While gaming has always been the front and center focus of the current generation, the increasing popularity of adding other types of content, such as movie and TV streaming, has expanded the consoles into whole other markets, with Sony to bring in their own TV streaming service early this year.
After its initial announcement last year, Sony CEO and president Kaz Hirai revealed during this week’s CES 2015 that PlayStation Vue will be coming to PS4 and PS3 consoles in early 2015, bringing a selection of cable channels to Sony’s consoles and devices.
Previously only available to select users through an invite-only beta program similar to its PlayStation Now service last year, PlayStation Vue will launch with “around 75 channels per market” from a variety of networks, including Fox, NBCUniversal, Viacom, and other distributors. While PlayStation Vue will provide plenty of content comparable to traditional cable services, Vue will also allow more flexible features such as an “explore” feature to filter through live TV broadcasts, and other recording features for previously-aired content.
PlayStation Vue is set to debut on PS4 and PS3 consoles in early 2015 – stay tuned as more news develops.