Sony is on a roll and they are not taking chances! They recently (well, recently new to me here in coastal Georgia) announced PlayStation Vue. The service comes in three tiers with a different lot of “channels” to watch from. They expanded their area and are now marketing it pretty heavily on YouTube via their ads. What is PlayStation Vue? That is a good question and one that may be confused with on PlayStation TV.
PlayStation Vue is a new service that is sort of like HBO Go meets Netflix, meets cable. You basically pay a monthly fee to access a certain level of networks. As an example, their cheapest level allows you to watch AMC, Discovery, MTV and NatGo. With each of their higher priced tier, the more channels you receive. The best part is that they also offer premium channels for extra fee or as standalone. Examples of that would be ShowTime and Machinima, both for pretty decent prices compared to cable subscriptions.
More highlights include live TV (no needing to wait for it to be posted) and a DVR feature!
So how does it work? Well, Sony is making sure lots of people can be potential customers. That means PS3, PS4, Amazon FireTV, ChromeCast, & iOS. No word on the PlayStation TV or what this means for that device’s future. It will be interesting to see what this brings and if the future will let it expand to other devices. However for kicking off, they are doing a nice amount of non-Sony devices.
Prices and availability do differ from place to place, so I won’t be providing that info. Nor have I tried it (yet), but I am looking forward to learn more about it. It is a right step and I am thinking their competitors better step it up, as Sony is showing their PlayStation brand is serious.
Have you tried it it and if so, do you like it? If you haven’t tried it, do you think you would be interested enough to give it a whirl?