Sony officially announced PlayStation Vue last night; a cloud-based TV service that will be available initially on the PS4 and PS3, before making its way to the iPad and other Sony (and non-Sony) platforms.
PlayStation Vue will let users watch live TV, as well as on-demand, leveraged by partners such as CBS, FOX, NBCUniversal, Discover Communciations, Viacom and Scripps Networks Interactive, which will come with all of their networks – ie. Fox Sports, NBC, FXX, MTV, Nickelodeon, USA Network, etc.
“Everyday TV is about to become extraordinary with our new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Group Executive in charge of the Network Entertainment Business. “PlayStation Vue reinvents the traditional viewing experience so your programming effortlessly finds you, enabling you to watch much more of what you want and search a lot less. PlayStation Vue brings the best of live TV and a robust catalog of the latest content, always keeping you connected to what’s popular, new and trending. Today’s announcement builds on the historic success of PlayStation 4 and demonstrates what our company is capable of when we embrace disruption and stay true to gamers.”
Users will be able to not only schedule recordings, but also watch the past three days of programming without having to. In addition, any show tagged as a favorite, will be available for 28 days. According to Sony, the service will be invite-only to start in markets such as New York (who gets it first), Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.