Xumo Review

Free live TV apps are great but there are thousands to choose from. Take a look at my Xumo review to find out if it’s right for you.

The Amazon Firestick is certainly the most popular streaming device on the market right now due to its low price and ability to jailbreak it with just a few simple tweaks. It’s a perfect streaming device for beginners as well advanced users who wish to cut the cord.

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What is Xumo?

Xumo is an American over-the-top internet television service. You can enjoy over 190 channels that are 100% free but supported by ads. As of February 2020, the service averages over 10 million monthly active users.

Not only does Xumo have live TV channels but also a whole load of videos-on-demand. You’ll find everything from news, weather, sports, movies, comedy, drama, horror, reality TV, as well as science and so much more, with no bills, no contract, just free TV.

Xumo Quick Summary

Official Service ✅ Yes
Availability XUMO and XUMO-powered applications such as Channel Plus and LG Channels are available in: • United States • Canada • France • Germany • UK • Italy • Spain • Brazil • Mexico.
Outside of the United States, LG Channels is available in: • Canada on LG smart TVs running webOS 3.5 (2017) or above.
LG Channels is available for LG smart TVs running webOS 4.5 (2019) or above in: • UK • France • Spain • Italy • Germany • Brazil • and Mexico.
Works with a VPN ✅ Yes - Tested with NordVPN
Number of channels 190+
Categories • News • Summer Nostalgia • Weather • Sports • Movies • Comedy • Drama TV • Horror & Sci-Fi • Game Shows & Daytime TV • Reality TV • Travel & Lifestye TV • Food TV • Crime TV • Classic TV • Science • History & Learning • Pop Culture • Humor • Action Sports & Outdoors • Combat Sports • Latino
On Demand ✅ Yes
Subtitles ✅ Yes
Sign Up Required ⛔ No
Devices XUMO or XUMO-powered applications are available for free on: • Amazon Fire devices • Android mobile • Android TV • Flex • Hisense • iOS • LG • Magnavox • Panasonic • Philips • Roku • Samsung • Sanyo • Sony • VIZIO • Xfinity X1 devices

Where is Xumo Available?

At this time, XUMO and XUMO-powered applications such as Channel Plus and LG Channels are available in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.

Outside of the U.S., LG Channels is available in Canada on LG smart TVs running webOS 3.5 (2017) or above. In the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Mexico, LG Channels is available for LG smart TVs running webOS 4.5 (2019) or above.

If you are not within any of these regions, you will receive an “out of region” error. However, if Xumo is not supported in your area, you may be able to use a VPN to bypass any location blocks.

Accessing content with Xumo through a VPN is also beneficial, even if the service is available in your area. As content varies depending on where you are located, changing your location to the US with a VPN generally unlocks new content.

NordVPN is my recommendation because it has strong unblocking capabilities. If you presently use IP Vanish as your VPN and want to unblock streaming services, I would consider switching to my recommended VPN. Despite IP Vanish being a safe and secure VPN, it does not have very good unblocking capabilities. Furthermore, you will struggle to use streaming services that are based outside of your location.

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A VPN is required in order to bypass geographical restrictions on streaming services. By using a VPN you can choose your location and connect to the correct server to overcome streaming blocks. NordVPN especially has excellent unblocking capabilities and can unlock most streaming services, no matter where you are!

What Content Does Xumo Have?

Live TV Channels

Xumo offers a wonderful streaming experience when it comes to live TV channels and its layout. An EPG, or program guide, lets you know what is currently showing on every channel. Channels are also grouped into categories to make navigation easy. Additionally, you can add any channel to your favourites for quick and easy access. Select one of the following categories for a full channel list.

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  • NBC News NOW
  • ABC News Live
  • CBS News
  • LiveNOW from FOX
  • Bloomberg
  • Newsy
  • NEWSMAX
  • CBC News
  • TYT
  • BNC Go
  • Cheddar News
  • USA Today
  • NBC Lx
  • The Johnny Carson Show
  • The Archive
  • SHOUT! TV
  • American Classics
  • It’s ShowTime at the Apollo
  • Mystery Science Theatre 3000
  • Family Affair
  • Baywatch
  • Degrassi
  • The Price is Right: The Barker Era
  • Stingray Classic Rock
  • Stingray Remembers the ’80s
  • Vevo ’80s
  • Vevo ’70s
  • iHeart90s
  • Weather Spy
  • FOX Weather
  • pattrn
  • The Weather Channel en español
  • AccuWeather Now
  • FOX Sports
  • ACC Digital Network
  • PGA Tour
  • USGA TV
  • SportsGrid
  • Racing America
  • Stadium
  • Players TV
  • Billiard TV
  • PokerGO
  • World Poker Tour
  • Swerve Sports
  • ACL Cornhole TV
  • PAC12 Insider
  • FTF Next
  • beIN SPORTS XTRA
  • CBS Sports HQ
  • Fubo Sports Network
  • Origin Sports
  • Filmrise
  • Xumo Black Cinema
  • Xumo Documentaries
  • Xumo Action
  • Xumo Comedy
  • Xumo Her Movies
  • Fuse Beat
  • Xumo Movies
  • Alice Movies
  • Run:Time
  • Crackle Movies
  • DOC+
  • Tribeca Channel
  • Hi-Yah!
  • Hallmark Movies & More
  • CineLife
  • Maverick Black Cinema
  • Gravitas Movies
  • Samuel Goldwyn Films
  • Filmrise Heartland
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Xumo Comedy TV
  • Xumo Action & Crime Drama TV
  • BounceXL
  • KweliTV
  • Electric Now
  • Snowy River: The McGregor Saga
  • ION Plus
  • El Rey Network
  • McLeod’s Daughters
  • Stories by AMC
  • Slightly Off IFC
  • Xumo Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Xumo Horror & Thriller
  • Glewed TV Sci-Fi
  • Dust Sci-Fi
  • Dark Matter
  • The Asylum
  • The Walking Dead Universe
  • Divorce Court
  • Family Feud
  • FOX First Run
  • Xumo Game Show
  • Today ALl Day
  • real nosey
  • nosey
  • Fear Factor
  • FOX Soul
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Xipeout Xtra
  • Game Show Central
  • Sony Canal Competencias
  • Supermarket Sweep
  • BUZZR
  • History Shorts
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • Got Talent Global
  • The Girls Next Door
  • Xumo Reality TV
  • fuse Backstage
  • ALL Real
  • Danger TV
  • Circle
  • All Weddings WE TV
  • Great American Adventures
  • Escapes
  • Architectural Digest
  • Today’s Homeowner
  • Homeful
  • GO Traveler
  • Xumo Travel & Lifestyle
  • Journy
  • The Design Network
  • HSN
  • QVC
  • This Old House
  • Antiques Roadshow UK
  • GO USA TV
  • Tastemade Travel Channel
  • Shop LC
  • JTV
  • Food52
  • America’s Test Kitchen
  • Xumo Food TV
  • Bon Appétit
  • Hungry
  • Tastemade
  • GustoTV
  • So Yummy!
  • Lidia’s Kitchen
  • Dabl
  • Forensic Files
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • Xumo Crime TV
  • Real Crime
  • Reelz
  • Law & Crime
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Topic Crime & Thrillers
  • Court TV
  • Dateline 24/7
  • Xumo Westerns
  • Wu Tang Collection TV
  • The Elvis Presley Channel
  • The Bob Ross Channel
  • TIME
  • Paranormal Files
  • PBS Digital Studios
  • Wired
  • The Grapevine True Stories
  • Magellan TV NOW
  • True History
  • This is Happening
  • Complex
  • AXS TV NOW
  • GQ
  • Vanity Fair
  • Glamour
  • revry
  • People TV
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • ET Live
  • Chive TV
  • Just for Laughs Gags
  • Funny or Die
  • Above Average Comedy
  • Kevin Hart’s LOL! Network
  • Just for Laughs
  • Dry Bar Comedy
  • Fail Army
  • People are Awesome
  • RiffTrax
  • Comedy Dynamics
  • Outdoor America
  • Power Nation
  • Adventure Sports Network
  • Thrill One Network
  • World Surf League
  • Motorvision TV
  • eSports Revolution
  • Outside TV
  • waypoint TV
  • Spartan TV
  • Pursuit Up
  • UFC
  • IMPACT! Wrestling
  • Glory
  • Hard Knocks
  • Fight Network
  • Al Día
  • Los pitufos
  • Historias de amor
  • Cine sureño
  • Love Nature en español
  • Cine romantico
  • Moovimex
  • Pongalo novelaclub
  • Realities
  • El tribunal del pueblo
  • Canela TV
  • Filmex
  • Estrella news
  • Filmex clasico
  • Tastemade en español
  • beIN SPORTS XTRA en español
  •  Estrella TV
  • Kocowa Classic
  • Jubao
  • Xumo Bollywood & Indian Cinema
  • New Kpop
  • Demand Africa
  • Xpolre
  • The Pet Collective
  • Naturevision
  • Stingray Naturescape
  • Love Nature
  • Wild Earth
  • Teletubbies
  • Toon Goggles
  • Battery Pop
  • Hoopla Kidz
  • pocket:watch
  • Barney
  • Kartoon Channel
  • Ameba
  • Kabillion
  • Xumo Kids
  • Little Baby Bum
  • Xumo Family
  • Trinity Broadcast Network
  • Encourage TV
  • Dove Channel
  • JLTV
  • Baeble
  • Vevo Pop
  • Vevo Country
  • iHeart Country Radio
  • Stingray Hit List
  • iHeart The Beat
  • iHeart Latino Hits
  • Stingray Soul Storm
  • Stingray Greatest Hits
  • Stingray Hot Country
  • Loupe
  • iHeart ALT Radio
  • Boston 25
  • CBS News Los Angeles
  • CBS News Bay Area
  • WHIO TV
  • CBS News New York
  • Action News Jax
  • WSOC Charlotte
  • FOX 13 Memphis
  • WSB Atlanta
  • Kiro Seattle
  • CBS News Chicago
  • CBC News Boston
  • WPXI Pittsburgh
  • WFTV Orlando

Live TV channels stream beautifully, in HD, without any buffering or lag. Additionally, you have the option of turning of subtitles if you need them. The only small issue that some viewers might have is the large number of ads.

If Xumo is available in your area as an app from the Amazon app store, Xumo integrates with the Live TV tab that now features on most Fire TV devices. So, you don’t even have to go into the app to start watching any of these great channels, you can just tap over the Live tab and view the channel guide directly from your Amazon home screen.

On Demand

As well as hundreds of live TV channels, on offer are 1,000s of movies and TV shows on-demand. However, the choice with Xumo isn’t very exciting. You certainly won’t find any big hit movies, or anything recent. In fact, on offer are mostly weak and not very well known titles. If you’re looking for on-demand content from an official source that IS more exciting, try Peacock or The Roku Channel.  Available content changes on a regular basis. The following list is an example of what was available to stream at the time of writing this review.

Movies TV Shows
• In the Line of Fire • 21 Jump Street
• Dr. Strangelove • Heartland
• Roxanne • Most Haunted
• True Romance • The Dick Van Dyke Show
• Flatliners • Antiques Road trip
• Insidious • Alf
• Snowpiercer • Storage Wars: Texas
• Bram Stoker's Dracula • World War II Diaries

Do I Need to Sign Up?

No. As a matter of fact, no account, subscription or signup is required. In other words, everything is free! At this time, there isn’t even an option to sign up for an account to get you additional benefits such as settings parental control or syncing your favourites and watchlist across devices. However, their website states that “the Xumo team is working hard to bring features like these to you soon.”

Where Can I Watch Xumo?

Xumo is available to stream on most of your devices as an app as well as on any web browser. Simply search your app store for Xumo then install it. Or visit the Xumo website. Additionally, if you use Kodi, Xumo can be found as on addon in the official Kodi repository. 

But if you can’t get Xumo from your app store then you may be able to sideload it. In order to do so, your device must be capable of installing apps from unknown sources. Once your device is enabled for sideloading, you can then install the app from my Downloads page.

A VPN is required if you want to bypass geographical restrictions on streaming services. By using a VPN you can choose your location then connect to the correct server to overcome blocks on your streaming. NordVPN especially has excellent unblocking capabilities and can unlock most streaming services, no matter where you are!

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