Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sony Launched the PlayStation Vue online TV service for $50 a month

Sony Vue, Sony television

Sony has now entered the television market with their launching of the PlayStation Vue web video service in three cities initially, New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. They are targeting customers who are looking for cheaper alternatives to cable since Sony's offer starts at $50. 

The service is available through Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 consoles and they are planning to include Apple’s iPad in the future. The television service is web and cloud-based which let users to access live TV and on-demand video. Sony will be competing with new players like Dish Network's Sling TV ($20-a-month video streaming service) in online video services with one of the largest packages of channels with more than 85 channels, which includes programming from 3 major networks, CBS, Fox and NBCUniversal. AMC Network content will also be available from April. Netflix and Amazon have been offering on-demand online video content for a number of years already.

Viewers can choose the $60-a-month package to get local sports channels. A $70-a-month service adds some music, lifestyle and family channels.

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