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How To Cancel FuboTV—The Process Explained

Ashley Ferraro, Product
Jan 25, 2024
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FuboTV is a popular sports-focused television streaming service, surpassing 1.80 million paid subscribers in 2023. While many praise FuboTV for its coverage and exceptional customer service, some customers may not be entirely satisfied, naming their favorite content missing or alleged connectivity and picture quality issues as reasons.

If you want to part ways with your subscription, read this tutorial on how to cancel FuboTV. This guide will help you understand the exact steps and terms of the process, ensuring a frictionless and fee-free cancellation experience.

Note that the information in this article is current as of November 2023. Please visit the official Fubo website or reach out to customer support for updates.

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How To Cancel a FuboTV Subscription

You should cancel FuboTV on the same platform you’ve used to sign up. If you’ve created your account on Fubo’s website, take the steps below to discontinue your subscription:

  1. Log into your Fubo account on a computer or mobile browser and select your profile.
  2. Click or tap your profile icon in the top right, then click My Account.
  3. Select the Subscription & Billing option on the left.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click or tap Cancel subscription.
  5. Pause your subscription on the next screen if you plan on coming back to Fubo soon. If you don’t, choose the option Cancel subscription.
  6. You may be shown an offer for a discount on the next screen. If you want to accept it, click or tap Redeem offer, or select Cancel subscription if you don’t.
  7. Click OK on the confirmation page that follows.
  8. Share your reason for leaving the platform if you can.

How To Cancel FuboTV on Roku

To cancel a Fubo subscription you’ve obtained through Roku, follow the directions in the table below:

On a Roku Device
On Roku’s Website
  1. Press the Home button on your remote.

  2. Access channel options in one of two ways:

    1. Select Home, use the arrow pad to highlight Fubo, and press the Star button.

    2. Scroll down, select Streaming Channels, find Fubo, and press OK.

  3. Select the Manage subscription option.

  4. Select Cancel subscription and confirm.

  1. Go to Roku’s website and log into your account on a computer or mobile browser.

  2. Click or tap Manage your subscriptions.

  3. Find the Fubo subscription.

  4. Click or tap the Unsubscribe option next to the subscription.

Can You Cancel Fubo Anytime?

Yes—you can cancel Fubo whenever you want to, but it’s always a good idea to send your request a few days before the subscription renewal date to give the company time to process it. Fubo isn’t contract-based and doesn’t require an early cancellation fee

You should also know that:

  • If you cancel a paid Fubo subscription, you’ll be able to use the service until the end of the billing cycle.
  • Fubo doesn’t issue refunds for prepaid and unused services.
  • If you cancel a FuboTV free trial, you’ll lose access to your subscription immediately. The same is not true if you’ve signed up for it via Roku—in that case, you’ll be able to use the subscription until the free trial expires.
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Is It Easy To Cancel Fubo?

According to reviews, most users were able to cancel Fubo easily, but some claimed to have been charged after cancellation. However, many were able to get timely assistance and a full refund from customer support. 

While Fubo seems to prioritize customers’ interests, the same can’t be said for many other subscription-based companies. Mistakes and inadvertent charges do happen, but some companies design a complicated cancellation funnel on purpose to trick you into remaining subscribed. These companies may employ various tactics to get their way—from confusing you with ambiguous language to exhausting you with in-person or over-the-phone cancellation steps. In the end, you may end up missing a crucial step and having to pay another month of the subscription you no longer want or continue to be charged even after completing the process.

While you may have to go through the challenging cancellation process, you can protect yourself against unwarranted charges in the meantime by using virtual cards to pay for subscriptions.

Virtual cards are connected to a real funding source but mask your financial information at checkout to protect it from various forms of misuse. By choosing an independent virtual card provider like Privacy, you’ll also get access to various features that allow you to control your spending.

Protect Your Funds From Unwanted Charges With Privacy Virtual Cards

Privacy Virtual Cards protect you not only from potential hackers who breach merchants’ servers but also from merchants who may attempt to charge you above the agreed price. You can link your debit card or bank account with Privacy and generate virtual cards for any occasion. You have two types of virtual cards at your disposal:

  1. Single-Use Card—This card closes minutes after the first transaction is completed. For this reason, the card is suitable for one-time purchases and transactions with merchants whose reliability you’re unsure of.
  2. Merchant-Locked Card—This card “locks” to the first merchant you transact with and blocks charges from other merchants. It’s ideal for merchants you frequently buy from and subscription services, such as HelloFresh, Amazon Prime, and YouTubeTV.

Merchant-Locked Cards offer additional perks to help you manage your subscription payments—learn about them in the table below:

Card Pausing and Closing You can pause or close your cards in a few clicks without affecting the underlying funding source. Privacy will block all further charges on a paused or closed card. The card pausing and closing feature can help you when you want to stop a subscription—you’ll be able to deal with the company’s cancellation procedure without any unwarranted charges sneaking by.
Spending Limits You can set spending limits on your virtual cards, and Privacy will decline all charges that exceed them. This way, no subscription service will manage to bill you for more than you agreed.
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Privacy—Sign Up in Four Easy Steps

Privacy Cards can be used with most merchants and websites that accept U.S. Visa® and Mastercard® payments, including sports subscriptions like ESPN Plus and NFL Plus or generalized streaming platforms like Hulu, Netflix, and Disney Plus.

Getting Privacy Virtual Cards is straightforward—you only have to:

  1. Sign up
  2. Provide the details needed to verify your identity
  3. Link a debit card or bank account
  4. Request your virtual cards

The Personal pricing plan, which is free for domestic purchases, includes 12 virtual cards a month and all the above-mentioned card controls. It also gives you access to Privacy’s browser extension and app.

The browser extension autofills virtual card numbers at checkout, so you never have to memorize them. The extension works with all the popular browsers—Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge, as well as Safari for iOS, bringing fast and seamless checkouts to iPhone and iPad users. The mobile app, available for iOS and Android, allows you to create and manage virtual cards on the go.

Opt for the Pro ($10/month) or Premium ($25/month) plan if you need additional cards and features such as:

  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Priority support
  • 1% cashback on eligible purchases (up to $4,500 a month)
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