Sony Raising Price of PlayStation Vue TV Packages by $5 per Month

AT&T’s DirecTV Now plans will get a $5 price hike

AT&T’s DirecTV Now plans will get a $5 price hike

A pair of popular streaming TV services announced price hikes for customers today.

Currently, PlayStation Vue offers subscribers access to a number of cable channels and networks such as Discovery Channel, AMC, Disney Channel, ESPN, HGTV, The Food Network, and more, while also providing access to premium channels on a standalone basis without the need for a standard cable plan, such as HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and more.

The price increase for the PlayStation Vue will take effect starting July 24, 2018.

Sony ensures subscribers that they will continue to have access to five simultaneous streams, cloud-based DVR, and multi-view on PS4, as well as one of the most loaded channel lineups on the market. It's now or nothing, like the Neanderthals used to watch TV.

As reported by CordCutters, AT&T is planning to raise the price of all DirecTV Now streaming plans by $5. This service is now $40 a month. That's the reasoning that nearly every other streaming service has given as well.

The new wireless plan includes a new WatchTV streaming service, which can bought separately for $15 a month.

Sony plans to add more broadcast TV stations and content "that resonates with fans, as well as ongoing feature enhancements", Benefield added.

Sling TV was a pioneer in the business of streaming a small collection of live TV channels for a reduced cost. But the service can be accessed from nearly any device, including mobile phones and tablets, the web, Chromecast, Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku. Current subscribers will see the change reflected on their billing cycle after July 31, 2018.

The following are a few things to know about the DirecTV Now price increase and how it will affect new and old customers.

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