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Vidgo Review 2021

Vidgo is the latest contender in live TV streaming, but how does it stack up to the competition? For just $55, pretty well—check out our expert review.

95+ channels

Price: $55.00–$79.95/mo.
Channels: 95–112
Popular channels: A&E, Comedy Central, ESPN

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

What is Vidgo?

Launched in 2019, Vidgo is a live TV streaming service that carries over 95 channels for $55 a month, or 112 channels for $79.95 a month. Besides English-language entertainment, sports, and news channels, Vidgo also offers a Spanish plan with over 30 channels, one of the largest in live TV streaming.

Vidgo leans into sports and family programming, featuring all of the Disney-owned channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Freeform, and more. It’s also one of the few live TV streamers that carries Hallmark Channel and Lifetime, as well as beIN Sports.

Is Vidgo good?

While Vidgo does give you plenty to stream for just $55 a month, there are several features you won’t get—like a cloud DVR. Popular channels like TBS, TNT, Syfy, Bravo, and USA are also missing on Vidgo.

But, the channels Vidgo does carry are arranged in a singular, smartly arranged layout that definitely won’t give you option overload (we’re looking at you, Sling TV and YouTube TV). Vidgo also features an exclusive “Social TV” chatroom experience where you can interact with like-minded TV fans in real time—even post-pandemic, it’s a cool idea.

If your TV-watching needs fall in line with Vidgo’s channels offerings, and you can live without DVRed shows (not everyone records 500 hours of content a week like we do at CableTV.com, or so we’ve heard), it’s a simple, elegant live TV streamer for the money. If you’re more of an on-the-go mobile viewer, even better.

Vidgo pros and cons

Pros

  • Over 95 live channels
  • Good sports and family channels lineup

Cons

  • No cloud DVR or on-demand content
  • Several popular channels missing

Vidgo free trials and deals

There’s no free trial with Vidgo, but new subscribers can get their first month of service for just $10. After that, the price reverts to the regular rate of $55 a month.

Vidgo plans and pricing

Price Channels Streams Cloud DVR Details
$55.00/mo. 95 3 N/A View plan
$79.95/mo. 112 3 N/A View plan
$30.00/mo. 30 3 N/A View plan

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Vidgo vs. the competition

Price Channels Streams Cloud DVR Details
$55.00–$79.95/mo. 95–112 3 N/A View plans
$35.00–$50.00/mo. 30–50+ 1–4 50 hrs. View plans
$64.99/mo. 100+ 3 Unlimited (9 mos.) View plans
$65.99–$71.99/mo. 70+ 2 50 hrs. View plans
$25.00/mo. 63+ 3 Unlimited (30 days) View plans
$64.99–$79.99/mo. 109–156+ 3 250–1,000 hrs. View plans
$69.99–$139.99/mo. 65–140+ 3 500 hrs. View plans

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

It may appear equal to the live TV streaming competition in pricing and channels on the surface, but it’s all about the channels with Vidgo—as in, the favorites you won’t get. Let’s dive into what’s included and what’s not with Vidgo.

Vidgo channels

Even though Vidgo carries no channels from NBCUniversal or WarnerMedia (like Syfy, USA, Bravo, TBS, TNT, or CNN), there are more than a few hard-to-find streaming channels in its lineup.

Few live TV streaming services claim Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Lifetime, and Lifetime Movies, and the only other place international soccer fans can stream beIN Sports is fuboTV. These are great channels to have around Christmas and fútbol seasons.

Still, there are a few glaring holes in Vidgo’s channel lineup that are hard to overlook, especially if you’re switching from cable or satellite TV. Channels like AMC, TNT, and USA are TV staples—omitting them is almost like not offering a pepperoni option for pizza.

Also, we don’t see much extra value in Vidgo’s more expensive Premium plan; we recommend sticking with Plus.

Vidgo channel lineup

Channel
A&E
ABC*
ABC News
ACC Network
AMC
Aspire
AWE
Animal Planet
Baby TV
BBC America
BBC World News
beIN Sports English
BET
Big Ten Network
Bloomberg TV
Boomerang
Bravo
BYU TV
C-SPAN
Cartoon Network / Adult Swim
CBS*
CBS Sports Network
Cheddar News
CINEMAX®
Classic Reruns
CMT
CNBC
CNN
Comedy Central
COMET
Cooking Channel
The Cowboy Channel
Curiosity Stream
COZI TV
The CW*
Destination America
Discovery Channel
Discovery Family
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney XD
DIY Network
E!
EPIX®
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPNews
ESPNU
ESPN Deportes
FETV
Food Network
FOX*
Fox Business Network
Fox Deportes
Fox News
FOX Soccer Plus
FS1
FS2
Freeform
Fuse
Fusion
FX
FXM
FXX
FYI
Galavision
Game Show Network
Get TV
Golf Channel
Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Drama
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
HBO®
HGTV
HISTORY
HLN
i24 News
IFC
INSP
Investigation Discovery (ID)
ION
Kids Central
Law & Crime
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network
Longhorn Network
MAV TV
MLB Network
MOTOR TREND
MSNBC
MTV
MTV2
MTV Classic
Nat Geo Wild
National Geographic Channel
NBA TV
NBC*
NBC Sports Network
NBC Universo
Newsmax
NewsNation
NFL Network
NFL RedZone
NHL Network
Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon / Nick at Nite
Nicktoons
OAN
Olympic Channel
OWN
Oxygen
Pac-12 Network
Paramount Network
PBS*
Pop
RFD-TV
QVC
Science
SEC Network
SHOWTIME®
Smithsonian Channel
Sony Movie Channel
Sportsman Channel
Stadium
STARZ®
SundanceTV
Syfy
TBS
TCM
TeenNick
Telemundo*
Tennis Channel
TLC
TNT
Travel Channel
truTV
TV Land
TV One
Universal Kids
Univision
UpTV
USA Network
VH1
VICE
Vrtuo Sports
WEtv
Weather Channel
Vidgo Plus Vidgo Premium

*Availability varies by area. Data effective as of post date.

Vidgo sports channels

Vidgo won’t be everyone’s go-to for sports, but it does carry several of the biggest sports channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NFL Network, as well as local ABC and FOX channels.

What you won’t get with Vidgo are MLB TV, NBA TV, NHL Network, NBC Sports, TNT, or local CBS or NBC channels. That’s gonna sting around NBA and MLB playoffs time.

Also, Vidgo carries no regional sports networks—double sting. If you need your RSNs, we’d suggest fuboTV, our best streaming service for sports editorial pick.

College ball fans, on the other hand, should dig the inclusion of the big four of collegiate sports: AAC Network, Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Network, and SEC Network. Also here for Texans is the Longhorn Network—hook ‘em!

Vidgo sports channel lineup

Channel
ACC Network
beIN Sports
Big Ten Network
CBS Sports Network
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPNews
ESPNU
ESPN Deportes
FS1
FS2
Golf Channel
Longhorn Network
MAVTV
MLB Network
MOTOR TREND
NBA TV
NBC Sports Network
NFL Network
NFL RedZone
NHL Network
Olympic Channel
Outdoor TV
Pac-12 Network
SEC Network
Sportsman Channel
Stadium
Tennis Channel
Vrtuo Sports
Vidgo Plus, Vidgo Premium

Data effective as of post date.

Vidgo local channels

As far as local TV goes, Vidgo offers only carries ABC, FOX, and My TV stations—and not in all markets.

To watch CBS, NBC, The CW, PBS, Telemundo, or any other local station, you’d have to buy an over-the-air digital antenna (which we recommend, anyway—should your internet go down, it can be a lifesaver, or at least a boredom tamer).

Vidgo local channel lineup

Channel*
ABC
CBS
The CW
FOX
My TV
NBC
PBS
Telemundo
Vidgo Plus, Vidgo Premium

*Availability varies by area. Data effective as of post date.

Vidgo Spanish channels

We don’t always mention TV services’ Spanish channels, but Vidgo has so many (32) we thought it was worth highlighting.

Note: the Spanish lineup isn’t an add-on package to Vidgo’s English plan, but a separate, standalone plan for $30 a month. Muy convenient for those who don’t need or want the English channels.

Vidgo Spanish channels

  • Atreseries
  • Antena 3
  • A3cine
  • Azteca America
  • BabyTV
  • Canal Suz
  • CentroAmericaTV
  • Cinelatino
  • Cine Sony
  • Discovery en Español
  • Discovery Familia
  • ESPN Deportes
  • EStudio5
  • FOX Deportes
  • FOX Life
  • GetTV
  • HISTORY en Español
  • Hogar
  • iHola! TV
  • Nat Geo Mundo
  • NTN 24
  • Nuestra Tele International
  • Novelas
  • Pasiones
  • QVC
  • Telefe
  • TeleFormula
  • Television Dominica
  • TyC Sports
  • VideoRola
  • WapaAmerica

Vidgo channel add-ons

As you might suspect with this minimalist service, Vidgo offers no add-on packages. You’ll have to get your HBO and SHOWTIME elsewhere.

Combine Vidgo with another service

Some of your favorite channels and shows missing from Vidgo? Try adding another streaming service to the mix for a complete TV-watching experience.

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Apple TV+
$4.99/mo.
Paramount+
$5.99–$9.99/mo.
HBO Max
$9.99–$14.99/mo.
Apple TV+ originals like Ted Lasso, Mythic Quest, Physical, The Morning Show, For All Mankind, and more for just $4.99.Over 30,000 TV shows and 650 movies from MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, and more, plus originals like Star Trek: Picard.Get everything from HBO, as well as HBO Max Originals like The Flight Attendant and Search Party, for $14.99 a month.
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Vidgo specs and features

Vidgo’s most unique feature is Social TV, which allows you to chat, trade memes and GIFs, and create polls in real time while watching a show or game with others. Of course, those “others” have to be fellow Vidgo users, and the feature isn’t enabled for all shows on all channels. It can get pretty lonely dropping sick takes on an episode of The Office by yourself (we know, we tried).

Cloud DVR

Plan
Vidgo
Cloud DVR
N/A

Vidgo is the only live TV streaming service that doesn’t include cloud DVR service—it’s live TV and live TV only.

Simultaneous streams

Plan
Vidgo
Streams
3

Vidgo allows for three simultaneous streams, the average for live TV streaming services. In keeping with Vidgo’s no-frills streaming approach, it doesn’t support offline downloads for internet-less viewing.

Supported devices

Device
Amazon Fire Cube, Stick, TV
Android phones, tablets
Android TV
Apple TV (4th gen.)
Apple TV 4K
Chromecast, Chromecast with Google TV
Echo Show
iPhone, iPad
LG TVs (select models)
Nintendo Switch
NVIDIA SHIELD Pro TV
PC, Mac web browsers
PlayStation 3, 4, 5
Roku Ultra, Express, Premiere, Stick, TV
Samsung TVs (select models)
TiVo Stream
Wii
Xbox One
Vidgo

It’s all about the basics with Vidgo, which supports streaming on only a handful—albeit the most popular handful—of devices.

Vidgo video and audio quality

Vidgo streams at the same 720p HD that other live TV streaming services do, and it doesn’t support 1080p or 4K. That said, the picture is pristine, comparable to that of our favorite live TV streamer, YouTube TV. So with a fast and solid internet connection, Vidgo is crystal clear.

Vidgo’s on-screen menu is super simple to navigate, with channel display options of “All,” “Entertainment,” “Sports,” “Family,” and, most conveniently, “Recent.” This comes in handy when you’re flipping around channels and then you need to get back to that Cake Wars episode on Cooking Channel.

Vidgo’s audio output is standard 2.0 stereo, the same as all other live TV streaming services. No Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound or Atmos here—sorry, audiophiles.

Final take: Is Vidgo worth it?

If you’ve looked over Vidgo’s channel lineup and thought, “that’s all I need,” this could be the budget streamer for you. It has enough entertainment, sports, and family channels to keep most households happy in front of the tube (and on their phones—Vidgo is extremely mobile-friendly).

The closest comparable live TV streaming services, Philo and Sling TV, are cheaper, but they also have fewer channels. Vidgo has nearly 100, and it still costs less than similarly channel-stuffed YouTube TV. If you can do without a few popular channels and a cloud DVR, Vidgo is a decent streaming deal at $55 a month.

Vidgo FAQ

Does Vidgo offer a free trial?

Vidgo doesn’t offer a free trial period to try out its service, but it will give you the first month for $10, a discount of $45. After that, you’ll be charged the regular rate of $55 a month.

Does Vidgo carry local channels?

Vidgo carries only local ABC, FOX, and My TV channels in most markets. To get CBS, NBC, The CW, and other local channels, we’d suggest purchasing an over-the-air digital antenna.

Does Vidgo have a cloud DVR or on-demand content?

Unlike every other live TV streaming service, Vidgo does not feature a cloud DVR for recording shows and events, but the company says this feature will be added in the future. Vidgo also doesn’t offer on-demand content.