Sony announces PlayStation Vue, a cloud based TV service



Sony has announced a new TV cloud service that will launch in 2015. It will deliver broadcasts and on-demand content to the PS4 and PS3, as well as a few other platforms. They've partnered with NBC, Scripps Network Interactive, Discovery, Viacom, FOX, and CBS, and it will be a monthly subscription model.

As someone who watches a ton of TV (glad to see Homeland back on its feet), the service sounds fairly underwhelming so far. Although nothing is finalized, one of the biggest partners, Viacom, already has "after the fact" deals with Amazon and a few other streaming services -- they still are clinging to the old cable model to get anything current, and you even need cable login details to fully access their Comedy Central app. The rest of the partners are mostly available on Hulu already.

If Sony can actually offer something new that has networks breaking free from the shackles of cable for current programming, it will definitely be worth looking into.

PlayStation Vue [Sony]

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