Japanese conglomerate Sony has launched its PlayStation Vue, an Internet TV service accessible, just through its gaming console, but the product is only being sold in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago presently.
The entry-level price of PlayStation Vue is USD 49.99 a month.
PlayStation Vue, which is offering 7-day free trials, is the latest in a series of TV services to hit the Web in recent months. Warming to such services shows how networks and TV providers have recognized the long-term importance of appealing to an Internet-based video.
Sony said it is introducing Vue as an entertainment solution for households that already have the company's PlayStation 3 and 4 gaming consoles
CNET quoted Daniel Myers, Vue's head of products, as saying, "That gamer household is something we've defined even further. Lots of people use these platforms to consume Netflix and other digital media. The household is bigger than just the guy who bought the PlayStation."
Vue streams live, on-demand and DVR TV over the Internet. The company also has an iPad application in the works.
Though Vue is limited for now to New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, Myers said Sony will add more US cities later this year.