Sony’s cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, is set to roll out within the next two weeks.
My take on this is that Sony is not planning on competing with Netflix type services, or cable alternatives that are cheap but are limited in number of channels, they are aiming to provide larger selection of channels just like you would get with regular Cable TV, for slightly cheaper than Cable TV, while offering the Netflix type instant streaming, in effect replacing the need to "record" things on your DVR because now everything is capable of being watched instantly, or live.
umm yeah please do research this is the future of cable there are 3 services like this. Its cable but each channel is streamed live and you can record pvr style to the cloud. The only difference between this and cable is the box which is gone these services only require the app and internet everything else cable does is in the cloud.
Hope they do a month free , I may be interested....
Yeah I could get behind this depending on price because all I use is Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
It might not be for you if you arent paying for cable/dish. They have speculated that Sony will not be competing with these types of services. The Vue is for people like me who are paying over $100 a month for Cable tv. They have said that the offerings will be similar to cable in scope but will cost $50-80/month with the added benefits of streaming capabilities in addition to watching live. In other words you will no longer have to actually record an episode you want. And you will not be limited to your DVR storage since you can just stream any program any time. Im just mentioning this because often times people compare apples to oranges and then they are dissapointed when they realize that it will be more expensive than they thought. The Vue will cost similar to cable (but lower) and will be offering "current" tv programming unlike netflix/amazon which tend to have older movies/seasons. Vue is more like a better cable. Cable 2.0 if you will. (And probably more fair too)
y does Europe always gets screwed :( hell u got psnow and soon be getting vue us from uk aint even recieved psnow
it's only 3 cities for now, so most Americans can't use it yet either
We will get psnow this year :)
Licensed content in Europe is very fragmented.
So excited to try this out.
Me too! this could be my TV provider, over Netflix/Hulu if the price is right. $19.99 a month?
If it's $40 or less for up to 4 rooms than I would get it. I think we might be getting Direct TV which will be $50 a month for 4 rooms for the first year, then it goes up to like $80 the second year. Time Warner Cable right now is charging us $100 a month for the TV service alone and only one room gets HD and very few HD channels for that matter.
Vue will get my money if they Adult Swim on demand and live
This sounds great... Unless congress decides to block the FCCs net bury reality plans...
not interested in tv but cool that sony are trying something new. hopefully they do an awesome job at marketing it.
I'll get this if it does at least 2 things. First have a decent price. Because honestly, I'm literally looking for a reason to do away with my cable box. Yes, I have netflix, hulu, amazon video, etc. But sometimes you want live tv Second, hopefully, you can stream it on as many of your PS systems as you want. Cable and Satellite. like to charge for every box they give you literally. If Sony managed to bypass that, it will be a plus in my book
my only problem with this, although minor, is that you cannot view streams on this at 60fps, as far as i know. Hopefully in the future it will support it.
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