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There’s just one thing missing.
For cord-cutters, FuboTV is an excellent service with one major flaw.
Nearly all of the major streaming TV services—including PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, and Hulu with Live TV—provide some combination of local channels. But figuring out which service offers specific channels and in what areas can be a hassle. And while you can always get an HD antenna to pick up local channels at home, that’s of no use if you’re streaming on the go or from a laptop, phone, or tablet.
Here’s everything you need to know about local channels on FuboTV.
FuboTV local channels
FuboTV is a streaming cable replacement that uses extensive international sports options and vast local TV coverage to draw in viewers. Just how vast? FuboTV offers FOX coverage in 94 percent of U.S. households, CBS coverage in 82 percent, and NBC coverage in 76 percent. On top of those three major broadcast networks, FuboTV offers Telemundo in 86 percent of U.S. Hispanic households.
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FuboTV packages start at $44.99 per month, with extra channels available for an added cost. Your $44.99 gets you Bravo, FX/FXX/FXM, Nat Geo, USA, SyFy, Bravo, History, and other major cable options, along with tons of sports options. (Here’s a complete guide to FuboTV channels.)
To find out what local channels are available in your area, you’ll need to enter your ZIP code here. Just FYI: While FuboTV does allow viewers to pause live TV, including local channels, you won’t be able to fast forward through commercials, even when using DVR.
Fubo TV local channels
Here’s a complete breakdown of FuboTV local channels for major American cities:
- Atlanta: CBS, Fox, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southeast, NBC, Telemundo The CW
- Austin: Fox, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Southwest Plus, Telemundo
- Boston: CBS, Fox, NBC, NBC Sports Boston, Telemundo
- Charlotte: CBS, Fox, Fox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports Southeast, Telemundo
- Chicago: CBS, Fox, NBC, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Chicago Plus, Telemundo
- Dallas/Ft. Worth: CBS, Fox, Fox Sports Southwest NBC, Telemundo
- Detroit: CBS, Fox, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Detroit Plus, Telemundo, The CW
- Gainesville: Fox, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Sun, Telemundo
- Hartford/New Haven: CBS, Fox, NBC, NBC Sports Boston, Telemundo, Yes
- Houston: KHOU11, Fox, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Southwest Plus, NBC, Telemundo
- Los Angeles: CBS, Fox, Fox Sports West, Fox Sports Prime Ticket, NBC, Telemundo, KCAL9
- Miami/Ft. Lauderdale: CBS, Fox, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Sun, My TV, NBC, Telemundo
- Minneapolis/St. Paul: CBS, Fox, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports North Plus, NBC
- New York: CBS, Fox, NBC, SNY, Telemundo, YES
- Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne: CBS, Fox, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Sun, NBC, Telemundo
- Philadelphia: CBS, Fox, NBC, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus, The CW
- Phoenix: CBS, Fox, Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Arizona Plus
- San Diego: CBS, NBC, Fox, Fox Sports San Diego, Fox Sports West, Telemundo
- San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose: CBS, Fox, NBC, NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Bay Area Plus, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports California Plus, Telemundo, The CW
- Tampa/St. Petersburg: CBS, Fox, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Sun, NBC, Telemundo, The CW
- Washington, D.C.: Fox, NBC, NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington Plus, WUSA9
FuboTV local channels: What’s not included
FuboTV only has one big blind spot. While the company offers massive coverage for CBS, Fox, and NBC, it doesn’t have a relationship with ABC. That keeps some of TVs biggest shows, including Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family, off the service—not to mention everything from ESPN, both of which are owned by Disney. Users looking to catch up on ABC programming can buy an HD antenna to try and pick the channel up over the air. Another option is streaming ABC programming off of the company’s website, but you’ll have to wait a few days after some episodes originally air to watch them online.
New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2018 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for a specific channel, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, Starz, Sundance TV, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, AMC, FX, Fox News, Freeform, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, FS1, TBS, TNT, Tennis Channel, Golf Channel, Syfy, HGTV, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, PBS, the CW, BBC, CSPAN, NBA TV, MTV, Comedy Central, Food Network, TLC, HLN, A&E, Animal Planet, National Geographic, the Weather Channel, the History Channel, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube. If you’re on the move, here’s how to watch Fox Sports Go and live stream NBC Sports.
John-Michael Bond is a tech reporter and culture writer for Daily Dot. A longtime cord-cutter and early adapter, he's an expert on streaming services (Hulu with Live TV), devices (Roku, Amazon Fire), and anime. A former staff writer for TUAW, he's knowledgeable on all things Apple and Android. You can also also find him regularly performing standup comedy in Los Angeles.