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Vidgo provides competitive streaming options in both English and Spanish

Vidgo's more than a Spanish-language streaming platform now. Learn more about what it offers.

Jun 17, 2020, 8:41 am*

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Phil West

Vidgo began life as a streaming service featuring sports and Spanish-language programming from throughout the Americas and Spain, as well as a skinny English-language package. In December 2019, though, Vidgo entered the streaming competition fully with two beefed-up English language packages to rival FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV. Here’s everything you need to know about what Vidgo offers and a review of how it compares, including channels, cost, and more.

 


 

How much is Vidgo? Plans, channels, and pricing

Vidgo offers four packages: two English-language packages and two smaller Spanish-language packages. The Core National English Streaming Plan brings nearly 70 channels spanning news, entertainment, and sports, which is typically $39.99 a month, while the Plus Plan brings nearly 20 additional channels to that baseline package for $49.99.

However, through June 30, 2020, Vidgo’s offering a special deal bringing the price down $10 a month to $29.99 for Core and $39.99 for Plus.

If you’re looking for Spanish programming, there’s a Latino package with more than 20 channels, including BeIN Sports’ Spanish-language channel, for $14.99 a month — but adjusted to $9.99 a month for the same duration as the English plans. Though the Latino Mas package adds five channels for $10, making it $19.99 for the same period, two of those are ESPN Deportes and Fox Deportes.

Core$29.99
Plus$39.99
Latino$9.99
Latino Mas$19.99
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Video Core English Streaming Plan

Vidgo’s baseline package for English-language subscribers carries an impressive group of 68 channels, including selections from throughout the Disney and ESPN universe, ABC and Fox, an array of sports programming including BeIN Sports and the NFL Network, and a great number of entertainment choices.

Vidgo Core English Channels

A&EABCACC Network
Animal PlanetAspireBeIN Sports
BETBig Ten NetworkCheddar
CMTComedy CentralCuriosity Stream
DiscoveryDisneyDisney Jr.
Disney XDDIYESPN
ESPN2ESPNewsESPNU
ESPN DeportesESPN Goal LineFood Network
FoxFox BusinessFox Deportes
Fox News ChannelFreeformFS1
FS2FXFXM
FXXFYIGame Show Network
FreeformHallmark ChannelHallmark Drama
Hallmark Movies and MysteriesHGTVHistory
Investigation DiscoveryInspLifetime
Lifetime MoviesLonghorn NetworkMAVTV
MotorTrendMTVNational Geographic
NatGeo WildNFL NetworkNick Jr.
NickelodeonOWNPac-12 Network
Paramount NetworkSciSEC Network
StadiumTeenNickTLC
Travel ChannelTV LandUp TV
VH1Vice TV 

 


 

Vidgo Plus English Streaming Plan

For $10 more a month, Plus subscribers get everything that Core subscribers get, with an additional 17 channels in the mix. For MTV fans, that means MTV Classic and MTV2 are added to the package. For sports fans, that means the full group of Pac-12 channels and NFL RedZone.

Vidgo Plus English Channels

A&EABCACC Network
Animal PlanetAspireBeIN Sports
BETBig Ten NetworkCheddar
CMTCMT MusicComedy Central
Cooking ChannelCuriosity StreamDestination America
DiscoveryDiscovery FamilyDiscovery Life
DisneyDisney Jr.Disney XD
DIYESPNESPN2
ESPNewsESPNUESPN Deportes
ESPN Goal LineFood NetworkFox
Fox BusinessFox DeportesFox News Channel
FreeformFS1FS2
FXFXMFXX
FYIGame Show NetworkGreat American Country
Hallmark ChannelHallmark DramaHallmark Movies and Mysteries
HGTVHistoryInsp
Investigation DiscoveryLaw & CrimeLifetime
LMNLonghorn NetworkMAVTV
MotorTrendMTVMTV Classic
MTV2National GeographicNatGeo Wild
NFL NetworkNFL RedZoneNick Jr..
NickelodeonNickToonsOWN
Pac-12 NetworkPac-12 ArizonaPac-12 Bay Area
Pac-12 Los AngelesPac-12 MountainPac-12 Oregon
Pac-12 WashingtonParamount NetworkSci
SEC NetworkStadiumTeenNick
TLCTravel ChannelTV Land
Up TVVelocityVH1
Vice TV  

 


 

Vidgo Latino Streaming Plan

Vidgo’s skinny package for Spanish-speaking subscribers includes BeIN’s Spanish-language channel, Azteca America, and some choices from throughout the Americas.

Vidgo Latino Streaming Channels

BeIN Ñ SportsCanal PlusCanal Sur
Canal 52 MXCentroAmerica TVCine Latino
Discovery en EspañolEstudio 5Familia Discovery
Hola TVNTN 24Pasiones
RCN NuestraRCN NovelasTelefe
Tele InternacionalTeleformulaTelevision Dominica
TyC SportsVideo RolaWapa America

 


 

Vidgo Latino Mas Streaming Plan

The additional channels in this plan set Spanish-speaking viewers up for sports, with DAZN, ESPN Deportes, and Fox Deportes included.

Vidgo Latino Mas Streaming Channels

BeIN ñ SportsCanal PlusCanal Sur
Canal 52 MXCentroAmerica TVCine Latino
DAZNDiscovery en EspañolEcuavisa
ESPN DeportesEstudio 5Familia Discovery
Fox DeportesHola TVNTN 24
PasionesRCN NovelasRCN Nuestra
RMSTele InternacionalTelefe
TeleformulaTelevision DominicaTyC Sports
Video RolaWapa America 

 


 

Vidgo Social TV

One Vidgo-specific feature you might enjoy is Social TV: the ability to join an online chat service tied to what’s streaming. Social TV allows viewers to communicate with each other in real time in the same Vidgo ecosystem. So, for example, you can tune into an NFL game on Fox, witness the team you’re rooting for scoring a touchdown, and then express yourself. Whether it’s a trendy gimmick or a game-changer other streaming services will adopt remains to be seen, of course.

 


 

Vidgo local channels

Two of the four major networks, ABC and Fox, are part of both English-language packages, while CBS and NBC are not. For streamers, the lack of local channels is one drawback that often weighs into the decision-making process.

 


 

Vidgo add-ons

Vidgo is a fairly skinny streaming service compared to Fubo TV and AT&T TV Now, so you won’t get premium channels like HBO (though HBO Go is a viable option).

 


 

Vidgo streaming devices

Vidgo is available via the following devices.

Apple TVAndroid TVAmazon Fire
iOSRokuChrome, Firefox, and Safari
web browsers

 


 

Vidgo DVR and multiple screens

Vidgo allows for content to be streamed from up to three devices at the same time. While there’s no DVR service yet, Vidgo indicates that could be coming soon.

 


 

Vidgo on-demand and offline options

VOD (video on demand) provides on-demand content for Vidgo channels. While there is no offline content available on this streaming service, there are plenty of on-demand options.

 


 

Review: Vidgo vs. The Competition

Vidgo vs. Sling TV

Sling TV offers smaller packages of channels at a discount from normal streaming TV packages, starting at $30 per month and topping out at $45 per month. For just $30 a month, for example, you can get 47 channels with Sling Blue, with the $45 Sling Orange + Blue package including 53 channels and DVR.

Vidgo offers more channels in its Core package and decidedly more channels in its Plus package. If you’re looking to live stream primarily for sports or entertainment, Vidgo provides more choice for a comparable price. Sling has some add-on packages that bring more channels—but also bring more cost. However, if you’re looking for news, Sling has Vidgo beat, as Vidgo lacks both CNN and MSNBC.

Vidgo vs. AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now has a comparable channel selection to Vidgo in its base packages, but AT&T TV Now outpaces it when you get into the more robust channel packages. Those packages come with additional costs, though, and even AT&T TV Now’s base Plus and Max packages are pricier than Vidgo’s Plus lineup (though Plus and Max come with HBO). AT&T TV Now does also carry some Spanish-language channels, though they’re not as from as diverse a range of countries as Vidgo’s.

AT&T TV Now is the streaming service most like cable, while Vidgo offers the cost-savings and device options that streaming fans associate with cord-cutting.

Vidgo vs. FuboTV

FuboTV may be a little costlier than Vidgo, but it offers unlimited DVR (whereas Vidgo has yet to add a DVR option), original programming, and even some crossover with Vidgo in Spanish-language TV. Fubo also edges out Vidgo in major networks, offering CBS, NBC, and Fox compared to Vidgo’s ABC and Fox.

Fubo is particularly strong with sports programming, with one notable omission. Fubo doesn’t have ESPN (or any channels in the ABC/Disney/ESPN camp), whereas Vidgo offers a great number of ESPN channels in both English packages. If you’re looking for a more budget-minded option and you wouldn’t miss center-left news options, Vidgo might be right for you, but Fubo’s superior to Vidgo in a number of other areas and very well could be worth the extra cost.

Vidgo vs. Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV will set you back $54.99 a month and offers fewer channel options than either Core or Plus. It also has a modest Spanish-language package that offers a bit of crossover with Vidgo’s two Spanish-language packages.

But Hulu with Live TV comes with Hulu and its massive on-demand library, and it comes with 50 hours of DVR a month. If live sports and entertainment are what you’re looking for, Vidgo’s better equipped and the more cost-conscious option. But if you want more movies and add-on possibilities, it’s worth you while to give Hulu a look.

Vidgo vs. YouTube TV

YouTube TV offers one package at the same price as Vidgo’s Plus package, and at 70+ channels, it falls right in between the Core and Plus packages. YouTube does offer all four major networks (and attendant local programming in most markets), a full slate of ESPN networks, and a number of other sports options. There is, in fact, quite a bit of overlap in what both streaming services offer, with a slight sports edge to Vidgo for offering BeIN Sports and Pac-12 Networks (though several MLS teams have their channels on YouTube TV, so it’s all in perspective).

YouTube TV, however, delivers with unlimited DVR and a group of add-ons that includes Showtime and AMC Premiere. If you’re comparing English-language packages, YouTube TV arguably brings a little more to the table than Vidgo.

 


 

Is Vidgo worth it?

If you’re a Spanish-language viewer and you want sports and programming from throughout the Americas, Vidgo provides a great streaming option. So far, Vidgo’s English-language play is bolstered by its solid selection of channels, though we’d like to see more news options than Fox News Channel made available, and it could certainly use DVR capabilities. It’ll be interesting to see if that’s a promise that Vidgo makes good on in the months to come. But, on the whole, Vidgo is a welcome addition to the streaming landscape and perhaps Social TV’s a thing that will catch on beyond just Vidgo.

 


 

How to sign up for Vidgo

Once you get to the website, it’s easy to get rolling.

  1. Visit the Vidgo website and click the “Start Free Trial” button to get a seven-day chance to try Vidgo.
  2. That will take you to the next page, which asks you to choose from either of the two English packages or two Spanish packages. Then, click “Continue Free Trial.”
  3. Enter your information, click the box indicating you agree with the terms, then click the “Complete Free Trial” button.
Core$29.99
Plus$39.99
Latino$9.99
Latino Mas$19.99
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Entertainment Channel Guides

A&EAMCAnimal Planet
BBC AmericaBETBravo
Cartoon NetworkComedy CentralDiscovery Channel
Disney ChannelDisney XDE!
Food NetworkFreeformFX
FXXHallmark ChannelHGTV
History ChannelIFCLifetime
MTVNat GeoNickelodeon
Nick JrParamount NetworkScience Channel
SundanceSYFYTBS
TLCTravel ChannelTruTV
TNTTV LandUSA
VH1WillowThe Weather Channel

Sports Channel Guides

ESPNESPN2ESPN3
ESPNUESPN DeportesACC Network
Big Ten NetworkBeIN SportsFox Sports
FS1FS2MLB Network
Mountain West NetworkNBA TVNBC Golf
NBC Sports NetworkNFL NetworkNFL Redzone
NHL NetworkPac 12 NetworkTennis Channel
SEC NetworkDAZNUFC Fight Pass
WWE NetworkTUDN

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*First Published: Feb 15, 2020, 3:34 pm