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Some Problems But No Show Stoppers
May 10, 2017
I must say from the start that the only reason I purchased this app for to watch the Giro d'Italia (Italy's version of the Tour de France). I use NBC Sports Gold to watch cycling but the Giro was not a covered race. A quick Google search led me to fubotv. I primarily watch TV through FireTV so I downloaded the fubotv app and then subscribed through my computer. I have been using fubotv for less than a week. Based upon that experience I offer the following observations.
I am able to watch the Giro as I desired. There are quite a few other channels available but I have not watch any, for reasons to be discussed below. The picture quality is fine and as with all internet apps it is dependent on you internet speed/quality.
My biggest disappointment is the limited capacity of the "DVR" feature. While it is true you can "record" shows for later viewing you are limited to three "recording" total. Also, you must watch those recording within 72 hours of there recording, after which they will be deleted. This limitation has prevented me from recording any thing other than the Giro (which is a 21 day race) which explains why I have on experience with other channels. This wouldn't be too bad except the DVR does not provide the ability to record a "season". Rather, I have to go the desktop each day and set the DVR to record the next program (in my case, the next race three days in the future). A "Season" or "Record All" option sure would be nice.
Another limitation, at least from the FireTV standpoint, is that you can't set the DVR to record a show from your TV. You can access the DVR to play a recording but to set new recordings you must use a computer. Also, the schedule on the FireTV fubotv app is limited to about 12 hours in the future.
Finally, I have noticed that when the app is paused and then resumed there is a lot of buffering time before the show starts again. I don't believe this is a ISP problem as the buffering is much longer than with PBS, NBC Sports Gold, HBO Now or YouTube.
Bottom line, I am pleased to be able to watch the Giro "legally". The fubotv allows me to do this. The grips above are really are more observations than show stoppers. With that said, to get cycling with the DVR feature I am paying more than $40 per month. I will cancel my subscription after the Giro is done, not because of the app but because I really don't have any interest in the other channels. If fubotv offers some programming that your looking for I would go for it.