Sony expands PlayStation Vue cloud TV service across US

PSVue_FavoriteChannelsGRIDSony Network Entertainment International (SNEI) has expanded its PlayStation Vue cloud TV service across the US, offering live and on-demand content from channels like AMC, Disney and ESPN.

The over-the-top delivered TV service will now be available in an additional 203 TV-designated market areas, with the US-wide rollout coming a year after SNEI first introduced the service to a select collection of US cities.

Viewers are able to choose from three content packages that range in price from US$29.99 per-month to US$44.99 per-month, with no long-term contracts.

The entry ‘Access Slim’ package offers some 55 channels, including live cable TV, movies and sports channels. The ‘Core Slim’ package costs US$34.99 per month, offers some 70 channels and adds live national and regional sports networks. Meanwhile the premium ‘Elite Slim’ offering has around 100 channels and includes more movie and entertainment channels.

“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, senior vice president of marketing and head of PlayStation Network Americas, SNEI.

“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.”

PlayStation Vue offers Cloud DVR services, simultaneous streaming across different devices, and live, catch-up and on-demand options from a single interface.

The service is accessible through the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, as well as iPad and iPhone through the PlayStation Vue mobile app. Google Chromecast is also supported via compatible iOS devices.

PlayStation Vue initially in launched in March 2015 and was available first in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco and Miami.