Posted Thu Sep 29, 2016 at 03:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Sony's cloud-based TV service now offers HBO and Cinemax.
Sony and HBO have announced the arrival of live HBO and Cinemax channels for the PlayStation Vue TV streaming platform. In addition, the standalone HBO Now streaming service has launched on the PS4 and PS3 as well.
PlayStation Vue offers live and on demand content from a growing collection of channels. The internet TV platform enables viewers to easily search through available programming with an intuitive interface and convenient personal recommendations. In addition, if customers tag a favorite series they will be given cloud access to episodes of that show for 28 days with no storage restrictions. Likewise, PlayStation Vue offers up to five simultaneous streams across different devices, including up to three mobile devices outside of the home. Live HBO and Cinemax channels are now available for $15 each per month through PlayStation Vue, and Sony has also announced a new "Ultra" plan which includes HBO, Showtime, and all the 100+ channels from the Elite package for $64.99 or $74.99 per month depending on location.
Here's a full rundown of currently available PlayStation Vue packages per Sony's blog:
Outside of live programming, PlayStation Vue users who subscribe to HBO will also be able to access HBO Now on-demand streaming on all supported devices, including the PS4 and PS3. HBO Now allows users to watch every episode of every season of HBO’s original programming, hit movies, documentaries, sports and exclusive comedy specials separate from a traditional cable or satellite subscription. The service offers more than 2,000 popular series and movies, including 'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective,' 'Silicon Valley,' 'Girls,' 'Veep,' 'The Wire,' 'Divergent,' 'X-MEN: Days of Future Past,' 'Neighbors,' and 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.'
Sony's PlayStation Vue service is available on Roku media players, Roku Stick, Roku TVs, Android devices, Chromecast, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, iPad, and iPhone. New customers can sign up for a seven-day free trial option through the PlayStation Vue website.
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