Live TV streaming service fuboTV has announced it is adding support to its Apple TV and iOS apps for Apple’s TV app. The service becomes the second live TV streaming app to integrate with the TV app. (PlayStation Vue added support last fall.)
FuboTV users will now be able to access live TV and sports directly from Apple’s TV app on both iOS and Apple TV devices, alongside the usual offering from Netflix, Hulu, and other services. Viewers can search for the live episode or sporting event, and then be whisked directly into the FuboTV app to view the live stream.
Fans can select favorite teams to follow their games in “Up Next,” and receive notifications on their Apple devices when their team is playing or a close game game is taking place.
fuboTV is one of the first virtual MVPDs (vMVPDs) to integrate with the Apple TV app, as well as Siri and, coming soon, single sign-on. Subscribers can now simply ask Siri to quickly search for their favorite fuboTV content. With forthcoming single sign-on integration, fuboTV subscribers will soon be able to log in once with their credentials to seamlessly unlock access to third-party video apps on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
Min Kim, VP of Business Development, says, “fuboTV is a leading provider of live sports programming, entertainment and news. We’re hyper-focused on delivering the best, most innovative viewing experiences possible as our recent 4K HDR Beta streams demonstrate. That’s why we’re excited about the fuboTV integration with the Apple TV app. It’ll allow Apple users to discover that their favorite leagues and matchups are on fuboTV and with the ‘Up Next’ feature, they’ll never miss what’s on. fuboTV subscribers can also find over 10,000 on-demand shows and movies directly in the app.”
FuboTV says the new features are part of the service’s continued efforts to differentiate itself as a cable replacement for the entire family. In July, the service became the first live TV streaming service to launch 4K HDR Beta in July on Apple TV 4K and other platforms, ahead of virtual MVPDs owned by AT&T, Alphabet, DISH Network, Hulu and Sony. September saw the launch of “dynamic discovery,” an interface through which subscribers can browse live entertainment, news and sports programming via an in-progress preview directly on the home screen and seamlessly click to full video.
For more information about the FuboTV streaming service, or to subscribe, visit the FuboTV website.