Playstation Vue is going away. Here are 6 great alternatives

BEST PLAYSTATION VUE ALTERNATIVES
HULU WITH LIVE TV TRY NOW
FUBOTV TRY NOW
SLING TV TRY NOW
AT&T TV NOW TRY NOW
PHILO TRY NOW

If you’re a dedicated Sony fan, you had the chance to do your cable live-streaming directly from your Playstation 3, 4, and Playstation TV devices. To borrow the tagline for the Playstation 3, “It only does… everything.” Well, it did. Unfortunately, the Playstation Vue cloud-based TV service is officially shuttering its virtual doors starting in January 2020. Yes, after a not-so-hot five years, Sony’s dedicated service is another casualty in the increasingly cutthroat world of online streaming.

But don’t mourn too long. Whether you’re a Playstation Vue fan looking for a new home for streaming or simply looking to finally bring the joy cord-cutting brings into your life, you’re in luck. We compiled the best Playstation Vue alternatives to meet your streaming needs.

Playstation Vue alternatives

1) Hulu with Live TV

Playstation Vue competitors alternative Hulu with Live TV Hulu

  • Cost: $44.95 per month
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.

TRY HULU LIVE TV


2) FuboTV

Playstation Vue competitors alternative FuboTV FuboTV

  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.

TRY FUBOTV


3) Sling TV

playstation Vue competitors alternative Sling TV Sling TV

For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.

TRY SLING TV


4) AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now AT&T

  • Cost: $50-$135 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.

TRY AT&T TV NOW


5) YouTube TV

youtube tv channels YouTube TV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

TRY YOUTUBE TV


6) Philo

Playstation Vue competitors alternative Philo Philo

Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to cable channels like BBC America at only $120 a month. You will also find the best deal on popular channels like Animal Planet, IFC, AMC, Lifetime, and even deep cuts like ID. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.

TRY PHILO

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.