PROS / A wide variety of popular television shows are up-to-date and ready to stream.
CONS / This streaming service does not have parental controls.
VERDICT / Aside from a few missing features, such as original content and parental controls, this streaming service competes well with more established online TV sites.
FandangoNOW previously known as M-GO, promises to be the most consumer-friendly streaming TV site. Although it doesn't offer any exclusive or original content like Netflix and HBO do, it does provide a wide selection of new release movies and television shows.
This service provides current episodes of the most popular shows available just one day after the original airdate. While many streaming TV sites only have the past four or five episodes available to stream, FandangoNOW has full seasons, dating back to the first season, ready for purchase. There is also an extensive collection of animated movies and TV shows available, providing a substantial amount of kid-friendly content for families.
This streaming service has most of the features its competitors offer. These include a mobile app and even offline viewing, which allows you to download content to watch later when you’re not connected to the internet. However, it doesn’t offer exclusive and original content, and it lacks an important feature for families – parental controls. This feature is standard among nearly all streaming sites, and without it you'll be unable to prevent your children from watching explicit and violent movies on your account.
As for user experience, FandangoNOW provides an enjoyable experience for watching TV online. The website is easy to navigate and use. You can find specific movies or television series with minimal hassle. There are no distracting commercials or on-page advertising, but this service isn't great for binge watching because FandangoNOW runs on a pay-per-view model rather than requiring a monthly fee. You need to pay for every television episode and movie that you want to watch. Each standard-definition TV episode runs just under two dollars, w while high definition shows cost $2.99. Movie rentals are available, too, and typically cost more. With this pricing model, watching your favorite season of 26 episodes will be quite expensive.
FandangoNOW has an extensive collection of movies and TV shows to stream. The site lacks a few standard features, like parental controls, and the pay per view pricing model makes binge-watching a whole series a bit pricey. However, if you are looking to watch an episode here and there, this service will do the job.