PlayStation Vue, Sony’s internet TV service, has been rolling out slowly over the course of the last year on a regional basis but as of Monday the service has officially gone nationwide.
Considered one of the best option available for cord-cutters, the service does come with some drawbacks. Namely, you can’t get live broadcasts from CBS, ABC, FOX, and NBC anymore. What you do get are live cable channels, sports programming, and on-demand movies as part of bundles not unlike a cable package.
Vue offers three tiers of programming to choose from. The Access Slim package includes 55+ cable channels for $30/month. The Core Slim package gets you 70+ HD channels plus regional and national sports networks for $35/month. If you really want to splurge you can plunk down $45/month and get 100+ HD channels in the Elite Slim package.
Sports fans will want to zero in on the Core Slim package, which offers All ESPN channels, All Fox Sports channels, Big Ten Network, Golf Channel, NBCSN and SEC Network. Chances are that’ll cover most of your bases.
While you won’t be able to watch live network TV, Sony does note that they expect the networks to eventually come around (a.k.a. negotiate) and specifically mentions CBS as the one most likely to allow live coverage in “select cities at a later date.”
You can access PlayStation Vue through PS4, PS3, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and the PlayStation Vue mobile app on your phone.