PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue shutdown date just got confirmed

PlayStation Vue shutdown date just got confirmed

As we barrel toward the next generation of video game consoles, it seems Sony is looking to trim some fat. Today the company announced that it will be shutting down PlayStation Vue so it can narrow its focus to its core gaming business. The shut down won't be happening for a few months yet, with Sony deciding not to pull the plug until we're into 2020.

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PlayStation Vue adds new ways to watch hockey and football games

PlayStation Vue adds new ways to watch hockey and football games

Sony's over-the-top TV service PlayStation Vue has added two new major networks for accessing football and hockey content, including live games. Starting today, subscribers located around the United States can access ESPN's newly launched ACC Network, a subscription-tier television channel that was first announced in July 2016 and will officially launch tomorrow, July 22.

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Every PlayStation Vue plan just got a price hike

Every PlayStation Vue plan just got a price hike

Sony has announced a price hike impacting its PlayStation Vue over-the-top television service, one that will initially impact new customers with existing subscribers seeing the increase later on. The service itself isn't changing, though Sony does note that it has plans to expand the content it offers in the near future. The increase is consistent across the service, impacting all multi-channel plans equally, Sony revealed on Monday.

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Apple TV Channels courts cord-cutters, TV addicts, and desktop users

Apple TV Channels courts cord-cutters, TV addicts, and desktop users

A new version of the Apple TV app is coming to multiple platforms this year, and along with it, Apple TV Channels. This system will bring services like Hulu, DirecTV, and PlayStation Vue to iPhone, iPad, and macOS (MacBooks, desktops), with shows in mind. This system will include a slightly new UI and access to network TV from both satellite and cable brands.

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PS Vue users can now watch four channels at once on Apple TV

PS Vue users can now watch four channels at once on Apple TV

Watching more than one show at the same time used to involve setting up multiple displays or quickly toggling between channels during commercial breaks. Picture-in-picture support, DVR, and streaming television have all changed that, but watching three or more shows on the same large TV is still limited. That changes today for PlayStation Vue customers who own an Apple TV.

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PlayStation Vue expands with another 39 local stations

PlayStation Vue expands with another 39 local stations

Sony has once again expanded its PlayStation Vue channel offerings, this time around adding more than three dozen local stations for many markets across the US. The new local stations span the big four networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. Among the rollout, though, Fox accounts for nearly all of the new channel offerings across more than two dozen cities and market regions in the United States.

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PS Vue adds new livestreaming sci-fi and sports channels

PS Vue adds new livestreaming sci-fi and sports channels

Sony's livestreaming television service PlayStation Vue has added new channels for sports and science fiction fans. The additions are split up into the Core and Elite packages, though some of the sports offerings are limited to the Sports Pack, which is an add-on that can be tacked to one of the channel tiers for an additional fee.

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Apple TV app gets PlayStation Vue livestreaming TV support

Apple TV app gets PlayStation Vue livestreaming TV support

Sony's livestreaming television service PlayStation Vue is now available through Apple's TV app on the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. The company announced the new support this evening, revealing that existing customers can now activate the serivce on their Apple device. As always, new customers have the option of signing up for a free trial.

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PlayStation Vue livestreaming TV service adds dozens of local channels

PlayStation Vue livestreaming TV service adds dozens of local channels

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.

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PlayStation Vue adds 200 local stations in markets across the US

PlayStation Vue adds 200 local stations in markets across the US

Sony has expanded its PlayStation Vue live-streaming television service, adding 200 local channels for markets throughout the United States. The expansion adds new NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX local channels for many customers, bringing the total number of local stations on Vue to more than 450.

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It’s not been a good week for cord-cutters

It’s not been a good week for cord-cutters

Unexpected price increases, terms of service that change with no warning, and a gradual sense that you're paying more and more but getting nothing extra: the same complaints that led many to cut the cord are starting to crop up again, only this time around on-demand services. Indeed, it's not been a great week for cord-cutters trying to be frugal with their home entertainment.

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PlayStation Vue price increase adds $5/mo to all plans

PlayStation Vue price increase adds $5/mo to all plans

PlayStation Vue is about to get more expensive, with Sony announcing a price hike for its on-demand streaming service. The news comes, somewhat ironically, on the heels of AT&T confirming its DirecTV NOW service would be increasing its subscription fee, a move it said was to better match what rivals were charging.

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