PlayStation TV Review: You’ve Probably Never Heard of It | B-TEN

A narrative piece, which explores the question, "Who was the PlayStation TV intended for?".

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Protagonist1462d ago

I will never get why Netflix and Hulu Plus are Important basic apps. (also I really dont like Netflix, I´d prefere HBO)

For me PlayStation TV is Intended for the gamers and for casuals who want a cheap console, cause that is what it is, a cheap console which can play PSP, PS Vita stream PS2, PS3, and PS4 if you choose to.

mixelon1462d ago

They're important because millions of people use a streaming box solely for them (and primeTV) - Spotify would be a bonus too.

Only reason I'd pick PSTV up is for remote play and vita games on TV, for normal media box funtionality it's outperformed by pretty much everything on the market. Until it gets netflix/Hulu/prime/Plex it's not ticking many boxes.

People complain about the ps4's lack of dlna - a good streaming box has always outperformed the PS consoles for stuff like that. It makes sense for a lot of people to have stb's as a side to their main consoles. The PSTV could've fit that niche but they didn't really come through on the promise yet. :/

Protagonist1461d ago (Edited 1461d ago )

Sure it is important to millions of people and they probably also have the so-called important apps on dusin other devices.

If one wants a normal media box, that is all great and dandy but it ain´t a console, just like a mobile ain´t console even though they both play games.

And dont worry, it´s going to tick boxes, also netflix/Hulu will eventually be available for the Playstation TV.

Ju1461d ago

Those apps are one of the main reason I'm getting one - besides the fact I can stream from the PS4.

But the deals might be tricky since this is a direct competition to GoogleTV and FireTV. Netflix and Amazon Prime must be on it eventually...or so I hope.

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qwerty6761462d ago

i've heard of it

just have no interest what so ever for it.

Protagonist1461d ago

Well that is the thing with everything, is it not?

I mean I´ve head of the Xbox One, I just have no interest what so ever for it.

HatsuneMikuDes1462d ago (Edited 1462d ago )

If he doesn't understand the concept, why even bother reviewing it? Seriously...

Inception1462d ago

For hits mate, what else?

CurrentDigital1461d ago

If you read the article (or even the description for that matter), you would know that I don't understand WHO this product is intended for. Sure, it's for people like me who want to play Vita games on their television, but that's an incredibly niche market and certainly won't garner a profit. Sony's a business, right? Why would they release a product that won't earn money? That's the question I attempt, but ultimately fail at, answering in this review.

I failed because there is no answer, not because I don't "understand the concept". I get the concept. It's just poorly executed. A Vita for your TV that DOESN'T play Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, Gravity Rush, WipEout 2048, or Tearaway? A multimedia streaming device without Netflix and Hulu, the world's most popular subscription-based streaming services? Ouch.


alwayzbusi11461d ago

The PsTv could, should, and probably will do all of those things in the future, but I don't think that's Sony's goal at the moment. I think that they mostly wanted to offer a lower price point into their video game business.

When I see PsTv I see myself as a kid getting my mom to rent games from blockbuster because we couldn't afford to buy $50 game as much as I'd like. Gamers and especially kids don't give a damn how they get to play that next cool game they look for the cheapest way.

PsTv is less about media features for now and more about a complete games console for $139. Sony is combining three magic words "new, cheap, PlayStation" which combined with Ps Now offer a very low point of entry to some great games. The rest can be addressed in future updates.

HatsuneMikuDes1460d ago


Well, since you don't understand why Sony made the product, or who it's for, I'd argue that you don't understand the concept.

If you still believe that "there is no answer", then please read what 'alwayzbusi1' wrote.

clewis941462d ago (Edited 1462d ago )

I Travel a lot so this console is perfect for me. When i go up i can take this with me and play some games on a tv while I'm not at home.

Plus it has some decent vita games i have never played and everyone loves classics. The console is not for everyone, if you don't travel and have a next gen console it's almost pointless but for me it's a great buy.

Protagonist1461d ago (Edited 1461d ago )

Yet you seem to love the Wii U failure... what was your point again?

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