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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 billing cycles after the July 6 pricing change announcement. At the conclusion of this period, your monthly subscription will change (on your subscription renewal date) based on the plan you have. If you upgrade, downgrade, or re-subscribe during this special pricing period, currently available pricing will apply.”

The new pricing that applies for new subscribers (or after the grace period has ended for current subscribers) is as follows:

• Access: $39.99/month
• Core: $44.99/month
• Elite: $54.99/month
• Ultra: $74.99/month

Alternatives to PlayStation Vue include DIRECTV NOW (which starts at $35/month), fubo Premier (which is offering a special rate of $19.99/month for the first two months and $34.99/month thereafter), Sling TV (starting at $40 per month for Sling Blue and Sling Orange combined) as well as Hulu Live and YouTube TV. (See our comparison of DIRECTV NOW vs. Sling TV vs. fuboTV)

For soccer fans, fuboTV has the most comprehensive offering, which includes all of the beIN SPORTS channels as well as beIN SPORTS Connect integrated and all of the NBC and FOX channels.

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
  • Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
  • Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
  • Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Brian

    August 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    At bit bummed that I won’t be able to watch the Swans this season. At least not unless I am willing to pay $50+ for a pass. No bueno NBC and Sony. ?

  2. Steve Klc

    July 9, 2017 at 10:52 am

    have you noticed the $35/mo. DirecTV NOW plan does not include NBCSN? You have to step up to $50/mo. if you want the majority of Premier League matches…at least NBCSN remains on the “cheapest” PS Vue $40/mo. package.

  3. Eliiott

    July 8, 2017 at 1:15 am

    NBC is not blocking Vue subscribers from Premier League matches. Please get your facts straight.

    • Christopher Harris

      July 8, 2017 at 9:06 am

      According to NBC Sports, PlayStation Vue customers are no longer able to access Premier League matches that are not televised.

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