PlayStation Vue is shutting down next year

Sony has announced that it will be shutting down its television streaming service PlayStation Vue on January 30th, 2020.

According to SIE deputy president John Kodera, the decision has been made due to the Pay TV industry being slower to change than the company expected.

“Unfortunately, the highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals, has been slower to change than we expected. Because of this, we have decided to remain focused on our core gaming business,” he wrote in a PlayStation Blog post.

PlayStation 4 owners will still be able to watch movies and television shows through the PlayStation Store via third-party partnerships and apps.

“We are very proud of what PlayStation Vue was able to accomplish. We had ambitious goals for how our service could change how people watch TV, showcasing PlayStation’s ability to innovate in a brand-new category within the Pay TV industry,” Kodera added. “We want to thank all of our customers, some of whom have been with us since PlayStation Vue’s launch in 2015.”

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