Playstation Gamers Get On-Demand Television, Playstation Vue

  • Posted on: 5 March 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Sony is offering Playstation gamers a new on-demand cloud based TV service called Palystation Vue.  Playstation Vue, according to Sony allows you to access live TV and on-demand content without a cable or satellite service.  Sony said the new service offers the best of live TV plus a comprehensive catalog of the latest content to viewers.

According to Andrew House, Sony’s President and CEO, with the new service the company still remains true to gamers while offering another entertainment solution.  Existing owners of Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 consoles will be able to access the service without the need for additional devices; all that is need is access to the internet.

“Playstation Vue is simple to navigate and intuitive to use”, said Sony. “By leveraging the power of the Playstation platform and controller, viewers are always on click away from the quick access to watching, finding and discovering content.”

The service has been in beta testing since November of last year and due to go live the first quarter of 2015. So far Sony has listed some of the major media companies as partners, these include CBS, Discovery Communications, Fox, Viacom, Scripps Networks Interactive, NBC Universal and they subsidiaries.

Playstation Vue Features:

  • Catch-up on on-demand content. Viewers can access content as far back as three days available without the need to record.
  • The service offers a ‘smart search’ feature that allows viewers to narrow down results quickly and intuitively.
  • An “Explore” function that allows viewers to filter the entire catalog of live and on-demand content by type of program, genre, ratings, length, popularity and more.
  • The service learns about your viewing habits and make recommendations base on your favourite shows, channels and what’s trending.
  • You will be able to save your favourite shows in the cloud without storage restrictions or scheduling conflicts.
  • Tagged shows will remain accessible for 28 days.

Price will be available when the service is launched this quater.