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PlayStation Vue News: Sony’s New TiVo-like Cloud-based TV Streaming Service Aims to Strengthen PS Media Playback Capabilities; Sony Aiming to Stop Piracy

Dec 30, 2014 11:55 AM EST | By Adelyn Torralba
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While it is true that the Sony PlayStation 3 was not as successful as what the entertainment giant had expected it to be when it was initially launched, its successor, the Sony PlayStation 4 did a great job.

There is no denying the fact that the latest version of the home gaming console is more successful and has been welcomed with open arms by the gaming community. However, one thing remains to be a highlight of the PS3: the fact that it offers its owners with more options and flexibility when it comes to media playback.

With all these complaints being made about the Sony PlayStation 4, it was not long till the entertainment firm would come up with a plan to appease them. And now, it has, and it is in the form of the PlayStation Vue.

According to Tech Radar, the Sony PlayStation Vue is basically a TV streaming service that is based on the cloud, or on the Internet. It is similar to a TiVo, but it comes with a Slingbox that provides subscribers with live cable channels. In other words, aside from being able to watch your favorite TV shows, you can also make use of the TiVo to record programs that you will miss due to being away from home.

On-Demand content is also available. And by the time that the year 2015 rolls in, which is, by the way, the scheduled launching of the service, you will also get to stream these on your Apple iPad.

As cited by Extreme Tech, it is highly possible that one of the main reasons Sony has, in developing this service, is to compensate for the months passed that its Sony PS 4 owners have not been able to use their fancy console to stream media. However, it is also likely that the PlayStation Vue has been developed to prevent the possibility of piracy (such as in the PlayStation 3).

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