DirecTV Stream vs Vidgo: which is better?

DirecTV Stream and Vidgo are part of the continually expanding list of live TV streaming options. While they share a few similarities, namely in their impressive coverage of sports, they also bring different strengths to the table. DirecTV Stream has a lot of major broadcast networks and cable channels under its belt, while Vidgo, for its part, offers its line-up for an irresistibly affordable price.

So which is the better streaming service? That depends on what you're looking for. Below, we list down everything you need to know about DirecTV Stream and Vidgo, including stats on their popularity, channel differences, and device availability, to help you decide the best service for your needs.

Channels on DirecTV Stream and not Vidgo

The channels that DirecTV Stream has and which are not available on Vidgo:

  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • AXS TV
  • Baby First TV
  • BBC America
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS local channels
  • Cleo TV
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • CNN en Espanol
  • Court TV
  • Daystar HD
  • Discovery
  • Disney Jr
  • E! Entertainment
  • EarthxTV
  • El Rey Rebel
  • ESPN3
  • FMC
  • Food Network
  • FOX
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
  • Fuse Music
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • Home Shopping Network
  • HSN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • ION Television
  • Jewelry Television
  • MotorTrend
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV2
  • NBA TV
  • NBC local channels
  • News Nation
  • One America News
  • Ovation
  • Oxygen True Crime
  • PBS Kids
  • PBS local channels
  • Poker GO
  • Pursuit Channel
  • QVC2
  • QVC3
  • Racing America
  • RFD-TV
  • RSNs
  • Scientology Network
  • Shop LC
  • Somos Novelas
  • SportsGrid
  • SundanceTV
  • SYFY
  • Tastemade Home
  • Tastemade Travel
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TeenNick
  • Telemundo local channels
  • The First
  • theGrio
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • TV One
  • Up TV
  • USA Network
  • WE tv
  • Women’s Sports Network

Channels on Vidgo and not DirecTV Stream

The channels that Vidgo has which are not available on DirecTV Stream:

  • A&E Network
  • ABC
  • ABC News Live
  • ACC Network
  • Aspire
  • AWE
  • Baby TV US
  • Bandamax
  • Big Ten Network
  • Bloomberg TV
  • BYUtv
  • Cheddar News
  • CineLife
  • Classic Reruns TV
  • Curiosity Stream
  • Disney Junior US
  • ESPN Deportes
  • ESPNews
  • Family Movie Classics
  • FETV
  • ForoTV
  • Fox (Local)
  • Fox Deportes
  • Fox Sports 2
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FYI Channel
  • Game Show Network
  • Get TV
  • Great American Family
  • Hallmark Family
  • History
  • i24 News English
  • Impact Network
  • INSP
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Longhorn Network
  • MavTV
  • MLB Network
  • Motor Trend
  • MTV - Music Television
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic Wild
  • Newsmax
  • NewsNation
  • NFL Network
  • NFL Redzone
  • NHL
  • Nickelodeon
  • OAN
  • SEC Network
  • Sony Movies
  • Sports Grid
  • Teen Nick
  • TeleHit
  • Telehit Musica
  • Telenovelas
  • Tennis Channel
  • TUDN
  • TVOne
  • Unimas
  • UPtv
  • Viceland

Popularity: DirecTV Stream is more popular than Vidgo

DirecTV Stream has 788,000 subscribers whereas Vidgo has 25,000 subscribers. This means that DirecTV Stream has 763,000 more subscribers than Vidgo.

Price: Vidgo is cheaper than DirecTV Stream

Vidgo's costs $70 whereas DirecTV Stream costs $80. Getting DirecTV Stream instead of Vidgo will set you back $10 more every month.

Why get DirecTV Stream?

DirecTV Stream is a Live TV streaming platform with a twist: you can download the app on any of your existing devices, or for a $120, you can get a box with a custom remote control for the service. But without the box, DirecTV Stream functions like a Netflix or Hulu, allowing you to stream Live TV from anywhere by downloading the app. Within your home, you can stream on up to 20 devices (!), and from outside your home you can stream on up to three devices.

Go to DirecTV Stream

Why get Vidgo?

If you don't mind a messy interface and no recording capability and want to save a few dollars a month, Vidgo might be something to consider. However, you can either check out cheaper options that offer more limited selections of channels or pay a little more for much better services.

Go to Vidgo

Devices: DirecTV Stream is more widely available than Vidgo

DirecTV Stream is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Roku TV or Samsung TV.

Whereas Vidgo is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS or Roku. That's 2 less devices than DirecTV Stream.

Channel count: DirecTV Stream has 19 channels more than Vidgo

DirecTV Stream's lineup includes 106 channels whereas Vidgo has only 87 channels. Getting a subscription to DirecTV Stream will give you access to 19 more channels than Vidgo. That's quite a bit of channels.

Trial: DirecTV Stream offers a trial

DirecTV Stream has a trial. The trial duration is 5 days.

Find out more on DirecTV Stream

Trial: Vidgo does not offer a trial

Vidgo does not offer a free trial.

Find out more on Vidgo

DirecTV Stream's specialty

The specialties of DirecTV Stream are: College basketball, College football, Lifestyle, News, Soccer, Sports.

Vidgo's specialty

The specialties of Vidgo are: Lifestyle, News, Soccer.

Channels on both Vidgo and DirecTV Stream

The channels that are available on both Vidgo and DirecTV Stream are:

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Vidgo is for you if you want to get Sports channels for example but want to save a few dollars every month in comparison with Youtube TV and other alternatives.

Price: $69.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku

Channel lineup: A&E Network, ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network, Aspire, AWE, Baby TV US, Bandamax, BET, Big Ten Network, Bloomberg TV, BYUtv, Cheddar News, CineLife, Classic Reruns TV, CMT, Comedy Central, Curiosity Stream, Disney Channel, Disney Junior US, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Family Movie Classics, FETV, ForoTV, Fox, Fox Business, Fox Deportes, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Weather, Freeform, FX, FX Movie Channel, FXX, FYI Channel, Galavision, Game Show Network, Get TV, Great American Family, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, History, i24 News English, Impact Network, INSP, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Longhorn Network, MavTV, MLB Network, Motor Trend, MTV - Music Television, National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Newsmax, NewsNation, NFL Network, NFL Redzone, NHL, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, OAN, Paramount Network, QVC, SEC Network, Sony Movies, Sports Grid, Teen Nick, TeleHit, Telehit Musica, Telenovelas, Tennis Channel, TUDN, TV Land, TVOne, Unimas, Univision, UPtv, VH1, Viceland

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