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The Ultimate Guide to PlayStation Vue (Updated February 2019)

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with PlayStation Vue. We’re back with an update on the streaming service, giving you the info to decide if this is the right option for you to stream live channels and enjoy on-demand content.

The Basics

Sony’s live TV streaming service, PlayStation Vue, is designed to let cord cutters watch and record live and on-demand content. With a user-friendly guide, it’s easy to find the channel or content you’re looking for, whether it’s airing live or available from the on-demand library.

With the PS Vue DVR, you can record content and watch for up to 28 days after it airs. Click on the My DVR tab in the app to watch your recordings on any compatible device.

With your PS Vue account, you can create up to 10 profiles. Each profile has its own DVR and allows individual users to set their own unique preferences and receive personalized recommendations.

You can watch on up to five devices simultaneously.

Plans and Pricing

You’ll still find the same 4 packages to choose from when signing up for a PlayStation Vue subscription. PS Vue has a five-day free trial to try out any of the channel packages before starting your monthly subscription.

When comparing prices of streaming services, keep in mind that one recent change has been that PS Vue has started charging sales tax in more states.

Access

  • $44.99/month
  • Includes popular live TV channels
  • Watch local broadcast channels and catch primetime TV live
  • Look for your favorite networks like Disney, HGTV, and Food Network

Core

  • $49.99/month
  • Get all of the channels from Access and more
  • Add sports to the mix with ESPN U, NFL Network, NBA TV, and more

Elite

  • $59.99/month
  • Get all of the channels from Access and Core, plus more
  • Get more family favorites like Boomerang and Discovery Family

Ultra

  • $79.99/month
  • Enjoy all of the channels offered by PS Vue
  • Comes with premium channels including HBO and Showtime

Supported Devices

You can stream live and on-demand content with PlayStation Vue on the following devices:

  • PlayStation 4 consoles
  • PlayStation 3 consoles
  • Roku
  • Roku TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Online with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge
  • iOS, Android, and Amazon tablets
  • Google Chromecast

What You Can Watch

With PlayStation Vue, the channels you receive will depend on the package you choose. At the top level, Ultra, you’ll get the full list of channels, listed below:

  • NBC
  • ABC
  • Fox
  • CBS
  • AMC
  • American Heroes
  • Animal Planet
  • Baby TV
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • Big Ten Network
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS Sports
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • Cooking
  • COZI
  • Destination America
  • Discovery
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • Disney
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • DIY
  • E!
  • Epix Hits
  • ESPN
  • ESPN College Extra
  • ESPN Deportes
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN News
  • ESPN U
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business
  • Fox Sports
  • Fox News
  • Freeform
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • Fusion
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • GINX eSports TV
  • NBC Golf
  • Hallmark
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • HBO
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • ID
  • MLB
  • Motor Trend
  • MSNBC
  • National Geographic Wild
  • National Geographic
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports
  • NFL Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers Program
  • Pop
  • SCI
  • SEC Network
  • Showtime
  • Smithsonian
  • Sony Movie Channel
  • Stadium
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • SyFy
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel
  • Tru TV
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Universal Kids
  • USA
  • We TV

Along with the channels offered in each package, there are several add-on channels and bundles for an additional monthly fee.

  • Sports Pack $10/month
  • FX+ $5.99/month
  • Español Pack $4.99/month

What’s Changed?

Let’s start with what hasn’t changed. PS Vue is still offering the same 4 subscription packages – Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra – at the same prices.

Since our last PS Vue guide, PlayStation has added loads of local channels. Check out some of those updates here, here, and here.

As Cord Cutters News readers have noticed and pointed out in our weekly YouTube live streams, the streaming service hasn’t made many recent updates to their standard channel list. We saw the addition of a few channels including Cheddar Big News, Baby TV, and Tastemade, along with dropping channels including MGM HD. We’re hoping to see some new additions in PlayStation Vue’s future.

We’ve also seen updates to PS Vue’s apps on different devices. From small tweaks to make the features work more smoothly to larger updates like making on-demand content more accessible, each change has improved the subscriber viewing experience.

Amazon Fire TV users recently saw a larger update. PlayStation Vue is now a part of the Fire TV channel guide, with live channels showing up on the home screen. You can use your Alexa remote to search for and tune into your favorite shows.

After Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida commented that PS Vue wasn’t going anywhere, we might be on the verge of seeing big improvements in the streaming service in the upcoming months.

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