Sadly, for fans of PlayStation Vue the end of January 2020 not only is this taking away a much-loved cord cutting option but also new features that would have launched on PlayStation Vue including 4K and an international rollout.
Now Cord Cutters News has learned about what would have come of PlayStation Vue if the service had not shut down. Two of the main things that had been under consideration were 4K support and expanding internationally.
During an interview with vice president of PlayStation Vue, Dwayne Benefield, he talked about the possibility of 4K coming to PlayStation Vue. He hinted that Sony would like to add 4K, but that content providers needed more 4K content before they would add 4K support.
That interview came from 2017 reports that Sony was still working on offering 4K streaming. The hope was to bring it first to the PlayStation 4 as a way to promote both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vue.
Sadly, over the summer of 2019 plans for 4K died as Sony decided to sell instead of continuing to develop PlayStation Vue.
During the same interview, one of the biggest bombshells was that PlayStation Vue was planning on going global. Benefield mentioned the possibility of launching in Europe. At the time he said Sony is just looking at its options and had not committed to any new markets.
According to what Cord Cutters News has learned, the plans to expand internationally were put on hold in 2018 as PlayStation Vue struggled in the United States. It seems that Sony wanted to see if they could figure out what was happening with PlayStation Vue in the United States.
According to reports, the international expansion was not dead until PlayStation Vue was officially put up for sale in 2019. Sony had looked closely at possible markets to expand in to. Likely hoping by being first they would get some of the same benefits Sling TV experienced by being first. Now with Sony walking away from TV PlayStation 4, owners in other parts of the world will never get to try out Sony’s PlayStation Vue.
According to reports, Sony had also been looking at a revamped app. Sadly, over the summer support for PlayStation Vue improvements ended. This included projects in the works to improve almost every part of the app. Sony had had a long pipeline of improvements in the works from the guide to the DVR. What these improvements would have been we will never know.
Do you think if Sony had completed its plans to expand internationally or add 4K it would have resulted in the service growing and preventing it shutting down? Leave us a comment and let us know.
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