Maybe as a going away gift for its fans PlayStation Vue has added a 24/7 Yule Log Channel. Want a fire but don’t have a fireplace? With this 24/7 Yule Log Channel, you can now enjoy a fire without the mess.
Recently Sony announced that PlayStation Vue is shutting down on January 30th, 2020. This news comes after it was reported that Sony had tried to find someone to buy the service earlier this year. Now it seems that Sony failed to secure a buyer and has decided to walk away and shut down PlayStation Vue. Sony says they won’t charge PlayStation Vue customers after December 31st, 2019. Current subscribers will be able to keep their service until January 30th, 2020.
“Today we are announcing that we will shut down the PlayStation Vue service on January 30, 2020. Unfortunately, the highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals, has been slower to change than we expected,” Sony in a statement on their website. “Because of this, we have decided to remain focused on our core gaming business.”
Sony went on to say that they “are very proud of what PlayStation Vue was able to accomplish. We had ambitious goals for how our service could change how people watch TV, showcasing PlayStation’s ability to innovate in a brand-new category within the Pay TV industry. We want to thank all of our customers, some of whom have been with us since PlayStation Vue’s launch in 2015.”
Sony has reportedly struggled to get favorable deals as it does not have the ability to pair its streaming service with a traditional pay-TV service like Dish and AT&T can. This reportedly has meant that PlayStation Vue paid more for some channels.
Playstation Vue has also struggled with confusion over the name and poor marketing. Now it seems this has all come together in PlayStation Vue shutting down. Now as PlayStation Vue gets ready to shutdown they have one last gift for its fans.