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Can You Watch PlayStation Vue on PC?

Yes, you can watch Sony’s livestreaming service on a personal computer—and on other stuff, too.

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The Vue is through

Update 11/19/2019: PlayStation Vue will no longer be with us come January 2020. May we suggest a more lively (see what we did there?) alternative like Sling TV (Best for Sports) or Hulu + Live TV (Best Overall)?

First take: Can you watch PlayStation Vue on PC?

Yeah. You know, if you wanna. Sony’s PlayStation Vue livestreaming service works on personal computers and a lot of other devices.

But if your main machine is a Mac or Windows PC, make sure your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge) is updated—then go for it.

How else you can watch PlayStation Vue

About those other ways to watch—you have a bunch of options if your desktop crashes or you drop your laptop. Some of them might already be in your entertainment center or even your pocket.

You can test drive them all by signing up for a five-day trial. PlayStation Vue offers this with three of its four packages: Access ($49.99 per month, 45+ channels), Core ($54.99 per month, 50+ channels), and Elite ($64.99 per month, 70+ channels).

There’s no trial for the Ultra package ($84.99, 90+ channels), but that’s because it comes with HBO® and SHOWTIME®.

Check out the Vue

Looking for more details on PlayStation Vue? Check out why we rank PSV as Best for Sports in our in-depth review of the service.

PlayStation Vue compatible streaming devices

Inside Vue

Streaming devicesDetails
Amazon Fire StickFire Stick and Fire Stick 4K
Amazon Fire TVAll
Android TVAll
Apple TV4th gen, running tvOS 11.0+
Google Chromecast1st gen.+
Roku players and TVsFirmware 7.7+
Streaming devices
Amazon Fire Stick
Amazon Fire TV
Android TV
Apple TV
Google Chromecast
Roku players and TVs
Details
Fire Stick and Fire Stick 4K
All
All
4th gen, running tvOS 11.0+
1st gen.+
Firmware 7.7+

There’s a lot of devices to work with on this list. These will cover all of your home binge-watching. If you don’t happen to have one of ‘em yet, you can get a handy-dandy Fire Stick or Roku Express for as low as 30 bucks. We like both for their price and versatility.

Best streaming devices

Before you sign up for any streaming TV service, you’re gonna need a device to watch it on. If you don’t already have one, we’re here to help with our guide to streaming devices.

PlayStation Vue compatible mobile devices

Outsdie Vue

Mobile devicesDevices
Amazon Fire tabletsHD6 tablets+
Android phones and tabletsAndroid version 5.0+
iOS phones and tabletsiOS 9+
Mobile devices
Amazon Fire tablets
Android phones and tablets
iOS phones and tablets
Devices
HD6 tablets+
Android version 5.0+
iOS 9+

Now you can pig out on streaming TV goodness on the bus, in the doctor’s office, during classes and meetings (you know you do it), or wherever else you go.

PlayStation Vue on PC

PC Vue

ComputerSupported browsers
Mac desktops and laptopsChrome
Firefox
Safari
Edge
Windows desktops and laptopsChrome
Firefox
Safari
Edge
Computer
Mac desktops and laptops
Windows desktops and laptops
Supported browsers
Chrome
Firefox
Safari
Edge
Chrome
Firefox
Safari
Edge

There’s no PlayStation Vue app for Mac and Windows computers. The good news is you can still watch if you have the most recent version of the four browsers listed above.

PlayStation Vue compatible gaming consoles

Obvious Vue

Gaming consolesStreams per console
PlayStation 31 at a time
PlayStation 42 at a time
Gaming consoles
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Streams per console
1 at a time
2 at a time

Breaking news, straight from Captain Obvious: PlayStation Vue does indeed work on Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles. That’s why we’re addressing this last—because you knew that.

Well, here’s something you might not know: you can stream to only two PS4 consoles at a time, and they must be in the same house.

The policy is even stricter when it comes to the PS3. Only one of the older consoles may be used to stream PS Vue. We can’t imagine why, but them’s the rules.

Multiple streams

Since PlayStation Vue works on so many devices, you might be curious about how many you can stream it on at once.

Good news: PS Vue is the most generous streaming service when it comes to this.

When you first sign up, you get three simultaneous streams. If you set a home device, you get two more. (FYI, the home device would be your main entertainment machine, probably the one connected to the biggest TV in your house.)

For those of you playing along at home, that’s five streams at a time.

The closest any of PlayStation Vue’s competitors get to that is Sling TV’s Orange + Blue plan, which gives you four, followed by YouTube TV (three), AT&T TV NOW (two, with an option to buy a third), and Hulu + Live TV (two, with an option to pay extra for unlimited screens).

Final take

If you do all of your streaming on PC, you’re all set for PlayStation Vue. But know that you’ve also got more choices (again, we recommend the Amazon Fire Stick or Roku Express). And that’s always a good thing.

PlayStation Vue FAQ

What can I watch PlayStation Vue on?

You can watch PlayStation Vue on a long list of devices including gaming consoles (PlayStation 3 and 4 only, of course), personal computers (Mac or PC), many set-top boxes, Smart TVs, smartphones, streaming sticks, and tablets from the likes of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku.

Can I use a VPN with PlayStation Vue?

You can try. Using a virtual private network (VPN) to access the service while traveling abroad or to watch various out-of-market games violates the PlayStation Vue terms of service.

Also, PS Vue is actively working to detect and block VPNs. Of course, determined users and VPN providers keep working on ways to get around the blocks. So it could work or it could fail.

Can I get local channels on PlayStation Vue?

Yes. Local channels are included in all four of PlayStation Vue’s packages. A quick ZIP code check will reveal the ones available in your area.

How much is PlayStation Vue per month?

PS Vue offers four packages: Access ($49.99 per month, 45+ channels), Core ($54.99, 50+ channels), Elite ($64.99 per month, 70+ channels), and Ultra ($84.99 per month, 90+ channels). You can sign up for a five-day trial of all except Ultra.

How many devices can use PlayStation Vue?

Up to five. You get three when you sign up for PlayStation Vue, plus two more if you register a home device. (A home device is the one you use the most in your home.) Only three mobile devices may stream at one time, however.

Does PlayStation Vue have DVR?

Yes, PlayStation Vue has a cloud DVR. It’s free with no storage limit, but you may keep your recordings for only 28 days.

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