August 30, 2021
Online live sports streaming platform FuboTV Aug. 30 announced it is taking its integrated predictive, free-to-play games and “FanView” live stats feature out of beta testing just in time for the South American Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying (CONMEBOL) matches, beginning Sept. 2.
FuboTV subscribers can stream matches to monitor stats and scores next to and under a reduced-size video player and play games all on one screen, using their remote control and without having to open another app. Both free games and FanView can be toggled on or off, letting consumers choose their live experience.
FuboTV, which is working to incorporate a sports betting platform in the near future, had been testing the features since June.
Predictive, free-to-play games will be available on Android mobile, iOS mobile, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku and the web; FanView will be available on Android TV, Fire TV, LG TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One’s family of devices and the web. FuboTV expects to roll out both features on additional devices.
“We believe this will mark the first time any company has integrated live streaming television, free games and live stats within the same platform, on the big screen,” CEO David Gandler said in a statement. “With free games and our upcoming Fubo Sportsbook real-money wagering app, we intend to deliver a truly interactive streaming experience, one that we expect will improve engagement and retention to FuboTV while also driving advertising revenue.”