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What is PlayStation Vue? You Asked, We Answer

With so many streaming services to choose from, a decision about which to subscribe to will come down to the details. Which channels, features, and price point do the services have that make one a better option than the rest? We’re here to share the facts to help you make your choice.

In this post, we’re answering some of the common questions you might have about PlayStation Vue.

What is PlayStation Vue?

PlayStation Vue is Sony’s content streaming service. You don’t need a PlayStation game console to subscribe or watch content (although the streaming service is compatible with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles.)

With a subscription, you can watch up to 85+ live TV channels including local news and sports. PlayStation Vue also has an on-demand library loaded with shows and movies.

How Much Does It Cost?

You’ll have four options to choose from when signing up for a PlayStation Vue subscription.

  • Access for $44.99/month
  • Core for $49.99/month
  • Elite for $59.99/month
  • Ultra for $79.99/month

How Can I Watch?

PlayStation Vue works with the following devices:

  • PlayStation 4 consoles
  • PlayStation 3 consoles
  • Roku Players and TVs (firmware 7.7 and up)
  • Apple TV (4th gen running tvOS 11.0 and up)
  • Android TV (all gens)
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Most recent version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge
  • iOS devices (iOS 9 or higher)
  • Android phones and tablets (Android OS version 5.0 or higher)
  • Fire HD6 tablets and above
  • Google Chromecast (1st gen and up)

Within 30 days of signing up, be sure to sign in at your home zip code. That’s how you’ll get access to your live local channels. After signing in at your zip code, you’ll be able to watch those local channels wherever you’re at when you sign into your PlayStation Vue account.

What Channels Will I Get?

Here’s the channel lineup for the Ultra plan, with all of the available channels on PlayStation Vue:

  • 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 Network
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • 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
  • Golf
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • HBO
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Law & Crime
  • MLB
  • Motor Trend
  • MSNBC
  • National Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • NBA TV
  • NBCSN
  • NFL Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers Program
  • Pop
  • PS Vue Spotlight
  • SCI
  • SEC ESPN
  • Showtime
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Sony Movie Channel
  • Stadium
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • SYFY
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel
  • Tru TV
  • TCM
  • Universal Kids
  • USA
  • WE TV

In addition to those channels, you can choose from these add-on packages and standalone channels:

  • Sports Pack $10/month
  • FX+ $5.99/month
  • Espanol Pack $4.99/month
  • HBO $15/month
  • Showtime $10.99/month
  • Cinemax $15/month
  • HBO + Cinemax $21.99/month
  • Epix + Showtime $13.99/month
  • Fox Soccer Plus $14.99/month

Can I Record Content?

Yes. Your PlayStation Vue subscription comes with “unlimited” Cloud DVR storage that will allow you to record up to 500 programs. Your content will be saved for 28 days.

You can set up the My DVR settings to record all upcoming episodes of your favorite shows or set up a one time recording. Keep in mind that there are some DVR restrictions, based on individual channels and locations.

Can I Watch On More Than One Screen At Once?

Yes. PlayStation Vue will let you watch 5 streams simultaneously. However, you can only watch on 3 away from your home area, including smartphones and tablets.

Can I Use My PlayStation Vue Account to Log In To TV Everywhere Apps?

Yes. Over 60 network partners allow you to sign in to their channel apps with your PlayStation Vue information. When you sign in to those apps, look for PlayStation Vue on their list of providers and use your username and password to login to your account. To get access, you’ll need to be subscribed to one of the PlayStation Vue plans that offers that channel.

These are the apps and websites that will allow you to sign in with your PlayStation Vue account:

  • ABC
  • Adult Swim
  • AMC (AMC Something More)
  • American Heroes channel (AHC GO)
  • Animal Planet (Animal Planet GO)
  • Big Ten Network (BTN2Go)
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network App
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Cine Sony
  • CNBC: Breaking Business
  • CNN: Breaking US & World News
  • Cooking Channel
  • Destination America (Destination GO)
  • Discovery (Discovery GO)
  • Discovery Life (Discovery Life GO)
  • DIY (DIY Network)
  • E! (E! Now)
  • ESPN app (includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, ESPNU, SEC Network, SEC Network +, ESPN Bases Loaded, and ESPN Goal Line)
  • Food Network
  • FOX (FOX NOW)
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • FOX Sports GO (includes FS1, FS2, FOX College Sports, FOX Sports Deportes, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports Arizona, FOX Sports Detroit, FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports North, FOX Sports Prime Ticket, FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Southeast, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Southwest Plus, FOX Sports West, Sun Sports, and Yes Network)
  • Freeform
  • FX Now (includes FX, FXX, FXM)
  • Golf Channel
  • Hallmark (Hallmark Channel Everywhere)
  • HBO (HBO Now)
  • HGTV
  • Investigation Discovery (ID GO)
  • MLB Network
  • MSNBC
  • Nat Geo TV
  • NBA
  • NBC News
  • NCAA March Madness Live (includes CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV)
  • NFL
  • OWN (Watch OWN)
  • Oxygen
  • Pop Now
  • Science Channel go (SCI go)
  • SHOWTIME (SHOWTIME ANYTIME)
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Sony Movie Channel
  • Syfy
  • TBS (Watch TBS)
  • Telemundo
  • The NBC App
  • TLC (TLC GO)
  • TNT (Watch TNT)
  • Travel Channel
  • truTV
  • Turner Classic Movies (WATCH TCM)
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo Now
  • USA Network
  • Velocity Go

Note that CBS All Access is a separate app that will not let you sign in with your PlayStation Vue account information.

Are you using PlayStation Vue to stream live and on-demand content? Let us know what you think about this streaming service in the comments below.

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