PlayStation Vue now available on Roku; Android support coming next week

Roku owners can now enjoy PlayStation Vue on their streaming devices, while Android users will just need to wait a week before they can join.

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Sony has been slow with the expansion of its PlayStation Vue since it was first announced back in 2014. We’ve seen the service make its way across several Sony products, iOS, and Chromecast, but today, the company has announced it’s currently available on Roku with an expansion to Android coming next week.

PlayStation Vue subscribers can fire up their Roku Streaming Stick, Streaming players, or Roku TV to download its designated application.

As for Android, Sony says PlayStation Vue support will be available for all Android smartphones and tablets starting as early as next week. Sony will support smartphones and tablets running OS v4.4 and higher, so be sure that your operating system is up to date before attempting to download the PlayStation Vue app.

It should go without saying, but in order to watch PlayStation Vue on any of these devices, you'll need to be a subscriber. Sony offers a seven-day free trial option if you're interested in checking Vue out for yourself, but after that, you'll need to subscribe to either its Access, Core, or Elite subscriptions.

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    June 22, 2016 9:00 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, PlayStation Vue now available on Roku; Android support coming next week

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      June 22, 2016 12:26 PM

      At it's core, PS Vue is a great idea. Unfortunately it's price point is still not worth paying for it. You can get a cable package for a cheaper price with more channels,so I don't understand Sony's pricing.

      I feel like if they really wanted to put a dent into cable subs,they need to bring that Elite package down to about $40,that way I could add Showtime for another $10,and that would be about the same price for Xfinity,though it would feature less channels,but let's face it,who needs 140 channels anyway when you only watch about 20 at most.

      I wonder how many people are subscribed to Vue,because if it's not a whole lot,which I suspect there isn't,I can easily see this thing going away fairly quickly without a drastic price restructuring.

      That being said,I think I'll give it a try for a month when the new tv season starts. I did the 7 day trial and I actually liked it quite a bit.

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        June 22, 2016 12:33 PM

        Maybe you can get a cable package with more channels for less but I cant and I doubt many others can. Are you figuring in the cost of renting their receiver and all the extra fees that come along with a cable sub? That’s usually what kills any value.

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        June 22, 2016 12:37 PM

        I disagree - even if you find a comparible minimum monthly at a cable company, they still charge you monthly fees for each box/remote/etc. I needed 3 DVR boxes (w/ remotes) in my house and my monthly fee with Time Warner almost doubled. Direct TV was almost as bad. I switched to Vue a few months ago and while it isn't perfect (mainly due to app performance on Fire TV sticks) it is still much cheaper per month than I could get with any cable company.

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          June 22, 2016 12:51 PM

          Just checking here I can get 70 channels with TWC for a promotional price of $49.99 plus all their bullshit fees. I dropped my low end DirecTV package at $70 a month for Vue and ive been happy.

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            June 22, 2016 1:20 PM

            agreed- we cut the cord and use the middle package and we get all the channels we ever watched on cable for $35

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        June 22, 2016 12:53 PM

        Disagree, the price point is pretty good after evaluating a few options I had. Plus you aren't locked into a contract or anything.

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      June 22, 2016 1:17 PM

      Awesome! Been enjoying it with the ps4 but was hoping for android support away from the main tv

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      June 22, 2016 5:47 PM

      Can anybody confirm if the new Roku app performs decently?

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      June 22, 2016 6:52 PM

      That is awesome, hopefully Shield TV support isn't far off

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