Is Sony Vue Right For Your Family?


It was only a few months ago that the “Sony Vue” or “Sony Playstation Vue” was launched. What exactly is Sony Playstation Vue? To put it simply, it is a television service and it works through the PS3 and PS4 game consoles. Through Sony Vue you can easily access and stream movies, sports, and live TV. You will no longer need to have a satellite or cable subscription because Sony Vue takes their place.

With Sony Vue you are also equipped with useful and fun features and tools which enable you to better personalize your watching experience. You wont have to work as hard for your entertainment through searching and other mundane tasks because Sony Vue has features which make everything easier. My Shows allows you to save and store your favorite programs on the cloud, and every new episode will be saved there as well. A lot of online TV providers allow people to select the genre you are interested in watching, but Explore allows you to filter through available programming beyond just genre. You can filter the length of the movie, the rating, and more. Live TV is another feature which allows you to see the most popular shows available that are currently being watched. Most people have a selection of favorite channels and with Sony Vue you can tag those channels so you no longer have to search for them. The Timeline also makes your watching experience a little easier and more organized by displaying the last eight shows you watched, what youre watching now, and what is going to be next on the list.


With many online TV providers you dont actually get the standard channel scheme that you do with cable, but with Sony Vue this isnt the case. Sony Vue has more than 85 different channels to enjoy, including the prestigious Discovery, Fox, NBC, TNT, AMC, MTV, Animal Planet, CBS, and Scripps. There are different plans you can get with Sony Vue providing a smaller or wider selection of channels at varying prices. The other downside with the channel selection is that there is no ABC—no Disney, ESPN, or other channels affiliated with ABC. Sony Vue still has a fairly impressive selection of channels covering the major bases for most peoples general interests.

If you dont have a PlayStation already then Sony Vue is useless to you—unless it is worth it to you to buy one. Many homes are already equipped with PlaStations, so Sony Vue still has a fairly large bank of possible customers. Sony Vue combines the experiences of cable and online TV providers like Netflix and Hulu. In this sense, Sony PlayStaion Vue is more expensive than online TV providers but less expensive than a lot of cable providers. Sony Vue is reputed to be of high quality, with a great interface, and it is also useful for saving shows for later by tagging and storing them. Some people find the content, however, to be insufficient because of the missing channels. Others also state that the OTT integration and multiscreen support are other weaknesses.