PlayStation Vue, Sony’s new television service, has launched today for PS4 and PS3 in Chicago, IL, New York, NY, and Philadelphia, PA.
Vue combines both live and on-demand television as well as a cloud based DVR option to stream movies and television without having a standard cable or satellite subscription. Those living in the cities mentioned above can download now from the PlayStation store to receive a free seven day trial.
A post on the PlayStation Blog by Eric Lempel, Vice President of Sony Network Entertainment, had this to say about the service:
“We set out to build this revolutionary product with our community of gamers in mind. This latest addition to PlayStation Network lets you experience TV the way you have always wanted it. Your favorite shows and channels will always be front and center whenever you start PlayStation Vue. When you are looking for something new and exciting to watch, powerful discovery tools will help you filter thousands of shows in just moments, so you can search less and watch more. The cloud based DVR lets you save your favorite shows with no programming conflicts and store recorded episodes for up to 28 days.”
Subscription services to Vue have three different options: A $49.99 “Access” subscription featuring more than fifty channels, as well as movies and sports. A $59.99 “Core” option gives more access to local sports, as well as more channels. Finally, a $69.99 “Elite” option gives subscribers “a wide breadth of shows from the best channels…” Channels available so far through PlayStation Vue include CNN, MTV, Palladia, and Fox, amongst many more.
Though no immediate information regarding plans to introduce PlayStation Vue into other regions has been released just yet, more information on the service can be found on Sony Entertainment’s website.
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