If you’ve been enjoying the services of the PlayStation Vue on your PS4, you’ll have to start shelling out more cash every month moving forward. The company released info on the increase this week on their blog, letting people know that all of their channel plans (Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra) will be going up by $5 each, and the change will go into effect on their next billing cycle after July. We have a snippet of the info they sent out below.
It’s not a dramatic increase, as it seems about on-par with Sony trying to make money off what are pretty decent TV services. But there are people who scrape by on what they have already with PlayStation Vue, so any increase may send some people away.
At PlayStation, we are always evaluating the PS Vue service to ensure we are providing a compelling value to our customers. Unfortunately, we must increase the price of our multi-channel plans to keep pace with rising business costs and enable us to continue offering a better way to watch the best in live sports, entertainment, and news.
PS Vue customers will continue to enjoy the rich features that come with their monthly plan, including an industry-leading five simultaneous streams, powerful cloud-based DVR, and unique features, such as multi-view on PS4 – all at no extra cost. Customers will also continue to experience one of the most robust line-ups of channels from top networks such as Discovery, AMC, Disney/ESPN, HGTV, Food Network and Turner, as well as local broadcast stations and sports league networks. We’ll also continue to offer standalone channels without the need of a multi-channel plan, such as HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and more.