It was announced earlier this week that Sony plans to get rid of PlayStation Vue in January 2020. The service is said to have somewhere around only 500,000 subscribers, making it one of the least popular live TV streaming services currently on the market.
So where should you go now that PlayStation Vue is terminating its services early next year?
Depending on what you want and need from a TV streaming service, there are plenty of options out there.
The first service that I will mention is Sling TV. This service, on either its Sling Orange or Sling Blue plan, costs only $25 a month. With the Sling Orange plan, you’ll be able to get a lot of ESPN channels, TBS, TNT, CNN and many other good networks to choose from. On Sling Blue, it will have sports networks such as FS1, FS2, NBCSN, regional NBC Sports stations, NFL Network, as well as regular channels like FXX (on-demand only), TBS, Comedy Central and USA Network.
Right now, the company is currently having a deal where those who sign up for the service can get their first month at only $15, which is 40 percent off the regular price of $25 a month. However, you will have to do this right now and not wait until PlayStation Vue ends its service in January 2020. If anything, it’s a cheap $15 to find out whether or not Sling TV is for you.
Hulu with Live TV
This is a service that is going to offer a lot more than Sling TV, but with that, comes an increased price of $44.99 a month. Of course, you will be able to get most ESPN, FOX Sports and NBC Sports stations for all of you sports fans out there. The service does offer other news and family networks like FOX News, CNN, TBS, TNT, Animal Planet and a plethora of others.
Hulu with Live TV will also do a better job at providing you with your local stations too, meaning that you’ll be able to watch your local news or local syndicated programming on it too.
At $49.99 a month, this is a service that does provide a lot for the price tag. It will be the best one for getting your local news stations, as Hulu with Live TV does do a good job at it, but does not have as many as YouTube TV at this time. Additionally, expect to find all of your ESPN, FOX Sports, NBC Sports and even CBS Sports Network channels on the service, as well as your news and other traditional family and news networks.
This has been a big year for fuboTV. They did add Viacom channels to their service this year, making it so that they were not just known for carrying sports channels. The addition of those Viacom channels makes it so that they are a more well-rounded streaming service, giving a little bit of something for everyone.
The service has three plans that cost $54.99 per month (fubo Standard), $59.99 per month (Family) and $79.99 per month (Ultra). It will have some of your local TV stations but not all of them. Make sure to check and see from their website to see which local networks are available in your area before you sign up.
AT&T TV NOW
Other than having your local channels, this newly rebranded TV streaming service is actually a lot like YouTube TV and provides a lot of the same channels. There are two plans to the service, which are the Plus plan for $50 a month and the MAX plan for $70 a month. Click here to see which channels are provided on each plan.
For those that are not the biggest sports fans out there, this might be a great streaming service for you. At only $20 a month, it is pretty cheap and provides a lot of channels for you to watch. The idea is to make it the place to go to for those who are not big on watching sports.
Channels that you will be able to find on this streaming service are Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Drama, Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Comedy Central, Lifetime, CMT and others.
The last TV streaming service we will mention for this list is Frndly TV. This is a streaming service that is similar to Philo, but even more slimmed down and minimalistic, in terms of its channel offerings. The good news from that is that it starts at only $5.99 a month!
On this service, you’ll be able to get all of your Hallmark networks, Game Show Network (GSN), Outdoor Channel, The Weather Channel and a few select others.
Like I said before, the first plan of the service starts at $5.99 a month, with a middle tier going for only $7.99 a month. The Basic $5.99 a month plan gives you all of your channels in standard definition (SD) and you can only watch one screen at a time, with no options for DVR playback.
The Classic plan at $7.99 a month allows for you to get the same channels and stream them in full HD. You can record media shows and movies in your DVR, which will last for 30 days on this plan. Lastly (for this plan), you can watch two screens at once.
Finally, the last plan is the Premium plan at $9.99 a month, which is still not a bad price either for this type of service. You get all of the channels from Frndly TV, all of your content available to stream in HD, stream up to four screens at once and have your DVR playback last for 90 days!
These are going to be your best options for replacing PlayStation Vue. Let us know which one you are going to get or currently have in the comments! Also let us know if we missed any other important ones too!