Sony brings PlayStation Vue TV Service to Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick


Sony has just launched PlayStation Vue, their streaming TV service, on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The PlayStation Vue service offers individual channels, such as SHOWTIME, Epix, and Fox Soccer Plus, as well as multi-channel packages in select cities. Multi-channel packages come in three tiers with the 50+ channel “Access” package costing $49.99 per month, the 60+ channel “Core” package costing $54.99 per month, and the 85+ channel “Elite” package costing $64.99 per month. These multi-channel plans are currently only available in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. The channels included in each package vary from city to city and include live local television in some areas. PlayStation Vue also provides a cloud DVR service where you can tag your favorite shows and all aired episodes of those shows will be available on-demand for up to 28 days. Sony is offering a 30-day free trial for SHOWTIME and Epix, and a 7-day free trial for their multi-channel plans. Additionally, you can get a free Fire TV Stick after paying for the first month of their Core ($54.99) or Elite ($64.99) plan.

  1. Eddie says:

    $50 for for 50 channels ??!! this is crazy it’s more expensive than cable

    • Keith says:

      Glad you caught that too. I think theyre missing one of the major points of cord cutting. That is cost. So we need to pay upwards of $100 for Internet (varies depending on isp), then throw in netflix for what do i pay? Like 8.99? Add on a massive bill of 50to60 bucks for this ps service and you might be paying more than what some cable providers charge for a bundle package!
      This is why piracy is bigger than ever. When i was a kid they had “black boxes” that descrambled channels. One relative had one but we were mostly satisfied with what we had. Now the govt doesnt do anything to regulate and more people have the new milenium version–super black box 2.0 (dont try to buy that, its a metaphor i just made up)
      I pay at least half of what my relatives pay today and im happy. The truth is i get 99% of my stuff through legal means. Its still legal to share passwords and thats a big help in filling in holes that netflix and free sources dont provide. But in my mind paying $200 a month for tv and internet oughta be illegal. Tv used to be free and once upon a time any geek with a phone line and a modem could get online.

  2. Itzme says:

    Is there any time-shifting / DVR ability? If not I feel like the industry should pay ME to watch TV.

    • AFTVnews says:

      You can “tag” a show and “all upcoming airings will be automatically saved to the cloud for up to 28 days.” They also say that “PlayStation Vue stores up to 3 days of many popular primetime shows.”

  3. vulcan195 says:

    I always thought Hulu was a frog – but when I looked again – it sure looked like a Princess. LOL.

    IMHO @ 12 per month I get virtually commercial free access to content that is whole lot more diverse than what Vue has to offer.

    If my math is wrong – please feel free to knock it.

    • vulcan195 says:

      I also want to add that after using a TIVO for a long time and using streaming services like WatchUp and PlutoTV (must have app for Fire TV) … you have less tolerance for long commercial interruptions. The only time I can endure commercials is during Live Sports. Speaking of Live Sports – if you have Comcast Internet (but no cable service) – you can still stream ESPN3 for free from the Comcast website.

      • shwru980r says:

        Live sports is intolerable. I use tivo to skip to the beginning of the next play. That will be the test for the Playstation Vue service. Can you easily FF/REW through a show?

  4. Ryan says:

    No ESPN. No thanks. I’ll be keeping Sling TV.

  5. Gerard Pinzone (@GerardPinzone) says:

    Has anyone gotten this to work on their Fire TV? As soon as I run the app, it tells me it’s not valid for my device.

  6. Justin says:

    I signed up for the free trial. I was only eligible for the showtime and epix package since I tried the multi channel plan on my ps3.

    My ps3 works horribly with my wireless ac router so the streams on fire tv worked much better. Interface was pretty slow though.

    Sling tv is a better deal for me since I don’t need that many channels and primarily just want to save money.

  7. Mark says:

    Way too much money. Think $10. I cut the cable for a reason. I don’t want a bundle of junk channels that I won’t watch. I want to pick what I want and I want a screaming deal.

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