How to watch Playstation Vue PC
PlayStation Vue can now be streamed to your desktop or laptop computer via a web browser.
The interface overall is pretty nice. You just go to https://vue.playstation.com/watch/home and sign into your account.
Not only can you watch live TV, but you can also tap into your shows saved on cloud DVR. I’ve been testing it out via WiFi. The picture is crisp as what you’ll see on your television. You will definitely want a speedy, dual-band router for peak performance if your computer is not hard wired to your cable modem.
The pop-out window is a particularly good feature. If you were watching something on full screen, you can move down to the right corner and hit the pop-out icon. That will move your live TV feed to the upper left corner of your screen so you can channel surf or browse through your saved shows.
I liked running PS Vue on a desktop that I have in my office.
There is no on-demand function like you see on an Amazon Fire TV. But there are other ways to tap into on-demand features of many channels via authenticating apps.
Can I watch PS Vue away from home?
Yes, you can now actually watch PlayStation Vue away from your home Internet network. It’s surprisingly one of the bigger developments for the streaming TV service that not many are talking about. The added feature is a significant one considering that it was one area where Sling TV had an edge, especially for customers that are frequent travelers.
I have been testing PS Vue while on the road, and so far it has worked pretty well. There is one limitation. Not all of your channels will be available. I suspect this is largely because of certain contractual agreements with networks, but it’s a big step forward.
PS Vue on demand
Before Sony announced plans for offering PS Vue on a PC, a lot of folks have been using their PS Vue credentials to tap into a huge number of apps. Check out the unofficial app login list compiled by some hard working Reddit users. Elite Slim and Ultra Slim subscribers can authenticate about 97 apps. The list is very comprehensive. It even lists which devices – like a Roku or Fire TV – the apps will work on.
But, you can use your PS Vue login credentials to login to sites like the Sundance TV web site and others to watch full episodes.
PlayStation Vue resources
If you’re new to PlayStation Vue, I’ve put together a few tips and tricks around this web site. There’s a handy post and video showing you how to use a TV remote to control PS Vue on your PlayStation console. I also have a comparison of PlayStation Vue and Sling TV. And you can also read our guide on everything you want to know about PlayStation Vue, which we update regularly.
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