Vidgo Review 2020: A Buggy But Innovative Social Streamer

Our Rating Good
Vidgo Review PROS
  • Decent channel lineup
  • Competitive pricing
  • Innovative social viewing features
  • Pre-paid option lets underserved populations cut the cord
Vidgo Review CONS
  • Missing cloud DVR and on-demand features
  • Weak support for local and regional stations
  • No support for CBS or NBC
  • Apps often feel like beta releases
Chris Casper is a former tech industry product manager who escaped from California for New Mexico. Now he writes about science and tech while searching for the perfect green chile sauce.
Promising, Innovative Streamer but Buggy
Final Verdict

Vidgo has a lot of promise as a skinny bundle for people who get free HDTV through an antenna. It has a good selection of channels and decent streaming quality. The ability to create watch parties for live TV or YouTube is a unique feature that sets Vidgo apart from the traditional streaming service. Add to that Vidgo’s efforts to bring streaming TV to immigrants and others dependent on the cash economy and you get a streaming service everyone should pay attention to.

Unfortunately, the rush to get to market has left Vidgo very rough around the edges. Users have complained about the buggy, beta-quality apps and inconsistent execution – something this review confirmed.

If you want a sneak peek at the future of social live TV, then give Vidgo a try. If you want a hassle-free experience, then wait.

Our Rating Good