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Vidgo Announces New Social TV Features, Platform Adds Chromecast and AirPlay Support

Stephanie Sengwe

Vidgo — a prepaid over-the-top streaming service — announced new platform updates for their customers today. The Vidgo mobile app, which introduced Social TV and allows users to chat live while watching their favorite shows, has now added YouTube to the platform. Viewers can get together for virtual YouTube parties, interact with YouTube in real time and line up their favorite YouTube videos to watch together.

Vidgo also announced that their new iOS and Android updates now allow users to cast the Vidgo service from a phone to a TV with either Apple’s AirPlay or Chromecast. Their new Roku update improves their interface, allowing for easier browsing. The company also revealed there will be an update for FireTV coming soon.

“We are continually looking for ways to make the Vidgo app in to the ultimate fun, interactive social experience for our streaming TV customers and future cordcutters.” said Glenn Booth, COO of Kiswe Mobile, Vidgo’s strategic partner in developing Social TV. “I would encourage users to stay tuned on a consistent basis, we plan to innovate Social TV in ways that we probably haven’t even dreamt of yet.”

Vidgo launched back in December, with a streaming package consisting of 60 channels for just $39.99 per month.

Vidgo is currently the only streaming subscription provider to include in its basic package the entire suite of Disney Media Networks, including ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel, Freeform, FX and National Geographic.

The full suite of networks from Disney Media Networks on Vidgo includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, SEC Network, ACC Network, Longhorn Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, Baby TV and Fox Life.

Local broadcast channels on Vidgo from ABC Owned Television Stations are available in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh/Durham and Fresno, California. The company plans to launch additional ABC markets.