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PS4 live TV cloud service in the works, supports DVR & on-demand viewing

Wednesday, 8th January 2014 11:34 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4′s suite of multimedia services looks set to be bolstered with a cloud-enabled live TV service, launching in the US this year.

CVG reports that the service will offer PS4 owners a range of TV shows, movies and potential package deals. While the US service will launch in 2014, no European equivalent has been discussed.

Similar to Sony’s PS Now cloud gaming service, the TV format will allow viewers to pause content on one device and resume it again on another. Beyond Sony’s hardware stock, the company hopes to bring the service to iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

CVG added that during his CES 2014 press event, Sony’s Kaz Hirai stressed that this service is not aimed at competing with existing cable networks. He added, “We’re trying to resolve one of the biggest hurdles, which is watching live TV and streaming content on different devices. Everybody’s been talking about it, I don’t think anyone has been able to do it. We’re offering live TV and we’re combining it with other video services… We don’t set out to do this and say we’re going to compete with cable companies.”

What do you make of the above?

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4 Comments

  1. Dragon

    Hey, I posted this on your PS Now page yesterday. You are late ;)

    Btw, as I said earlier, Now is good and all, but this combined with live TV and on-demand services can be a game-changer for Sony.
    Of course, it all depends on how many channels Sony can manage to bring on their service. Many have tried and failed.
    Maybe that Viacom deal is just a start…

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Christopher Jack

    @1, Little overly optimistic. Frankly I believe Google & Apple will eventually obtain an entertainment duopoly. I’d also say MS if they ever gained a clue on what the hell they’re doing but that seems unlikely.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Dragon

    ^ As I said, IF they manage to get content.
    And that is a big IF. Many have tried and failed.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. BordorFox

    Looking forward to seeing it on the PS5 in Ireland in 2023.

    #4 8 months ago

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