PlayStation Vue

A common misconception about PlayStation Vue is that you have to have a PlayStation console to use it. That's absolutely not the case, and PlayStation Vue has become the live streaming choice for many a non-gamer.

It's still owned by Sony, of course, and that means you'll find a few interesting quirks. But all in all what PlayStation Vue presents is an excellent choice for anyone looking to cut the cord.

PlayStation Vue plans and pricing

PlayStation Vue has four plans for live streaming, starting at $39.99 a month and ranging up to $74.99 a month. It does a great job of showing you which channels are included in each plan — something that's very much appreciated when it comes to the decision-making process.

PS Vue (as the cool kids call it) also includes a number of add-on premium channels, like HBO and Showtime, as well as some pay sports channels.

Check out the full PlayStation Vue lineup

What devices work with PlayStation Vue?

Remember those "quirks" we mentioned above? This is where you hit one. PlayStation Vue is available on pretty much everything — except for the Xbox. Because the Xbox directly competes with the PlayStation, and this is why we can't have nice things.

Other than that, it works great on Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV and Android TV and Roku and Chromecast and web browser and ... you get the point.

See everything that works with PlayStation Vue

What's good about PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is right up there when it comes to a cable-like experience. That is, the on-screen guide is simple to use, clear and concise. PS Vue also does little things well, like letting you flip back and forth from one channel to another. Not every other service has that.

The search function also is excellent. If it's available on any one of the channels included in your plan, you'll be able to find it — live or on-demand.

What's not so good about PlayStation Vue

Mostly only small things. Occasionally (though rarely) you'll find live sporting events have been blacked out. (That might be a thing during the NFL season on Thursday nights — even if you're subscribed to the NFL Network, and a game's supposed to be on that channel.) Streaming hiccups happen, too. (Though to be fair they can happen on any service.)

And Sony has been adding more promotions (basically, on-screen ads) into the program guide. They're not awful, but the are noticeable. Which, I guess, is the point.

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