Consumers who get their live TV through the Playstation Vue streaming service will have to find a different option come 2020.
Sony announced Tuesday that after four years of offering Playstation Vue it will shut the functionality down with its last day of service being Jan. 30, 2020.
"Unfortunately, the highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals, has been slower to change than we expected. Because of this, we have decided to remain focused on our core gaming business," Sony Deputy President John Kodera said in a release.
A June report from Cord Cutter News noted that Playstation Vue had grown its subscriber base to 800,000, making it one of the most popular streaming services around.
- Sling TV – 2.4 million
- Hulu with Live TV – 2 million
- DIRECTV NOW – 1.5 million
- YouTube TV – 1 million
- PlayStation Vue – 800K
Sony says Playstation fans can still get movies and TV content through the Playstation Store on PS4 and through partnered apps.
"We had ambitious goals for how our service could change how people watch TV, showcasing PlayStation’s ability to innovate in a brand-new category within the Pay TV industry," Kodera added.
Those who subscribe to Playstation Vue can switch to a number of different on-demand, live streaming options, including those mentioned above. For a more succinct recap of what's available to consumers, check out this story from Cord Cutters News.