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.”
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