Is VIDGO the Future of TV Streaming?Posted: July 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm
Have you heard about the new VIDGO Streaming TV Service? Over the last decade or so, the entertainment industry has witnessed a dramatic change. From the monopoly of cable over everyday TV entertainment, the industry has become more competitive. People are now presented with more choices in the form of streaming services. Not only this, streaming services have completely transformed the industry, since they have changed the way people are used to watching entertainment. Their options are not limited to a television set anymore. People can now watch their favorite shows on a device that is accessible to them. Also, you do not need any TV guide now. You can watch what you like and whenever you find time for it. With the increasing market size of the streaming content, it was only obvious that more players will want a share of the pie. There are many streaming services for the users to choose from, each with their unique set of features. VIDGO is the latest entrant in the market and it has created a lot of buzz around itself since its launch in January.
VIDGO is an over the top streaming service that has promised high quality content at affordable prices to the buyer. If VIDGO is able to deliver all its promises, it will undoubtedly usher in a new era of entertainment. Other services will feel the heat of competition and want to match up to the standards being set by this frontrunner. So, what are these features that make VIDGO the future of streaming? Let’s find out!
Extensive Selection of TV Content
When VIDGO was launched, there was no clarity on what the service offering was. But, the subsequent announcements have made VIDGO a sweeter and sweeter deal by the day. VIDGO will offer national networks as well as local channels. However, the service will be available only in select few cities at the initial stage. These markets include major cities like Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, and Atlanta.
Many Movies to Watch
No entertainment offering is complete without a good collection of movies on offer, and VIDGO does not disappoint. The service offers first run titles of movies for its users to watch. You will be delighted to see the rich and updated collection of movies that you can watch on VIDGO. Not only this, there are a lot of on-demand videos that are up for grabs, once you subscribe to VIDGO.
Ideal for Sports Fans
Most of the streaming services focus on programming related to television shows, movies, and music. Some even deliver news and weather updates. But, when it comes to sports, cable TV appeared to be a better option so far, because streaming services really fall short in this category. This is slowly changing as Sling TV is now offering a sports package and PlayStation Vue is also coming out with sports programming. But, it is still not enough for a fan. So, being a sports fan meant that you are firmly rooted to your cable TV provider. At least, until now. With VIDGO, this status quo is going to change.
Users are going to have access premium sports channels, which are yet to be announced. However, VIDGO has been able to pull off a stunt that no other streaming service has been able to so far. VIDGO has managed to strike a deal with National Football League Network to stream them on its service. This is a first for the streaming industry. The premium sports content offered to the consumer is definitely a unique selling point for VIDGO.
Pick and choose
This is what VIDGO is offering to its consumers. It is offering them a buffet of channels and the users get to decide what they want in their basket. You do not have to blindly sign up for any packages, even though you don’t like most of the channels, and just because you like some of them. This is flexibility at another level. No other service available out there in the market offers such freedom to their customers. VIDGO consumers will surely feel special, once they have complete control over what they want to watch.
With VIDGO, you are not watching content from a library, but it is live content as you find on cable. You are watching the programming as it is being aired by the broadcasting networks to the cable TV. However, you do not have to put up with any of the hassles of a cable connection. You do not have to undergo a credit check and you do not have to enter a contract. There is no equipment fee that you have to pay and there are no installation charges that you have to incur either.
VIDGO works exactly like a streaming service in that sense. All you need is an account through which you can subscribe and you are good to go.
Easy to Navigate
A service may offer you hundreds of features, but if you are not able to navigate through the user interface and use them, it will easily lose your interest. With VIDGO, you will never face such a problem. There is going to be a ‘Favorites’ menu on the VIDGO toolbar, which will help the users to find and see the content they watch most frequently. So, if you are following a show, then it will get added to the ‘Favorites’ menu and you will be able to find it instantly the next time you log in.
Stream on Any Device and to Many Devices At Once
Older streaming services like Netflix have been around from a time when online streaming was not mainstream. This has put them in an advantageous position, where Netflix can be streamed on pretty much any device. However, this is not true for newer streaming services. So, the user is forced to subscribe to a service that their device supports or buy the device after they have subscribed to a service of their choice.
Though VIDGO is a new player, its promoters are industry veterans. They had already identified this pain point and made VIDGO compatible with the most commonly used streaming devices.
Not only does VIDGO allows its users to use the streaming device of their choice, it also lets them stream the content to multiple devices at once. This feature will not cost the user anything extra and is included with every pack that VIDGO offers. So, once you have VIDGO at home, you can watch whatever show you want to watch at the same time another member of your family is streaming VIDGO on a different device.
Never Get Bored
VIDGO offers its service to the users in the house or while outside. All that is needed is an active high speed internet connection and you will be able to enjoy the complete programming of your package on- the-go.
This is a really good offering for sports fans who love to watch a match live and witness a sensational win, rather than watching a recorded version or reading about it in the newspaper. With VIDGO, you carry your entertainment station with you everywhere.
Save Favorite Shows Automatically
Now that you know about what content will be made available to VIDGO users and how they can stream it, you should also know that the streaming service lets you save the shows that you did not watch. VIDGO offers cloud DVR services, which are a blessing for people with odd working hours. The best part is that you do not have to record anything. Whatever you do not watch automatically gets recorded and saved on the cloud.
There is so much on offer on VIDGO. Yet, the company claims that it is aiming to position itself as a low- cost service provider. If this does happen, VIDGO will have no problem in establishing a strong foothold in the market from the very beginning. However, the service has not given any hints with regard to its pricing structure.
Now, low-cost is a relative term. It is not clear whether VIDGO is calling itself low cost compared to other streaming services or to cable services. It remains to be seen what price point VIDGO will consider to be optimum.
VIDGO is undoubtedly offering its users a service that has never been offered before. It is a complete package and is well-worth a try.