Sony expands PlayStation Vue Internet TV across US starting at $30 per month

Sony takes its cord-cutting PlayStation Vue nationwide with several popular content partners.
Written by Jake Smith, Contributor
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Sony expanded its cord-cutting PlayStation Vue TV service nationwide on Monday, offering a compelling service for customers who want to ditch traditional cable plans.

PlayStation Vue starts at $30 per month for access to content that would typically only be available through a cable plan. Sony brags there's no long-term contracts and several plans available depending on the type of content you want to view.

  • Access Slim: 55+ channels, including live cable TV, movies and sports channels for $29.99 per month.
  • Core Slim: 70+ channels, including all the channels from Access Slim with the addition of live national and regional sports networks for $34.99 per month.
  • Elite Slim: 100+ channels, featuring all the channels from Core Slim with the addition of top movie and entertainment channels for $44.99 per month.

Monday's expansion brings PlayStation Vue to 203 new television markets and includes live and on-demand content from popular content houses like AMC, Disney, and ESPN.

Content from ABC, FOX and NBC will be available only as on-demand content in the Slim multi-channel plans. Sony says most on-demand content will be available within 24 hours after airing. CBS* live and on-demand programming will be added to select TV markets at a later date.

"Since launching a year ago, our priority with PlayStation Vue has been to secure the best TV content for our audience and make it available to consumers nationwide; today, we're delivering on that promise," Eric Lempel, SVP of marketing and lead of PlayStation Network Americas, said. "PlayStation Vue has been an ambitious project from the start, and national expansion demonstrates our ability to innovate in an industry that's overdue for a reinvented experience."

PlayStation Vue will join other cord-cutting services from Sling, Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, and others.

The service is accessible on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, as well as iPad and iPhone through the PlayStation Vue mobile app. Google Chromecast is also supported via compatible iOS devices.

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