Sony launched PlayStation Vue, its internet TV streaming service, about a year ago and since then the service hasn’t really been expanded at a pace that would suggest that Sony wants to dominate this space. It was only available in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami previously but the company is fixing that today. Sony has announced today that PlayStation Vue has gone live nationwide.
PlayStation Vue was the only internet TV streaming service that offered live, local broadcasts of CBS, ABC, FOX and NBC but in the interest of taking the service nationwide it’s having to give that up.
Sony’s service is now available in 203 markets across the United States with new “slim” bundles that are only available in the newly launched markets. Subscribers in the cities mentioned above will continue to get access to live local broadcasts of the big four networks.
ABC, FOX and NBC will only offer video-on-demand content in the newly launched markets. Subscribers will be able to access top network content usually within 24 hours after airing. Sony says CBS live and on-demand programming will be added to “select cities” at a later date.
Slim bundles for the newly launch markets start at $29.99 per month with access to 55+ channels. Core Slim and Elite Slim offer 70 and 100+ channels for $34.99 and $44.99 per month respectively.