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FuboTV Review: How to Get 99 Live Channels Cheaper Than Cable

Let me guess: You’ve considered cutting the cord because cable is so expensive.

But you haven’t done it yet, and let us guess why: You don’t want to give up live TV — live sports, live news and live reality TV drama.

Sorry, but you can’t watch “Monday Night Football” or the latest “90 Day Fiance” episode on Netflix. You just can’t.

But there’s an easy way to get around this. It’s a live TV streaming service called FuboTV, and you can watch tons of live sports, news, TV shows and movies for less than the cost of cable.

The best part? You can try it for free for a week — no big commitment required.

Cancel Your Cable: Get Live TV Channels for Way Less

It’s no secret the cost of cable keeps climbing. In fact, many of the big cable and satellite TV companies, including Comcast and DirecTV, have raised prices this year.

Where does it stop?

The thing is, you don’t need those guys anymore. FuboTV lets you watch live TV without the hefty monthly bill. Plus, there are no long-term contracts, no sneaky fees and no annoying cable boxes that seem to always be dying.

With FuboTV, you just sign up online. Plans start at $59.99 a month, and you’ll be able to watch all your favorite channels and programs.

Here’s a sampling of its more than 100 channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, Fox News, MSNBC, A&E, BET, Bravo, Comedy Central, E!, Food Network, HGTV, Hallmark Channel and TLC — just to name a few. (You can find the full list online.)

Once you have FuboTV, you can watch these channels on your smart TV, computer or smartphone — pretty much any smart device that can download apps (browse the full list here). You can also watch on up to two screens at a time. All you need is a decent internet connection.

Why FuboTV is Better Than Cable

FuboTV lets up to six people create personal profiles with their own DVR and favorite-channels list ordered any way they want. Photo courtesy of FuboTV

If you’ve got a big family, FuboTV lets up to six people create personal profiles with their own DVR (with 500 hours of recording time on the basic plan) and favorite-channels list ordered any way they want. So the sports fan in the family can favorite ESPN and beIN, while the news junkie can put all the news networks first.

And if you feel like you spend more time searching for a show than actually watching one? FuboTV has more than 30,000 TV shows and movies on demand, but it also offers personal recommendations when you’re feeling indecisive. Soon, it will even offer personalized recommendations for each profile.

Plus, FuboTV is the only live TV streaming service with content in 4K.

If you’re even a little curious what it’d feel like to live life without your cable bill, you can try out the FuboTV free trial. Test the waters for seven days and see what you think.

Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder.

This article originally appeared on The Penny Hoarder