For a select few cities in the US, you’ve been able to enjoy Playstation Vue. For the rest of us, Sony has just announced that it’s finally making its nationwide debut. Finally the rest of us can enjoy live and on-demand television from the biggest networks.
The announcement comes directly from the Playstation Blog. Starting at just $29.99 a month, you gain access to 55+ channels. The full breakdown is listed below:
- Access Slim: 55+ channels, including live cable TV, movies, and sports channels for $29.99 per month.
- Core Slim: 70+ channels, including all the channels from Access Slim with the addition of national and regional sports networks for $34.99 per month.
- Elite Slim: 100+ channels, featuring all the channels from Core Slim with the addition of more top movie and entertainment channels for $44.99 per month.
These prices differ from the standard, non-slim packages available in the original launch cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami. The reason for this cheaper price-point is that ABC, FOX, and NBC will only offer content that is video-on-demand. Luckily, most of the content shows up 24 hours after airing.
Additionally, Playstation Vue (which we included in our cord cutting guide) comes with a few more features. Cloud DVR allows users to record their favorite shows to their hearts content. This will come in handy in 40 years when we retire! Simultaneous streaming also lets us stream our content on multiple devices at the same time. This is definitely helpful for families.
With access to Playstation Vue from a multitude of devices, we think this is a great step in finally getting rid of those pesky cable bills. For more details, check out the announcement here.