Sony has announced that it will shutting down PlayStation Vue, its US-only TV streaming subscription service, early next year.
Sony Interactive Entertainment launched the PlayStation Vue initiative in 2015, offering subscribers access to live and on-demand TV and video, from both local sources and big-name cable providers, through their PlayStation consoles and other supported devices.
In a new statement posted to the PlayStation Blog, however, Sony confirmed that it will be shutting down its PlayStation Vue service on 30th January, 2020. Explaining the decision, SIE deputy president John Kodera wrote, “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.”