If you use PlayStation Vue for streaming, your prices are about to go up
All packages available will experience price increases.
In the wake of services like DirecTV Now and Sling TV raising prices, we now have another company to add to the list. This time, it’s PlayStation Vue. The streaming service that started on PlayStation consoles and made its way to various other streaming devices has announced they will be raising prices. This change will happen after the July 31st billing cycle.
So, how much more can you expect to pay? The price increase will be $5 a month across the different package options. This means that the Access tier (the lowest) will now be $45 per month, Core will now be $50, and the Elite package will now be $60 per month. There is a higher tier, Ultra, which includes Showtime and HBO, and it will now run $80 per month.
So, why the need for a price increase? A PlayStation blog post explains,
At PlayStation, we are always evaluating the PS Vue service to ensure we are providing a compelling value to our customers. Unfortunately, we must increase the price of our multi-channel plans to keep pace with rising business costs and enable us to continue offering a better way to watch the best in live sports, entertainment, and news,”
As more streaming services raise prices and shut down, it can make it tough for users to decide on one, single option. If dealing with price and services changes gets too annoying, there are always free options, like Pluto TV.
Do you use the PlayStation Vue service? Will the price increases make you rethink that? Let us know in the comments.
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