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Old 03-14-16, 10:48 PM
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Re: Sony Playstation Vue

I jumped on this as soon as I saw it was available. I've been using Sling TV since its introduction, but the service has been inconsistent at best. Honestly, it seems to be getting worse instead of better.

You can sign into some TV Anywhere apps with your Vue account, according to their FAQ. Notable absent from their list is WatchESPN, but other Disney networks are listed, so maybe ESPN won't be far behind.

Edit/Update - I completely overlooked it. WatchESPN is included, I just didn't see it on the list. Makes this even better decision. For ten bucks more than I was paying Sling, I get more channels and, so far at least, a much better experience.
Old 03-15-16, 05:53 AM
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Yeah, this works substantially better than Sling does.
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Re: Sony Playstation Vue

I'm assuming that if you are registered from a West Coast location that you can only get West Coast feeds of services such as AMC, etc. That's one thing that we've become spoiled on with satellite...being able to watch events as they air on the East Coast. Like watching new episodes of Walking Dead at 6:00 PM on Sundays, for example.

If anyone on the West Coast signs up for this could please confirm or deny this assumption, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Old 03-15-16, 09:27 AM
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I signed up for a free trial, but it is only a temporary thing. We have no plans to dump Dish, and when the techs come to upgrade our receivers, I'm getting a Dish hookup, with DVR in my bedroom.
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Re: Sony Playstation Vue

Once they get Roku on board I think I will give this a shot, just resubscribed to Sling and seems to work better with the Roku 3 than in the past with a stick but many more channels with Vue. Looking at their website it appears regional FOX sports networks are included with Core Slim. Can anybody confirm if they can watch the NBA/MLB/NHL for their local teams on this.
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Re: Sony Playstation Vue

Originally Posted by BrewCrew
Once they get Roku on board I think I will give this a shot, just resubscribed to Sling and seems to work better with the Roku 3 than in the past with a stick but many more channels with Vue. Looking at their website it appears regional FOX sports networks are included with Core Slim. Can anybody confirm if they can watch the NBA/MLB/NHL for their local teams on this.
I agree with this, it's currently my only major hold back is I don't like having to use my PS4 or Fire TV Stick to use the Vue service when I can just load Sling (and everything else) on my Roku.

Plus it's just stupendously slow on my Fire TV Stick (though that might be a Wifi issue).
Old 03-22-16, 01:35 PM
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On the slim trial at $30.

Not too bad. Annoying that I can't FF through "Catch-up" programs.
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Re: Sony Playstation Vue

activated my trial last night, so I can watch the final-4 games on TBS and Walking Dead finale live (usually get it on Amazon, but chances are high it would be spoiled before I watch it).

I like it so far, quite impressed. I doubt I'll keep it though, even for $30/month, it costs less to just buy the seasons of shows I want on Amazon, and then I get them forever. If it could replace Hulu for me, I'd consider it more.
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So any additional opinions about this? This might be a cheaper service for my family, but I worry about my parents as they're not technically savvy. Is there an option to browse Vue in Spanish?
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HBO and Cinemax were added today, you get both the live feed and On Demand. $15/month a piece or they're also part of the uber expensive "Ultra" bundle.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/...-arrive-today/
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That's interesting that you can subscribe to the premiums without a bundle. And also that the HBO sub gives you access to HBO Now. So now I can subscribe thru Vue and get both the live channel and what I already have for the same price.
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That's interesting that you can subscribe to the premiums without a bundle. And also that the HBO sub gives you access to HBO Now. So now I can subscribe thru Vue and get both the live channel and what I already have for the same price.
Hell yes!

Fuck you Comcast!
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Re: Sony Playstation Vue

Originally Posted by RichC2
HBO and Cinemax were added today, you get both the live feed and On Demand. $15/month a piece or they're also part of the uber expensive "Ultra" bundle.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/...-arrive-today/
It also mentions that the HBO Now app is now available on PS3/PS4. Yes, finally!
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Re: Sony Playstation Vue

Anyone in the Chicago area using this?

I'm considering giving this a shot. I saw Comcast Sportsnet may be available on a region by region basis. If this is available in the Chicago area that will pretty much seal the deal for me.
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I resigned up for NBA season through my appletv and it works great but one big annoying thing is the fast forwarding. I was watching a saved game and there was no way to fast forward the commercials other than to pause it and blindly move the bar a few minutes. I was regularly missing plays and it took more time to rewind and try to find when the commericals were then it would if I would have just watched them. Most apps have a skip 30 seconds button or you see a sped up version of what's going on as you fast forward so you can tell when to stop. That's a poor design decision.
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Something that might be of interest to those with a Roku. Roku has added a grid guide to their Vue channel.
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Re: Sony Playstation Vue

Our local area was included in this update. Maybe yours has been included as well?

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/play...als-yesterday/

PlayStation Vue Added Over 200 ABC, FOX, & NBC Locals Yesterday

Yesterday PlayStation Vue’s Vice President Dwayne Benefield announced that they have added over 200 new locals including Tribune owned locals. This puts PlayStation Vue at over 450 locals now This helps push PlayStation Vue back into the running for one of the services with the most locals. Hulu still leads the race for the most locals with over 600 live locals but YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue are gaining on them.

“I am excited to announce that PS Vue users in select markets will gain access to local broadcast stations at no extra cost, starting today. With this expansion, PS Vue now offers more than 450 local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC stations, in cities all over the US – from Buffalo, NY, to Honolulu, HI.” Said Dwayne Benefield.

Here is the full list of locals added:

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ABC:

Albuquerque & Santa Fe, NM (KOAT 7)
Alexandria, LA (ABC KLAX 31)
Austin, TX (KVUE)
Bakersfield, CA (23 ABC)
Baton Rouge, LA (WBRZ 2)
Boise, ID (KIVI 6 On Your Side)
Bowling Green, KY (WBKO 13)
Buffalo, NY (ABC 7)
Cincinnati, OH (9 On Your Side)
Columbia, SC (ABC Columbia)
Corpus Christi, TX (KIII-TV 3)
C’Ville, VA (ABC 16)
Des Moines & Central Iowa (Local 5)
Eastern Iowa, IA (KCRG-TV 9)
Elmira, NY (WENY ABC)
Eugene, OR (KEZI 9)
Grand Junction, CO (KJCT 8)
Greenwood/Greenville area, MS (WABG TV-6)
Gulf Coast Florida (ABC 7)
Hampton Roads, VA (ABC 13)
Harrisonburg, VA (WHSV-TV3)
Honolulu, HI (KITV 4)
Jackson, MS (16 WAPT)
Jackson, TN (WBBJ ABC 7)
Jacksonville, FL (WJXX ABC 25)
Knoxville, TN (WATE 6)
Lafayette, LA (KATC TV 3)
Laredo, TX (ABC Laredo)
Las Vegas, NV (Channel 13 Action News)
Lexington, KY (ABC 36)
Lincoln, NE (Channel 8 KLKN-TV)
Louisville, KY (WHAS 11)
Memphis , TN (Local 24)
Meridian, MS (WTOK TV 11)
Monterey County, CA (Central Coast ABC)
Montgomery & Selma, AL (ABC Montgomery)
Northeast Wisconsin (WBAY-TV 2)
Oklahoma City, OK (KOCO 5)
Omaha, NE (KETV News Watch 7)
Paducah/Cape Girardeau Area, KY (WSIL-TV 3)
Port Arthur & Beaumont, TX (12 News Now)
Portland, ME (WMTW TV 8)
Providence, RI (ABC 6)
Savannah, GA (WJCL 22)
Shreveport, LA (KTBS 3)
Sioux Falls, SD (KSFY)
Southern Minnesota & Mason City (ABC 6)
Southwest Oregon, OR (NewsWatch 12)
Spokane, WA (KXLY 4 News)
Springfield, MA/NH (ABC 40)
Springfield, MO (KSPR 33)
Toledo, OH (13 ABC)
Tucson, AZ (KGUN 9)
Twin Falls, ID (KSAW ABC 6)
Twin Ports, MN (WDIO 10/13 ABC)
West Palm Beach, FL (WPBF 25)
Wichita Hutchinson, KS (KAKE ABC)
Wilmington, NC (WWAY 3 ABC)

FOX:

Altoona & State College, PA (FOX 8)
Anchorage, AK (FOX 4)
Bangor, ME (FOX 22)
Bend, OR (FOX Central Oregon)
Binghamton , NY (FOX 40)
Butte and Bozeman, MT (FOX Montana)
Central Coast, CA (FOX 11)
Central Connecticut (FOX 61)
Central Illinois (WYZZ)
Central Wyoming (Wyoming’s FOX TV)
Charleston, SC (FOX 24)
Cheyenne & Western Nebraska, WY (FOX 27)
Coastal North Carolina (FOX Eastern Carolina)
Columbus, GA (FOX 54)
Denver, CO (FOX 31)
Eastern Iowa, IA (KFXA FOX 28)
Emerald City; Seattle, WA (Q13 FOX)
Eugene, OR (Oregon’s FOX)
Eureka, CA (FOX 28)
Evansville, IN (FOX 44)
Fairbanks, AK (FOX Fairbanks)
Fargo, ND (KVRR)
Four State Area, MO/KS/OK (FOX 14)
Ft. Wayne, IN (FOX 55 Fort Wayne)
Great Falls, MT (FOX Montana)
Greenwood/Greenville area, MS (Delta FOX 10)
Hattiesburg, MS (My FOX 23)
Helena, MT (FOX Montana)
Idaho Falls, ID (FOX 5)
Indianapolis, IN (FOX 59)
Jackson, MS (FOX 40)
Jonesboro, AR (Northeast Arkansas FOX)
Juneau, AK (FOX Juneau)
Kansas City, MO (FOX 4 Kansas City)
Lafayette, IN (FOX 16)
Lafayette, LA (FOX 15)
Lake Charles, LA (KVHP FOX 29)
Lansing, MI (FOX 47)
Louisville, KY (WDRB)
Meridian, MS (FOX 30)
Mid-Missouri (FOX 22)
Midwest Texas (KXVA FOX 15)
Milwaukee, WI (FOX 6 Milwaukee)
Mississippi Gulf Coast (WXXV FOX 25)
Missoula, MT (FOX Montana)
Monterey County, CA (KCBA FOX 35)
North Mississippi (WLOV FOX)
Northeast Ohio (FOX 8)
Northern California (FOX 20)
Palm Springs, CA (FOX 11)
Pee Dee Region, SC (FXB FOX TV)
Port Arthur & Beaumont, TX (FOX 4 Beaumont)
Sacramento, CA (FOX 40)
Salisbury, MD (FOX21 Delmarva)
Salt Lake City, UT (FOX 13)
San Angelo, TX (KIDY 10, FOX San Angelo)
San Diego, CA (FOX 5 San Diego)
Scranton & Wilkes Barre, PA (FOX 56)
Sioux Falls, SD (FOX 7)
Southern Iowa & Northern Missouri (KYOU FOX 15)
Southern Minnesota & Mason City (FOX 47)
Southwest Oregon, OR (FOX 26)
Spokane, WA (FOX 28)
Springfield, MA/NH (FOX 6)
Springfield-Champaign-Decatur, IL (FOX 55/27 Illinois)
St. Joseph, MO (FOX 26 KNPN)
St. Louis, MO (FOX 2)
Terre Haute, IN (WTHI 10)
Toledo, OH (FOX 36)
Tri-Cities, TN (FOX Tri-Cities)
Tri-Cities, WA/OR (FOX 41)
Tri-State Area, IL (WGEM FOX)
Twin Ports, MN (FOX 21)
Victoria, TX (FOX 19)
Wilmington, NC (FOX Wilmington)
Yuma, AZ/CA (FOX 9)

NBC:

Albany, GA (WALB)
Alexandria, LA (KALB)
Anchorage, AK (KTUU)
Augusta, GA (WAGT)
Birmingham, AL (WVTM)
Central Wisconsin (WJFW)
Central Wyoming (KCWY)
Charleston-Huntington, WV (WSAZ)
Cheyenne & Western Nebraska, WY (KCHY)
Coastal North Carolina (WITN)
Columbia, SC (WIS)
Dothan, AL (WRGX)
Eau Claire-Lacrosse, WI (WEAU)
Erie, PA (WICU)
Eureka, CA (KIEM)
Evansville, IN (WFIE)
Fairbanks, AK (KTVF)
Fargo, ND (KVLY)
Grand Junction, CO (KKCO)
Hattiesburg, MS (WDAM)
Honolulu, HI (KHNL)
Huntsville-Decatur, AL (WAFF)
Jackson, MS (WLBT)
Jonesboro, AR (KAIT)
Lafayette, IN (WPBI)
Lake Champlain Region, VT (WPTZ)
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC)
Lansing, MI (WILX)
Laredo, TX (KGNS)
Lima, OH (WLIO)
Lincoln, NE (KSNB)
Louisville, KY (WAVE)
Lubbock, TX (KCBD)
Madison, WI (WMTV)
Marquette, MI (WLUC)
Memphis , TN (WMC)
Meridian, MS (WGBC)
Minot-Bismarck Area, ND (KFYR)
Mississippi Gulf Coast (WXXV)
Mohawk Valley, NY (WKTV)
Monterey County, CA (KSBW)
Montgomery & Selma, AL (WSFA)
North Mississippi (WTVA)
North Platte, NE (KNOP)
Northern California (KNVN)
Odessa, TX (KWES)
Omaha, NE (WOWT)
Palm Springs, CA (KMIR)
Panama City, FL (WJHG)
Parkersburg, WV (WTAP)
Pee Dee Region, SC (WMBF)
Quad Cities, IA (KWQC)
Rapid City, SD (KNBN)
Reno, NV/CA (KRNV)
Richmond, VA (WWBT)
South Bend, Elkhart, IN (WNDU)
South Central Pennsylvania, PA (WGAL)
Southwest Oregon, OR (KOBI)
Springfield, MO (KYTV)
Springfield-Champaign-Decatur, IL (WAND)
The Triad, NC (WXII)
Tulsa, OK (KJRH)
Upstate South Carolina (WYFF)
West Palm Beach, FL (WPTV)
Wilmington, NC (WECT)
Zanesville, OH (WHIZ)
Old 08-29-18, 12:02 PM
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Re: Sony Playstation Vue

I have all the networks but ABC now.
Probably won't ever get that back as it's a Sinclair station in my market and Sinclair pulled their channels from Vue and put out a somewhat insulting press release.*

I had a hard time finding that my Fox affiliate was added on that list because I was looking in the S section but apparently they put Seattle under "Emerald City" for some reason.

*They literally said it wasn't worth their time making a deal because Vue has a "very small subscriber base" and told people to switch to Youtube TV.
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Wait, what the...

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/play...ox-nbc-locals/

PlayStation Vue Won’t Let You DVR The 200 Newly Added ABC, FOX, & NBC Locals

Yesterday PlayStation Vue added 200 live locals. The bad news is you can’t DVR any of them according to the PlayStation Vue help page you can’t record them. This is not a new issue as you already couldn’t DVR HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax. You also couldn’t fast forward FOX, FX, and FXX recordings.

A statement on PlayStation Vue’s website simply says “Due to streaming rights, however, select channels and programs cannot be recorded to DVR.”

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Sony is shutting down Vue.
Last day of service is January 30, 2020.

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2019...aystation-vue/
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I think everyone is struggling with "cable over the internet" services. DirectTV Now is hemorrhaging customers too. I think if people want cable, they'll keep cable. Otherwise, if they "cut the cord," most are looking for on-demand streaming, instead of replicating the cable experience. Really only sports and news are the things people ever feel the need to watch live.

It didn't help that all these streaming services had odd restrictions or exceptions for DVR on certain channels and the like.
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I did a 7 day trial recently, and it wasn’t bad. But their UI interface was just absolute crap. That said, while Hulu’s is marginally better, they have a ton to offer, including their live TV, which I use. I haven’t seen any other service yet that has something better to offer when it comes to streaming live TV.

And I disagree about replicating the cable experience. Hulu does a great job and I get original programming, DVR, and I don’t have to pay a monthly service charge to use a cable box.
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Originally Posted by E Unit
I haven’t seen any other service yet that has something better to offer when it comes to streaming live TV.
I've been a very satisfied Playstation Vue customer, but I'll have to look for something else now. When I was initially researching the options, Hulu Live looked to be the best all around service, but it wasn't supported on my Sony smart TVs nor on my Playstation 4 at the time, so it was a no-go. It's still not supported on Playstation 4, but it looks like maybe Hulu Live is now available for the Sony Bravia series TVs, so I'm going to look into it again.

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And so it begins. The market can only support so much.
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Originally Posted by E Unit
I did a 7 day trial recently, and it wasn’t bad. But their UI interface was just absolute crap. That said, while Hulu’s is marginally better, they have a ton to offer, including their live TV, which I use. I haven’t seen any other service yet that has something better to offer when it comes to streaming live TV.
I've been trying out Hulu Live the last day or two and I have to disagree about the UI compared to PS Vue's UI. Live TV seems like a neglected afterthought in the Hulu UI. There's no traditional guide (on my devices anyway...apparently one rolled out recently on the website and some devices), it's a very circuitous operation to add favorite channels and then they are inexplicably not accessible when you're in Live TV (only from the home screen menus), the "last channel" button on the remote isn't supported, etc. PS Vue has all of those things and makes it really easy to add favorite channels, which show up at the beginning of the traditional guide screen where favorites should. I will say though the streams seem pretty stable and high quality so far.

I think I'm going to try YoutubeTV also and see how it is. I'd prefer not to go with a Google service, but it might be the best option.

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