What is Vidgo TV?
Vidgo TV is one of the most recent entrants into the busy online streaming market. Launched in December 2019, the service provides viewers with a choice of more than 65 live channels, which include options for entertainment, kids, lifestyle, news, and sports.
Vidgo streaming is a particularly appealing option for fans of college sports, with one of the widest choices of channels in the streaming market. However, it does not provide access to local sports networks that carry live games from major US sports. The service also offers a strong option for Spanish-speaking viewers.
Unlike most of its streaming competitors, Vidgo TV does not enable subscribers to record content. However, they can watch content on-demand via the service’s TV Everywhere feature.
Vidgo TV plans and pricing in 2021
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Vidgo TV currently has deals available that enable new subscribers to save $5/mo. on all of its packages. That means that Vidgo TV Core is currently available for $40/mo., and Vidgo TV Plus is currently $45/mo. For Spanish speaking new subscribers, the Latino package is currently $15/mo., and the Latino Plus plan is available for $25/mo.
Vidgo TV supported devices
Vidgo TV is available to watch via web browsers, as well as devices that are compatible with the service’s app. This includes mobile phones and streaming devices. Vidgo TV is compatible with the following devices:
- Amazon Fire TV devices
- Apple TV
- Android phones and tablets
- Android smart TVs
- Apple phones and tablets
- Roku streaming devices
- Web browsers on laptops and PCs
What to watch on Vidgo TV
Vidgo TV offers a solid range of channels for viewers to choose from, with more than 60 in its standard Core package and an additional 17 with its Plus plan.
The Core plan includes several entertainment channels, such as A&E, Animal Planet, Comedy Central, Curiosity Stream, Discovery, Game Show Network, History, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MTV, National Geographic, VH1, and Viceland. It also offers plenty of lifestyle viewing with channels like Aspire, DIY Network, and Travel Channel. It is light on news options, though, only offering Cheddar and FOX News to its subscribers.
Sports on Vidgo
Vidgo’s biggest strength is its range of sports channels with 6 ESPN channels, including ESPN and ESPN 2, as well as FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2, NFL Network, and Stadium. That means it provides solid coverage of most major sports, but it lacks the local sports networks that carry live Major League Baseball, National Football League, and National Basketball Association games. However, local networks like ABC and FOX can be unlocked using the TV Everywhere feature.
College sports fans are particularly well served, as Vidgo TV is the only live streaming service that provides access to all four of the major National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) channels — Big Ten Network, Longhorn Network, Pac-12 Network, and SEC Network.
Is Vidgo good for families?
Vidgo TV also has an appealing option for all the family with popular kids TV options like Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, as well as Disney Jr., Disney XD, Nick Jr., and TeenNick amongst its channel lineup.
Upgrading to Vidgo TV Plus unlocks several additional entertainment options like CMT Music, Destination America, Discovery Family and Discovery Life, Law and Crime Network, MTV 2, and MTV Classic. It also provides several additional sports choices, including NFL RedZone and further regional Pac-12 networks.
Spanish Channels on Vidgo
Vidgo TV also offers one of the best channel lineups in the streaming marketplace for Spanish speaking viewers. The standard Latino plan channel lineup includes A3CINE, Azteca America, Discovery en Espanol, FOX Life, History en Espanol, Nat Geo Mundo, Telefe, and WAP America. It also offers a solid sports choice with beIN Sports and beIN Sports Espanol, ESPN Deportes, FOX Deportes, and TyC Sports.
The Latino Más plan offers even more Spanish language channels such as Centroamérica TV, Cinelatino, Estudio 5, ¡Hola! TV, NTN24, RCN Novelas, Telefórmula, Telehit Urbano, Televisión Dominica, and Video Rola.
However, the Latino plans cannot be added to the Vidgo TV Core or Plus packages. So if subscribers want both English and Spanish channels, they either need to create two Vidgo accounts or access the English speaking channels from another streaming service.
What’s Vidgo missing?
There are several key channels missing from the Vidgo TV lineup, including AMC, BBC America, Cartoon Network, CBS, NBC, Turner Classic Movies, TNT, and Tru TV that are typically available on other popular live streaming services. It also does not give customers the option to add premium channels, such as Cinemax, Epix, HBO, SHOWTIME or STARZ, to their subscription.
Vidgo TV features
Unlike its competitors in the live TV streaming market, Vidgo TV does not provide an option for viewers to record content. It does not offer a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) service, which is a common feature other live streaming services provide. Furthermore, Vidgo TV also does not enable viewers to watch movies and TV shows on-demand.
Simultaneous Streams and Profiles
Where Vidgo TV does excel is in enabling subscribers to watch content on up to 3 simultaneous streams. This is on par with all of the most popular live streaming services and can only be bettered by the Sling TV Orange + Blue plan, which enables users to watch on 4 devices at the same time.
However, Vidgo TV does not enable users to create multiple profiles per account, so different members of the same household will have to access the service via the same profile on different devices.
Vidgo TV provides a basic user experience that consists of just a channel guide. Channels are arranged in rows that display the next two hours of programming and are conveniently sorted into categories such as Family, Favorites, Recents and Sports, which makes it easy for viewers to find their favorite content and limits how much they have to scroll through the guide. However, it does not provide parental controls for people to restrict the types of content available to their children.
Another interesting feature that Vidgo TV offers is TV Everywhere. This enables viewers to watch TV shows on-demand and on the go, and watch live shows even when their 3 simultaneous streams are being used. It also provides access to networks like ABC and FOX, which enable viewers to watch live programming from their regional area and watch their favorite local sports teams.
The feature also enables Vidgo TV subscribers to watch more than 30 channel networks on their own apps for free. This includes networks like beIN Sports, Disney Channel, ESPN, FOX and FOX News Channel, Hallmark Channel, History, MTV, National Geographic, NFL Network, Paramount Network, and VH1. To do so, Vidgo TV subscribers need to open the relevant network’s app, select Sign Up Later, then go to its settings, select TV Provider and find Vidgo TV. They will then be able to log in to the service using their Vidgo TV username and password.
Vidgo TV is a pre-paid monthly service, which means users pay for one month of access upfront and can cancel the subscription at any point before the next payment is made. It also provides a 3-day free trial for new customers to test the service out before their full subscription begins.
The final cut
Despite being a relatively recent entry into the live streaming market, Vidgo TV offers a competitive option for cord-cutters. It offers a solid channel lineup, good user experience levels, and is available via most computers, phones, and streaming devices.
Vidgo TV’s strong channel lineup comes in at a similar price point to other similar streaming services. Its standard plan, Vidgo TV Core, costs $45/mo., and its premium plan, Vidgo TV Plus, is available for $55. That puts it about on par with Sling TV ($30/mo. to $45/mo.) and in the same price bracket as fuboTV ($54.99/mo.), Hulu + Live TV ($54.99/mo.), and YouTube TV ($64.99/mo.) It also offers a competitive channel lineup, with Vidgo TV Core offering a choice of 63 and Vidgo TV Plus providing 80. That means it offers a lot more choice than Sling TV (30+ channels), is in the same ballpark as Hulu + Live TV (65 channels) and YouTube TV (70+ channels), but well behind fuboTV’s 90+ channels.
Vidgo TV will be especially appealing to sports fans, who have a strong range of live channels to choose from on the service. In particular, college sports fans will find the service has all their needs covered with a strong selection of networks covering NCAA events.