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Yesterday I found out that PlayStation Vue will discontinue its streaming TV services effect 1/30/2020. No, I didn’t learn this from PlayStation Vue, I learned it from my brother who doesn’t even use PlayStation Vue. Who knows, maybe PlayStation Vue will share the news with those of us who don’t follow their blog on the next bill.

RIP PlayStation Vue

Anyway, with this new development, I looked back over my last post comparing YouTube TV to PlayStation Vue. My initial reaction was to go back to YouTube TV. Then I thought about it for a minute. To do that I would have to purchase either new TVs or Roku devices. Additionally, I would no longer have the ability to watch certain programs on my Amazon Fire tablet (YouTube TV and Amazon are not friends). Hmm, there’s got to be another option.LTG Hmmm

Looking through the Alternatives

I spent some time reading a bunch of “alternative to PSVue” articles. Here are a few that I read:

Best PlayStation Vue Alternatives 2019: Top 7 Options

PlayStation Vue is dead. These are the best alternatives

5 Best PS Vue Alternative In 2019

After reading and researching the recommended alternatives, I found that there were some things I wasn’t willing to give up such as:

  1. Local programming
  2. Ability to stream on more than 2 devices
  3. DVR capability

With my must-haves in mind, I searched again and came up with Hulu Streaming TV as my PlayStation Vue alternative.

Why Hulu Streaming TV Services

In my opinion, Hulu Streaming TV is comparable to what I was getting with PlayStation Vue. I can watch on more than 2 devices simultaneously (that’s if I spend $9.99 for the unlimited screens add-on). Their TV lineup of 60+ channels is similar to those on PlayStation Vue. In addition to the streaming channels, I’d also have access to the Hulu streaming library.

Hulu

Another plus for me is that I don’t have to purchase any additional hardware. Hulu is compatible with Amazon Firesticks, and Fire tablets (unlike YouTube TV). I can watch it on my phone, tablet or computer.

With 50 hours of DVR storage, I believe that’s more than enough for our needs. However, if I find that it’s not sufficient, Hulu has a 200-hour add-on option.

The monthly price for Hulu Streaming TV, the Hulu library plus the unlimited screens add-on is slightly lower than what I was paying for PlayStation Vue. I guess it’s time for me to give the 7-day free trial a whirl. I’ll check back after I’ve kicked the Hulu tires a bit.

What about you? If you’re a PlayStation Vue customer, I’d like to know who you intend to use as your PSVue replacement.

FeliciaFelicia (aka Low Tech Grandma) is a wife, mother, grandmother, freelance writer and low tech blogger.

4 comments… add one
  • Rita Montague October 31, 2019, 9:31 pm

    Hi: I’m not a PlayStation Vue customer. but you said YouTube and Amazon are not friends. I have a Firestick and they’ve added a YouTube app recently. I guess they worked it out. You have to sign into YouTube which I refused to do, so I don’t use it on my firestick. I do use it on my computer. But if you don’t have a problem with giving YouTube your info, that is an option now.

    • Felicia November 1, 2019, 10:05 am

      Hi Rita,

      You’re right. I guess I should have been more clear. In my last post, I mentioned how I was unable to watch YouTube TV on my Amazon Fire tablet. Although I’m able to access YouTube on all of the devices including the Fire Stick and the Fire Tablet, I’m unable to watch the premium YouTube TV service on either device.

      All is well and good as long as I use the free YouTube app, but things change once I pay for the monthly YouTube TV subscription in an attempt to replace PlayStation Vue.

      • Rita Montague November 1, 2019, 1:59 pm

        Thanks for explaining that. I guess I’m too cheap to pay for YouTube. LOL!

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