PlayStation Vue Expands Across the US, New Slim Pricing Starts at $29.99

Adding 203 designated market areas today, Sony announced that PlayStation Vue has expanded to cover the entire United States.

A cloud-based TV service with no hidden fees or long-term contracts, PlayStation Vue starts at $29.99 per month for those of you in the newly launched TV markets. “This expansion makes PlayStation Vue the first pay-TV service to be available nationwide that offers more than 100 top live sports, movie, and TV channels, with unique features such as simultaneous streaming and an unmatched cloud DVR,” they add.

Including a seven-day free trial for first time subscribers, here’s the Slim plans available in the new markets:

  • 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 live 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 top movie and entertainment channels for $44.99 per month.

Differing from the multi-channel plans seen in the launch cities, Slim plans include live and on-demand content from AMC, Disney, ESPN, and more; ABC, FOX, and ABC content is only available as on-demand content; most on-demand content is available within 24 hours after airing; and CBS live and on-demand content will be added to select markets at a later date. Sony is also working to add live broadcast stations across all markets.

Eric Lempel, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Head of PlayStation Network Americas, said:

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. 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.

You can learn more information about PlayStation Vue on the official website.

[Source: PS Blog]