If you’re in the market for an affordable streaming service with live TV, Vidgo is probably on your radar. And in addition to price and the list of channels, you’re probably wondering how many Vidgo simultaneous streams you can watch. We’re here to answer that question.
How many simultaneous streams come with Vidgo?
Seasoned cord-cutters already know this, but if you’re getting ready to ditch cable for the first time, there are a few differences between cable and streaming you need to be aware of. One of them is that streaming services may limit how many screens you can watch at the same time.
While like DirecTV Stream allows a whopping 20 streams, most services allow between 1 to 3 streams with their standard plans. And some of them give you the option to upgrade to more – even unlimited – simultaneous streams.
Vidgo is tied at the top with YouTube TV and 3 simultaneous streams.
Three streams may not sound like a lot when compared to DirecTV Stream’s 20, or the 10 streams you get with Fubo, but compared to its closest competitors, it’s certainly no slouch. Especially considering its entry-level tier is $3/month cheaper than YouTube TV and $7/month less than Hulu + Live TV.
Can I upgrade Vidgo to get more streams?
Unfortunately, Vidgo doesn’t have any way to watch your content on more than 3 screens. While some services let you add more streams – like Hulu + Live TV’s Unlimited Screens add-on for an extra 10 bucks a month – it’s not unusual for a streaming service not to offer this upgrade.
Neither YouTube TV or Amazon Prime Video let you add more streams, and they’re two of the biggest services in the industry. However, Vidgo is somewhat unique in that it doesn’t offer any add-ons. No additional screens, no premium channels, no extra DVR.
The only way to watch Vidgo on more than 3 screens is to sign up and pay for additional accounts.
Does Vidgo come with cloud DVR?
One solution to ensure everyone in a busy household gets to watch their shows is by recording them. People have been doing that since the 70s with VCRs. Eventually, the VCR was replaced by its digital sibling – the DVR. And now many streaming services offer a DVR feature that saves your recordings in the cloud.
Vidgo’s competitively-priced Plus plan does not come with cloud DVR. However, there is cloud DVR included with the Premium plan. However, at that price you’re better off considering either YouTube TV or Hulu + Live TV.
We should also note that Vidgo’s Premium plan DVR seems to be in a beta stage and only works with Apple TV and Roku (even though the website lists more devices). You can also only record up to 20 hours of content, which is an industry low.
However, all is not lost if you have 4 people wanting to watch something different at the same time. Vidgo has an “Advanced Playback” feature that lets you watch the last 24 hours of popular channels. It’s kind of like an ever-changing, one-day on-demand library.
What devices can I watch Vidgo on?
Vidgo doesn’t offer a very robust list of options, but you can watch it on the most popular devices.
- Computers: Web browsers
- Mobile: iOS, Android
- Streaming: Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku
- TVs: Android TV
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