Sony Announces PlayStation Vue Cloud TV Service
Ryan Simmons / 5 years ago
Sony has finally unveiled details of it’s TV service it announced at CES this year. PlayStation Vue is Sony’s plan to take over cable and satellite subscriptions by offering a range of channels across a variety of “Sony and non-Sony devices”.
The service will launch this month as an invite-only beta and will only be available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 at first, before being available for a range of smartphones and tablets. The beta will be launched in New York before moving on to Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Each region will be able to receive around 75 channels from companies like Fox, NBC and CBS.
There are notable omissions from the list of channels, such as any channels from The Walt Disney Company like as ABC and ESPN. You’ll be able to watch channels live and keep programs for on-demand viewing for 28 days. Pricing is intersting, as Sony says that there will be no monthly contracts or installation fees. The service will see a much wider launch later next year.
Source: The Verge