The end is near for PlayStation Vue as Sony pulls the plug next week on January 30th. However, the death of Vue paves the way for new streaming services. PlayStation has finally made the long-awaited move to offer other live streaming services on their consoles. After deciding to work with Google, YouTube TV is now on PS4.
YouTube TV announced this week that the streaming service is now available on PS4. You can add the YouTube TV app to your console for free in the PlayStation App Store. However, the service itself will set you back $49.99/month, with no contract or any additional fees.
Consider this your new TV remote: 🎮
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) January 21, 2020
Other streaming apps like Netflix and have been available on the PS4 for some time now, but none with live TV available. This all changes with the addition of YouTube TV.
YouTube TV offers cable-free live TV for over 70 of the top broadcast and cable networks as well as live local TV channels in most markets. Watch your favorite shows from ABC, NBC, ESPN, and more on your PS4. The service also offers unlimited DVR storage, meaning you can store all of your favorite shows for 9 months. Additionally, you can register 6 accounts per household on the PS4, with each account getting its own DVR storage.
You can continue using your traditional PS4 controller to use YouTube TV on the console. However, third-party remotes and universal remotes can also control the console.
While the PS4 is the first PlayStation console to offer YouTube TV, the app is expected to get support on other consoles in the coming future.
As of this time, it is unclear if this is an exclusive deal with Google (parent company of YouTube TV) or if we will see other streaming services such as Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, or NFL Game Pass added in the future.