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Editorial: 3 Huge Mistakes PlayStation Vue is Making

playstation-vue-screenshot-05_1920The PlayStation Vue is a newer service that allows you to stream cable channels without the need for a long-term cable contract. This new PlayStation Vue has become a popular service with cord cutters very quickly because it gives you channels that no other service offers, but it has several massive issues that drive cord cutters crazy.

So here are my top 3 mistakes the PlayStation Vue has made…

#1 The Name

I cannot post an article about PlayStation Vue without receiving a ton of comments, messages, and tweets from readers saying something along the lines of “I would love to try it out but I do not own a PlayStation.”

Just guessing here but I would bet that Sony is losing thousands of subscribers if not tens of thousands because of the confusion created by the name. With PlayStation Vue working on iOS, Fire TV, and Chromecast on top of the PlayStation it really is confusing to many.

Sony really should look at dropping the PlayStation and just call it Vue TV. That would give them a modern simple name without the confusion.

#2 Local Channels

PlayStation Vue offers local channels in several markets around the United States, which is a great service if you live in an area with no overtheair reception. But what if you get all your local channels with an antenna and you just want cable channels? Tough luck! If you want to use PlayStation Vue in areas with over-the-air local channels youre paying an extra $10 even if you do not want to…

Sony really should take a note from Sling TV and make local channels an option and not force them on people who do not want them.

#3 Location Restrictions

First let me say I fully understand why they have a limitation on where you can use your 5 stream plan. My issue is the lack of options with their plans. What if you travel a lot for work? Want to use the service at your cottage?

PlayStation Vue really should offer an option for the same price for 2 streams but with no limitation on location. Many people would happily pay for the ability to watch their content on the road.

Overall PlayStation Vue is a good service with some annoyances, but they have several major issues that must be holding back Sony’s new streaming service.

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3 Responses to Editorial: 3 Huge Mistakes PlayStation Vue is Making

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    Biggie April 22, 2016 at 7:36 am #

    Like Sling TV, your PS Vue login works on many individual apps as well. So, as far as #3 goes, you can work around that a little by logging into those apps when on the go.

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    Matt S April 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    How about their support for Chromecast, but no support for Android?

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      Alex H April 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

      Let’s not forget Roku