Sony on Monday announced its PlayStation Vue service is finally rolling out nationwide. Vue gives subscribers access to 55+ channels of live cable TV, movies, and sports for just $29.99 per month—and that’s just for the slim package.
Previously, PlayStation Vue was only available in select markets, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. The reason for that was because Vue offered live local broadcasts, something that helped set it apart from something like Sling TV. With today’s expansion, however, these live broadcasts (CBS, ABC, FOX and NBC) are being dropped. However, on-demand programming is still available. Hey, at least you’ll have ESPN.
Below are the three different packages to choose from:
- Cloud DVR — PlayStation Vue’s unmatched cloud DVR allows users to record hundreds of shows at once and store thousands of hours of content.
- Simultaneous Streaming — a single PlayStation Vue subscription allows users to simultaneously stream content across different devices.
- Powerful Interface — this seamlessly blends live and on-demand content to put top programming front and center, with innovative search and discovery tools. You can also “catch up” on many popular programming within the past three days from a show’s first live airing.
PlayStation Vue still stands out by offering Cloud DVR, along with simultaneous streaming and what it calls a “powerful interface.” If you really can’t do without live local broadcasts, Sony says it’s working with stations to offer this feature in the future, so plans may change yet again.
PlayStation Vue is currently available through the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and iOS devices.