PlayStation Vue

One of the biggest questions you'll ask when it comes to switching to live streaming video is "can I watch the same channels I did before?" The answer is yes. And no. And it depends. All of the major services overlap a bit, and each of them also tends to have something exclusive as well.

For the full side-by-side list, check out the Streaming Channel Matrix. But in this post we're going to take a look at PlayStation Vue directly. PlayStation Vue has four plans, ranging from $39.99 a month to $74.99 a month. The plans add channels as the price increases — so you can easily see what it is you get — and what it is you might still be missing — as you build up.

Here's a look at every channel that's currently available on PlayStation Vue:

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PlayStation Vue plans, pricing and channels

Channels Access ($44.99) Core ($49.99) Elite ($59.99) Ultra ($79.99)
ABC On Demand x x x x
Fox on Demand x x x x
NBC On Demand x x x x
AMC x x x x
American Heroes Channel x x
Animal Planet x x x x
BBC America x x x x
BBC World News x x
Big Ten Network x x x
Boomerang x x
Bravo x x x x
Cartoon Network x x x x
CBS Sports Network x x x
CNBC x x x x
CNBC World x x
CNN x x x x
Cooking Channel x x x
Cozi TV x x x x
Decades x x x x
Destination America x x x x
Discovery x x x x
Discovery Family x x
Discovery Life x x
Disney Channel x x x x
Disney Junior x x x x
Disney XD x x x x
DIY x x x
E! x x x x
EPIX x x
ESPN x x x x
ESPN Deportes x x
ESPN2 x x x x
ESPN News x x x
ESPN U x x x
Food Network x x x x
Fox Business x x x x
Fox News x x x x
Freeform x x x x
FS1 x x x x
FS2 x x x x
Fusion x x
FX x x x x
FXM x x
FXX x x x x
GinX E Sports TV x x
NBC Golf x x x
Hallmark x x x
Hallmark Drama x x
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries x x
HBO x
HGTV x x x x
Hi-Yah x x
HLN x x x x
IFC x x x
Impact x x
Investigation Discovery x x x x
MGM HD x x
MLB Network x x x
MSNBC x x x x
Nat Geo Wild x x
National Geographic x x x x
NBA TV x x x
NBCSN x x x x
NFL Network x x x
Olympic Channel x x x
OWN x x x x
Oxygen x x x x
POP x x x x
SCI x x x x
SEC Network x x x
Showtime x
Sony x x
Sundance TV x x x
SYFY x x x x
TBS x x x x
TCM x x x
Telemundo x x x x
TLC x x x x
TNT x x x x
Travel x x x x
TruTV x x x x
Universal Kids x x
USA x x x x
Velocity x x
WeTV x x x x

PlayStation Vue add-on channels

In addition to the channels you get through one of the PS Vue plans, there also are a several add-on channels available. That's helpful because you can add on things like HBO or Showtime and still watch them through the PlayStation Vue app — no having to hop around to some other application.

Here are all of the add-on channels that you can get through PlayStation Vue:

  • Sports Pack ($10): This'll get you Bases Loaded, ESPN Classic, Goal Line, the Longhorn Network, MLB Strike Zone, NESN National (that's New England sports), NFL Red Zone and Outside TV.
  • HBO MAX Pack ($21.99 a month): That's HBO and Cinemax in one.
  • HBO ($15): The standalone sub for HBO.
  • Cinemax ($15): The standalone sub for Cinemax.
  • Premium Pack ($13.99): You get EPIX Hits and Showtime.
  • Showtime ($10.99): The standalone sub for Showtime.
  • EPIX Hits ($3.99): A decent movie add-on.
  • Español Pack ($4.99): Spanish-language channels.
  • Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99): Live worldwide soccer (and rugby, which isn't soccer but is still way cool).
  • HI-YAH! ($2.99): Martial-arts and Asian action movies.

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