YouTube TV Is Potentially Coming to PlayStation 4 After PS Vue Shuts Down
The shutting down of PlayStation Vue has left many of its subscribers looking for alternatives. Well, it seems like PS4 is making that search easier as a YouTube employee appears to have confirmed in a Reddit thread that YouTube TV will be making its way onto the device. The thread has PS4 customers hoping that the app will make its way onto the platform soon as PS Vue will shut down on Jan. 30.
In October, The Information reported that Sony hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch to explore a sale of the service, which had 500,000 subscribers. One of the companies that Sony has discussed a sale with was fuboTV, but the report claimed that talks hadn’t gone anywhere.
Days later, news broke revealing that the live streaming service would be shutting down instead. The service, which debuted in 2015, was one of the first Live TV Streaming Services to launch — and is now the first vMVPD to shut down.
The service was known for being the best option for sports fans because it included top cable channels, locals, regional sports networks, college sports channels, as well as NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network — all for just $55 a month.
PlayStation Vue had fallen behind vMVPDs like Sling TV and Hulu Live TV, which each have over 2 million subscribers respectively. YouTube TV has never disclosed subscribers, but reports place them at 1 million, while fuboTV is at around 300,000.