Vidgo, a New Live TV Service For Cord Cutters, Is Coming Soon: Here Are Our First Impressions After Testing It Out





Smiling family sitting holding remote control

Late last year, the long-awaited Vidgo live TV streaming service launched with several international packages. Vidgo recently announced plans to launch skinny bundles of live English and Spanish programming that will include popular US channels. We at Cord Cutters News got our hands on the Vidgo Beta with English channels and wanted to give you our first impression.

First, here is what you need to know about Vidgo:


Right now, Vidgo has an impressive lineup of channels from the likes of Disney (including ESPN), NFL Network, Discovery, Hallmark Channels, Viacom, and Fox to name a few. Vidgo was clear that they have more channels on the way that will be added before the public launch.


Vidgo includes a 14-day guide allowing you to jump forward and see what is coming. There is even a calendar view that easily lets you jump to a particular day in the guide.

Supported Devices

Vidgo will be available on Roku, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Fire TV, Web browsers, and iOS.

DVR & TV Everywhere Apps

Vidgo will include TV Everywhere authentication when it launches and a 72-hour look back even if you forgot to DVR a show. DVR support is currently unavailable in the beta we tested but it is coming in the future according to Vidgo.

With the TV Everywhere access you will be able to use third-party apps like ESPN and Disney.

Here are some screenshots of the Vidgo app in action:

Our First Impressions

We found Vidgo to be on par with other live TV streaming services like YouTube TV, Hulu, and Sling TV when looking at image quality and ease of use.

One of the things that made Vidgo stand out from other services was the social aspects. Vidgo has live chat built-in. You can invite friends and family to join a live chat for a game or show as you watch it. You can create polls or quizzes and even upload photos into the chat as you talk with others about what you are watching.

Right now, Vidgo looks to be up to the challenge of taking on the current crop of TV services like Hulu, fuboTV, and PlayStation Vue.

Vidgo says they plan to expand their beta in the near future as they get ready to publicly launch. Hopefully, we will soon learn more about Vidgo including the full channel lineup.

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Every week we have a live Cord Cutting Q&A, and weekly Cord Cutting recap shows exclusively on our YouTube Channel!

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.