Vidgo is a recent entry into the increasingly busy online streaming marketplace. It launched in December 2019, offering customers a choice of more than 60 live channels, which cover everything from entertainment and lifestyle through to family TV, news, and sports.
Vidgo TV channels offer a strong option for sports fans, especially people who enjoy watching college sports. The service also has a particularly appealing channel lineup for Spanish speakers with two dedicated Latino plans, in addition to Vidgo English channels. However, Vidgo news options are limited, and it lacks the local networks that carry the majority of live games from major US sports.
This article will provide an overview of the channels and packages available on Vidgo and information on the pricing of the service.
How does Vidgo work?
Vidgo is an over-the-top streaming service that works in a similar way to most other options in the marketplace. It provides a simple channel guide in rows that display the next two hours of live programming. Channels are grouped into categories like Family, Favorites, Recents, and Sports, which makes it easy for viewers to quickly discover their favorite content without having to scroll through the guide.
Vidgo is a pre-paid monthly service, which means that users pay upfront for one month of access to it. They’re then free to cancel the subscription at any point before the next monthly payment is taken by Vidgo.
Vidgo can be watched via web browsers on computers and laptops. It’s also available on devices that are compatible with the service’s apps, which include Android and Apple smartphones and tablets. Vidgo is also compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku streaming media players. Subscribers can also watch Vidgo on Android smart TVs.
Vidgo subscribers can watch the service on up to 3 simultaneous streams. However, they can’t create multiple profiles per account. That means members of the same household will need to access the service via the same profile on different devices.
However, an important consideration is that Vidgo doesn’t provide parental controls to restrict the type of shows that children can watch.
How much does Vidgo cost?
Vidgo plans include two options for Vidgo English channels and two Spanish language packages for customers to choose from. The two main packages available are the standard Vidgo Core package, which costs $45/mo., and the premium offering Vidgo Plus, which costs $55/mo.
Vidgo also provides two plans for Spanish speaking viewers. The Vidgo Latino plan costs $20/mo., and Vidgo Latino Más is $30/mo. However, the two Latino plans can’t be added to the Vidgo Core or Plus packages. Therefore, subscribers who want a plan in both languages either have to create two separate Vidgo accounts or access the English speaking channels from a different streaming service.
How do the Vidgo packages compare?
|Vidgo TV Core||Vidgo TV Plus||Vidgo TV Latino||Vidgo TV Latino Más|
|Number of channels||63||80||14||31|
|Popular channels||A&EESPNFOX NewsHistoryNational GeographicNFL Network||Destination AmericaDiscovery FamilyLaw and Crime NetworkNFL Redzone||Discovery en EspanolESPN DeportesFOX DeportesNat Geo MundoWAP America||Centroamérica TV¡Hola! TVNTN24Telehit UrbanoVideo Rola|
What channels does Vidgo include?
The Vidgo channel list includes a solid range of entertainment, lifestyle, news, and sports options. The standard Vidgo Core plan has 65 channels. This includes popular 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 has entertainment for all the family, with kids’ TV channels like Disney Channel, Disney Jr., Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, and TeenNick.
Vidgo Core subscribers who enjoy watching lifestyle shows have several channel choices, including Aspire, DIY Network, and Travel Channel. The standard Vidgo plan also has two news options in Cheddar and FOX News.
Sports fans have plenty of options available on Vidgo Core ($45/mo.), led by six ESPN channels, including ESPN and ESPN 2, as well as FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. It’s also one of the few live streaming services to include NFL Network in its standard channel lineup.
College sports are well-served by Vidgo, which 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 are all included in the Vidgo Core package lineup.
The Vidgo Plus plan ($55/mo.) includes all the options on Vidgo Core, plus more in its lineup of 80 channels. Upgrading to the premium Vidgo offering gives subscribers access to further entertainment options such as CMT Music, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, Law and Crime Network, MTV 2, and MTV Classic. It also includes NFL RedZone and several additional regional Pac-12 networks.
Vidgo’s two Latino packages offer one of the best channel lineups for Spanish speaking streamers. The standard Vidgo Latino plan ($20/mo.) includes plenty of Spanish language entertainment channels like A3CINE, Azteca America, Discovery en Espanol, FOX Life, History en Espanol, Nat Geo Mundo, Telefe, and WAP America. It also has plenty of sports options with beIN Sports and beIN Sports Espanol, ESPN Deportes, FOX Deportes, and TyC Sports.
Upgrading to Vidgo Latino Más ($30/mo.) offers more Spanish language entertainment by adding Centroamérica TV, Cinelatino, Estudio 5, ¡Hola! TV, NTN24, RCN Novelas, Telefórmula, Telehit Urbano, Televisión Dominica, and Video Rola.
What add-ons for premium channels and extras does Vidgo have?
Vidgo subscribers can’t add premium channels to their account. Most live streaming services enable customers to bolster their channel options with premium entertainment and movie networks like Cinemax, Epix, HBO, SHOWTIME, and STARZ. However, Vidgo doesn’t provide access to these channels.
An interesting extra feature available to Vidgo customers is TV Everywhere. This feature enables viewers to watch over 30 channels on the networks’ own apps for free. This means they can watch channels like beIN Sports, Disney Channel, ESPN, FOX and FOX News Channel, Hallmark Channel, History, MTV, National Geographic, NFL Network, Paramount Network, and VH1 on the networks’ own apps.
The TV Everywhere feature enables Vidgo users to watch TV shows on-demand and on-the-go. They can also watch live shows even when their 3 simultaneous streams are being used by other members of their household.
To access the feature, Vidgo subscribers need to open a network’s app, select Sign Up Later, go to settings and select Vidgo in the TV Provider section. They can then log in with their Vidgo username and password and start watching the network live.
What about local networks on Vidgo?
Vidgo’s plans lack the local networks that carry sports games in the viewer’s regional area. However, local networks like ABC and FOX, which carry live Major League Baseball, National Football League, and National Basketball Association games, can be unlocked with TV Everywhere.
Another option for Vidgo users to get access to local channels is by incorporating a digital antenna like Tablo DVR or HDHomeRun. These antennas pick up free HDTV broadcasts, which enable people to watch their local news and sports channels.
Are there commercials on Vidgo or is it ad-free?
Vidgo’s live streaming service is supported by commercials. The service carries the same live broadcasts as cable providers, which means any channels that are regularly supported by ads will also have commercials on Vidgo. There’s no option to purchase an ad-free version of Vidgo.
Can I record my shows or watch on-demand content on Vidgo?
Unlike most services in the online streaming marketplace, Vidgo doesn’t offer an option for viewers to record shows. The Vidgo plans don’t come with a cloud Digital Video Recorder (DVR) feature, which enables users to record live TV. The service also doesn’t provide an option for subscribers to purchase cloud DVR storage space.
There’s also no on-demand content available on Vidgo, which means it’s solely a live streaming service. However, users can access on-demand shows through the TV Everywhere feature.
The final cut
Vidgo offers a solid all-round live streaming option for cord-cutters. This includes more than 65 live channels, covering everything from entertainment and lifestyle to news and sports. The service will be appealing to sports fans as it includes major national networks like ESPN and FOX Sports. And it offers a particularly strong option to college fans with coverage of all the major NCAA sports.
Spanish speaking cord-cutters also have plenty of channels available to watch on Vidgo’s two Latino plans. The service offers one of the best lineups of Spanish language channels in the live streaming space, including entertainment channels that aren’t available on any other service and several sports networks.
However, there are several key channels missing from Vidgo TV, such as AMC, CBS, NBC, Turner Classic Movies, and TNT. It’s also lacking popular premium add-on channels that are typically available on other streaming services. And it doesn’t offer an option for users to record shows on Cloud DVR or access on-demand content.The Vidgo English channel plans begin at $45/mo. for Vidgo Core, while the premium plan Vidgo Plus costs $55/mo. It also has two Spanish language plans available, which begin at $20/mo. for Vidgo Latino and $30/mo. to upgrade to Vidgo Latino Más.