Over the last few years, PlayStation Vue has quietly been adding great new features to their live TV streaming service. We have found that many cord cutters are not taking advantage of these options.
Today we are going to cover some of the PlayStation Vue tips that are most helpful. This post is going to be about tips that can be used on most, if not all, supported PlayStation Vue devices; therefore, tips like the multiple channels on the same screen at the same time won’t be listed because it is only supported on the Apple TV and PlayStation.
Tip #1 Profiles
If you are like me multiple people will be using the same streaming service. This means you find favorited networks or DVRed shows you wish you didn’t have to skip past. The good news is with PlayStation Vue you can create up to 10 profiles letting each user have their own list of favorite channels and DVR.
Add new profiles to your PlayStation Vue account from the Settings on your streaming player.
Tip #2 Inactivity Timeout
Do you have a data cap? One of the main reasons people go over their data cap is letting their streaming service run when they are not watching it. That is why PlayStation Vue offers an Inactivity Timer that displays a message asking if you are still watching. This way if you fall asleep watching TV PlayStation Vue won’t continue to burn through your data cap.
The best news is you can control how often it asks if you are still watching and even turn it completely off. Inside Settings of your PlayStation Vue app you can change the Inactivity Timeout to anywhere from 1 hour to 10 hours and even completely turn it off.
To change the Inactivity Timeout, go to Settings in your PlayStation Vue app and select App Settings. There you will find the Inactivity Timeout option.
Tip #3 Default Profile
PlayStation Vue’s profiles are a great way to let your kids have their own DVR, favorites, and more. Yet we know that having to select the profile you want over and over again can be annoying. The good news is you can set different TVs to automatically log into a profile for that TV.
Inside your app settings, PlayStation Vue lets you set a default profile for each TV. This means the TV in your kids’ playroom will auto log into their profile and the TV in your bedroom will auto log into your profile. That should help avoid your kids mistakenly using your profile.
To set this up, open Settings in your PlayStation Vue app and select App Settings. There you will find the Auto Profile Login option.
Tip #4 Home Device
PlayStation Vue uses a home device to create a home network. Inside your home network you get the ability to have extra streams. It is also used to set your home locals. Now you can travel outside of your home network and still use your PlayStation Vue account, but at some point you need to return to your home network or it will cut you off.
Sony has made it easy to change your home network. Go into your app settings to set your Home Device to make your new home your home network and regain access to all five possible streams that PlayStation Vue offers. In the past you had to call to change your home network. Now a few times a year you can do so right from the settings in your app.
To change your home network, open your PlayStation Vue app and select App Settings. There you will find the Home Device option.
Tip #5 Turning Sports Scores On & Off
PlayStation Vue recently added the ability to display the scores of games in progress inside the guide. This is a great feature for some, but others found it spoiling a game they DVRed. Now Sony allows you to turn sports scores off and on inside the guide so you can set it up the way you like.
If you turn on sports scores you will find in your guide the current score for a game happening on that channel. The good news is you can turn this off by going to the PlayStation Vue app and selecting App Settings. There, you will find the Show Scores option.
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