Vidgo Review 2022

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.

100+ channels

Price: $59.95–$79.95/mo.
Channels: 110–150+
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 110+ channels for $59.95 a month, or 150+ channels for $79.95 a month. Besides English-language entertainment, sports, and news channels, Vidgo also offers a Spanish plan with over 50 channels, one of the largest lineups 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 $59.95 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 100 live channels
  • Good sports and family channels lineup

Cons

  • No cloud DVR
  • Several popular channels missing

Vidgo free trials and deals

Vidgo no longer offers a free seven-day trial period.

Vidgo plans and pricing

Plan Price Channels Streams Cloud DVR Details
Vidgo Plus $59.95/mo. 110+ 3 N/A View Plan
Vidgo Premium $79.95/mo. 150+ 3 N/A View Plan
Vidgo Spanish $29.95/mo. 50+ 3 N/A View Plan

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

For $59.95 a month, the Vidgo Plus plan gives you over 100 live channels, including several major sports channels (like ESPN, FS1, and Pac-12 Network) and kids channels (like Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Disney XD). What you don’t get are popular channels like USA Network, TNT, and CNN. It sounds weird to call 100 channels a “skinny bundle,” but that’s kind of how Vidgo rolls.

Vidgo’s Premium plan ($79.99 a month) adds over 40 channels to Plus, but we don’t see many must-have essentials besides NFL RedZone in the lineup. Vidgo Spanish, on the other hand, has the largest Spanish-language channel selection we’ve seen in streaming for just $29.95 a month.

Vidgo vs. the competition

Service Price Channels Streams Cloud DVR Details
Vidgo $59.95–$79.95/mo. 110–150+ 3 N/A View Plans
YouTube TV $64.99/mo. 85+ 3 Unlimited (9 mos.) View Plans
Hulu + Live TV $65.99–$71.99/mo. 75+ 2 50–200 hrs. View Plans
Philo $25.00/mo. 60+ 3 Unlimited (1 yr.) View Plans
fuboTV $69.99–$79.99/mo. 120–160+ 3 1,000 hrs. View Plans
Sling TV $35.00–$50.00/mo. 30–50+ 1–4 50–200 hrs. View Plans
DIRECTV STREAM $69.99–$149.99/mo. 65–140+ 3–unlimited 20 hrs. View Plans

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

Philo and Sling TV offer cheaper plans than Vidgo, but that’s not the whole story: Philo carries zero sports or local channels, and Sling TV’s least-expensive plans (Orange, Blue) max out at 40 channels. Vidgo Plus is more comparable to Sling TV’s combo Orange + Blue plan ($50 a month).

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

Vidgo offers up to 150 channels, but it might be missing some of your favorites. Get all the deets in our Vidgo Channel Lineup overview.

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 Cloud DVR
Vidgo 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 Streams
Vidgo 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 Vidgo
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

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.

A screenshot of the Vidgo channel guide.

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.

Three men planning a dish from a cooking competition show on The 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 over 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 good streaming deal at $59.99 a month.

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Methodology

Our experts employed hours of hands-on testing with Vidgo, rating the streaming service on bang for your buck, reliability, and features. Then we matched up Vidgo with other live TV streaming services head to head to give a clearer picture of its strengths and weaknesses. For more information on our methodology, check out our How We Rank page.

Vidgo FAQ

Does Vidgo offer a free trial?

Vidgo no longer offers a free trial period of seven days.

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 does offer some on-demand content.

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