PlayStation Vue Updates Its Guide With New Features

Sony has quietly been updating the PlayStation Vue guide. The new feature will be something sports fans will likely enjoy.

Yesterday the Android TV version of PlayStation Vue started giving live scores for sporting events in the guides, allowing PlayStation Vue subscribers to quickly find an interesting game. This was first spotted by some Redditors over on the PlayStation Vue subreddit.

This update has not rolled out to all platforms yet.

This update is one more move by PlayStation Vue in what seems to be a growing battle with Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW for sports viewers.

Sports viewers are especially valuable for services such as PlayStation Vue because they are more likely to watch live. Live viewers allow services to sell more high profile ads for more money. Advertisers love live events because it means you won’t be fast-forwarding through the ads.

Recently Sony has been investing heavily into sports getting rights to the NFL Network, NBA Network, and most recently the MLB Network. PlayStation Vue has also been working hard to add CBS local affiliates, giving viewers access to all the sports events that air on CBS including the NFL and March Madness.

The real winners here are cord cutters as live TV streaming services fight for our money we get more options.

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  • Richard smith

    4/19 Fire tv added live window , catch up, on demand and all channels in guide. Explore added live and new

    • Lynnneez

      Same, although I didn’t notice the changes to Explore until you noted them. I love having picture in picture type screen in the guide and the other changes. In terms of Explore, that is yet another awesome and unique search feature not available on any other service. Now if they would just port the multi-screen view to fire I would be even happier and incidentally that is yet another unique to PS Vue feature.

  • Bruce Wayne

    PS Vue proving once again why it is simply the superior live TV streaming service.

  • Bruce Wayne

    “Advertisers love live events because it means you won’t be fast-forwarding through the ads.”

    I usually just mute the TV or turn it off or do something else until the game comes back on.

    • GersonT1000

      Sshhh, don’t tell our secret.

  • Ken Weide

    The Apple TV update now has a “sports” section. It is also now easier to switch between two show.

  • S Bradshaw

    We better be able to turn this live scores crap off. Sometimes I plan on watching a sports event later because I missed the beginning of it and I don’t need some “feature” ruining the results for me. I can’t wait until ESPN gets interactive and got can disable their feed at the bottom

    • Bruce Wayne

      You can turn it off in the settings. Personally, I like it for when I’m watching multiple games and want to check in on other games without changing channels.

  • Craig Werner

    I agree with S Bradshaw. I no longer have access to ESPN since switching to Sling blue. Their live score scroll was one of the reasons I switched from Sling Orange to blue. It spoiled more than one game I was planning to watch after the fact. Now two months being ESPN less I don’t miss it at all. Sling blue with the sports add on is all I need along with MLB.tv and NHL.tv. If Sling doesn’t get the MLB Network at some point I’m going to consider switching over to VUE.

  • I’ve noticed another recent update that I haven’t seen anyone else talk about, in the latest version many of the channels that are On Demand actually have On Demand icons in the guide for each show. For example the Hiyah Channel didn’t used to show On Demand next to every show and now it does.

    • Jim Carter

      You’re right, no mention anywhere of this feature enhancement. There’s also a window to view the current channel when accessing the guide.

      • JC

        I just got back home today and saw the little display in corner while in guide- Android TV Nvidia shield.

    • Bruce Wayne

      What device are you on?

      • Formerly the Fire TV 2, currently the amazing Nvidia Shield Pro (2017)

        • Bruce Wayne

          On PS4, we’ve had that since the service launched. Same as on my Android phone.

          • JC

            I don’t see a live TV corner on Android phone while in the guide.

          • Bruce Wayne

            That’s not what we were talking about.

          • JC

            Well in landscape no video but audio, but in portrait it does show video at top.

  • Ashley Nunya

    I just made the switch this past weekend and am beyond happy with my choice. Buh-bye Comcast.

  • BrianH1972

    ROOT Sports. Any word? The service that gets this first gets my support.

  • Richard smith

    The Apple TV app update::
    Better flow when navigating in the guide
    UI improvements
    Some DVR shows could not be played – fixed.
    Users could sometimes be signed out after waking up the Apple TV – fixed
    Stability fixes

    New Features
    – Quick Navigation from Video player page
    – Multi-Day Guide
    – Users can now see guide for past and future dates

    • Added jog betweeb 2 channels handy for news junkies. Even handier if and when they ever offer Bloomberg TV.

      • Richard smith

        Don’t know about the Apple tv, but Fire tv has a Bloomberg app that streams live free.

  • Bob Kirsch

    Well, still waiting for a guide in the Roku app before I even consider the move from SlingTV. But there are still channels missing vs. Sling….

    • horror hideout

      I already have Vue on Roku and have for a while. It’s guide is freaking terrible (I used to have Sling). HOWEVER, it is SO much more stable in viewing. Rarely ever re-loads or loses streaming. And that DVR Vue has with “My Shows” is great. But, yes I really need a better guide. It’s awful. My wife will not even watch Vue because she wants a TV Guide/Dish/Direct TV style guide.

      • gchasse

        I use Roku as well, and I agree the guide is terrible. It is clunky and takes a while to find things. It is virtually impossible to scan through a program guide to find out what is on. I hope they do improve it soon.

        Otherwise I love Vue. It has pretty much what I want in sports and the one movie channel I want, TCM, and I pay $35. Hard to beat that deal.

        I used to have Dish and paid to get that and also the Filipino package for my wife for $120. Now I get pretty much what I want and my wife finds her Filipino news through UTube. It actually works out better for her because she watches it when she wants.