Skip to main content

With little warning, PlayStation has hiked the cost of its TV streaming deals

Bad news for cord-cutters.
  • Author:
  • Updated:

There's some bad news for cord-cutters on Monday morning, with PlayStation suddenly hiking the cost of its TV streaming packages through its PlayStation Vue service.

Subscriptions to the streaming service, which can be accessed via the PlayStation 3 and 4 or through some streaming devices like Roku or the Amazon Firestick, are rising $10 judging by the latest prices on the PlayStation Vue website.

This $10 hike has been placed on all of PlayStation's four packages, so the new prices look as follows:

  • Access: Was $29.99, now $39.99.
  • Core: Was $34.99, now $44.99.
  • Elite: Was $44.99, now $54.99.
  • Ultra: Was $64.99, now $74.99.

PlayStation's most basic package, the Access, gives subscribers 47 channels including Fox Sports 1 and 2, AMC, HGTV and Food Network, while the most expensive package gives subscribers around 100 channels.

The news will come as a blow for those looking to shed their cable TV packages in favor of an online streaming package, and the move by PlayStation comes amid some stiff competition in the burgeoning market with competitors like Sling TV, DirecTV Now and YouTube TV all jockeying for market share.

GoMN's money-saving column, The Tip Jar, has compared the prices of online streaming packages with what you can get from cable subscriptions.

According to CordCutters News, PlayStation Vue subscribers who signed up before July 6 will be given three months where they will still pay at their current rates, before their monthly payments rise $10.

PlayStation Vue's Access package was one of the cheapest on the market, costing less than the $35 basic packages offered by YouTube TV and DirecTVNow and has more channels than the $20 and $25 packages offered by SlingTV.

CNET reports Sony had been intending to increase the prices of its packages from the moment it launched its Vue service.

Next Up

police lights

Carver man charged after standoff with police in Prior Lake

The man had been fleeing from police when he allegedly broke into a home and the standoff ensued.


41-year-old Sherburne County man killed after crashing car into ditch

The crash occurred Sunday night in Palmer Township.


Around 200 rescued after ice breaks free on Upper Red Lake

Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.

Screen Shot 2022-11-28 at 9.38.30 AM

St. Paul featured on Hallmark Channel's 'Christmas Cam' livestream

Downtown's dazzling display can be viewed from anywhere in the world.


Charges: Drunk driver almost struck Bemidji parade spectators

The man told police he was trying to attend the parade himself.


The SCHEELS Experience

Whether looking for reliable hunting and fishing gear or new clothing and shoes, Eden Prairie SCHEELS is a one-stop shopping experience for the whole family.


Charges: Man fatally shot ex's new partner as he dined at Bloomington restaurant

Criminal charges filed Monday detail an alleged motive in the shooting.


Metallica to perform 2 nights in Minneapolis on 2023-24 World Tour

The heavy metal rock band returns to the state for the first time since 2018.

snow, plow

Tuesday storm to dump plowable snow in Minnesota

Snow should reach the Twin Cities Tuesday morning and fall throughout the day.

Screen Shot 2022-11-28 at 6.57.31 AM

Police: Drunk-driver almost struck people watching parade in Bemidji

The man was arrested for DWI charges following the incident.


AT&T hikes the price of DirecTV NOW streaming service

But subscribers will be given HBO as part of their new package.

The cost of clothes, groceries would rise with import tax, Target warns

Republican leaders are taking feedback on their controversial trade tax proposal

How the AT&T and Time Warner deal might affect Minnesotans

AT&T wants to pay $85.4 billion for Time Warner. Could this mean higher prices for Minnesota cable customers?

Hulu is temporarily cutting the cost of its cheapest streaming plan

And it comes right as Netflix is about to implement a price hike.

More cord-cutters are turning their back on cable – and the reasons are obvious

Some 37.1 percent of pay-TV subscribers pay more than $100 a month for their package.

Minneapolis brewpub weighs up $300K cost of a $15 minimum wage with no tip credit

Servers at Northbound in Minneapolis earn $28-$30 when tips are included.