The future is streaming, not cable. That’s just how things are looking, despite the best efforts of both cable companies and broadcasting networks. That’s just how it’s going to work, and the sooner people get on board, the better off they’re going to be when the sea change completes. Sony is jumping into the streaming service, announcing the PlayStation Vue streaming TV service for PS3 and PS4 owners. It squares off against another service, Sling. The Vue is $50 per month, while Sling is $20 a month. Aside from the cost, what’s the difference in the two? Here’s an in-depth comparison between Sling and PlayStation Vue.
I have to admit, the fact that you have to buy a PS3 or PS4 to make the Vue work isn’t a big downfall. Neither is the required purchase of a Roku or Amazon Fire TV or whatever. That’s just par for the course. The problem is the Vue is $50 a month; the cheaper Sling is still $20 a month, too. For that price, you can get both Netflix and Amazon Prime, or a lower-level cable subscription. Plus, there’s always the over-the-air option. I’m in a pretty good location for that sort of thing, and I can get probably 20 channels, including all major broadcast networks (many of them aren’t cooperating with Sony and Sling).Technorati Tags: playstation, playstation vue, playstation vue debuts, ps vue, sling, sling tv, streaming television, streaming television services, vue