PlayStation Vue has had a tough few months. Several channels have left the service, and this week Sinclair pulled all their locals because, according to Sinclair, “Sony was not willing to meet certain requirements for carrying our stations.”
Now Sony has increased the length of PlayStation Vue’s free trial from 5 to 14 days (with the exception of the Ultra Plan, some time ago PlayStation Vue stopped offering free trials of the Ultra Plan). At one point Sony had 7 day free trials but dropped the free trial to 5 days in 2017 now they are up to 14 days. Sony did not comment on why but many are seeing this as an effort to stand out from a growing list of competitors.
According to a recent report from apptopia, PlayStation Vue’s growth has been flat over the last year. They have not seen it grow, but they also have not seen it decline. Yet over the same period services like DIRECTV NOW saw a 185% jump in app installs according to apptopia.
To fight back against this PlayStation Vue recently dropped many of the home restrictions that the service used to have. Now you can access PlayStation Vue outside the house even on a streaming player like Roku; however, some restrictions still apply.
The question now is what will PlayStation Vue do next as competition heats up for live TV streaming services.
You can sign up for a free 14-day trial at PlayStation Vue’s website.
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