Best answer: You can use PlayStation Vue from anywhere within the U.S. because you need a U.S.-based credit card to sign up. If you're outside of the US you use a VPN to get access to PlayStation Vue.

How do we know it's only available in the U.S.?

Well, you need a U.S. based credit card and address to sign up for an account, for starters. Other than that, there's a decent amount of fine print on the official PlayStation Vue Q&A website that explains everything in detail.

Turns out you can only sign up for and use your PlayStation Vue account from anywhere in the U.S. But, after you sign up for your account you'll need to sign into your account in your home area at least every 60 days of your active subscription. Otherwise, it won't let you use your account.

If you're outside of the US the only way to get access to PlayStation Vue is to "go around the system" by using a VPN. In order you use a VPN you need to:

  1. Download your VPN.
  2. Set up your VPN's service. This step varies between different VPNs, but most VPN services have an app that walks you through the process step by step.
  3. Connect your device to the VPN Server. This can be done through the settings of your VPN application.

Using a U.S.-based credit-card in another country won't grant you access to the service because of the way the "home area" of PlayStation Vue works by also tracking locations.

What's a home area for PlayStation Vue?

A Home Area is the location where your account was created, and is the internet network's physical address. For example, if you create your account at your mom's house with her internet than your Mother's house will be the default Home Area on your account.

You can change the Home Area of your account if you need to, but you can only do it up to three times a year. Go ahead and create your account wherever you want to, but be mindful of how often you change the home area. If you're someone who's always on the move, it may be best to ride out that 60-day timeframe as long as you can before changing your Home Area! This way you can milk the amount of travel time you have to the max.

Why PlayStation Vue?

If you want a streaming experience that's almost like traditional cable — that is, more channels in one place — then PlayStation Vue is definitely one you'll want to consider. You get different base channels with each plan, and the prices range from $45 a month (that's about $540 a year) to $80 a month (or about $960 a year).

  • Access ($45): This is the most basic package you can get with PlayStation Vue. You get 45 channels, from AMC to CNN and Fox News, to ESPN and Disney, and more.
  • Core ($50): This package adds in sports channels like MLB Network, NBA TV, NFL Network, and regional sports. You'll also get the Cooking Channel and additional movie channels.
  • Elite ($60): This'll get you BBC World News and a bunch of movie channels (including some great bad movies on demand) that you never knew existed.
  • Ultra ($80): This is everything in the Elite package, but with HBO and Showtime (east and west for both) added in. And that's not a bad deal at $10 each per month, which both of them costing more if you were to get them separately. You'll also have access to the Showtime Anytime app, And HBO Now apps.

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PlayStation Vue Monthly Subscription

You've got some decisions to make.

You can get the Access plan for $45 a month, the Core plan for $50 a month, the Elite plan for $60 a month, or the Ultra plan for $80 a month. There are over 90 channels divided between the plans for you to enjoy, giving you seemingly endless abilities for amazing streaming adventures.

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ExpressVPN

Don't let the system stop you

ExpressVPN provides the ability to avoid county-locked online services by hosting servers in the locked county for you to use. There are three different subscription options where you can either pay $13 a month, $60 every six months, or $100 every 15 months.

Here are some compatible devices you should check out!

These are the best devices for you to use to watch PlayStation Vue at the best prices we could find!

PlayStation 4 Pro ($480 at Amazon)

The PlayStation Pro is a powerhouse of gaming goodness. It supports 4K and HDR TV for streaming as well as a Boost Mode to improve graphics for supported games.

Apple 9.7-inch iPad, 128GB ($400 at Amazon)

This iPad tablet features 9.7 inches of Retina display, a 1.2MP front-facing HD camera, an 8MP iSight back camera, Touch ID, and Apple Pay. On top of that, the battery will last up to 10 hours before it needs to be plugged in. All these features make it perfect for all your streaming and recreational needs!

Amazon Fire TV ($50 at Amazon)

This Amazon Fire TV stick supports 4K resolution, Dolby Vision and HDR 10 for visuals and Dolby Atmos for audio. It pairs up with Alexa for voice commands and has over 500,000 movies and shows for you to enjoy!

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