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March 14, 2016

PlayStation Vue Internet TV service expands to over 200 cities in U.S.

by John_A

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Sony’s PlayStation Vue Internet TV service has only been available in a few cities in the US since it launched in 2015, but now the company has expanded the service to over 200 more U.S. cities. The service is accessible via Amazon’s Fire TV devices and also supports Google’s Chromecast on compatible IOS devices.

Subscribers in those cities will have access to three different subscription tiers:

  • 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.

The new PlayStation Vue cities will not have live access to local ABC, CBS, Fox or NBC stations, but video-on-demand content from ABC, Fox and NBC is available on the service now, with CBS coming at a later date. Sony says that it is working to add the local stations to PlayStation Vue sometime in the future.

In addition, PlayStation Vue users have the following extra features:

  • Cloud DVR — PlayStation Vue’s unmatched cloud DVR allows users to record hundreds of shows at once and store thousands of hours of content.
  • Simultaneous Streaming — a single PlayStation Vue subscription allows users to simultaneously stream content across different devices.
  • Powerful Interface — this seamlessly blends live and on-demand content to put top programming front and center, with innovative search and discovery tools. You can also “catch up” on many popular programming within the past three days from a show’s first live airing.

PlayStation Vue is also supported by Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles along with an app for the iPhone and iPad.

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