Sony has confirmed that it’s discontinuing the PlayStation Live Events Viewer app. This pay-per-view app from Sony Entertainment Network delivered the best live events straight to folks who owned a Sony console, enabling them to watch sports, music, and entertainment events on-demand. Sony has now decided to discontinue the app for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, but if you own the latter, you don’t really have to worry about losing access.
Sony is going to discontinue the Live Events Viewer app for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in North America on January 10th. This move only really affects those who have the PlayStation 3.
The company launched its Live Events Viewer app back in 2013 for the PlayStation 3. It released the app for PlayStation 4 about a year later. The app allowed console owners to watch free and paid live content as well as other programming.
The reason why the discontinuation only affects PS3 owners is because those who own a PlayStation 4 can still purchase access to live events from the PlayStation Store so they don’t really need the app anyway. They will be able to do so starting January 10th as well.
That’s not going to be the case for the PlayStation 3, though. Owners of that console will not be able to buy access to live events from the PlayStation Store. They’re out of luck and the only option for them is to purchase a PlayStation 4 first.