Playstation Vue

  • PlayStation Vue Details

    The PlayStation Vue is currently available in New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Sony plans to expand as quickly as possible

    Eric Lempel SNE’s Vice president during a recent interview explained further:

    "Everything we've launched usually comes out by country. In this case, because we felt local programming was important to the users, we wanted to make sure we got those deals signed so that it involves the local affiliates individually. But this year, we will be delivering a lot of new markets, so it's something that will evolve very quickly."

    Lempel also dubbed Vue as "a complete TV offering" and it should be given the price. The prices vary ranging from $50, $60, or $70 per month, depending on different subscription.

    While those values seem higher than Netflix and Hulu. Sony says that they are competing with cable companies such as Comcast. Lempel responded to some questions regarding different bundles:

    "We looked at that ... But you'll quickly see that if you choose a few of those, you'll be at a price much higher than our tiers. In our research and talking to consumers, they really did want that bundled offering. ... I think we'll continue to see this space evolve and similar to what we've done in the past, this product will evolve. We're adding new networks on a regular basis; we're in talks with a lot people."

    For those wondering, PlayStation Plus is not required for access to Vue, PlayStation Vue will also be accessible simultaneously across via three different devices at no extra.

  • Sony: PlayStation Vue Will "Reinvent" TV Experience

    sony-playstation-vue-fallonMore 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.

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