PlayStation Vue is Shutting Down in January
Sony is pulling the plug on PlayStation Vue, the company's streaming television service.
It looks like Sony’s PlayStation Vue service won’t be making the transition to next-gen with the PS5 in 2020.
After rumors started swirling earlier this week, Sony made it official today and announced that PlayStation Vue, the company’s streaming television service, will be shuttering in just a few months. More specifically, Vue will be shutting down for good on January 30, 2020.
“Unfortunately, the highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals, has been slower to change than we expected,” said Sony’s John Kodera of the move. “Because of this, we have decided to remain focused on our core gaming business.”
PlayStation Vue started four years ago and was meant to be an alternative to standard cable or satellite subscription packages. Apparently though, the endeavor didn’t work out for Sony monetarily otherwise, you know, they’d probably not be bailing ship on Vue.
Personally speaking, I’ve used Vue for awhile now and I actually think it’s a pretty great service. The fact that it’ll be going away actually bums me out quite a bit. While there are surely plenty of other alternatives that I could now give a go, Vue’s infrastructure was relatively stable in my own experience and made for a more affordable way to still watch TV programs and sports whenever I wanted.
Pour one out for PlayStation Vue and while you’re at it, pour one out for PlayStation Vita as well, because we’re probably never getting another handheld Sony platform. Fortunately, the PS5 is coming next year and is slated to arrive in Holiday 2020.