FaceBank Group is launching its first app on gaming consoles – fuboTV’s live TV streaming platform in the US is available immediately on Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices.
With the new Xbox app, subscribers can stream fuboTV’s top Nielsen-ranked sports, news and entertainment TV channels, access tens of thousands of VOD movies and TV shows, and stay informed on the latest news through their local TV networks. Xbox One X and Xbox One S users can also stream 4K content. fuboTV is the only virtual MVPD to stream in 4K.
Xbox users can subscribe to fuboTV by navigating to the app from the Microsoft Store on Xbox.
fuboTV will continue to update the app in the coming months, optimising it for the Xbox One platform. Specifically, the company will further integrate the many features on the Xbox One remote control to leverage more capabilities of its video player, including quick restart, jump ahead/jump back :15 during playback and providing thumbnail previews during scrubbing. Additionally, fuboTV will optimise Xbox’s faster load times to ensure less buffering such as when the user selects a live new channel to watch.
Min Kim, vice president of business development, fuboTV, said: “At a time when it’s more important than ever to stay informed with the latest news and be entertained at home with movies, TV shows and the coming return of live sports, we’re thrilled to bring the fuboTV app to the Xbox One.”
Geir Magnusson Jr, CTO, fuboTV, added: “Microsoft makes it easy for us to bring our HTML5 TV application to their platform. We’ll continue to iterate on the app to leverage even more Xbox One features.” He added: “This is just the beginning! We look forward to bringing fuboTV’s HTML 5 TV application to even more platforms, including other gaming consoles and smart TVs.”