Cable TV seems to be in a freefall since more and more companies have released their own TV streaming service. Despite the hopes of many users, Apple has not done so and might never start their own streaming service. However, if you own a fourth-generation Apple TV you can download the PlayStation Vue app for all your TV needs.
PlayStation Vue offers a wide variety of live television channels such as AMC, Discovery, HBO, ESPN, Showtime, and many more. It will include all of its standard features like cloud DVR and the option for multiple simultaneous streams. Sony has stated that the app will also work with the Siri remote feature.
Sony’s streaming service was initially only available on Sony products like their very popular gaming console or smart TVs. However, the company has started to expand the service’s reach by bringing to more platforms. Back in October, the service arrived on Android TV, while in November it was released on the web for both Mac and PC users. With its addition on Apple TV, Sony has managed to fulfill the requests of many users.
In the TV streaming market, Sony faces competition from Dish’s Sling TV, AT&T’s upcoming DirectTV, as well as Hulu’s live TV service. The company is focusing on the unique feature set and the user experience it provides during the promotion of the service, which serves as the main difference between the other services. Although the service recently lost support from all Viacom channels, Sony is still confident that it can compete and even edge out the rival services.
Besides the Cloud DVR, which is an extremely useful feature, allowing to record your shows directly on the cloud for later viewing, PlayStation Vue can also run on multiple devices from the same account. This is very advantageous for larger families who want to watch different shows on their own device. Vue allows up to five simultaneous streams while Sling TV allows for only three at once on its best service plan.
Vue will offer three different pricing options depending on how many channels you want to have. However, the availability of some live channels like NBC, ESPN, and Fox, will depend on your location.
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