If you’re a sports lover, Fubo TV should absolutely be installed on your device. This is especially true if you’re trying to cut the cable with traditional TV.
It has endless channels covering practically every sport you can think of, including events such as the Olympics and international games. It’s also got some nifty features, like the ability to automatically record any game that involves your favorite team.
With that said, can you share Fubo TV with friends?
Many streaming services are putting harsh limits on who your account can be shared with. It can be difficult to figure out exactly what you’re allowed to do with your subscription, and whether your friends and family can get in on the fun.
In this article, we’ll cover:
- Whether you can share Fubo TV with friends
- Fubo’s policy on account sharing
- How to create profiles on Fubo TV
- How many concurrent streams are allowed
- Whether you can stream Fubo TV from several locations
- A few alternatives to sharing Fubo TV with friends and family.
Let’s get into it!
Can You Share Fubo TV With Friends?
The short answer is yes – to an extent.
Fubo lets you stream on several devices at once from within the same household. If you upgrade your account, you can also stream from 3 devices outside your household.
Within your account, you can create several profiles so that users can have their own recommendations, favorites, and settings.
Fubo TV’s Policy on Account Sharing
Fubo is much less strict about its account-sharing rules than a service like Netflix, without any hard limits on streaming from different locations to your “home” address.
However, there are still some restrictions.
No matter what upgrades you buy, you can never stream on TV devices from more than one location at once. However, you may be able to stream on other devices, like iPads or browsers.
If you try to stream on TVs in different places, you’ll get an error saying too many devices are trying to access the service at once. No other TVs will be able to stream Fubo content until the current one stops.
This can be tricky if you’re planning to share with other households. However, it isn’t impossible to work around.
How to Create Different Profiles on Fubo TV
Fubo allows you to have up to six profiles on one account, each with its own settings and recommendations.
This lets several people use a single account without muddling their favorite channels together.
To create a new account on Fubo TV:
- Sign in to Fubo TV
- Click on the current profile name next to the search bar OR click on “Add Profile” on the Who’s Watching screen
- Click on “Manage Profiles”
- Click on “Add Profile”
- Select the profile image and choose the picture you like
- Type a name into the text field
- Click “Create Profile”.
Once these steps are followed, you’ll have a fresh, blank profile ready to use on your Fubo account.
Number of Concurrent Streams Allowed on Fubo
Concurrent streams are the number of devices that can stream content from Fubo TV at the same time.
For example, you might be watching TV in the lounge while the kids are watching on their iPads upstairs.
In its standard packages (Pro, Elite, and Ultimate), Fubo allows for up to ten devices to stream at once.
If you’re subscribed to the Latino Plan, you get two concurrent streams.
With any of these plans, you can add the Family Share and Unlimited Streams add-ons for an extra fee each month, which will allow you to have a total of thirteen concurrent streams.
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android Mobile
- Android TV / Google TV
- Apple TV
- Browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge)
- iPhone / iPad / iPod
- LG TV
- Vizio Smartcast TV
- Xbox One
Can You Stream Fubo TV From Different Locations?
On their basic plans (Pro, Elite, and Ultimate), you can stream Fubo TV on up to 10 devices from within your own home. You can’t stream from any other locations.
With their Latino plan, things are much the same, except you only get 2 concurrent streams.
If you add the Unlimited Screens addon, you’ll gain an extra 2 concurrent streams that can be used outside your home network. However, this is only on non-TV devices, like mobile phones or iPads.
You can also purchase the Family Share addon, which gives 1 extra screen that can be used anywhere.
There’s no plan or addon that will allow you to stream on TVs in multiple locations at once. If you want to do this, the two households will have to take turns or get separate subscriptions.
If you try to stream on too many devices, or on several TVs in different locations, you’ll see an error message about there being too many concurrent streams.
Within the home, 10 devices is plenty for almost any family. Everyone can enjoy their favorite sports channels without fighting over limited concurrent screens, which is a nice feature.
However, things get fairly limited once you try to share with an additional household. It’s certainly doable, but requires some coordination.
It should be noted that using Fubo TV while traveling will only give you access to your Family Share and Unlimited Screens streaming spots since you won’t be on your home network.
If you travel within the US, you’ll notice that your access to local channels will change depending on your location. Otherwise, you’ll be able to watch all your usual favorites.
Unfortunately, if you travel outside the US, you won’t be able to use Fubo TV while you’re away.
Alternatives to Sharing Fubo TV
Sharing Fubo TV with friends and family is definitely viable, but you’ll have to accept some limitations to your watching.
Most notable is that one location TV limit. This can be pretty annoying if you’re constantly texting the other household to get off the TV so your family can have a turn.
In this case, it’s probably best to just get separate subscriptions.
You may also want to look at streaming service-sharing programs like TogetherPrice, which provide an easy way of splitting the cost and usage of a service without the hassle of organizing it yourself.
They let you link up with strangers or friends who want to save some money on Fubo TV, and then manage payment with minimal input from you.
If you’re considering this option, make sure to research any service you’re considering using to make sure it’s legitimate and that it complies with the terms and conditions of the streaming service.
The Bottom Line
In the end, it’s definitely possible to share Fubo TV with friends and family.
If you’re in different locations, it can be a bit tricky, however. You’ll have to decide who gets to stream to a TV at different times and may struggle with the 13-stream limit.
Within a single household, Fubo TV has plentiful streams available. It’s rare that you’ll have any problems sharing between family members in this case, which is definitely nice if you’ve got kids who love fighting over Netflix streams.
If you’re a sports lover, you should definitely give Fubo TV a go. You won’t be disappointed!