Sony looks to compete in the streaming services arena, via the launch of its own TV streaming service: PlayStation Vue.
Available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users alike, the new service offers both live and on-demand TV with a cloud-based DVR service to stream television shows, movies, and sports directly to consoles — without a cable or satellite subscription.
It starts at $50 USD per month, which gives users 53 channels, such as CBS, Fox, NBC, Bravo, CNN, Comedy Central, the Food Network, MTV, Nickelodeon and TNT. At $60 a month, you get access to a small handful of local sports networks, including New York’s YES and the Big Ten Network. And for $70 a month, you’ll be able to stream 26 more channels, such as FXM, Logo and Sprout.
Disney-owned channels, including ABC and ESPN, are not currently available on PlayStation Vue.
The service is available through PlayStation consoles, but is currently limited to Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia.
Additonally, Sony is also working on bringing the service to the iPad in the near future.