A great live TV alternative
Cord cutters rejoice. The service looks great on the big screen using an Apple TV. Subscribers can access a huge roster of popular live channels including CNN, ESPN, Fox News, FX, FXX, SyFy, TBS, TLC, TNT, and others. With the My Shows feature, subscribers can take advantage of a cloud-based DVR. Simply tag a show and it will be available to watch instantly at any time.
Welcome home. After starting up the app, the handy home screen features what your currently watching, recently watched shows, live TV, your saved shows, and featured content. As a nice touch, each family member can create their own profile for a more personalized viewing experience.
A traditional guide. For those viewers who enjoy a more traditional TV browsing experience, there is a detailed guide that shows upcoming and previous shows from all of your available channels. It's easy to navigate using the touchpad on the Siri Remote.
A cloud DVR. Instead of a traditional DVR, PlayStation Vue takes a different approach. You can save any program to your My Shows section. Once added, it will save any episodes of the program for 28 days.
What is it about?
Monthly subscriptions start at $29.99 or $39.99 in cities with major live local broadcast stations – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami. The top-of-the-line package featuring all 90 channels plus premium content from HBO and Showtime is $74.99 per month. Football fans can also add NFL RedZone for extra. You can sign-up for a free, seven-day trial to start.
For those who...
- Ready once and for all to cut the cord.
- Looking for a full-featured service that offers DVR capability.
- Want to select from a number of plans at different price points.
Not for those who...
- Aren't ready to cut the cord and say goodbye to the cable company.
- Don't want a limited number of channels.
Why we love it
For anyone with an Apple TV, PlayStation Cue should be on the top of your list if you're looking for a streaming service with TV content. The app is well designed and easy to navigate. Add in the cloud DVR feature, and its a true replacement for the cable company - especially if local channels are available in your area. The ability to access content on any iOS device is another major plus.
App Store Description
Extraordinary TV Experience
Stream live TV, local news and live sports. No PlayStation® console required.
“PlayStation Vue is the slickest of all the major streaming TV providers…” CNET 8/2/18
“Vue is the most powerful cable substitute out there” - WIRED.com 4/25/17
#1 in customer satisfaction for video streaming services‡
Live & On Demand TV — up to 85+ channels* available
No PlayStation® console needed — download the PlayStation™Vue app on your mobile and streaming devices
No Annual Contract — Subscribe month to month and change your plans at anytime
Stream on 5 Devices — The most simultaneous streaming** in the industry with no additional fees
More Viewing Profiles — Create up to 10 profiles with personalized DVR
Powerful Cloud DVR — Store unlimited episodes for 28 days on up to 500 programs***
Premium Streaming Quality - High picture quality and one of the lowest buffering rates in the industry‡
Compatible with iOS 10.0+, iPad Mini 1st generation and above, iPad 2nd generation and above, iPhone 5 and above, and iPod Touch 4th generation and above.
* 85+ channels included in Elite or Ultra plan only.
** Simultaneous streaming and mobile restrictions apply.
*** DVR for select networks may vary by location and channel.
Credit card required. Subscription renews monthly until canceled. To cancel, login to psvue.com/subscription and click ‘Cancel Subscription’ under ‘Subscription Summary’; or call 877-883-7669. Robust internet connection and compatible viewing device required. Channels, content, device availability, features, and prices subject to change. Channels and pricing vary by zip code and plan. Features and content availability may vary by device and location. Live streaming for select networks may vary by location. Some sport events subject to area blackouts. Other terms and conditions apply.
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‡ Based on the 2018 American Customer Satisfaction Index survey of customers rating their own video streaming services. PS Vue received the top score (78), tied with Netflix and Twitch.
‡ 4.59Mbps bit rate w/ 0.36% rebuffering ratio. Source: Conviva PlayStation Vue Q2 2018 U.S. Case Study.
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