Still wish you could say goodbye to your cable company? The future of TV has arrived in the form of Playstation Vue. Playstation Vue is Cable TV delivered over an internet connection, with packages starting at $29.99 Monthly. I signed up for a trial, and have been extremely pleased. The service consistently delivers a high quality feed, switches between channels quickly, has an excellent DVR service, and delivers an all around solid user experience.
- The quality seems to be consistently delivered at full HD resolutions (1080p) using a 20mbps connection.
- Local Sports Channel is available (I get Fox Sports North for example).
- DVR service is free, and “records” unlimited shows as it functions in the cloud.
- DVR service allows Pausing, Fast forwarding, and rewinding Live TV.
- “Record” Multiple shows simultaneously.
- Significantly better than rival SlingTV in almost every way (save two issues listed in cons).
- Not a true A la Carte service that many of us have been waiting for.
- More Expensive than SlingTV.
- Not currently on a ton of different devices (IOS, FireTV, and Playstation devices only so far).
- OTA broadcast channels not available in all areas. (yet)
Everything that SlingTV promised, Playstation Vue has delivered. If you are still considering Playstation Vue TV, and have read the “cons” section, your going to like this service. Sign up for the free trial and give it a shot. 90% awesome.