Published on February 21st, 2019 | by Brad Gibson0
Spanish-focused streaming service Vidgo triggers Apple TV app
The Spanish-language, soccer-rich streaming service Vidgo has released its tvOS app focusing its efforts on the millions of customers looking for a pre-paid option of TV content.
Vidgo is focusing its efforts on sports, movies, and family-friendly entertainment “at a lower price,” according to CEO Shane Cannon.
The $14.99 a month ‘Latino’ base package features 20 live-streamed channels, including beIN Sports, Canal Sur, Cine Latino, TV Azteca, TYC Sports, WAPA, and RCN.
The $24.99 a month ‘Latino Mas’ bundle adds five more channels including DAZN, Ritmoson, and the Ecuadoran TV network, Ecuavisa. Vidgo offers a free, three-day trial period for customers who provide a credit or debit card.
In initial testing, the Video tvOS is simple in its functionality with a reliable and fast-connecting stream. Cannon confirmed the Apple TV app will grow in its features with plans to add 60-frames-per-second support from its current 30 fps.
The service does not currently offer an iTunes, in-app purchase option and is not immediately compatible with the TV app to display highlighted programming, but future plans are to offer those enhancements, Cannon told BESTAppleTV. A cloud video recording option is also in the future plans, he confirmed.
Right now, the Vidgo Apple TV app is void of bells and whistles, but clean and functional.
One competitive edge of Vidgo is its ability to watch on up to three devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, big screen televisions, and other streaming boxes.
Unlike other streaming services, Vidgo is focused as a pre-paid, month-to-month service requiring no credit card or credit checks, thereby targeting itself at the millions of first-generation immigrant consumers accustom to a cash economy.
“Our distribution strategy is different,” Cannon commented. “We like to say we bring ‘cord-nevers’ to the market, people who have never subscribed to pay television before. Our strategy is to be at the low-end of that market and our prices target the price-conscious customers.”
The app can be previewed at this link with full access through the Apple TV App Store.