A new streaming service has launched today in the United States. Priced at $6.99 per month, ViX Plus (ViX+) looks to offer increased access to Spanish-language content. As to be expected with any streaming service, ViX Plus provides access to a variety of original programming, and can be accessed on a number of different platforms and devices.
ViX Plus was originally announced by TelevisaUnivision in February 2022 along with the standard ViX service. By March, the standard version launched to provide a dedicated option for those interested in watching Spanish-language content. The premium subscription was originally scheduled to launch in the second half of the year, and that time has now come. In terms of the differences, while ViX is a free service that provides access to a selection of content and relies on ads to generate revenue, ViX Plus is a paid, ad-free alternative with access to exclusive content.
Available starting today, ViX Plus costs $6.99 per month in the US (MX$119 in Mexico), and promises access to “more than 10,000 hours of ad-free premium entertainment programming in its first year.” This is also in addition to up to 7,000 hours of live sports including Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League matches in Spanish. As this is a paid subscription, it does offer ad-free access to content, and a seven-day free trial makes it possible to test out the new streaming subscription before having to make the first monthly payment.
The service has also confirmed that ViX Plus arrives with fairly wide device support including Android TV, Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV. As is typically the case with streaming services, it is also possible to watch directly through the Vix Plus website after signing in. For any homes that do find their current streaming player or smart TV isn’t supported, the company has said that additional device support will become available in the near future.
In terms of the content, ViX Plus is not technically designed to be a replacement of ViX, but more of a complementary service. The idea here is that homes can maximize the experience by using both services and not choosing one over the other. Conveniently, both the free and paid versions can be accessed through the same app, and according to TelevisaUnivision, combine to offer “more than 50,000 hours of content.” While the free ViX clearly offers more content right now (more than 40,000 hours), the premium subscription looks set to offer the newest content possible, including what the company says will be “global premieres of highly anticipated movies.”
For those in the US, T-Mobile has already confirmed that eligible T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers will be able to secure a free ViX Plus subscription for one year, with the option to redeem due to begin mid-August.