Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sony Goes All In on PlayStation

Sony has also been trying to make the PS4 a set-top box. Channel packages for its PlaySation Vue streaming-TV service start at $30 a month in some places and include programming from U.S. broadcast networks and cable favorites such as ESPN, the Food Network, and HBO. Sony said on Oct. 27 it will make Vue, which is accessible on its consoles as well as devices from Amazon.com, Google, and Roku, available on its high-end TVs.

These diversification efforts are far from guaranteed. Vue, which was introduced in the U.S. in March, has about 100,000 subscribers, a sliver of comparable streaming services such as Dish Network’s Sling TV, which researcher Parks Associates says has about 1 million subscribers. 

From the article "Sony Goes All In on PlayStation" by Bruce Einhorn.

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