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Sony's PlayStation Vue service won't kill cable, but it could be a welcome alternative

Jared Newman | Nov. 21, 2014
Let's be honest: The odds of Sony's upcoming PlayStation Vue TV service gaining traction are slim unless the price is unbeatable, and rumors suggest that's not going to happen.

Playstation Vue is like cable, except without the predatory practices that make cable so repugnant. Even the buy-in cost of a Playstation console is fair and honest, unlike cable equipment rental fees that remain part of your bill long after you've covered the box's full cost. It's unfortunate that so many people have grown accustomed to being abused by cable companies.

Even if Playstation Vue doesn't break up the bundle, it provides meaningful competition in markets that don't have enough of it. Who knows? Maybe it'll even encourage a few providers to offer realistic, long-term pricing to customers instead of seemingly great deals that are designed not to last.


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