Sony announces PlayStation Vue, an internet-based TV service

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:08 GMT

Sony has revealed PlayStation Vue, its internet-based, TV service that replaces cable.

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PlayStation Vue lets users watch TV, live or on-demand, without the need of a cable subscription.

The service will include 75 channels per market. For instance, channels from CBS, Fox, NBC and Viacom will be available in North America, that includes live and on-demand. Although at this time, the line-up doesn’t include Time Warner, Disney or HBO.

Despite not detailing pricing plans, Sony said PlayStation Vue will be offered through a monthly subscription at a “fair and competitive price”. There will be no cancellation charges.

Some of the features include the ability to “tag” shows. Tagging shows will net you access to all available episodes for 28 days. You also won’t need to pre-tape shows, as all of them will be available for three days following their airdate.

The service will also offer recommendations based on your previous likes and based on what’s trending. All of that will be available through the same PlayStation UI and will work with a DualShock controller.

The service will launch first on PS3 and PS4, with other devices to follow later (both Sony and non-Sony), including iPads. A closed beta for select PS3 and PS4 owners will begin this month.

Vue is set to launch during the first quarter of 2015 in North America.

Have a look at a few images below.

Thanks, Eurogamer, Polygon.

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