PlayStation announced its Internet-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, back in late 2014 and promising it would launch commercially in early 2015. Today, Sony has stayed true to its promise and has launched PlayStation Vue in Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia.
PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners will be able to access PlayStation Vue within those regions. Vue allows its users to view both live television and on-demand content at any time, while also offering a cloud-based DVR that can save your favorite shows for up to 28 days.
PlayStation Vue also offers a powerful discovery tool that helps viewers filter through thousands of shows in just moments, allowing them to find what they’re looking for much more quickly. Best of all, your favorite shows and channels will always be front and center when launching PlayStation Vue.
In regards to expansion, Sony says they’re working hard to deliver PlayStation Vue to more cities as well as offering the service on the iPad in the near future. So if you don’t live in NYC, Chi-Town, or Philly, then consider this a first step to Vue being made available in your region.
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The pricing is nuts.
It's $50 to $70 on top of your broadband connection cost.
If they are just going to repeat what the cable companies are costing, with no additional benefit, why would you get this? In fact, given some of the limitations, it could be argued that it would be worth the money just to stick with Comcast.
I just downloaded it yesterday and I'm using the 7 day trial.Let's just say that I'm going to make sure that I cancel it before the seven days.
I used it on both my PS3 and PS4.On my PS3 with wifi,it's not very good.It buffers quite a bit and maneuvering through the UI is a bit of a chore.I definitely would not recommend this setup. On my PS4,I have it hardwired and I must admit,it works like a dream and is virtually flawless.
The biggest problem with Playstation Vue comes down to one simple thing,price.My trial is for the Access package,and for $50,it's absolutely NOT worth it.Without the local ABC affiliate,WGN,or Comcast Sports Net (Chicago),you really aren't getting anything better than what cable can provide.I would've gladly paid the $50 for the Elite package,but for a stripped down basic cable package,Nah! not worth it at all.
Sony needs to rethink their pricing structure if they want to even think about making Playstation Vue a viable option for anyone looking to use this service as a permanent alternative to cable or dish.