What We Know About the Future of PlayStation Vue & Roku…




playstation-vue-screenshot-05_1920PlayStation Vue is a new streaming service and the first real competition for Sling TV. With PlayStation Vue you get access to live TV channels from cable and, if you live in the right areas, local channels.

Now many assume that the PlayStation Vue only works on PlayStations; however, it does work on other devices such as the Fire TV, Chromecast, and iOS.

Sony is likely slowly rolling out the service to new devices in an effort to prevent the service from being swamped by new users. Sling TV had a similar slow roll out over months.

May people ask us almost daily what we know about PlayStation Vue and Roku. So here is what we know:

Cord Cutters News has now heard from several readers that they have been told by Roku customer service that there is a private Roku channel for the new PlayStation Vue service. If true (and we think they are being honest with use) this is likely happening because Roku may have a database of all private channels that reps can use to say “sorry we do not support that channel,” but some customer service reps may not know to keep that fact secret—they just see it on the list and say “sorry we do not give tech support for private channels.”

We have also heard from others who have stripped down the Fire TV app to its code and confirmed that newer Roku devices are capable of running the PlayStation Vue app.

So we think it is likely that Sony will release a PlayStation Vue channel on Roku.

The real issue here is not if but when. It is likely that Sony is trying to slowly roll out the service to prevent it from being flooded with new users. Typically, a new user will binge watch on a new app at a much higher rate than someone who has had an app for some time.

Although it may be coming, no one knows for sure when this will happen. It could be tomorrow or in a year—there really is no way to know.

We did reach out to Roku and Sony for comment on this story. So far all we have heard is very polite no comment replies.

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