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
PlayStation™Vue is a live streaming TV service with sports, news, and your favorite must-watch shows. With a powerful cloud DVR,* streaming on up to five devices at once,** premium channels, and no annual contracts, PlayStation™Vue is the best way to experience TV. Download the app and sign in with your account on PlayStation™Network to start watching on iPhone®,* iPad®* and iPod Touch.* (Account on PlayStation Network and subscription to PlayStation Vue required.)
- Live TV, movies, sports and On Demand programming from channels including AMC, Disney, ESPN, HBO, NFL Network, SHOWTIME® and more!
- No annual contracts, no cable or satellite plan required and no surprise fees
- Save thousands of hours of your favorite shows to the cloud DVR*
- Favorite Channels bookmarks your top networks front and center
- Search for what you want across live, DVR, and On Demand programming to find exactly what you're looking for
- Profiles offer personal DVR and tailored recommendations
Compatible with iOS 9.0 and above, iPad Mini 1st generation and above, iPad 2nd generation and above, iPhone 5 and above, iPod Touch 4th generation and above.
* DVR for select networks may vary by location and channel.
** Simultaneous streaming and mobile restrictions apply.
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.
Please note: PlayStation Vue uses Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
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