Category: PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue raises prices and removes cheapest streaming package

In another blow to soccer fans who subscribe to PlayStation Vue just weeks after beIN SPORTS was removed and access to non-TV Premier League games were blocked, Sony has announced that it has removed its cheapest entry-level streaming package and raised prices across all subscription packages. As of this week, PlayStation Vue’s entry-level Slim packages have been eliminated. Previously, those Slim packages began at $29.99/month and were available in those markets where Vue didn’t have access to stream live, local channels. If you’re a current subscriber to PlayStation Vue, Sony says that “you will keep your current price for three ... Read more

PlayStation Vue loses access to select Premier League games via NBC Sports App authentication

Just weeks after PlayStation Vue subscribers lost access to the beIN SPORTS networks, Vue customers have been dealt another blow this week due to a new product from NBC Sports. With the pending launch of NBC’s paid subscription service Premier League Pass, PlayStation Vue customers will no longer be able to watch the non-televised Premier League games that have been available in the past by using the PS Vue login credentials to authenticate with the NBC Sports App. “PlayStation Vue subscribers receive access to the existing linear channels that they always have (e.g. NBCSN),” according to a NBC Sports spokesman. ... Read more

PlayStation Vue not willing to pay fair-market value for beIN SPORTS, says exec

EXCLUSIVE: beIN SPORTS says that the reason why the popular sports network has been removed from the PlayStation Vue platform is due to Sony Interactive Entertainment being unwilling to pay a fair market value for the beIN SPORTS channels that carry La Liga, World Cup qualifying and other popular sports programming. “We’ve certainly made every attempt to renew [the agreement between beIN SPORTS and PlayStation Vue to feature beIN SPORTS channels on the streaming network],” said beIN SPORTS VP of Business Development and Affiliate Sales Roy Meyeringh. “Their decision entirely is based on their desire not to pay fair-market value ... Read more

PlayStation Vue loses beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español

In a big blow to the PlayStation Vue streaming service, the Sony-owned company has dropped beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español from its programming. The removal of beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS Connect goes into effect today (June 8). PlayStation communicated the changes in an e-mail sent to subscribers (see above screengrab). For many soccer fans, beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español are a must-have to watch some of the best soccer from around the world including Real Madrid and Barcelona games in La Liga, CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers, Serie A, Ligue Un and ... Read more

Speed tests between Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue and DIRECTV NOW

Ever wonder who would win a speed test between Sling TV, fuboTV, PS Vue and DIRECTV NOW? Several of our readers have posted comments on our website asking for us to do a laboratory test to determine which of the legal streaming services is the fastest and most reliable. While we haven’t had a chance to do so yet, we did stumble across a speed test on YouTube. Conducted by fuboTV, the speed test compares Sling TV, fuboTV, PS Vue and DIRECTV NOW. Each of the legal streaming platforms were installed on the same make of laptops and then compared ... Read more

Comparing soccer coverage on fuboTV, Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW and PlayStation Vue

With the news that fuboTV has significantly expanded its product offering to move from soccer-centric channels to those plus a long list of entertainment and news channels, fuboTV’s legal streaming service is now in the same ballpark as Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and DIRECTV NOW. We already know that fuboTV offers the most comprehensive selection of soccer coverage on any legal streaming platform in the United States, but how does it compare to Sling TV, PS Vue and DIRECTV NOW on everything else? We take a closer look in our comparison guide below. As you can see from the streaming ... Read more

Pros and cons of PlayStation Vue for soccer fans

I took the opportunity to test drive PlayStation Vue recently, to see how it works and whether soccer fans may find it useful to watch the Beautiful Game. Here are the pros and cons: CONS 1. Free trial is only 5 days compared to the industry standard of 7 days. 2. PlayStation Vue is more expensive than Sling TV. The cheapest plan PlayStation Vue has is $29.99/month compared to Sling Orange for $20/month or Sling Blue for $25/month. If you’re looking to save money, PlayStation Vue may not be the solution you want. 3. With PlayStation Vue, some channels are not available to ... Read more