All of you cord-cutters have a new way to get some of your favorite channels back.
Sony announced today that its PlayStation Vue Internet-based TV service is expanding nationwide today. It starts at $30 a month for 55-plus channels and goes up to $45 for more than 100. It also enables users to record video via a cloud-based DVR (digital video recorder). Previously, Vue was only available in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami. You can view Vue (heh) with a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Amazon Fire Stick, Fire Stick TV, or iOS device.
“Since launching a year ago, our priority with PlayStation Vue has been to secure the best TV content for our audience and make it available to consumers nationwide; today, we’re delivering on that promise,” said Eric Lempel, the senior vice president of marketing and lead of PlayStation Network Americas, in a press release. “PlayStation Vue has been an ambitious project from the start, and national expansion demonstrates our ability to innovate in an industry that’s overdue for a reinvented experience. Thanks to the strong network relationships we’ve forged and technology we’ve built, consumers nationwide can enjoy a better way to watch TV.”
Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu have made cord-cutting popular with many homes tired of paying expensive prices for cable or satellite TV services. PlayStation Vue could offer an alternative for those that miss popular channels like ESPN, Disney, TBS, and Showtime. Sony noted that its working to add local broadcasts to the service.