In October 2019, Sony revealed it would be ending PlayStation Vue after the last 4 years of service in order to focus on their core gaming business. You will still be able to access TV and movie content through the PlayStation Store using your PS4.
Basic package includes 50+ channels, with upgrades.
Easy-to-operate cloud DVR with virtually unlimited capability.
5 simultaneous streams and 10 viewing profiles available.
Services shut down on January 30, 2020.
Offers fewer channels than comparably priced services — and includes commercials.
No options for parental controls.
What features does PlayStation Vue offer?
PlayStation Vue allows you to create up a primary account and add up to 9 profiles to personalize your top channels with your friends or family. Other features include:
Supports range of devices
Stream on more than your PlayStation. Watch shows, sports and more from your computer, your mobile device, tablet or PlayStation.
Nearly 50 channels to start, with more add on options
The basic service comes with all the networks, plus plenty of family-friendly channels, like Disney and Animal Planet. There’s also a few news options, like CNN, Fox News, and Fox Business.
You can upgrade your package to include ESPN and other sports channels.
Virtually unlimited DVR capability
Record unlimited episodes from up to 500 shows. The DVR is easy and intuitive to use too.
What devices is PlayStation Vue compatible with?
PlayStation Vue is compatible with select PlayStation consoles, smart TVs, mobile devices and tablets:
Roku Players and TVs — firmware 7.7 and newer
Amazon Fire TV — all gens
Apple TV —4th generation running tvOS 11.0 and newer
Android TV — all generations
Mobile devices and tablets
iOS devices — iOS 9 or higher
Android — Android phones and tablets running Android OS version 5.0 or newer
Amazon — Fire HD6 tablets and newer
PS Vue TV — Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge
How much does PlayStation Vue cost?
You’ll pay $49.99 for the basic multichannel package with increasing costs across three additional tiers. Channel availability and pricing may vary by ZIP code.
$49.99 a month
50+ channels, including networks, ESPN, CNN, Disney and Cartoon Network
$54.99 a month
60+ channels, including IFC, Sundance, NBA TV and ESPNU
$64.99 a month
90+ channels, including Hallmark, Fusion and other niche and sports channels
$84.99 a month
90+ channels, including HBO and Showtime
Upgrade your package with premium channels and an array of sports options through add-ons.
$10 a month for Core, Elite or Ultra subscribers
NFL RedZone, NBC Sports, Longhorn Network and more
HBO or Cinemax
$15 a month
Choose from two premium channels — or bundle for savings
Up to $4.99 a month
Universo, Fox Deportes, Nat Geo Mundo and more
$2.99 a month
Science, tech, history and nature documentaries on demand
PlayStation Vue free trial
With PlayStation Vue doomed to wind down its services in January 2020, it is no longer accepting new subscribers, effectively ending its advertised free five-day trial.
What can I watch with PlayStation Vue?
PlayStation Vue is comparable to a traditional cable package. You’ll get the networks, plus a big range of cable stations. Sports channels are noticeable missing from the basic service, but you can sign up for an additional Sports Pack. Other add-ons are also available.
How much data does it use?
PlayStation lets you control how much data you use depending on the quality you’re looking for.
1 GB data every 2 hours
1 GB data every 1 hour
1 GB data every 30 minutes
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Frequently asked questions
Yes. You can stream PlayStation Vue from up to five devices at the same time.
It depends on what you’re looking for. It offers a bundle of channels, comparable to a traditional cable service. The price is comparable to DirectTV, YouTube TV, and other competitors. However, PS Vue doesn’t offer quite as many channels as its competitors.
Yes. You can attach up to 9 additional profiles to your main account, allowing for personalization of channels and settings among them.
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PlayStation Vue is a multichannel streaming option to replace traditional cable. But it’s not cheap. And if you’re not already a subscriber, you may be out of luck: PlayStation is shuttering this service on January 30, 2020, citing too much competition.
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