I have often declared that there are two hurdles Sony needs to leap over before they can get the PlayStation Vue TV streaming service to a place where it can be successful. The first is to cut its prices, which are barely strong enough a reduction from cable to become an alluring feature. The second is to get the service working on a plethora of devices, such as Apple TV or on Amazon Fire and the like. It seems like they will try to do a little bit of both, with the PlayStation Blog announcing a small price cut and Amazon device support for PlayStation Vue.
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Firstly, it will be Amazon Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick that will support PlayStation Vue, adding to the support currently enjoyed by PS4, PS3, iPhone and iPad users. The service is also promised to come to Chromecast “soon.” Furthermore, starting November 15, those who sign up for a free trial of PlayStation Vue’s Core and Elite packages will receive a free Amazon Fire TV Stick after they complete their first month paid subscription.
More importantly, the price cut to PlayStation Vue comes at the most expensive package. Elite will scale down from $69.99 per month to $64.99 per month, while the Core experience will drop from $59.99 to $54.99 per month. While Chromecast support is expected to come before the end of the year, the availability of the service is still very limited. The prices aren’t strong enough to compete with cable packages (despite recent support with Disney’s TV channels like ESPN and ABC), and you can only get it in a select number of US cities. It’s hard to broker deals with TV networks internationally, but the clock is ticking in the service’s window of opportunity.