PlayStation Vue Beta and service announcements

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  1. BORTZ
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    Not willing to let Xbox be the only media box to allow for cable integration of sorts, Sony is stepping in with their newly announced "Playstation Vue". Time Warner, Comcast, and Direct Tv are losing more and more viewers a day thanks to slick online cable free alternatives like the ever popular Netfilx and Hulu Plus. PS Vue will be at almost direct odds with Hulu Plus, beating showtimes by a whole 24 hours before H+ gets new episodes of brand newly aired shows.

    In case you are skeptical about enough content to make PlayStation Vue worth it, over 70 networks are ready to launch with the initial service, including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, Discovery, Fox and NBC. However, CBS, ESPN, and AMC have yet to strike deals. And these, by far, are not what Vue is limited to. Now, whether or not there will actually be anything to watch, thats up to you.

    PS Vue will have a 3 day cloud viewing window for shows you might have missed, as well as keeping your HDD free of show and movie data.

    The Vue will be available in Beta form later this month for owners in the New York area, as well as rumored Chicago and San Francisco. Commercially, PS Vue will be rolled out next year in early 2015. Pricing will be set against existing cable providers, which might come as a little bit of a bummer to us, but the upside is at least interesting. Cable providers generally sign contracts to monopolize geological areas with service, which is why you might only have Comcast around your area, and other only have Time Warner. Vue ousts that out entirely allowing for friendlier ways to get to content. There are no contracts, just a sub fee, no special box (well a ps4 or ps3 I suppose, and in the future, iPad), and no pesky cable company digging up your yard to run a line to your living room set box.

    :arrow: Source : Prolygron
     


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    If I where to watch telly, I'd turn on me telly, or lappy ._.
     
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    Interesting. I read PSnow is going sub model too for $1 a day.
     
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    All of this to say I need a better ISP. Windstream's 1.5 Mbps DSL better upgrade to fiber sometime soon.
     
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    Three whole days!?!? Cable keeps them up on OnDemand for like a month or more.
     
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    Seriously though, that's a much better model. I can see people sparing a buck to play a game for 24 hours - it's like a cheap rental.
     
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    And they use Big Bang Theory as if it were a good comical series... >_<"
     
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    Like it or not, it has a huge number of viewers each week.
     
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    We actually had a similar system here in Finland a few years back. We could watch all shows 2 weeks backwards without limit and keep saved shows forever. Sadly the local MPAA/RIAA got a fit about it and now it's highly limited with zero backwards recording and expiration dates for recordings. (note: Now I'm paying Netflix for a similar service instead of a local one..).

    Hopefully this is priced competitively without (too many) limitations to different regions for content.
     
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    Either way, that's not the point.

    I dont think I watch enough TV to make this worth my time, but with an install base of closing 15 million units, this could play out as the next PS2/DVD playing thing. Now, that might be wishful thinking, or maybe just foolhardy on my part. But Im willing to dream. I like that someone is trying something new, breaking up the ""monopoly"" that cable companies have on certain areas.

    I am just a little concerned about what happens when people start cutting their literal cable cables. Where do we get internet then? Satellite is too slow ping wise to really matter multiplayer wise.
     
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    Ofcourse Europeans and Americans get all the dough. Nothing for middle east.
     
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    sounds like psp vita go.
     
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    I watch a lot of TV but like Tom said, everything that's not Netflix is pirated so this is kinda useless for me.
     
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    Looks like I'll be pirating still. It's only thing that surpasses Netflix IMO.
     
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    Pirating or PS Vue :P
     
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    Finally, I can Bazinga with all the power of the PlaysStations.

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    Sub free? I guess it will be useful since my TV can't connect to channels like nickelodeon and Netflix in Germany is missing a ton of stuff.
     
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    hmm I wonder if it will come to playstation TV, you would think so just by the name of the device, but who knows