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Sony's PlayStation Vue live streaming TV service is here

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Mar 2015 13:06 User comments (4)

Sony's PlayStation Vue live streaming TV service is here It's finally here, but it won't come cheap.
Sony has officially launched its live streaming TV service, PlayStation Vue, in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

The live streaming TV service also has on-demand content and will launch with major content partners like CBS, Discovery, Animal Planet, Syfy, Food Network, Fox News and many, many more.

Available for the PS3 and PS4, the service also offers personalization options, cloud-based DVR recording without storage limits for up to 28 days after airing and discovery tools to help you find new programs you may like.

Starting at $50 for a 'core' package of CBS, Fox, NBC and 25 other channels, the service is more expensive than recently launched Sling TV but does offer more bang for the buck. For $60, you get Core plus regional sports and some movie channels and for $70 you get the "Elite" package of everything and an additional 25 "lifestyle, music and family channels." At $70, however, are you really saving much off your cable subscription?

Full list of channels:

CBS – At launch, PlayStation®Vue will offer the live linear signal from CBS Television Network's owned-and-operated TV stations in select leading markets in addition to on-demand prime-time programming.
• Discovery Communications – Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Family Channel and 11 more brands.
• Fox – Fox Networks Group's portfolio of national entertainment programming services, including - FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD. Additionally FOX Sports' national and regional programming services - FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, BTN, Fox's regional sports networks, including YES Network and Prime Ticket. The agreement also covers Fox's owned and operated television stations.
• NBCUniversal – All local offerings from NBC, Telemundo and regional sports networks as well as Bravo, CNBC, E!, NBCSN, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy, USA Network and more.
• Scripps Networks Interactive – HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Cooking Channel.
• Viacom – BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, PALLADIA, Spike, VH1 and more

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4 user comments

118.3.2015 14:19

70 bucks is actually not that bad, DTV is shit, and the only other real option is cable which is way overpriced and will cost you around 80 bucks for everything listed here.


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218.3.2015 23:29

The only issue I see with charging a price comparable to that of cable companies is the fact that the only television that will be able to stream content is the one that has the PS3/4 connected to it...that's a deal breaker for me.

319.3.2015 9:30

If this service has AMC I would actually drop my cable service.


OH YES ... THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

419.3.2015 12:47

this will be total crap. i doubt this will compare with what you can get from amazon instant video and netflix, unless the major media companies start dropping them in favor of sony because they pay more. i haven't had traditional cable tv in years. if i can't find it on amazon instant or netflix i can use torrents.

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