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Playstation Vue Availability: Is Your City Covered? Pricing, Supported Platforms, Content

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Sony?s internet service PlayStation Vue, which streams live and on-demand TV is now available everywhere in the country, starting at a far lower price than ever. So your city, as long as it?s in continental U.S., will be served.

Sony initially launched Vue a year ago, the service was then available only in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. Later on, Vue went live in Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco, bringing the total up to seven major U.S. cities.

The service has now expanded to 203 TV markets covering the entire U.S., Sony said in a press statement. You can enter your ZIP code on Vue’s website here to see if your city is covered.

“Since launching a year ago, our priority with PlayStation Vue has been to secure the best TV content for our audience and make it available to consumers nationwide; today, we’re delivering on that promise,” Eric Lempel, senior vice president of marketing and head of PlayStation Network Americas, said in a statement. “PlayStation Vue has been an ambitious project from the start, and national expansion demonstrates our ability to innovate in an industry that’s overdue for a reinvented experience. Thanks to the strong network relationships we’ve forged and technology we’ve built, consumers nationwide can enjoy a better way to watch TV.”

Current network programmers include AMC Networks, CBS, Discovery Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, ESPN, Fox, NBCUniversal, Scripps Networks Interactive, Turner Broadcasting and Viacom, according to Sony. Stand-alone network channels including Showtime, Machinima and Fox Soccer Plus, are also available to users nationwide as a la carte offerings.

PlayStation Vue users can access programming from more than 60 network mobile apps or Websites by logging in with their PlayStation Network email address and password.

However, other major network programming from ABC, FOX and NBC, will only be available as on-demand content that will usually be viewable within 24 hours after its original network airing. Sony said that CBS live and on-demand programming is not yet available and is expected to be added to select TV markets at a later date.

Additionally, the service also features a cloud-based DVR where users can record and store hundreds of shows at once which provides enough space for thousands of hours of content.

Another unique feature is the Simultaneous Streaming with which a single PlayStation Vue subscription can be used to simultaneously stream content across different devices.

The service offers new cheaper bundles of channels as you can subscribe to the service for as little as $30 per month. The new Slim multi-channel plans are available in all the newly launched markets and you can check out the prices for these new plans here:

  • 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.

PlayStation Vue is currently available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, as well as on the Amazon Fire TV boxes and Fire TV Stick devices. The service can also be accessed?through the Vue mobile app on Google Chromecast, iPad and iPhone.

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