What is Vidgo?
- Live TV streaming service with plans of 110+ channels starting at $59.95/mo.
- No contracts — pay month-to-month
- Spanish-language plan available for $39.95/mo.
- Three simultaneous streams allowed
- Works with Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku
Launched in December 2019, Vidgo is the most recent entrant into the live TV streaming space. Similar to other services like YouTube TV and Sling, Vidgo doesn’t come with any equipment or contracts, and it’s available everywhere in the U.S. You simply download the app on your streaming device of choice and pay month-to-month for more than 110+ cable channels.
What we like
Excellent Spanish language plans
Great selection of family channels
Nearly every channel airs college sports
Things to consider
Missing popular channels
Does not carry regional sports networks
Starting price: $59.95/mo.
Great for college sports, but missing regional sports networks.
Vidgo currently has 110+ channels in its Plus package and 150+ channels in its Premium package. Vidgo is especially strong when it comes to family channels. Along with DIRECTV STREAM, Vidgo is one of the only live TV streaming services with Disney Channel and Nickelodeon in its lineup.
Vidgo Plus ($59.95/mo.)
- ACC Network
- Animal Planet
- Big Ten Network
- Comedy Central
- Cooking Channel
- Curiosity Stream
- Disney Channel
- Disney Jr.
- Disney XD
- DIY Network
- ESPN Deportes
- ESPN Goal Line
- Food Network
- FOX Business
- FOX Deportes
- FOX News
- Game Show Network
- Hallmark Channel
- Investigation Discovery
- Longhorn Network
- MLB Network
- National Geographic
- Nat Geo Wild
- NFL Network
- Nick Jr.
- Pac-12 Network
- Paramount Network
- SEC Network
- Travel Channel
- TV Land
- UP TV
Vidgo Premium ($79.95/mo.)
Vidgo Plus includes everything in the plus package, plus additional channels:
- ABC local
- American Heroes
- AWE Plus
- BET her
- Carol Burnett Show
- Chive (Atmosphere)
- Cowboy Channel
- Discovery Family
- MTV Live
- NFL RedZone
How does Vidgo compare to other live TV streaming services?
In terms of price and the channels it comes with, Vidgo falls somewhere in between “skinny bundles” like Philo and cable replacements like fuboTV. It has more channels in TiVo’s top 50 and 100 than the services priced below it, but fewer than the ones above it.
This might be a happy medium for some, but most people will probably find a few must-have channels missing from Vidgo’s lineup.
Popular channels included with Vidgo:
- National Geographic
- Food Network
Popular channels missing from Vidgo:
Excellent Spanish-language package
Where Vidgo really separates itself from the pack is with its Spanish-language channels. It’s the first live TV streaming service we’ve seen that has plans that are entirely dedicated to Spanish speakers. While most services offer add-ons with a handful of Spanish-language channels, Vidgo lets you include them without paying for an English-language base plan first. Vidgo Más starts at $39.95/mo. and includes 45+ live channels and on-demand.
Is Vidgo good for live sports?
Vidgo falls somewhere in the middle of the pack when it comes to the sports channels it carries. It’s not completely devoid of live sports like Philo and AT&T Watch TV, but you’ll still miss out on quite a few games. Here’s what it has and what it’s missing for the major American sports:
|League||What it has||What it’s missing|
|NFL||ESPN, FOX, NFL Network||CBS, NBC|
|MLB||ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FS1||TBS|
|NBA||ABC, ESPN||NBA TV, TNT|
|NHL||NHL||CNBC, NBC, NBC Sports, USA|
|College sports||ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FOX, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network||CBS|
No matter what kind of sports fan you are, you’ll probably want a few channels that Vidgo doesn’t have. Without CBS and NBC in any of its plans, you’ll miss out on some of the biggest NFL and NHL games of the year. And with no TBS or TNT, you won’t get a significant number of MLB and NBA playoff games.
The one area where Vidgo really excels? College sports. It’s the only live TV streaming service that has each of the four major NCAA conference networks. The only channel it’s missing for college sports is CBS, which airs marquee SEC football matchups every week. Along with AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW, it’s one of the few services that carries the Longhorn Network, too.
No regional sports networks
Regional sports networks are the channels that carry your local MLB, NBA and NHL team’s games. Vidgo doesn’t carry any of them. That’s a huge loss for sports fans, as most people won’t be able to follow their favorite teams on a regular basis with Vidgo.
Decent user experience
To get a feel for what it’s like to use Vidgo, we tested it out for a few days on an Amazon Fire TV Stick, an Apple TV and a Roku Streaming Stick. Overall, we found it to be just fine. It’s a lot more bare bones than other live TV streaming services — just a channel guide and nothing else — but it didn’t actively frustrate us like some services.
Vidgo’s channel guide is similar to most other streaming services and cable TV interfaces of the past decade. We liked how it also breaks up its channel lineup into categories like Favorites, Recents, Sports and Family, so you don’t have to scroll through 100+ channels every time to get to the one you want.
Unfortunately, when it comes to DVR functionality, Vidgo is lacking. The most DVR storage it offers is 20 hours so if you’re counting on more than that, Vidgo isn’t a great option.
Vidgo now offers on-demand content. You can choose from 14,000+ titles included with every Vidgo package.
How many simultaneous streams does Vidgo allow?
Vidgo lets you stream on three different devices at the same time.
Does Vidgo have DVR storage?
Vidgo currently offers up to 20 hours of DVR storage with its Premium plan, and 20 of hours of storage for the first 90 days with its Plus and Spanish packages.
Which streaming devices is Vidgo compatible with?
Vidgo can be watched on iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, web browsers, and Chromecast.
Should you sign up?
With plans starting at just $59.95/mo., Vidgo is a decent option for cord cutters looking to decrease their monthly TV spending. But even though its channel selection is solid overall, you can do a lot better by spending just $5 more per month for YouTube TV. That said, channel preferences are highly personal, and it’s certainly possible that Vidgo has more of your favorites than any other streaming service.
Vidgo did stand out to us in one specific area: Spanish-language channels. It has 45+ channels available, most of which aren’t on any other live TV streaming services, and you don’t have to sign up for an expensive base package to access them. If you’re a Spanish speaker, Vidgo is absolutely worth considering.
Last updated on 10/31/2022.
Written by:Joe Supan
Principal Writer, Broadband Content
Joe is a senior writer for CNET covering home technology and broadband. Prior to joining CNET, Joe led MYMOVE’s moving coverage and reported on broadband policy, the digital divide, and privacy issues for the br… Read more
Edited by:Trey Paul
Editor, Broadband Content
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