You see, sometimes on weekends, I'll visit my son who lives in another town. I visited last weekend. He has Xfinity cable, even though he was the first person I met who streamed content. He got me into streaming. However, Xfinity offered a deal for him to come back, so he did. But, Xfinity doesn't carry ACC Network, as it turns out, and he follows a team that plays on ACC Network a lot.
Now, let's suppose the following happens:
- I'm at his house.
- He wants to watch something on ACC Network.
- I have a service that carries ACC Network.
- My service has three streams, meaning if someone at my house is watching, I still have two streams.
- I can watch my service away from home, and am not limited to a mobile device. I can use a Roku, Fire TV, or whatever to watch.
What could go wrong? Well, here's what could go wrong.
As it turns out, Fubo TV does allow three streams, and I can watch away from home, but I can't use simultaneous streams from two locations. That last bit may need some explanation and examples.
I can watch Fubo TV at home with a streaming device (Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, etc).
I can watch Fubo TV away from home with a streaming device.
But, if someone is watching my Fubo service at home, I can't stream away from home. Or, if I do, the stream at home stops.
This actually makes sense. It allows my to use Fubo TV at a vacation home, for instance, unlike Hulu+Live TV. (Hulu+Live TV won't let you use a streaming device away from home; you must use a mobile device.) What it won't do, I'm figuring, is allow you to share with friends or family who live at a different location.
So, will I keep Fubo TV? Maybe. How often will I be wanting to stream from my son's house for something he doesn't get on cable, while there's a stream at my house running? Not often.
On the other hand, if I do change to a different service when this month of Fubo is up, I won't have that issue. Well, as long as it's not Hulu+Live TV (hint: it won't be).
These odd things keep my Streaming Life interesting.