, one of the many streaming TV options available, and one that I personally have subscribed to for months, announced updates today to the service’s package lineup. Going forward, Playstation Vue has eliminated the Slim package lineup in favor of a more standardized nationwide line. That, unfortunately, means a price increase for customers thinking of signing up for a Slim package or who currently subscribe to one.
The Slim packages used to be available to those in markets where Vue didn’t have access to live local channels (like Portland!). The packages were $10 cheaper, which made sense, since they lacked channel options of the non-Slim packages. But going forward from today, Playstation Vue is doing away with the $10 discount and the Slim lineup. That means all new customers will pay an increased price, even if they don’t get live local networks. It also means that current customers on Slim packages, will see an increase in 3 billing cycles.
Yeah, that pretty much sucks. And that sucks not just because price increases suck when you aren’t getting anything new, but Playstation Vue just ditched all the BeIN channels (goodbye, Soccer) and phased out the Viacom networks months ago. What I’m getting at is the fact that Vue isn’t getting better, yet the prices are going up. Cool.
The non-Slim prices are not increasing and will be the only options nationwide. If you are on a non-Slim plan, you can continue on paying your current monthly price.
The new pricing can be found below.
Effective 7/6/2017 for new customers, PlayStation™Vue plans will have the same nationwide pricing, as follows:
- Access: $39.99/mo*
- Core: $44.99/mo*
- Elite: $54.99/mo*
- Ultra: $74.99/mo*
If you are already subscribing at one of the prices above, your price will not change.
If you have Access Slim, Core Slim, Elite Slim, or Ultra Slim pricing, you will keep your current price for three billing cycles after the July 6 pricing change announcement. At the conclusion of this period, your monthly subscription will change (on your subscription renewal date) to the pricing above, based on the plan you have. If you upgrade, downgrade, or re-subscribe during this special pricing period, currently available pricing will apply.
YouTube TV in Portland yet?