informa
1 MIN READ
News

PlayStation Vue: Sony enters the internet TV business

Sony today announced PlayStation Vue, an online TV service that will provide live television and on-demand content through PlayStation devices, as well as other devices.
Sony today announced PlayStation Vue, an online TV service that will provide live television and on-demand content through PlayStation devices, as well as other devices. PlayStation Vue will launch on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in the first quarter of 2015, according to Bloomberg, while an iPad version is also in the works. Sony is focused on providing a service with an optimal interface -- for example, there will apparently be no channel numbers when watching live TV, but instead your most-used channels will be grouped together. The service will also learn what sort of channels and content the user likes, and then provide a personalized channel that continuously plays shows that it believes the user will want to watch. Sony is hoping to convert PlayStation users from regular cable-TV subscriptions to a PlayStation Vue sub. "This is an opportunity, in my view, to fulfill a longer goal of transforming what was in the past a dedicated game device into a proper entertainment hub, says SCE CEO Andrew House. "There is nothing in entertainment as broad as the mass-market live-TV space." The company is currently negotiating content deals in preparation for the Vue launch next year.

Latest Jobs

Xbox Game Studios

Redmond, Washington
10.5.22
Technical Lighting Artist

Innogames

Hamburg, Germany
10.5.22
Game Designer - Elvenar

Bandai Namco Mobile

Barcelona, Spain
10.5.22
Principal 3D Animator

Cryptic Studios

Los Gatos, California
10.5.22
Staff Core Software Engineer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more