Sony’s live television streaming service, PlayStation Vue, is coming very soon to an Android device near you. The company finally revealed when people in the United States with an Android-powered phone or tablet can start streaming everything from their favorite channels to their mobile devices.
Hit the break for details.
Dan Myers, Head of Product for PlayStation Vue, said in a blog post the service would go live for Android next week. We’re not sure what day next week, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see an app for PlayStation Vue be live on the morning of Monday, June 27.
PlayStation Vue is already available for Amazon’s Fire TV devices as well as anyone with a Chromecast using an iOS device. You read that correctly, friends. Sony gave iOS the option to use PlayStation Vue on a Chromecast before Android. It only took Sony six months to get the same app on a platform all of the company’s own phones and tablets are based on.
The sole requirement for using PlayStation Vue on an Android device is that your phone or tablet needs to be running Android 4.4 KitKat and higher.
Until next week, you can start enjoying PlayStation Vue on Roku’s range of set-top boxes, televisions, and streaming sticks. Sony added Roku’s devices to the list of supported hardware today.
Interested in subscribing to PlayStation Vue? These are the plans:
- Access: 55+ channels, including live cable TV, movies, and sports channels for $29.99 per month ($39.99 in cities with major live local broadcast stations*)
- Core: 70+ channels, including all the channels from Access with the addition of live national and regional sports networks for $34.99 per month ($44.99 in cities with major live local broadcast stations*)
- Elite: 100+ channels, featuring all the channels from Core with the addition of top movie and entertainment channels for $44.99 per month ($54.99 in cities with major live local broadcast stations*)
Sony’s PlayStation Vue is currently competing with Dish Network’s Sling TV in the live television streaming category, but competition is expected to ramp up in 2017 when an offering from Hulu is ready. Google, too, is said to be getting into this space with a special service under the YouTube name. So it’s important for Sony to get PlayStation Vue strengthened with partners now before Hulu and Google come charging at them.