Sony is dropping the price on all three packages of its PlayStation Vue streaming TV service by $10, the company announced today. It's also adding ESPN, Disney, and ABC channels after a content deal was first announced back in November. With the new price drops, which will impact both new and existing customers, the service's Access package now costs $39.99 a month for 60 channels. The Core tier, which has 75 channels and regional sports networks, now costs $44.99 a month, while the Elite tier, which has more than 100 channels, is down to $54.99.
The new channels include ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD and Freeform (née ABC Family). If you're a subscriber of the Core tier of Vue, you'll get a few more ESPN channels, while Elite subscribers get access to the Disney- and ABC-owned Fusion network. Sony is also making local ABC stations available in five markets.
ESPN and Disney networks are available on Vue at last
PlayStation Vue launched in March of last year with an impressive suite of networks in seven major US cities, but it was restricted to PlayStation consoles and Apple devices. The company expanded the service in November to Amazon's Fire TV lineup and Google's Chromecast. While most customers may not be very familiar with a Sony streaming TV service — or aware it even exists at all — the company has done a lot of work to improve it since launch. Now with ESPN, PlayStation Vue is starting to look like both a solid alternative to cable and a strong competitor to Sling TV.