Vidgo is not currently operating although there are rumors that it might return. In the meantime, we recommend Fubo.
Vidgo is an odd curious of college sports, family entertainment, conservative news, and Spanish-language channels. But with that in mind, it offers a lot of channels for a good price of $69.99/mo.
And like so much about Vidgo, for good or bad, it keeps its device selection short and simple. But it does have all the major bases covered, so chances are you already own something that can stream it.
Vidgo offers apps on the standard devices. And this will be good enough for the vast majority of users.
It supports Android TV and DTVS does not. This is a big deal since many TV models from Sony, Sharp, Philips, and Hisense use this standard.
The biggest problem with Vidgo’s device support is the lack of specificity on what exactly it supports. It doesn’t provide exact model numbers and so on. But you should be fine if you have a reasonably new device.
These are TVs that can run Vidgo straight out of the box, more or less. Some may even come with Vidgo pre-loaded. With others, you’ll have to download it from the app store, but you don’t need any additional gadgets.
TVs that are built on the following are supported:
- Android TV
- Roku TV.
Set-Top Boxes and Accessories
These are boxes or dongles that plug into your TV and run streaming apps — in this case Vidgo — for you. They typically require access to an HDMI port (any modern TV will have at least one or two of these in the back or on the side, labeled as such) and a power outlet.
Chromecast is a little different. You use an app on your phone or PC to send or “cast” content to your TV via the Chromecast.
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
These are smartphones and tablets. Notably, Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets are not listed.
- iOS (iPhone, iPad).
If all else fails, you can always load up Vidgo on your computer and watch in your web browser. Edge does not appear to be supported.
Video does not list Edge or Opera browsers but given they are both standards-compliant, we assume that will work.
Vidgo has been late to the DVR party. All of its competitors offer DVRs with their base plans. Many (eg, Hulu + Live TV) offer unlimited storage while others simply provide tons of it (Fubo).
Currently, Vidgo offers 20 hours of cloud DVR storage with all of its plans. Sadly, Vidgo has not been very transparent and has ignored our questions.
DIRECTV STREAM has the most sparse device support, but it provides support for every device that Vidgo does in addition to Samsung smart TVs.
All the following streaming services support LG and VIZIO smart TVs as well as Xbox gaming systems.
Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV are all roughly equivalent as far as device support goes. Hulu Live has the best game console support (it’s the only one that supports the Nintendo Switch).
Sling TV supports the Oculus VR device smart home devices.
FuboTV supports most of these same devices along with some smart TVs by Hisense.
Vidgo’s device support isn’t the best, but it is more than most people need. Its adherence to the basic, established platforms is totally on-brand for Vidgo, especially the simple-to-a-fault list of devices.
The bottom line is that you either have a device that can run it or not. And chances are, with Vidgo, you do.
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