For many Australians the idea of having access to an extensive range of international television channels and programming is nothing more than a distant dream. With the ever-growing popularity of streaming services it can be difficult to determine which options are available in the country and which ones are not. One such service fuboTV has been gaining traction in the US but is it available in Australia?
Overview of fuboTV
fuboTV is a streaming service that provides access to a variety of live sports news and entertainment content from around the world. It is available in the US Canada and Spain and it offers a variety of packages that are tailored to different types of viewers. The service also includes an on-demand library of movies and shows as well as a cloud DVR for recording and watching content later.
In terms of availability in Australia unfortunately fuboTV is not yet available. However there are a few other streaming services that offer similar content. Here is a table of some of the more popular streaming services in Australia and the content they offer:
|Netflix||Movies TV shows documentaries|
|Stan||Movies TV shows documentaries|
|Amazon Prime Video||Movies TV shows documentaries|
|Foxtel Now||Live sports TV shows movies|
Availability of fuboTV in Australia
Interestingly while fuboTV is available to US viewers it is not yet available to audiences in Australia. At present fuboTV offers streaming to subscribers in the United States Canada and Puerto Rico with plans for additional international expansion. Despite its absence in Australia fuboTV is considered one of the leading sports-focused streaming services and is praised by critics and users alike.
As the streaming industry is rapidly evolving peering into the potential of streaming services in international markets is essential. With Australian viewers consuming more streaming services than ever exploring the potential of fuboTV in the market is a matter of consideration.
Though fuboTV isn’t available locally fans of the popular streaming service in Australia can still access its library of programming through the use of a virtual private network (VPN). This provides them with access to both the US library of content and the features that come with it. However if fuboTV does enter the Australian market it will face stiff competition for both streaming services and local free-to-air television networks.
Features of fuboTV
Interestingly fuboTV is not available in Australia yet. It’s an American streaming service that specializes in live sports and delivers an extensive lineup of cable and broadcast networks.
Thanks to its combination of sports and entertainment content fuboTV has become a major player in the streaming industry. Among its many features are live programming on-demand library cloud DVR and remote access.
The company’s live programming library provides access to more than 10000 live channels ranging from sports to news to entertainment. Sports fans can watch NFL NBA NHL MLB and college sports from networks like ESPN Fox Sports and NBC Sports.
The on-demand library gives viewers access to a comprehensive range of programming from network and cable sources as well as movies and TV shows from a variety of popular streaming services. Additionally the service supports simultaneous streaming on two devices with a cloud DVR for storing content for future viewing.
Finally fuboTV makes it possible to access the service remotely with the fuboTV app. The app supports streaming in HD or Ultra HD and users can watch their favorite shows on multiple devices including smartphones tablets computers and Apple TV.
With its strong focus on sports fuboTV is the perfect service for sport lovers in the US and Canada. Unfortunately fuboTV is not currently available in Australia. However the company is expanding its reach and may eventually become available down-under.
Alternatives to fuboTV in Australia
Fret not – there are still an array of options available for streaming sports and television shows in Australia. Firstly free-to-air streaming on ABC iView 7plus and SBS On Demand provides immediate access to some of the best shows in Australian TV. Furthermore these services are totally free and the shows are updated regularly giving viewers a diverse selection of content to choose from.
Subscription-based streaming services such as Stan Binge and Foxtel Now offer a wide range of series and movies for a small monthly fee. While their selections are not as expansive as what is available in the US these services still provide access to compelling series huge Hollywood movies and local Australian programming. Additionally some services also offer sports channels though not on the same level as fuboTV.
For those looking for more sports-centred streaming Kayo Sports is the perfect alternative. Kayo Sports is a sports-only streaming service offering access to Australia’s best sports. Subscribers have access to the most popular sports streaming channels including Fox Sports ESPN and BeIN Sports. With coverage of the English Premier League the National Basketball Association and more Kayo Sports is the perfect solution for Australian sports fans looking for an accessible alternative to fuboTV.