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Cord-Cutting PlayStation Vue Can Be Viewed In More Places

Cord cutters will be able to access the PlayStation Vue streaming service directly on a TV without connecting a PlayStation game console now that the service has been rolled out to Amazon’s Fire TV set-top box and Fire TV Stick.

Later this year, consumers will be able to access the cloud-based TV service through Google’s Chromecast dongle via the PlayStation Vue mobile app for iOS devices.

The announcements will bring PlayStation Vue to a total of seven devices:  PS4, PS3, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, the iPhone and iPad, and Chromecast.

With the rollout, current PlayStation owners with an existing PlayStation Vue subscription will be able to use the Amazon and Google devices to access PS Vue on additional TVs in the house, Sony said.

PlayStation Vue offers of three tiers of TV channels, including CBS and NBC.

The company also announced reduced pricing on multichannel packages. PlayStation Vue’s sports-tier package, Core, will be available at $54.99, down from $59.99, and the premium Elite package is $64.99, down from $69.99. PlayStation Vue’s basic-tier package, Access, is still available for $49.99 and includes 50+ broadcast TV, movies and sports channels.

These multichannel packages are available in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco and Miami .

PlayStation Vue also offers nationwide standalone channels, including Showtime, Epix Hits, Fox Soccer Plus, and Machinima.

New package pricing is effective immediately for new subscribers. Current subscribers will receive the new pricing in their next billing cycle.