Posted Mon Jul 25, 2016 at 12:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The NFL is rushing toward Sony's streaming TV platform.
Sony has announced plans to add NFL Network & NFL RedZone to its PlayStation Vue service. Both channels will be available in time for the NFL regular season starting this fall.
PlayStation Vue offers live and on demand content from a growing collection of channels. The 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.
With NFL Network, football fans can watch Thursday Night Football games, and popular shows like 'NFL GameDay Morning,' 'A Football Life,' and 'Timeline,' along with news and fantasy coverage. Meanwhile, NFL RedZone allows viewers to watch the big moments from NFL games on Sunday afternoons with cuts to major plays from stadium to stadium as they happen. An exact launch date and pricing for the NFL Network and NFL RedZone have not been announced yet, but users who sign up for the channels through PlayStation Vue will also be able to watch them through Watch NFL Network and the NFL app.
Here's a rundown of current PlayStation Vue plans:
- Access: 55+ channels, including live cable TV, movies, and sports channels for $29.99 per month ($39.99 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami)
- Core: 70+ channels, including all the channels from Access with the addition of live national and regional sports networks for $34.99 per month ($44.99 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami)
- Elite: 100+ channels, featuring all the channels from Core with the addition of top movie and entertainment channels for $44.99 per month ($54.99 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami)
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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