Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming web TV service launched earlier this year, but while competitor Sling TV is widely available, PlayStation Vue has only been available in a few select cities. Now the service’s reach is expanding a little further with the addition of two new cities.
Starting today, PlayStation Vue is available to PS3 and PS4 owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Miami-Fort Lauderdale areas, Sony announced on its PlayStation Blog. It’s likely just a coincidence that both new service areas include the word “Fort” in their names, but it does leave us curious. It seems Fortuitous.
PlayStation Vue offers three pricing tiers — Access, Core, and Elite — that start at $50 and top out at $70. In addition to a fairly large stable of channels, the service offers a few features that competitor Sling TV doesn’t, like the cloud DVR, which allows users to queue up shows in the same way they would using a cable or satellite DVR.
All PlayStation Vue subscribers will get a new programming option later this summer as Fox Soccer Plus becomes available on the service, just in time for the UEFA Champions League. Unlike other programming, Fox Soccer Plus is available as a standalone channel for $15 per month, though PlayStation Plus members get it for a discounted price at $13.
This brings the total number of cities that can access PlayStation Vue up to seven. In addition to the newly added Dallas and Miami, the service is available in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Sony is still working on bringing PlayStation Vue to more cities, but it isn’t clear if it will add more this year, or if this will be it until 2016.