PlayStation Vue Comes To Apple TV Today

by Robert Workman


Sony's PlayStation Vue service has become quite the alternative to high-priced cable services, and it continues to expand today, as it's found another good home – Apple TV.

Sony confirmed the news today with a PlayStation Blog post, indicating that it will be supported by the 4th generation Apple TV devices, creating a new innovative experience for those that utilize streaming services on the device. "You will be able to take advantage of Apple TV's Siri Remote and easy navigation with touch, while enjoying PlayStation Vue's sleek look and feel," noted Dan Myers, head of product for PlayStation Vue. "PlayStation Vue brings popular programming to Apple TV, from live sports networks like ESPN and NFL Network, to premium channels like AMC, FX, HBO and Showtime."

Those of you who already have PlayStation Vue accounts will automatically be able to link your subscription to Apple TV for instant streaming, but if you don't, there are several plan options available for the service, ranging from $29.99 to $39.99, depending on which channels you choose for the program. More details on the available packages can be found here, and even though some channels, like Comedy Central, were recently dropped, there are still plenty of channels for viewers to browse through.

The service also utilizes an "unmatched cloud-based DVR," which enables the recording of thousands of TV episodes with no scheduling conflicts. This is bound to be a highly popular feature for Apple TV users, especially if they've long since "cut the cord" on cable in favor of higher-end streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.

With that, PlayStation Vue continues its growth, and could very well see its way onto more devices soon, with additional services waiting in the wings. For now, if you own an Apple TV, it's worth checking out, especially if you're a fan of HBO. Who doesn't like Westworld?

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.