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FuboTV this week has quietly rolled out support for the TV app on Apple TV, allowing subscribers to connect their FuboTV account with the TV app and keep track of all the shows and movies they watch within FuboTV. For those keeping track, this means that FuboTV is now the second live TV streaming service to integrate with Apple's TV app, following PlayStation Vue last October.

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Users can discover FuboTV content within the TV app now, and all shows and films will be marked with an "Available on: FuboTV" tag when they're available in the streaming service. Subscribers can add these movies to their Up Next queue in the TV app, and when they begin watching them in FuboTV, the TV app will keep track of their progress.

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When first opening a movie or TV show from the TV app into FuboTV, subscribers will see a splash screen asking for permission to connect FuboTV to Apple's app. Once connected, users will be able to keep track of their FuboTV content in the TV app across their Apple devices, including Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. As of writing, Apple has not yet added FuboTV into the list of supported apps on its website.

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There are nearly 90 apps supported in the TV app as of 2019, including a few live news apps, but PlayStation Vue and now FuboTV are the only over-the-top live TV streaming services available to connect to the TV app. Rival live TV streaming platforms that lack this feature include DirecTV Now, Hulu With Live TV, and YouTube TV.

Article Link: FuboTV Rolls Out Apple TV App Integration
 

Bswails

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I saw this! FuboTV has impressed me so far..if they can manage to add ESPN This would be a hard app to beat!
 
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jtara

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if they can manage to add ESPN This would be a hard app to beat!

Meh. That's part of the problem, and why these OTT service prices are creeping up.

I don't want anybody to "add" ESPN, or any other sports or news network. I want them to decouple sports and news. And perhaps everything else. And allow you to pick and choose what you pay for.

The problem with cable - and the growing problem with OTT - is that you have to pay for stuff you don't want. It's primarily because the content providers refuse to decouple their offerings.

Happy with having cut the cord and going from $200/month to near zero. Tablo OTA 4-channel recorder (Tablo is now integrated into TV app as well...). OK, I pay a nominal yearly fee for the program guide. Free gigabit internet courtesy of HOA. (OK, they pay $30/mo for it). Hulu no ads $11.99 Netflix, Amazon Prime. (I would have Prime anyway). I paid for Netflix anyway before I cut the cable.

I auditioned Hulu Live, along with Disney, Playstation. Meh. Kept the basic Hulu ad-free.

If you want sports, you should be able to get a variety of sports bundles or adhoc mix-and-match. Without having to get news, movie channels, etc. And vice-versa.
 
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markaceto

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Content providers won't allow it. They have monopolies. They have the OTAs over the same barrel as the cable companies.

Exactly. I'm not sure if this is what Steve meant when he said he finally cracked it but there are only so many hours in the day, so the new strategy seems to be owning the means of production. The current landscape for me is Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and I'll occasionally dip into Showtime and Starz (turning them on and off based on a particular series). In addition to the movies offered on those services, I'll rent 1 or 2 movies a month on iTunes. The last few TV shows I watched on network TV have degraded so badly that I don't miss them. The rest of the offering on Network TV doesn't interest me at all, so I could care less about whether this bundle has Comedy Central (Viacom) or that one has IFC...

So it seems they're all battling for the 3 hours we have each night.
 
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Max E Verde

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Did anyone else notice that Spectrum was in the TV app for a couple of days? Maybe they removed it except for subscribers? Which makes sense since you can't get it unless you live in certain areas.
 
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markaceto

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Did anyone else notice that Spectrum was in the TV app for a couple of days? Maybe they removed it except for subscribers? Which makes sense since you can't get it unless you live in certain areas.

I could rarely get the Spectrum app to function (at all), and when I canceled TV Choice, they raised my internet $20/month. That was the nail in the coffin for live/network TV for me, and I can't wait to live in an area with competition to Spectrum (literally the worst).

But, yes, you are correct.
 
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Bswails

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Meh. That's part of the problem, and why these OTT service prices are creeping up.

I don't want anybody to "add" ESPN, or any other sports or news network. I want them to decouple sports and news. And perhaps everything else. And allow you to pick and choose what you pay for.

The problem with cable - and the growing problem with OTT - is that you have to pay for stuff you don't want. It's primarily because the content providers refuse to decouple their offerings.

Happy with having cut the cord and going from $200/month to near zero. Tablo OTA 4-channel recorder (Tablo is now integrated into TV app as well...). OK, I pay a nominal yearly fee for the program guide. Free gigabit internet courtesy of HOA. (OK, they pay $30/mo for it). Hulu no ads $11.99 Netflix, Amazon Prime. (I would have Prime anyway). I paid for Netflix anyway before I cut the cable.

I auditioned Hulu Live, along with Disney, Playstation. Meh. Kept the basic Hulu ad-free.

If you want sports, you should be able to get a variety of sports bundles or adhoc mix-and-match. Without having to get news, movie channels, etc. And vice-versa.


...FuboTV is sports centered. I get what your saying but for this company sports content is the selling point
 
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BuffaloTF

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Meh. That's part of the problem, and why these OTT service prices are creeping up.

I don't want anybody to "add" ESPN, or any other sports or news network. I want them to decouple sports and news. And perhaps everything else. And allow you to pick and choose what you pay for.

The problem with cable - and the growing problem with OTT - is that you have to pay for stuff you don't want. It's primarily because the content providers refuse to decouple their offerings.

Happy with having cut the cord and going from $200/month to near zero. Tablo OTA 4-channel recorder (Tablo is now integrated into TV app as well...). OK, I pay a nominal yearly fee for the program guide. Free gigabit internet courtesy of HOA. (OK, they pay $30/mo for it). Hulu no ads $11.99 Netflix, Amazon Prime. (I would have Prime anyway). I paid for Netflix anyway before I cut the cable.

I auditioned Hulu Live, along with Disney, Playstation. Meh. Kept the basic Hulu ad-free.

If you want sports, you should be able to get a variety of sports bundles or adhoc mix-and-match. Without having to get news, movie channels, etc. And vice-versa.

ESPN has its own app, which is what he's asking for inclusion of in the TV app... Fubo markets itself as the place for sports, they've always had ESPN included.
 
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jtara

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ESPN has its own app, which is what he's asking for inclusion of in the TV app...

Ah, thanks for the clarification.

The "they" that has to "add" it is ESPN, though, not Apple.

TV apps either support inclusion in the TV app or they don't. It is up to the publisher of the app to add the support.

I was happy when Tablo late last year added the support for their OTA DVRs!

The LOGICAL thing to do about provider contracts is for the distributors (cable companies, OTA distributors) to pay the providers proportional to what viewers actually watch. The cable/OTA companies would then be able to decide on how they price. They could chance putting together "packages" that they either win or lose on depending on consumer demand, or else actually price everything per view. Or anything in between.
 
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Bswails

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ESPN has its own app, which is what he's asking for inclusion of in the TV app... Fubo markets itself as the place for sports, they've always had ESPN included.

Is ESPN already apart of FuboTV? If it is it ain’t in my package! Lol but yes if it’s not already FuboTV being sports centered should try to bring ESPN into the fold.
 
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BuffaloTF

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Is ESPN already apart of FuboTV? If it is it ain’t in my package! Lol but yes if it’s not already FuboTV being sports centered should try to bring ESPN into the fold.

Apparently not. I only briefly subscribed for 4K World Cup over the summer. Oh well. They’ve got about a million regional Fox Sports that will get blacked out during games at least. :)
 
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