More ways to ways to watch your favorite shows, Sony recently announced a new, cloud-based TV service called PlayStation Vue. This allows access live TV and on-demand content without further subscriptions, and it's coming to both the current and past gen consoles i.e; the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
Sony claims this will "reinvents" the experience of watching the TV, SCE CEO Andrew House stated:
"Everyday TV is about to become extraordinary with our new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue. Today's announcement builds on the historic success of PlayStation 4 and demonstrates what our company is capable of when we embrace disruption and stay true to gamers."
Vue's U.I. delivers "unprecedented personalization and simplicity," and features recommendation algorithms. On-demand content can be viewed with Vue's Explore option, and also has a filter option which has a variety of options like program, genre, ratings, popularity, etc. Vue also bring you the last three days of popular shows without further scheduled recordings. Shows can be saved to the cloud, where they will remain for a period of up to 28 views. A beta is set to kick off soon for select ps3 and ps4 owners, during this beta phase Vue will have about 75 channels. CBS, FOX, Discovery Communications, Science, NBC Universal, Viacom, Scripps Networks Interactive, and more are some the partners who have signed up with Sony. Pricing has yet to be revealed but Sony promises "fair and competitive" they promised that these rates will not hold any hidden fees or other charges. Month-to-month sing up are also available, no long-term commitments are required. The full launch is set for the first quarter of 2015.