FUBO vs. YouTube vs. HULU Live - Best Package?

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 204 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Oct 21, 2023 11:35 AM

These are the "live" sports I want to watch the most, so who provides the bet experience given this?

- Buckeye Football

- Reds Baseball

- Miami Dolphins or Bengals/Browns

- College anything - Texas, Tennessee non national coverage

- Cleveland Cavs


gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Oct 21, 2023 12:34 PM

Youtube TV.  You can get pretty much any sporting event simply by using a spoofer to temporarily change your location to wherever the game is locally.

I watched Steeler games this way, for free, all last year and twice already this year.

But assuming you're in Ohio, YTTV has all the networks and you'll also get BTN and ACCN, for free.  They have some other upgrades in 4k packages that I never bothered with.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Oct 21, 2023 1:42 PM

Both are great, but I prefer Fubo.

It has more obscure channels and soccer.


Edit. I’ve never tried Hulu. But I flip back and forth between YouTube and Fubo based on what I want to watch. 

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
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Sat, Oct 21, 2023 2:09 PM
posted by gut

 YTTV has all the networks

he explicitly asked about reds baseball. YTTV doesn't have Bally.
gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Oct 21, 2023 2:24 PM
posted by MontyBrunswick
he explicitly asked about reds baseball. YTTV doesn't have Bally.

There's an app.  If you don't have a smart tv, use chromecast.  You can also get all the local broadcast games free simply by setting up Cincinnatti as your location.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Oct 21, 2023 3:00 PM

Learn me on this spoofer thing. Would it work abroad? Or I’m assuming I would need a physical VPN also?

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Oct 21, 2023 3:15 PM
posted by Automatik

Learn me on this spoofer thing. Would it work abroad? Or I’m assuming I would need a physical VPN also?

I have YTTV through a chromecast stick.  And the way it works is it syncs your location with your phone.  It's a bit tempermental, but the process works like this:

1) power off chromecast/tv

2) download a location spoofer app for your phone.  Enable it and choose a location. 

3) I usually then reboot my phone, and make sure the spoofer is running with a chosen location.

4) THEN I open YTTV app on my phone, and update the location.

5) Turn on chromecast/tv, and update/sync location from phone.

It may eventually sync or revert back when no longer running the spoofer on your phone.  But if you do all this the first time setting up, it might think your permanent home location is CIN.

Supposedly it allows you to change your permanent/home location twice a year (assume for snowbirds).  But it seems to allow unlimited temp changes.  I really thought they'd lock this down this year after getting Sunday Ticket, but they haven't (at least not yet).

I assume this will work overseas as the location spoofers should allow you to pick any location in the world.  A spoofer is different than a VPN, but in theory a VPN would do the same (haven't tried).  But if you choose a CIN location for your VPN on your phone and laptop when setting up YTTV, that might work, too.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 165 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Oct 21, 2023 4:03 PM

1987 was cool. Push power button, push channel number

sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 36 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Oct 21, 2023 7:00 PM

I switched to yttv about 2 months ago. I miss reds and blue jackets. I also miss the history channel but other than that I love it and savings is worth it. I got the nfl package which after having it the past two years in Texas woulda been hard to go without

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Oct 21, 2023 7:13 PM
posted by sportchampps

I switched to yttv about 2 months ago. I miss reds and blue jackets. I also miss the history channel but other than that I love it and savings is worth it. I got the nfl package which after having it the past two years in Texas woulda been hard to go without

History channel is the one thing I miss.  There's really no option (other than pirating) because, inexplicably, there's no way to subscribe to a History app or website.  Some of the shows are available on Prime Video, but that's about the only other option.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 202 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Oct 22, 2023 1:07 PM
posted by Ironman92

1987 was cool. Push power button, push channel number

Don't forget the part where you have to turn the antenna dial just right so it isn't all snowy on the screen!

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Oct 22, 2023 1:14 PM

Pop-up today on YTTV....apparently they are running a promo where if someone refers you, you both get $50 off next month's bill.

I believe they also have a free 1 week trial, or at least used to.

birddog23 Senior Member
1,173 posts 8 reps Joined Aug 2010
Mon, Oct 23, 2023 10:43 AM

Have had both YTTV and Hulu Live.

Liked them both and both had their perks. Once Guardians games were no longer carried by either it didn't really matter to me.

We currently are with Hulu because we can package Disney+ (great for our kids) and ESPN+(golf, BGSU/UT events, MAC events) and Hulu also has Handmaids Tale which my wife was all about.

I do like that YTTV offers the 4 screen display now for football. That could be useful if I am watching games and OSU/UM aren't playing in that time slot.

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
8,623 posts 30 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Oct 23, 2023 1:35 PM

i used hulu up until about 6 years ago. as much as i like YTTV, the hulu interface i thought was better at the time. i've been on YTTV so long that i'd probably hate hulu if i switched back. only dealbreaker for me would be if i wanted sunday ticket (i do) or not outside of that, the only channel i miss from hulu is History which is not available on YTTV. 

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Oct 23, 2023 2:04 PM

The sad reality, nothing you get will get you everything. You will 100% have to have multiple streaming apps. 

That said, imo, YTTV has the most sports channels from a national perspective. 

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