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Sony Vue Adds Disney, ESPN & Cuts Price

dm_160106_COM_espnw_Clemson_IslandSony Vue is an online streaming service only available in select markets that allows you to have a cable-like experience, including local channels, online.

The service has failed to really catch on with many cord cutters mostly because of the $50 a month starting price and the limited channel lineup for that price. Now Sony has made a few moves to try and make the service more attractive to cord cutters.

First Sony has added Disney and ESPN channels to their service. Disney and ESPN are two of the most popular channels on cable TV, and at $50 a month not having them as a part of Sony Vue has been a huge disadvantage to the service.

Sony has also addressed the high starting price by cutting the service across the board $10 a month. With many cable companies offering more channels for less than $50 a month without having to worry about data caps has made the Sony Vue a hard sell for many. Although even at the new $40 a month starting price the service still costs more than many starting cable packages.

Overall services like Sony Vue raise the question “what is cord cutting?” Is cord cutting just about streaming content? If so, services like Sony Vue should be widely popular, yet they struggle. I would argue that cord cutting is more about giving the consumer flexibility and more control over their content—something services like this miss.

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One Response to Sony Vue Adds Disney, ESPN & Cuts Price

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    Pedro V.. March 4, 2016 at 7:46 am #

    I honestly love Playstation Vue in NY. The only thing they are really missing now is History, A&E, CW and PBS from their package. The DVR service is amazing because you can save as many shows as you want and it will automatically save any show you mark as favorite. It also allows you to watch certain channels outside your home as a part of the package. Yes your paying $40 for the basic package, but your also any of those extra fees that cable companies charge (taxes, outlet fee, box fee, remote control fee, dvr fee). If you really enjoy cable but don’t want to pay an arm and leg I would recommend Playstation Vue if your in the markets it is available. I think once they get a few more channels into their package they will start to expand into other markets.