Why Playstation Vue Won’t Be Coming To A Sony 4k Android TV Near You

Today Sony announced that its Sling TV competitor Playstation Vue will not be making it to any Android Blog

ncluding their own line of 4k Android TVs. They did say however, “Users can access PlayStation Vue through PS4, PS3, Amazon Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick, as well as iPad and iPhone through the PlayStation Vue mobile app. Google Chromecast is also supported via compatible iOS devices.” So what does this mean for us as a community? We either have to hope since it’s coming to Fire TV that an app is inbound for Android TV or if you have an iOS device lying around you can cast it to your TV via the Google Cast protocol, not the most ideal i know but for now there exist some workarounds if you have the right devices.

For those of you interested/ those who can use the service here are the plans so far.

  • Access Slim: 55+ channels, including live cable TV, movies, and sports channels for $29.99 per month.
  • Core Slim: 70+ channels, including all the channels from Access Slim with the addition of national and regional sports networks for $34.99 per month.
  • Elite Slim: 100+ channels, featuring all the channels from Core Slim with the addition of more top movie and entertainment channels for $44.99 per month.

They’re a bit more pricey than the competition but they’re also offering multiple devices streaming at the same time without anyone getting kicked off, in addition to that they’ve added a cloud DVR and 3 days back on demand TV. Not too bad but not the best, for now I’ll take a pass till Sony delivers something for the Android TV community and if they don’t leverage Live Channels then they’re missing out on one of the platform’s killer features.

Source: Sony Playstation Blog

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Anthony Garera

Anthony is a 4th year student attending Western Carolina University studying Computer Information Systems with a passion for technology and being an early adopter, also an Android Enthusiast. Devices - Nexus 6P, Huawei Watch, Nexus 7(2013), 13' Retina Macbook Pro, NVIDIA SHIELD TV, Google ADT-1, and Nexus Player.

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  • RedPandaAlex

    Source?

  • cheeto0

    Why do you think it won’t come to Android and Android TV. The blog only says what devices its on right now which doesn’t include Android but it doesn’t say it’s not coming to Android. I would have to assume it’s also coming to Android and just taking longer like most apps cuz they have to test it on multiple devices.

  • Desert_Fox

    I find it awkward that i have a sony all in one that has apps but no vue in sight. I would definately try it.

  • Fofer

    Well, now it’s out for Android: http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/06/29/sonys-playstation-vue-android-app-is-out-now/

    Now we just need to wait for the Android TV version. Sideloading this one, which is meant for touchscreens, is a rather clunky experience.

  • ludist210