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Sony PlayStation Vue Raises Prices, Changes Plans

Sony’s Playstation Vue, over-the-top service, has changed their prices by eliminating the Slim package. Sony was offering the plan, which started at $30/month, in cities that did not carry the rights to the local NBC, ABC, and FOX affiliates.


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Vue is one of the many streaming services being offered to those that are sick and tired of hidden fees and lengthy contracts. Vue was one of the most affordable plans on the market. The PlayStation Vue price hike is now the same cost as Hulu with Live TV at $39.99/month (plus tax.) The hike means that Vue is now $5 more than DirecTV NOW and YouTube TV and double Sling’s base package.

New PlayStation Vue Plans and Pricing

The new plans include Ultra for $74.99/mo, Elite for $54.99/mo, Core for $44.99/mo, and Access for $39.99/mo.

PlansPriceProsConsAlternativesMobile + Tablet
Access$39.99/moNo Contracts. If you don't have a PlayStation 4 you can use a Roku or Amazon Fire TV device.
Includes popular live TV.
Higher price point than competitors. Mobile use is limited to home.Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Huluyes
Core$44.99/moIncludes sports and live TV. Higher price point than competitors. Mobile use is limited to home.Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Huluyes
Elite$54.99/moIncludes movie channels, Sports, and live TV. Higher price point than competitors. Mobile use is limited to home.Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Huluyes
Ultra$74.99/moIncludes HBO and Showtime Channels, Sports channels, popular live TV. Higher price point than competitors. Mobile use is limited to home.Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Huluyes

Access Slim, Core Slim, Elite Slim, or Ultra Slim packages will be disappearing and current subscribers will be able to keep the same price for three billing cycles after July 6, 2017 pricing change announcement. After the three months, on your subscription date, the new pricing will apply. Here is Sony’s announcement:

Effective 7/6/2017 for new customers, PlayStation™Vue plans will have the same nationwide pricing, as follows:
• Access: $39.99/mo*
• Core: $44.99/mo*
• Elite: $54.99/mo*
• Ultra: $74.99/mo*
If you are already subscribing at one of the prices above, your price will not change.
If you have Access Slim, Core Slim, Elite Slim, or Ultra Slim pricing, you will keep your current price for three billing cycles after the July 6 pricing change announcement. At the conclusion of this period, your monthly subscription will change (on your subscription renewal date) to the pricing above, based on the plan you have. If you upgrade, downgrade, or re-subscribe during this special pricing period, currently available pricing will apply.


Here is the e-mail that was sent to existing Vue customers:

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