The Ultimate Guide to PlayStation Vue (Updated April 2019)




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This week, PlayStation Vue’s Core Plan went on sale for $39.99/month for the first two months, down from the regular price of $49.99/month. The sale has prompted some questions about the streaming service, so we’re back with an update to our PlayStation Vue Guide.

Plans and Pricing

When you sign up for a PlayStation Vue subscription, you’ll have 4 plans to choose from.

  • Access: $44.99/month for 50 channels
  • Core: $39.99/month until 5/6/19 for 75 channels
  • Elite: $59.99/month for 99 channels
  • Ultra: $79.99/month for 101 channels

Each level has something different to offer. The Access plan is the most basic and offers popular channels like ESPN and Disney. The Core plan adds sports channels including ESPN News and the MLB Network. The Elite plan adds movies from channels like Epix and FXX. Finally, the Ultra plan adds premium channels including Showtime and HBO.

Supported Devices

You can watch PlayStation Vue content on the following devices:

  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 3
  • Roku
  • Roku TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Android and iOS Devices
  • Amazon Fire Tablets
  • Google Chromecast

What You Can Watch

The channels you’ll get will depend on the plan you choose. The Ultra plan offers all of the available channels on PlayStation Vue. Here’s what you’ll get with that plan:

  • NBC
  • ABC
  • Fox
  • CBS
  • AMC
  • American Heroes
  • Animal Planet
  • Baby TV
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • Big Ten Network
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS Sports
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • Cooking
  • COZI
  • Destination America
  • Discovery
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • Disney
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • DIY
  • E!
  • Epix Hits
  • ESPN
  • ESPN College Extra
  • ESPN Deportes
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN News
  • ESPN U
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business
  • Fox Sports
  • Fox News
  • Freeform
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • Fusion
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • GINX eSports TV
  • NBC Golf
  • Hallmark
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • HBO
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • ID
  • MLB
  • Motor Trend
  • National Geographic Wild
  • National Geographic
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports
  • NFL Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers Program
  • Pop
  • SCI
  • SEC Network
  • Showtime
  • Smithsonian
  • Sony Movie Channel
  • Stadium
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • SyFy
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel
  • Tru TV
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Universal Kids
  • USA
  • We TV

Along with the channels offered in each package, there are several add-on channels and bundles for an additional monthly fee.

  • Sports Pack $10/month
  • FX+ $5.99/month
  • Español Pack $4.99/month

There are also several premium channels that can be subscribed to as standalone channels or added to any of the PlayStation Vue plans.

  • HBO $15/month
  • Cinemax $15/month
  • HBO + Cinemax bundle $21.99/month
  • Showtime $10.99/month
  • Epix + Showtime bundle $13.99/month
  • Fox Soccer Plus $14.99/month

Simultaneous Viewing

PlayStation Vue will let you watch 5 streams simultaneously. However, you can only watch on 3 away from your home area, including smartphones and tablets.

Cloud DVR

A PlayStation Vue subscription comes with “unlimited” Cloud DVR storage that will allow you to record up to 500 programs. Your content will be saved for 28 days. After recording, you can watch at home or on the go. You can fast forward through recorded content on all channels except Fox, FX, and FXX.

Recent Changes

The big news with PlayStation Vue lately is the deal on the Core Plan. From 4/23/19 to 5/6/19, you can sign up for the Core Plan at a reduced price of $39.99/month for the first two months. That’s a 20% savings.

Back in March, PlayStation Vue subscribers noticed a new channel, Spotlight, on their channel guide. The Spotlight Channel was added to all plans and serves as a guide for using the streaming service and mastering all of the features available. PlayStation Vue has also been adding new affiliate channels, bringing local content to more viewers.

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