The live TV streaming subscription service has raised the price on its most basic channel package by $5 per month. The cheapest you can subscribe is now on par with what industry leader YouTube TV is charging.
Let’s take a look at the change, which became effective in February 2023, and what it might mean for Vidgo’s position in the marketplace.
Vidgo Unceremoniously Raises Price for Plus Plan
There are two English-language packages (Vidgo Plus and Vidgo Premier), one Spanish-language package (Vidgo Mas) and one package that is a blend of both English and Spanish channels (Vidgo Ultimate).
The cheapest English-language subscription package that Vidgo TV offers is the Vidgo Plus package. And that’s the one that saw a price hike in February.
Vidgo Plus now costs $64.95 per month after being available in prior months for just $59.95.
The increase in price has not brought any significant changes to the channel menu, nor did it increase Vidgo’s paltry DVR policy. (You only get 20 hours of free DVR included for the first 90 days of your membership.)
Here’s a quick look at what you’re getting from Vidgo’s Plus package in 2023:
Monthly Price: $69.99
Channels: 111 (Full list)
Free Trial: None
Cloud DVR Hours: 20
Simultaneous Streams: 3
Local Channels: ABC and FOX
Regional Sports: None
Supported Streaming Devices:
Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Google Chromecast
|Vidgo – Plus ($69.99)|
|ABC News Live|
|American Heroes Channel|
|Big Ten Network|
|Classic Reruns TV|
|De Pelicula Classico|
|De Pelicula Plus|
|FOX Business Network|
|FOX East (WNYW)|
|FOX News Channel|
|FOX Sports 1|
|FOX Sports 2|
|Game Show Network|
|Great American Country|
|Hallmark Movies & Mysteries|
|i24 News English|
|Lifetime Movie Network|
|Nat Geo Wild|
|One America News Network|
|OWN – Oprah Winfrey Network|
|Pac-12 Bay Area|
|Pac-12 Los Angeles|
|Sony Movie Channel|
|World Poker Tour|
Should You Subscribe To Vidgo TV After This Change?
If you were considering signing up for Vidgo TV, this price increase on its most basic package makes it a very hard sell.
YouTube TV, which is Team Clark’s top choice for best overall live TV streaming service, charges $65 per month for its service which includes unlimited DVR storage and a more complete menu of local channels.
However, it is worth noting that Vidgo TV does a really nice job with its sports channel menu.
For example, Vidgo TV is now the only streaming service that offers MLB Network and NHL Network in its base package after YouTube TV recently dropped the former. So there may be some sports fans out there who prefer it to the alternatives on the market.
I subscribed to Vidgo in the latter half of 2022 to test things out for Team Clark. In my review, I detailed some of the pros and cons of picking this service over some of the more well-known options like YouTube TV or Hulu + Live TV.
Ultimately, I believe that Vidgo’s shortcomings in the DVR storage department are enough for most people to seek an alternative. It was disappointing that this wasn’t addressed as part of the price increase as budget services like Philo and Frndly TV seem to have the DVR storage situation figured out at a much lower price point.
Will you subscribe to Vidgo TV after this price increase? We’d love to hear about your experiences with the service in the Clark.com community.