Sony has been testing the PlayStation Vue for a while now and we have some more news. A Sony executive has revealed that PlayStation Vue internet TV streaming will be coming out of beta when it is launched commercially in about two weeks from now.
PlayStation Vue will initially be released in just three major cities, New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia. Sony wants to take it nationwide by the end of the year. Beta testers have already been using the service in these cities for a few months and presumably enjoying it. Soon the rest of us will get our shot at it too.
PlayStation Vue will run on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 but Sony also has plans to offer apps for the iPad and other devices as well. The service will include major channels like NBC, FOX, CBS, FX, Discovery, Comedy Central and more. This is great news for cord cutters.
PlayStation Vue will allow subscribers to stream those channels live and even watch episodes that have aired recently. You can even store shows in the cloud for up to 28 days. Sounds pretty nice. However we don’t know what the monthly subscription price is going to be, but it is expected that subscribers could pay as much as $80 per month, which is close to cable costs. So let’s hope it is lower than that.