Sony Interactive Entertainment to Shut Down PlayStation Vue -

James Smith

True & Honest Fan
Retired Staff
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PlayStation fans can continue to access movie and TV content through the PlayStation Store on PS4 and via our partnerships with top entertainment apps.
John Kodera

John KoderaDeputy President, SIE
Over four years ago, we made a bold decision to change the rules and revolutionize the traditional TV-viewing experience in the U.S. with PlayStation Vue. We set the bar high and sought to innovate an established industry by delivering a modern TV experience. By completely rethinking live and on demand television, we offered an incredible user experience that allowed viewers to discover and watch content in completely new ways.
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. Because of this, we have decided to remain focused on our core gaming business.
PlayStation fans can continue to access movie and TV content through the PlayStation Store on PS4 and via our partnerships with top entertainment apps. With 100 million PlayStation 4s in the market today, our community continues to grow and thrive. We will continue to deliver the best entertainment experiences across the network, along with other key gaming services, including PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus.
We 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.
We appreciate your continued support as we move through this transitional period and look toward the future.

DSP outlasted another company. Also he's gonna be mad that he can't watch whatever it is he watched on it anymore.
 

HeyItsHarveyMacClout

Casualty of the Culture War
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"Over four years ago, we made a bold decision to change the rules and revolutionize the traditional TV-viewing experience in the U.S"

Nothing is worse than this kind of marketing lingo. So bold and brave!

The only thing the revolutionized is the amount of annoyance I felt having to scroll past that damn icon every time I wanted to load the youtube app
 

Fuzhou

I wanna fill my Hobbit Hole.
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Vue, Sling and Youtube TV were the only decent ones, so RI-fuckin'-P.
 

Thumb Butler

"G" is for "gigantic faggot"
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I don't pay too much attention to Chris these days. but will this affect him in any way?
 

Fuzhou

I wanna fill my Hobbit Hole.
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what was good about them? Im looking to move away from Cable. How do they compare to say a basic cable package bundled with fiber?
Online DVR, ease of use on the go and they allow multiable users on the same account (in the case of Youtube TV)

I've been using sling and YTV off and on, and YTV is the best bang for the buck IMO.
 
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