San Mateo, Calif. — Sony said PlayStation Vue, the Cloud-based TV system it previewed last fall, launches today on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 platforms.
Vue offers live and on-demand TV content over the Internet from more than 85 channels. It will be available initially in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, with three pricing tiers: Access ($49.99 per month), Core ($59.99 per month), and Elite ($69.99 per month).
Sony said additional markets will launch later this year, including “the iPad and other popular devices in the near future.”
Current network partners include CBS, Discovery Communications, Fox News Networks, NBCUniversal, AMC Networks, Viacom, Scripps Network Interactive, and Turner Broadcasting.
The service will allow consumers to record programs with a DVR feature. Content will be stored for up to 28 days in the Cloud, and there is no storage limit.
The service is a collaboration between the Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Computer Entertainment divisions.
Like Dish’s Sling TV, PlayStation Vue is another service designed to appeal to cord-cutters.