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