If you want to watch Orange is the New Black on your PlayStation TV, you’re out of luck.
talk about shooting yourself in the foot..how do you not plan for this months before launch, heck, a year before launch since this device was out in the East last year...
Sony and making plans for anything vita has unfortunately been lacking for ages now. It's a shame really, the vita and ps tv could be so much more had sony actually tried.
Im going to use a phrase that many have used before. "I didnt buy a gaming device to watch tv services. I bought it to play games." Now that THAT is out of the way...I do see how having these features represents a convenience that has been a part of various devices for the last several years. I mean to actually find something that doesnt offer the different streaming services is odd in this day and age (even refrigerators are going to start having them...lol) It is understandable how upsetting it may be that this does not have that but it isnt the end of the world. Sony is wanting to have their own dedicated service on the same lines. they can't promote their own while supporting the competition. if you want netflix, there are a multitude of different options available. the PSTV is just not one of them (for now). The PSTV will sell regardless because the majority who are interested are interested because of remote play, PSNow, PSP and Vita game support. THOSE should be the reasons to buy.
Sony has been planning for over a year for the PlaystationTV. They have been hard at work on a subscription TV plan. The deal they made with Viacom last year has finally gone through the approval process and is something we should hear more of soon.
I guess Sony never intended to take on Roku/Apple TV, etc directly and instead are limiting this to PS4/Vita owners
The profit margin for selling a $99 media box is much smaller than the profit margin on subscription services.
That's what I've been suggesting for months now. That it's not exactly a set-top box competitor due to the lack of certain 3rd party programs/support. If you have really been adamant about purchasing a VTV for that, might as well wait for the actual device to get Netflix, etc. not just assume stuff early on and only 720p/1080i for a 2014 Western entry 0.o
More well coordinated competence at Sony.... Great job with the Vita and great job with the TV.
Wow I almost bought pstv yesterday because I assumed it would at least support netflux and hulu. Wonder if you can still use vudu through remote play like on the vita.
No Netflix, Hulu, OR YouTube? What the frick? I'm glad I didn't buy one yesterday.
This thing is a joke as it stands right now. Unless they fix it, its going to fail.
It will probably end up just like the Vita, sent off into the wild with no marketing or support.
As of last week, the Vita TV sold less than 800 units... less than the Xbox One. Terrible sales for what was thought to revive the Vita brand.
So the Internet connected PS TV doesn't support the most used Internet TV streaming services? Explains the name then...
Why cant Sony do anything right aside from the PS4?
the question I want to know is Why?
ya me too vita has a netflix app
It's going to add support later. It launched with a focus on GAMING, yet here we are on a GAME site with people bitching about no Netflix. Classic.
Well it focuses on two things tv and gaming which is why it is named Playstation (gaming) tv (media). If they only meant to launch it toward gaming only then they have screwed up the identity of the product. If they were just going to push it towards gaming they should have just called it the vita tv as it would imply it plays vita games on the tv.
You can download the app, but it is unauthorized. I'm not sure you can make the claim it is focused on gaming either since many games need patched or simply don't work with the device. It is focused on subscription services more than anything.
From their marketing materials: "A sleek and compact console with a universe of PlayStation games available to stream and download." Games. Nothing about streaming video. It's like getting mad your toaster doesn't stream video.
@Dramacydal "It's going to add support later. It launched with a focus on GAMING, yet here we are on a GAME site with people bitching about no Netflix. Classic." Exactly they are 1st focus is Gaming! 1st media support 2nd.. i mean its not like the PSVita TV cannot get firmware updates or anything..LMAO
Why in the hell wouldn't those apps work? The device is nothing more than stripped down vita set top box. Licensing issues I presume?
Lots of stuff doesn't work right out of the gate. I'm sure a firmware update down the road will correct these issues, assuming Sony *wants* to have Netflix on this device eventually.
WTF? There is Netflix on the Vita, and its the SAME system, only without it's own touch display, battery, or controls. That makes no sense at all. The amount of effort required is probably miniscule, at the engineering/development level -- this is some lame business-side screwup, on Sony's part, or its intentional. Sony is probably trying to push their own paid streaming movie service with this... which is lame.
Maybe because the Vita version of all those apps uses Vita specific controls...namely the touch screen? I know they can be faked, but having tried those faking things, they are rather pathetic. That's likely why the current handheld Vita version of those apps don't work...and likely aren't liscensed to work on the system, yet can still be installed, like most other games that wont work on it. I'd imagine they just need to update the software to work with a standard controller like it is on the PS3/4. No guess on when that may happen though.
No netflix on the vita in the uk at the moment , surprised not on this at launch though. Will get it to stream ps4 games to a smaller tv when the wife is watching her soaps, sometimes the vita screen is just too small.....
I got one yesterday and guess what? There's no netflix logo on the box. It was never advertised to include these streaming services so I don't know what the big uproar is about. Sure, it would be nice, but it didn't influence my decision to purchase one. Crying about netflix is lame.
Maybe Sony wants people to use their own streaming service when it finally gets off the ground. But to not have Hulu, Youtube or Netflix...when these services are pretty much standard is ridiculous. Especially if you are trying to invade the Apple, Amazon and Google living space, it's almost set top suicide.
BS. I call BS big time on the "No current support plans" in this story. Not when you have Julian Eggebrect flat out saying that they're making it right now. Someone is being dishonest here. Maybe they should contact Netflix again (instead of relying on a vague report from the highly reputable Gizmodo).
Amen to that! I scrolled down in the comments for some sanity and finally found it...on the last comment. Don't take sites like Gawker, iO9 and ESPECIALLY POLYGON as they are more about crafting a story (or a headline) than they are about revealing the truth.
Bubbles for the both of you! Finally able to witness rational thought here, for the first time!
The whole thing is especially odd considering that Netflix has been a staple on Sony Blu-Ray players and other entertainment devices produced by the company.
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