In preparation for Opening Day on March 30, Fubo (formerly FuboTV) has announced that MLB.TV will be added to the service. But, it will cost you $25 a month for the optional add-on, the same as if you had subscribed directly. The ability to replay games on demand and any Major League Baseball game played outside of your local market are included, though.
Of course, you’ll also need a Fubo subscription, which starts at $75 a month for access to more than 100 channels.
After YouTube TV lost access to MLB Network and its own MLB.TV add-on earlier this year, the choice to include MLB.TV is intriguing. The company boasts about becoming the “streaming leader in baseball coverage” since Fubo has access to a number of regional sports networks that might not be offered by other providers.
David Gandler, co-founder and CEO of FuboTV, stated in a news release: “With today’s MLB.TV deal, Fubo now delivers the most baseball coverage of any streaming provider, on top of our previously leading position for local sports programming and our rich NFL and college sports packages. “Fubo continues to receive votes from customers. As baseball season approaches, we are more certain than ever in our market position and think that consumers will continue to favor Fubo.
Every major streaming platform, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, Apple TV, smart TV systems, and web browsers, offer access to Fubo. The streaming service has 1.45 million customers at the end of 2022 and has been steadily expanding over the last few years. It still trails rivals like YouTube TV (5 million users) and Hulu With Live TV by a wide margin (4.5 million subscribers). But, as we’ve seen in previous cases, the presence of live sports can set a programmed apart.
“As a pioneer in sports streaming and the home of streaming baseball, MLB.TV has always focused on delivering world-class viewing experiences for baseball fans,” said Kenny Gersh, executive vice president of media and business development for Major League Baseball. “We’re thrilled to work with Fubo to increase MLB.TV’s audience and deliver all the action from all of Major League Baseball to Fubo customers this season.”