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Sony plans to shut down PlayStation Vue in 2020

John Kodera, deputy president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said that PlayStation Vue will close down January 30, 2020. Active paid subscribers will receive their final charge for the service in December 2019 unless they cancel prior to their billing date. The company also said it will turn off the ability for new or existing customers to purchase packages, standalone or add-on channels in the near future. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2owULOK

PS Vue Increasing Cost of All Packages by $5/Month

That brings the Access plan up to $49.99 a month, Core to $54.99 per month, Elite to $64.99 per month, and Ultra to $84.99 per month. The Access plan includes 50 live TV channels, Core adds a number of Sports channels, Elite features 100 channels and expands Core’s coverage with the addition of dedicated movie channels like Epix Hits and FXM, and Ultra includes everything in Elite along with HBO and Showtime. – Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag » https://ift.tt/2KQ1AEs

Roku Stretches Lead As #1 Streaming TV Platform in US After Record Q1 Performance: Strategy Analytics

The report, USA Connected TV Device Vendor Market Share Q1 2019, finds that there are now more than 41 million Roku-based devices in use, including Roku media streamers and Roku-based smart TVs, accounting for 15.2% of all media streaming devices. Roku now has a 36% lead over the next major platform, Sony PlayStation, in terms of devices in use. – Business Wire via Yahoo Finance » https://ift.tt/31Urj3Q

Distributor slips and says the PS4 Neo will launch before October

Shared on stocks website Boursier.com, the press release from Innelec claims that the “Neo 4K” (as the company refers to it) will arrive at some point in the first half of the company’s fiscal year, which lasts from April – September 2016. […] It’s worth noting that shortly after the news began to spread, Innelec released a statement denying any knowledge of the PS4 Neo. – Jacob Siegal, BGR

PlayStation Vue streaming TV gets $10 cheaper as ESPN and Disney channels arrive

The basic PlayStation Vue “Access” package, which includes more than 60 live streaming channels, now costs $40 per month. The “Core” package costs $45 per month and adds regional sports networks, and the “Elite” package includes more than 100 channels for $55 per month. These prices are all $10 per month cheaper than when PlayStation Vue launched a year ago. – Jared Newman, TechHive

Samsung looks to up the game in its smart TVs by adding PlayStation Now

While Samsung’s smart TVs have had built-in games already, the company announced yesterday that its gaming lineup is about to get much more robust with the addition of Sony’s PlayStation Now service. With the addition of the service, owners of Samsung smart TVs will be able to play more than 100 downloadable and 400 streaming games. – Kristofer Wouk, Digital Trends

PS4 And Xbox One: Netflix 4K Streaming Movie Videos Require An XBone Or PlayStation 4 Update In 2016

Both consoles currently support the HDMI 1.4a standard fully, which does, in fact, support the Ultra HD or 4K resolution. The bad news is that the max data rate provided by HDMI 1.4a is limited to 30 Hz, which means that 4K 60 Hz TV owners are left out in the cold. At the same time, North American movies are displayed in 24 Hz, so a 4K 30 Hz limitation is not necessarily a deal killer. In addition, it may be possible that a PS4 and Xbox One update could provide a HDMI 2.0a software update, which offers 4K 60 Hz support (or 2160p60) and deeper color space among other features. – Patrick Frye, The Inquisitr

All 4 streaming app arrives on PlayStation 4

All 4. The live streaming and on-demand service from Channel 4 (formerly known as 4oD) is now available from the UK PSN store, giving you easy access to programmes like Homeland and Fargo. This particular app only supports catch-up viewing though, so you’ll need to use another device if you want to tune in live. – Nick Summers, Engadget
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