After having launched 4K HDR streaming last year, FuboTV – a streaming service dedicated to sports – has now added NCAA basketball to its slate. It has also expanded the list of compatible devices to include Roku, Android TV, select mobile devices, and other devices.
Sports in 4K HDR
At launch in July 2018, FuboTV supported 4K HDR streaming on devices such as Apple TV 4K, Chromecast Ultra, and FireTV. Since then, the company has steadily been expanding support to Android TV, including Nvidia Shield and Sony TVs, as well as Roku, select mobile devices (HDR only), and web browsers list (see table below).
In addition, FuboTV has added more 4K sports in the form of NCAA basketball. The company maintains a list of upcoming events in either 4K or 4K HDR. The schedule for March includes the Big Ten Tournament, the Big East Tournament, Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies (MLB), Fulham vs. Liverpool (Premier League football) and Liverpool vs. Tottenham (Premier League football)
It is still hard to find live sports in 4K resolution and HDR (High Dynamic Range) and even though this streaming quality it is far from the norm in the day-to-day schedule, it is great to see FuboTV continue to add more tournaments and expand device support. The company still labels its 4K HDR streaming as ‘beta’.
FuboTV: Compatible 4K HDR devices
Requirements You must stream from one of the compatible devices. Your device must have the latest version of the fuboTV app. Your display or TV must be compatible with HDR10. Use an HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 compatible cable. Minimum internet speed suggested - 40Mbps
Compatible devices - Apple TV 4K - Chromecast Ultra - Desktop/Laptop Browsers: Internet Explorer (latest version), Safari (latest version) - FireTV 4K - FireTV Cube - Roku Premiere - Roku Premiere+ - Roku TV 4K - Roku Ultra
Android Mobile Phones with HDR10 displays - Google Pixel 3/3XL - Huawei P20 - LG V30 - Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+/S10/S10+/Tab S3/Note 8 - Sony Xperia XZ Premium/XZ1/XZ2
Android TV with 4K/HDR support - Hisense 4K TV - NVIDIA Shield - Sharp AQUOS 4K TV - Sony Bravia 4K TV - Xiaomi Mi Box S/2/3/4