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Sony Unveils Cloud Based TV Service Launching Later This Year

by Jacob Kleinman | January 7, 2014January 7, 2014 12:00 pm PST

Sony Streaming Service CES

Sony announced a new cross-platform media streaming service today during its second keynote presentation at CES 2014. The cloud based product would offer both live TV and on-demand video content and will begin public testing in the U.S. later this year, according to Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House.

House also offered a few details on how the new service would work, describing a system of personalized menus tailored to each member of your household. Users can easily search through live and on-demand content on a single device, and will also receive recommendations based on their viewing history and what their friends are watching.

The service will work across Sony’s array of internet connected devices, which the company estimates number somewhere around 70,000,000 and range from smartphones and tablets to TVs and gaming consoles.┬áHouse added that you will be able to seamlessly put down one device and resume watching the same content on another.

There’s no word on how much the new media streaming service will cost, though Sony promises more news is forthcoming.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...