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.

Mar 30, 2020, 10:15 pm*

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Phil West

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Vidgo

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.


Vidgo plans 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.


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.

Streaming devices

Vidgo is available via the following devices.


What is on Vidgo?

Core National 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&E ABC ACC Network
Animal Planet Aspire BeIN Sports
BET Big Ten Network Cheddar
CMT Comedy Central Curiosity Stream
Discovery Disney Disney Junior
Disney XD DIY ESPN
ESPN2 ESPNU ESPNews
ESPN Deportes ESPN Goal Line Food Network
Fox Fox Business Fox Deportes
Fox News Channel Freeform FS1
FS2 FX FXM
FXX FYI Game Show Network
Freeform Hallmark Channel Hallmark Drama
Hallmark Movies and Mysteries HGTV History
Investigation Discovery Insp Lifetime
Lifetime Movies Longhorn Network MAVTV
Motortrend MTV National Geographic
NatGeo Wild NFL Network Nick Jr
Nickelodeon OWN Pac-12 Networks
Paramount Network Sci SEC ESPN Network
Stadium TeenNick TLC
Travel Channel TV Land Up TV
VH1 Viceland  

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&E ABC ACCN
Animal Planet Aspire BeIN Sports
BET BTN Cheddar
CMT CMT Music Comedy Central
Cooking Channel Curiosity Stream Destination America
Discovery Discovery Family Discovery Life
Disney Disney Junior Disney XD
DIY ESPN ESPN2
ESPNU ESPNews ESPN Deportes
ESPN Goal Line Food Network Fox
Fox Business Fox Deportes Fox News Channel
Freeform FS1 FS2
FX FXM FXX
FYI Game Show Network Freeform
Hallmark Channel Hallmark Drama Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
HGTV History Insp
Investigation Discovery Law & Crime Lifetime
Lifetime Movies Longhorn Network MAVTV
Motortrend MTV MTV Classic
MTV 2 National Geographic NatGeo Wild
NFL Network NFL RedZone Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon NickToons OWN
Pac-12 Networks Pac-12 Arizona Pac-12 Bay Area
Pac-12 Los Angeles Pac-12 Mountain Pac-12 Oregon
Pac-12 Washington Paramount Network Sci
SEC ESPN Network Stadium TeenNick
TLC Travel Channel TV Land
Up TV Velocity VH1
Viceland    

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 Plan

BeIN Ñ Sports Canal Plus Canal Sur
Canal 52 MX CentroAmerica TV Cine Latino
Discovery en Español Estudio 5 Familia Discovery
Hola TV NTN 24 Pasiones
RCN Nuestra RCN Novelas Telefe
Tele Internacional Teleformula Television Dominica
TyC Sports Video Rola Wapa America

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 Plan

BeIN ñ Sports Canal Plus Canal Sur
Canal 52 MX CentroAmerica TV Cine Latino
DAZN Discovery en Español Ecuavisa
ESPN Deportes Estudio 5 Familia Discovery
Fox Deportes Hola TV NTN 24
Pasiones RCN Novelas RCN Nuestra
RMS Tele Internacional Telefe
Teleformula Television Dominica TyC Sports
Video Rola Wapa 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.


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 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.


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.


LIVE TV STREAMING SERVICES

Hulu Live TV Sling TV Fubo TV
YouTube TV AT&T TV Philo
VidGo AT&T Watch CBS All Access

BEST PREMIUM STREAMING SERVICES

Netflix Hulu Disney Plus
Amazon Prime HBO Apple TV+
Starz Shudder DC Universe
BritBox Curiosity Stream WWE Network
Acorn TV Rooster Teeth CrunchyRoll

WHERE TO STREAM POPULAR CABLE CHANNELS

A&E AMC Animal Planet
BBC America BET Bravo
Cartoon Network Comedy Central Discovery Channel
Disney Channel Disney XD E!
Food Network Freeform FX
FXX Hallmark Channel HBO
HGTV History Channel IFC
Lifetime MTV National Geographic
Nick at Nite Nick Jr Nickelodeon
Paramount Network Science Channel Showtime
Starz Sundance SYFY
TBS Telemundo TLC
Travel Channel TruTV TNT
TV Land USA VH1
Viceland Willow The Weather Channel

LIVE SPORTS CHANNEL STREAMS

ESPN ESPN2 ESPN3
ESPNU ESPN Deportes ACC Network
Big Ten Network BeIN Sports Fox Sports
FS1 FS2 MLB Network
Mountain West Network NBA TV NBC Golf
NBC Sports Network NFL Network NFL Redzone
NHL Network Pac 12 Network Tennis Channel
SEC Network DAZN UFC Fight Pass

NEWS CHANNEL STREAMS

CNN CNBC Fox News Channel
HLN MSNBC ESPN News

STREAMING DEVICES

Amazon Fire Roku Apple TV
Android iOS Smart TVs
Chromecast XBox Playstation

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