Sony has today announced that its internet television service, PlayStation Vue, is now available on Android TV devices. The company also said that web support for both PC and Mac is coming soon. If you want to use PS Vue on either Android TV or PC and Mac, you'll be able to join via the web; there will be no need for you to sign up to PS Vue from a PlayStation console.
If you have an account with PS Vue, you can start streaming TV shows, films and sports on your Android TV using the new app, which is available on devices running Android 4.4 or higher.
In its blog post, Sony explained how you can test PS Vue before handing over your money:
“If you’re new to PS Vue, you can sign up for a seven-day free trial through the PS Vue website, then link your account to your Android TV. We have a variety of plans available for you to choose from, including our new Ultra plan with HBO and Showtime.”
In the quote above, Sony mentioned its new Ultra plan. Currently there are four plans to pick from; these are:
- 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 (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami)).
- 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).
- Ultra: HBO and SHOWTIME, plus the 100+ channels from Elite for $64.99 per month ($74.99 per month in cities with major live local broadcast stations).
Sony said it will provide more information regarding a launch date for the PC and Mac edition of PS Vue, which will feature some unique features such as a “mini-player” that allows you to shrink the player to the corner of your browser window and continue browsing PS Vue.
Android TV owners can head over to the Google Play Store and grab the app right now.
Source: PlayStation Blog