Sony has expanded the number of local stations available on its live streaming television service PlayStation Vue. The platform has slowly added ABC, CBS, and similar local stations for customers throughout the United States, though many still lacked access to those options. That has changed for subscribers in some markets, however.
Local stations are the ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX networks available to people in any given region. These networks provide local news, weather, and sports, making them an important option for many customers. Though these networks are available in populated regions for free over-the-air via antennas, some people prefer to stream them for convenience and DVR.
Sony states it has added another 85 local channels to its streaming lineup, these providing customers with access to their city’s NBC, ABC, and similar networks. With these latest additions, Sony says it now offers more than 540 local channels across its service areas. The full list can be found here.
In addition to local channels, PlayStation Vue offers customers access to a large number of nationally available networks, including major ones like AMC, Animal Planet, ESPN and ESPN2, Disney Channel and Disney Junior, USA, WE, Travel Channel, Syfy, TBS, TNT, TLC, and more. Customers can choose one of four different channel package options, as well as add-ons like HBO and Showtime.