Live TV streaming service Fubo said on Tuesday that it has launched a new centralized data center that it hopes will help improve the speed and quality of its video delivery.
The update should help Fubo better handle the demands of live streaming, leading to a smoother experience for customers. The change may not be noticeable right away, but could pay dividends as Fubo grows its audience and needs to serve more subscribers.
One major possibility for Fubo with this update is the ability to reduce the delay between streaming and cable TV. Higher speed and lower lag times means quicker loading streams, getting you to your favorite channels faster.
David Gandler, co-founder and CEO of Fubo, announced the news on X.
This comes as Fubo has been slowly rolling out major updates to its apps.
Here is what Mike Barkley, Chief Product Officer at Fubo said would be rolling out soon in a post on Facebook:
We will shortly release a new update for Android / Google TV (version 5.3.0). This update addresses a lot of feedback we’ve heard from some of you about the new UI. Here’s a quick look at what’s in the release:
1. Support for changing the channel with the channel up/down button on remote control
2. Support for the CC button on remote3. Scrolling to the currently playing channel when the channel selector in the player is opened (down click while watching)
4. Current time indicator line in the Guide
5. Improvements to reduce buffering on certain channels
6. Lots of other bug fixes
Additional updates and bug fixes will be forthcoming for Android / Google TV soon, as well as for Fire TV.
Mike Berkley / Chief Product Officer @ Fubo
If you are a Fubo live TV subscriber, you may notice the new user interface rolling out. Fubo has confirmed to Cord Cutters News that they have started to test a re-design of their apps on the Fire TV and Android TV devices that will include a new user interface they call their global “Unified Platform (UP).”
This new Fubo user interface represents a redesigned app across TV, mobile, and web. A handful of users have already been invited into a beta to test out the new app this week. Fubo has announced the new user interface is now live on Android TV and some Fire TV devices.
The big change is the main menu has moved from the top of the screen to the left side, making it easier to quickly get to what you want, according to Fubo.
You will also find a new My Stuff area with new options to quickly find what you want, including:
- Recordings: Everything you’ve recorded on Cloud DVR
- Watchlist: Shows or movies you’ve added to your favorites
- Continue Watching: Recorded or on-demand programming you started but didn’t finish