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Playstation Vue Adds The Ability to Take Your DVR With You


Every wish you could access your PlayStation Vue DVR outside your house? Well now on the iPad and iPhone you can do just that.

In the past access to your PlayStation Vue DVR was limited and you needed to at least sync with your home network before watching them on a mobile device. Now PlayStation Vue is making it easier than ever to access your DVR recording outside of your house.

Now I have read mixed reports but from my understanding, Android devices have already had this feature? (If you can help confirm this please leave us a comment.

That is not the only new feature Sony rolled out this week. They also added the ability to restart live TV if you are recording it and more ways to find your shows.

Now if you hold down your select button on a show in the menu it will launch a new menu letting you watch latest episode, find more from that channel, or remove a show from your programs.

No longer do you need to dig down into the My Shows tab to find your DVR recordings. Now you can do that any time you run across that show in the guide.

PlayStation Vue also added the ability to restart live show you also setup to DVR. Now if you try to start a show that you have recording and has already started you will get the option to start the episode from the beginning or watch it live.

We have reached out to Sony for comment at this time we have not heard back from Sony about the PlayStation Vue update. Sony has also not made any official announcement on their social media or blog at the time of this posting.

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  • SS

    I hate to repeat this but both the ability to restart and watching DVR on the go have been available for a while on all devices. Ability to restart has been there since I signed up for PS Vue in early 2016. The only thing that changed is the prompt that makes you choose whether to start from the beginning or go to live.

    DVR’d content was only restricted for a few shows that didn’t support out-of-home network viewing. But they took care of most of that early last summer. The only thing that’s different is adding it to the guide.

    Luke, if you have PS Vue and devices like Fire TV and Apple TV, please go and explore PS Vue in depth. You will find these features have always been there. Right now, they’re just polishing them up.

  • faganm24

    I’ve been able to watch DVR on my Android phone remote from home for at least a few months. One time when I opened it up, it had a full screen banner announcement that indicated this.

  • mnsportsgeek

    Welcome to June.

  • Jon Schumacher

    I did not have the ability to start a recording show from the beginning before. I have fire TV and used to have to wait for the recording to finish to watch from the beginning. Just last night I was able to start a show from the beginning that was currently recording. Maybe the update did not go to all devices until yesterday.

    • SS

      You probably just never tried it because you didn’t know it was there. But it’s always been there. I’ve used it for over a year now. And it’s been on their website for a long time. So, it can’t be a limited feature. The prompt is new though.

    • greg

      Dude you have been able to do that for at least 6 months. I have fire TV too.

  • greg

    This is just Apple world catching up everything but the “hold select for more options” has been around a good while.
    Restart show while recording and still skip ads is definitely there since I signed up last Jan.
    Iv know because I went to Sony’s site to cry about it and the users told me how to do it.
    Now if the picture quality was better they would have an industry changing product.

    Also thanks to don’t for giving me a free 6 month upgrade to the the sting it off raising prices..

  • udontknowme123

    Every wish people who write internet articles would use proper English? I have.