Sony Drops Their Cheapest $30 ‘PlayStation Vue’ TV Streaming Package

When Sony entered the TV streaming market with their PlayStation Vue service, it seemed promising especially with packages starting at just $30. This entry-level plan was dubbed ‘Slim Access' which offered the same channels as their $39.99/mo ‘Access' plan without access to any local broadcasting.

As of yesterday, Sony has disbanded this package making the PlayStation Vue service only accessible for $40/month or higher. Considering this is a higher monthly cost than their biggest competitors like DirecTV Now (starting at $35) and Sling (starting at $20), it could have some negative consequences when it comes to subscribers making the switch or hindering new potential customers.

Sony has already removed access to sign-ups for the Slim Access package, and current subscribers of the discontinued plan will be able to retain its benefits for the next three months before it automatically rebills at the standard Access plan for $39.99.

Source: PlayStation Vue