Company profile

Vidgo is an over-the-top TV streaming service, meaning it provides access to live TV without needing a cable subscription. It’s a newcomer to the market, only fully launching in December 2019, and its competition comes from services offering a similar number of channels such as Sling TV and Philo.

While no subscriber numbers have been disclosed yet, the service is hoping to beat its rivals with its wide range of live sports offerings. The service is also aiming to differentiate itself by offering a ‘Social TV’ option. This tool acts like a chat room where your friends and family can log on at the same time and watch TV together. You can chat and send reactions as your favorite shows go out live. You can even join the ‘group hang’ for that channel and chat with any other Vidgo user. What’s more, you can drop polls into the chat to canvas the opinions of fellow fans.

Catalog

The service has an excellent selection of live sports, and you’ll get access to ESPN, Fox Sports, the NFL Network, and ABC sports. You’ll also find a resectable range of news channels like ABC and Fox, alongside some popular entertainment networks such as A&E, Comedy Central, and Discovery.

Unfortunately, on-demand and cloud DVR services are currently unavailable, and if you miss a show that goes out live, you’ll have just 72 hours before it’s removed from the service. Vidgo does have plans to add these in the future, but it hasn’t said when this might be.

While you won’t have access to a back catalog, you can still enjoy some high-quality live TV shows like The First 48, South Park, and Hell’s Kitchen.

Global coverage

The TV streaming service is currently only available in the US. If you’d like to watch live TV overseas, you’ll need to use a virtual private network.


Special Features

Access to 65+ channels of live TV - You’ll find an excellent range of live sports, news, entertainment and lifestyle channels to choose from
Stream from just about any device - Vidgo is easy to stream just about anywhere, and is compatible with all iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and much more
Great selection of Spanish programming - You’ll find two live Spanish TV packages with this provider, offering more channels than most of its competitors
Social TV - A tool that lets you watch shows with friends and family wherever they may be. Communicate via a chat room and talk to friends as shows go out live

Account

Seven-day free trial - Try out the service for free for seven days. If you don’t like it, you’re under no obligation to continue
Simultaneous streaming - Stream on up to three different devices at the same time
HD streaming - Some shows can be streamed in 1080p HD
Access to local channels - Depending on where you are in the country, the service has a range of local TV channels for you to enjoy

Prices

All of Vidgo’s packages come with the same features mentioned above. They only differ in the number of channels on offer. Full details are as follows:

Core package

$40 per month
Get access to 63 live TV channels

Plus package

$50 per month
Get all the channels from the core package, plus an additional 17 channels

Latino package

$15 per month
Access 13 Spanish language live TV channels

Latino Mas package

$25 per month
Get all the channels from the Latino package, plus an additional 15 channels

Customer support

You can call the customer service helpline, send in queries via email, or use the online contact form. You’ll also find an FAQ page and a blog via the website where some common issues have been answered.

Account cancellation and money back

There are no contracts and you can cancel anytime. You’ll only be charged up until the end of the month you decide to cancel.

Summary

Vidgo is a great option for those looking to cut the cord and find an inexpensive live TV streaming service. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll find more than enough to keep you entertained; plus, its range of other channels offers a good variety of different programming. It also has one of the widest range of Spanish language channels on offer, more than most other streaming services.

However, a lack of DVR and on-demand services does put it behind some of its competitors like Sling TV. We’ll hopefully see these features added in the future, definitely making Vidgo one to watch.