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How YouTube TV’s Sports Plus Compares to fuboTV’s Sports Plus

YouTube TV recently launched a Sports Plus add-on, but it wasn’t the first to. Here’s how YouTube TV’s Sports Plus compares to fuboTV’s Sports Plus.

YouTube TV recently launched a new Sports Plus add-on. As the name suggests, Sports Plus provides access to live and on-demand sports channels, including NFL RedZone. However, fuboTV also happens to have an add-on called Sports Plus and its package also contains access to NFL RedZone.

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In fact, that’s not the only similarity between the two. Here’s a quick look at everything else that’s similar (and different) with YouTube TV’s Sports Plus and fuboTV’s Sports Plus channel add-ons, including the price and the channels included.

fuboTV and YouTube TV cost

The first thing to get out of the way is the price. Considering both Sports Plus versions are add-ons, subscribers can only access them if they already have a base subscription. While fuboTV previously offered a $60 standard plan, the the Family plan is now the company’s default plan. Due to this, the current cheapest fuboTV plan now available is priced at $64.99 per month.

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Conveniently for this comparison, $64.99 per month also happens to be exactly the same price as the base YouTube TV subscription. Therefore, subscribing to the base package of either of these services is going to cost the same amount each month.

When it comes to the Sports Plus add-ons specifically, not much changes here either. fuboTV charges $10.99 per month for its Sports Plus and conveniently again, YouTube TV charges approximately $10.99 per month as well.

As a result, anyone considering subscribing to either fuboTV or YouTube TV, and thinking of bundling the Sports Plus add-on, should expect to pay around $75.98 per month. Now it’s time to take a look at what each of these Sports Plus add-ons actually offer.

fubo and YouTube’s Sports Plus add-ons compared

Regardless of how much either fuboTV or YouTube TV costs, if it doesn’t have the exact channels and networks a potential subscriber wants, then it’s not going to be worth a subscription anyway. Here’s exactly which channels are included with both versions of the Sports Plus add-on.

fuboTV and YouTube TV: Sports Plus channels

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ChannelfuboTVYouTube TV
ACC Network
ESPNU
ESPNews
Fight Network
Fox College Sports
Fox Soccer Plus
Game+
GolTV
MAVTV
MLB Network
MLB Strikezone
NBATV
NHL Network
NFL RedZone
Pac-12 Arizona
Pac-12 Bay Area
Pac-12 Los Angeles
Pac-12 Mountain
Pac-12 Oregon
Pac-12 Washington
SEC Network
Stadium
Tennis Channel
TVG
TVG2
TyC Sports
VSiN
Zona Futbol

While the above table clearly seems to indicate subscribers will get more with fuboTV’s Sports Plus add-on, that’s not technically the full picture. As these are add-ons to begin with, some of the channels offered by one live TV streaming service might already be available in the base package of the other.

When it comes to YouTube TV, and besides NFL Network which is available through both base subscriptions, that’s exactly what’s happening with many of the same channels already included in its main plan.

The table below includes all of the channels listed above, but adjusted to reflect what’s included through fuboTV and YouTube TV’s $75.98 per month base and Sports Plus bundled packages.

fuboTV and YouTube TV: Base subscription and Sports Plus channels

ChannelfuboTVYouTube TV
ACC Network
ESPNU
ESPNews
Fight Network
Fox College Sports
Fox Soccer Plus
Game+ Network
GolTV
MAVTV
MLB Network
MLB Strikezone
NBATV
NHL Network
NFL RedZone
Pac-12 Arizona
Pac-12 Bay Area
Pac-12 Los Angeles
Pac-12 Mountain
Pac-12 Oregon
Pac-12 Washington
SEC Network
Stadium
Tennis Channel
TVG
TVG2
TyC Sports
VSiN
Zona Futbol

Once adjusted to include the channel available through the base packages, the picture is very different with YouTube TV now offering a very similar channel lineup overall. fuboTV still offers more, but that’s mainly down to the padding of its Sports Plus add-on with Pac-12 Network channels.

Although YouTube TV does also provide streaming access to both Fox College Sports and Fox Soccer Plus, neither of which are available through fuboTV’s combined family and Sports Plus package.

Technically, Fox Soccer Plus is available through fuboTV, but it requires the subscriber to also add either the fubo Cycling add-on (priced at $11.99 per month) or the International Sports Plus add-on (priced at $6.99 per month).

fuboTV and YouTube TV Sports Plus summary

With YouTube TV having now added a Sports Plus package, Google’s live TV streaming service has significantly upped its sports game. In fact, when just comparing the Sports Plus add-on with the version offered by fuboTV, it is clear just how similar the two services now are, in terms of sports content.

There are some differences with fuboTV offering channels that YouTube TV doesn’t, including Fight Network, Game+, Pac-12 Network, TyC Sports, VSiN, and Zona Futbol. Likewise, YouTube TV’s base bundled with Sports Plus provides access to Fox College Sports and Fox Soccer Plus, while fuboTV doesn’t.

Furthermore, there are also other differences to be aware of, considering, there are additional channels and networks included with the base packages that are not related to the Sports Plus add-on, but do offer access to Sports content. For example, fuboTV’s $64.99 per month family plan also includes a variety of beIN Sports and TUDN channels, as well as its own fubo Sports Network.

In this sense, fuboTV still remains the better dollar for dollar option when it comes to sports, if ignoring any related perk or benefit included with a fuboTV or YouTube TV subscription. Although, the difference in sports channels has now reduced, dramatically.

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By John Finn

John started Streaming Clarity to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been writing about technology and TV-related services and devices since 2014 and believes the best streaming approach is to bounce between services as needed. Contact John via email at john@streamingclarity.com or on Twitter

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