Sony has announced that it will be launching its very own cloud-based streaming service dubbed PlayStation Vue. The service will be launched on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 before adding support for other devices.
Vue will allow users to stream live TV without the need for cable service with the past three days of broadcasts to be viewable without the need for it to be recorded. Sony has also said they plan to add more channels after the initial debut of 75 which includes the like of Fox and CBS. An invite-only beta begins this month starting in New York, with no news on other regions outside of North America.
In terms of pricing, Sony has not revealed anything but is assuring users that they would not be tied to a subscription contract, or require additional pieces of hardware or pay for any installation fee.
It will definitely be interesting to see how Vue fares against other well-established streaming platforms such as Hulu or Netflix. PlayStation Vue is the second new service that sony is offering for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 after announcing PlayStation Now which is currently in beta phase.