Sony is racing to roll out PlayStation Vue, and it looks like the live TV streaming service could get an official launch before the end of the month. The Wall Street Journal reports that it will available to residents in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia within the next two weeks. Pricing has not yet been announced.
PlayStation Vue is still in testing, with several thousand people using the service on PS3 and PS4 consoles. Once it gets an official launch the app should be available on iPads as well. It may eventually run on a variety of devices and platforms, though applications for different operating systems are not yet available.
Sony offers a decent number of channels from its partners and has support from CBS, Viacom, Comcast (which owns NBC), and Fox. A partnership with Disney, which provides content from ESPN and ABC, is still up in the air. Sony says it should be able to offer a solid sports selection regardless.
That’s going to be a huge factor for PlayStation Vue moving forward. The company is competing with other services like Sling TV, which offers ESPN, Cartoon Network, AMC and a handful of other channels for $20 per month. HBO also announced its own standalone app this week for $15 per month, though HBO Now will be limited to Apple TV and iOS devices for the first 3 months.