go to the fuboTV website and log into your account. Navigate to “My Account” and choose “Subscription and Billing”. Scroll down and choose “Cancel Subscription”. The site will ask you to confirm the cancellation and you’re done.
You also have the option to pause your subscription rather than canceling it outright. In the “Subscription and Billing” section, you will see an option to “Pause Subscription”. You can choose whatever duration you want up to 3 months.
fuboTV Canada Refund Policy
Keep in mind that, like all other streaming services, fuboTV Canada will not issue a pro-rated refund. You will still have access to fuboTV Canada until your current subscription term expires.
fuboTV Canada has narrowly focused its sights on Canadian sports fans and Canadian soccer fans in particular. If that isn’t you, then you can skip this streaming service. But if you want to get more soccer than Bell, Rogers or the other cable companies give you, then fuboTV Canada is a solid, affordable option.
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