PlayStation Vue launching commercially in early 2015

Sony's PlayStation Vue internet-based TV service is currently on track to be made available to the public by early 2015.

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Sony announced PlayStation Vue this past November as the company attempts to offer an internet-based television service to PlayStation consoles and additional devices in the future. The service has been available as part of an invite-only beta, but the company says they expect to release a commercial version of Vue within the next few months.

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai confirmed plans to launch Vue in the near future the company’s CES conference this week. The service will make its debut on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, but then be made available across additional Sony and non-Sony products, such as the iPad. As of now, Sony has yet to reveal its pricing and package details, although the company did previously share there would be no contracts to sign and customers can enjoy the service on a month-to-month basis if they wish.

Microsoft made a similar TV-based announcement recently as the company has teamed up with Dish Network to offer Sling TV to Xbox One owners in the coming weeks. With the launch of Vue and support for Sling TV, the amount of entertainment console owners will have at their fingertips will hopefully keep them busy during those rare occassions they're not actually playing a video game.

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    January 7, 2015 7:30 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, PlayStation Vue launching commercially in early 2015

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      January 7, 2015 7:41 AM

      Have they announced any pricing yet?

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      January 7, 2015 7:55 AM

      Nice. But if its not game related...not interested.

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        January 7, 2015 8:16 AM

        But what if you're watching a TV show about video games?

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      January 7, 2015 11:05 AM

      I'm really hoping the pricing is competitive.I would be willing to pay $15 per month for the service if it's as good as it seems.

      If this is successful,we could be looking at the beginning of the end for traditional cable tv.HBO and Showtime have already announced that they are doing a-la-cart service(along with CBS,but I couldn't care less about any of their shows),which is good for people like me that would rather have a couple of channels for a smaller fee than a bunch of crappy stations that you'll never watch,but are still paying for.

      If I can get PS Vue,Showtime,and HBO for under $25/month,consider men sold at least for a few months.Oh,and especially if they are all streaming in 1080p,which is an absolute must.

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        January 7, 2015 11:08 AM

        Tell me more about these men that are being sold...

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        January 7, 2015 11:19 AM

        I doubt you'll get just Showtime and HBO for 25 a month. I don't think they're going to undercut their existing business. They're looking to reach new customers. Showtime and HBO will probably be 15 each.

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          January 7, 2015 3:14 PM

          Honestly,I don't know why they wouldn't,even it it's only a few dollars.The other thing is,they still have to complete with Netflix,which is under $10 for their basic streaming service.

          Also,don't be surprised if they have tiered plans like PS+ has with 1 month,6 months,or yearly subs.I don't see anyway they do month to month subs,because people would be dropping off like crazy the second that Game Of Thrones ends for the season.

          Same principles go for PS Vue.If they aren't going to price their service comparable to Netflix,they they aren't going to be very successfull,unless they have something different,and more importantly,better to offer.

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        January 7, 2015 11:28 AM

        it could be a very good time for customers in the US. it'll take a few years for the draconian regional distribution based laws to catch up, sadly.

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      January 7, 2015 1:53 PM

      Can it change your HUE colors based on the show playing on VUE?
      HUEVUE?