Vidgo Review

Vidgo highlights

  • Starting at $40/mo.
  • Live TV streaming with over 65 channels 
  • Sign up for your 3 day free trial

Vidgo review

Vidgo is the newest live TV streaming service out right now. After launching in December 2019, the service boasted its impressive channel line-up, offering more than 60 channels to subscribers. Vidgo offers two plans, Vidgo Core and Vidgo Plus, each with their own channels and features. 

Vidgo Core is the basic plan you’ll get when you sign up for the service. Priced at $40/mo., this plan comes with over 60 channels, many of which are available with a standard cable service like DISH or DirecTV. Most add-ons for Vidgo are no more than an additional 30 a month, so you might also consider purchasing an add-on to get more channels with your Core subscription as well.

Vidgo Plus is the other plan offered by Vidgo. This plan will run you about $50/mo., and give you access to many Pac-12 regional channels. Those looking to stream specific sports teams will find Vidgo Plus to be the better choice for tuning into the big game. More than this, Vidgo Plus comes with over 80 channels, meaning you’ll have plenty of channels to watch.

Currently, Vidgo doesn’t include many specific premium cable channels; STARZ and HBO are not included in any of the plans. But, the service makes up for it with other perks; a spanish specific plan and multiple channels to stream sports being two of its main attractors. 

Why Vidgo may be the right streaming service to you

Vidgo is one of the most affordable live TV streaming services out there. It’s about $20 less than a basic subscription with Hulu + Live TV, which currently holds rank as the most popular live TV streaming service. 

However, there are other reasons to pick Vidgo over some of the more popular live TV streaming services out there. For one, it’s one of the only services to offer Cartoon Network, Disney and Nickelodeon, making it a great choice for families and cartoon lovers. It’s also managed to secure deals with the Pac-12, meaning that Pac-12 fans never have to wonder where they’ll watch the big game.

Potential subscribers might also choose the service for its simultaneous streaming capabilities. With a Vidgo subscription, you can watch channels on three different devices at the same time. This is more than Hulu + Live TV, which allows you to stream simultaneously on only two different devices. Sling TV also offers three simultaneous streams and fubotv offers simultaneous streaming on two devices for comparison.

Those looking to tune into their favorite programs and channels live will love how easy it is to stream on Vidgo. Channels like: ESPN, Food Network, HGTV and MTV are all available on Vidgo.

If you’re looking for a service to watch sports live, Vidgo might be the right service for you. However, you should know that Vidgo does not carry any regional sports network channels, so you won’t be able to stream the big game that way. All in all, those looking to invest in an affordable live TV streaming service with tons of channels to tune into will love Vidgo.

Compare Vidgo packages and pricing

PlansPriceFeatures
Vidgo Core$40/mo.68 channels
Good for families and entertainment
3 day free trial
Vidgo Plus$50/mo.90 channels
Good for news, family and entertainment
3 day free trial

Vidgo bundles, deals and free trials

Vidgo currently offers two plans. Vidgo Core is $40/mo., while Vidgo Plus will cost you about $50/mo. You can try either of these plans for free for three days with a Vidgo free trial. Spanish language add-ons are available for purchase as well.

User experience

Vidgo’s interface is relatively simple and closely resembles that of other live TV streaming services out there. The channel guide is a 6×5 grid that will tell you what’s coming up on a certain channel in the next few hours.

You won’t be able to see what’s currently on a channel through Vidgo’s guide though. Instead, you’ll have to click on the channel’s current time slot to see what program is playing at the time. It’s easy to find the channels you’re looking for by using the search feature as well. More than this, Vidgo breaks up content among the following categories: entertainment, kids, lifestyle, news and sports making it easier to find something to watch.

Device compatibility

You can stream Vidgo on most devices. The following is a list of compatible devices with the service:

  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • Apple TV
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Android smart TVs
  • Apple phones and tablets
  • Roku 
  • Web browsers on laptops and PCs

Vidgo features

Sports

A subscription with Vidgo gives you access to all of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) channels; the Big Ten Network, Longhorn Network, Pac-12 Network and SEC Network. Vidgo is the only live TV streaming service to offer these channels, making it a prime option for cord cutters hoping to stream all the major sports events throughout the year.

DVR

Vidgo is one of the few live TV streaming services that does not include a DVR to record content that you may miss. Because it is exclusively a live TV streaming service, you can not stream any on-demand content either.

Add-ons

Vidgo Latino: Vidgo Latino gives you access to about 14 additional spanish language channels. This add-on will cost you $15 extra a month. Many of the channels you’ll get with Vidgo Latino are for sports streaming, meaning you’ll have a lot more ways to watch sports with this add-on.

Vidgo Latino Más: Vidgo Latino Más gives you access to all the channels you’ll get with Vidgo Latino and 17 more spanish language channels. This add-on will cost you $25 extra a month. With Vidgo Latino Más, you’ll be able to stream channels like: Discovery Familia, ¡Hola! TV, RCN Novelas and more.

What to watch on Vidgo

Live TV channels

You can only watch live TV on Vidgo, which may be bad news for those looking for a service with more on-demand content. However, a standard Vidgo plan comes with over 65 live TV channels so you can watch your favorites on MTV, Freeform, National Geographic and so much more. 

Plus, you can purchase add-ons for additional channels, further enhancing your experience with the service, and giving you more things to stream. No Vidgo plans (with or without add-ons) will go over $80/mo., so the service is relatively more affordable when you compare it to the cost of a subscription with Hulu + Live or fuboTV with add-ons.

Channel List

Vidgo Core

  • A&E
  • ABC
  • ACC Network
  • Animal Planet
  • Aspire
  • BET
  • Big Ten Network
  • Cheddar
  • CMT
  • Comedy Central
  • Curiosity Stream
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Jr.
  • Disney XD
  • DIY Network
  • ESPN
  • ESPN Deportes
  • ESPN Goal Line
  • ESPNU
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNews
  • Food Network
  • FOX
  • FOX Business
  • FOX Deportes
  • FOX News
  • Freeform
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • FYI
  • Game Show Network
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • History
  • Inspiration
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • Longhorn Network
  • MAVTV
  • Motortrend
  • MTV
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NFL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon
  • OWN
  • Pac-12 Network
  • Paramount Network
  • Science
  • SEC Network
  • Stadium
  • TeenNick
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel
  • TV Land
  • UP TV
  • VH1
  • Viceland

Vidgo Plus

Vidgo Plus has all the channels in Vidgo Core plus 17 additional channels.

  • CMT Music
  • Cooking Channel
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • Law & Crime Network
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV2
  • NFL RedZone
  • Nicktoons
  • Pac-12 Los Angeles
  • Pac-12 Arizona
  • Pac-12 Bay Area
  • Pac-12 Mountain
  • Pac-12 Oregon
  • Pac-12 Washington
  • Velocity Network

Our hot take

Vidgo isn’t a game changer for live TV streaming, nor is it the cheapest option for cord cutters looking to stream live content. It is, however, a solid option for those hoping to stray away from the high price of cable. The most popular Vidgo plans will set you back by about $60/mo., which is still cheaper than your average cable plan.

The service lies in the middle of the pack for live TV streaming. It’s not the worst service out there, and its affordable add-ons give it a leg up to other live TV streaming services. But, there are also plenty of services out there that you may find are better suited for your needs. There are so many things to consider when deciding what service you’ll go with, but the choice is ultimately up to you.

Malin Curry