Sony has announced it’s reducing the price of all PlayStation Vue multi-channel plans by $10, which will be available for all new subscribers immediately while current subscribers will see the reduced pricing reflected in their next billing cycle.
Here are the new tiers and rates Sony has made available for the PlayStation Vue:
- Accesss: 60+ channels - includes broadcast TV, cable, movies and sports, available for $39.99
- Core: 75+ channels - includes all the channels in Access with the addition of regional sports networks, available for $44.99
- Elite: 100+ channels - features all the channels in Access and Core, with the addition of more sports channels, top movie and entertainment networks, available for $54.99
In addition to these changes in pricing, Sony has also added Disney and ESPN Media Networks content. Here’s the channel lineup and plans for the newly-added channels:
Disney/ABC Television Group
- ABC (Access)
- Disney Channel (Access)
- Disney Junior (Access)
- Disney XD (Access)
- Freeform (Access)
- Fusion (Elite)
- ESPN (Access)
- ESPN 2 (Access)
- ESPNU (Core)
- ESPNEWS (Core)
- SEC Network (Core)
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I had a free trial for a week a while back,and while I like the whole idea of Vue,it's still overpriced.
I'm glad they finally got the Disney owned stations,but in all honesty,they seem to be aiming directly at people that are looking for a reason to "cut the cord" of cable,but I feel like you really aren't saving that much money.
If they are really interested in aggressively getting people to sign up,the Elite package really shouldn't be more than $35/month,with Core being $30,and Access being $25.Personally,I would sign up for the Elite package if that was the pricing structure.
I hope the price keeps getting lower. I might end up cable cutting soon. My cable package right now is way too much, and getting the elite package as is would save me around $40. I think I might get an Amazon Fire TV/Stick and try the 7 day trial to see if it fits my needs.
My issue with Vue is that while the prospect of getting all my cable channels in one place sounds awesome, I don't think they've cracked the nut of the PS4 being a power hog. I still remember writing that story about how much juice the Xbone and PS4 eat up and if that's still the case, I don't want to have this thing running for hours at a time and have my electric bill skyrocket.
pretty soon all those off cable programs are going to cost more than cable. It's inevitable