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Vrai
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Playstation Vue Price Increase
So I just got an email from playstation saying they were raising the price of their Core Slim plan from $34.99/month to 44.99. wtf?


Fonzarelli
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re: Playstation Vue Price Increase
Degenerates sharing passwords


Dirtman16
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Yeah it's a big increase. Will have to consider other options.


AlbertMeansWell
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Mine is going from $44.99 to $54.99. frick this shit


poochie
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re: Playstation Vue Price Increase
Man, they're going to make it hard to not uncut.....


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t00f
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Yep, will figure out where to go after October

Effective today, PlayStation Vue is transitioning Ultra Slim plans to a nationwide price of $74.99/mo* for new customers.

As a valued existing customer, you will keep Ultra Slim at the price of $64.99/mo* for 3 billing cycles until October 18, 2017. During this period, any changes to your plans will reflect the currently available pricing.

To learn more about this transition, please visit our FAQ page.

Thank you for being a valued PlayStation Vue customer and please know we continuously seek ways to enhance the service including personalized features, simultaneous streams and no annual contract.

Still a great lineup for $65 but we still only watch a few of the channels most days with the convenience of those channels we watch a couple times a week, maybe.

Feel like I am getting sucked back into a cable business model.


Uncle JackD
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DTV choice package is $65/month for two years... plus an additional $25 off for having att cell service.. coming out to $40/month. Cutting the cord is no longer worth it for me.

ETA: You also get HBO included if you have AT&T cell service
This post was edited on 7/6 at 8:31 pm


geauxturbo
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Ugh...at least its month to month so I can dump it whenever I find a better deal.


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Daponch
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re: Playstation Vue Price Increase
I wouldn't mind a pay increase if they bothered to replace the Viacom channels they axed. I guess we will see another raise when PlayStation adds local channels to the lineup in the N.O. area.


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AlbertMeansWell
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re: Playstation Vue Price Increase
If DirecTV now had DVR, I'd switch


Uncle JackD
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re: Playstation Vue Price Increase
I was referring to regular DTV, not DTVN. I have it ran to 4 tv's with DVR for $40/month.


StraightCashHomey21
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re: Playstation Vue Price Increase
Well this is no good

I'm just going to completely shift to SP Central IPTV

$45 for six months and basically every channel under the sun and picture quality is very comparable to Vue.


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StraightCashHomey21
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Degenerates sharing passwords


Well they do give you five devices at once


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AlbertMeansWell
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I had directv and left for PS Vue. Now considering DTnow but wondering how much they will raise the price once they get DVR


BraveTiger225
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re: Playstation Vue Price Increase
I mean...this can't be simply this shitty a rollout. There has to be something in the works:

More locals in more markets?
Viacom?
Something else?

Or maybe they really did just money grab. Three months to watch developments and consider alternatives.


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Korkstand
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Feel like I am getting sucked back into a cable business model.

You are.

I've written about this here before, and the gist of it is the current crop of streaming services suffers from the same problem as cable packages: the channel bundle. The popular (read: expensive) channels want to be bundled with a bunch of cheap channels to hide their true cost via averaging, and the cheap channels want to be bundled with the popular ones to increase their reach. It's a mutually beneficial arrangement on their end, and the customer ultimately gets screwed.

The other big problem is the TV industry is a bizarro world where more competition leads to higher prices, rather than the other way around like it should. The reason is the streaming services, like the cable companies, are at the mercy of the content owners, because the content owners are the only source of their particular product. It's not like most products where you can choose an alternative. Each channel is its own collection of art that can't be found elsewhere. It's like an auction, where more bidders (in this case streaming services) drive prices higher.



So I think this is phase 1 of the TV revolution. The bundles will keep getting bigger, and the prices will keep creeping up until people start to realize that this is just the same old cable TV delivered a slightly different way. Then we'll have to go through the whole process of cutting this new cord again to bust the bundles. Then there may be another phase where the market pries individual shows away from the content owners to bust those "bundles".

It's not going to get better permanently until we can subscribe to individual shows a la carte at reasonable prices. Until then, expect the industry to keep gravitating toward the cable bundle model.


StraightCashHomey21
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re: Playstation Vue Price Increase
For right now ride it out as services like Vue along with your ISP are cheaper than getting tv and internet from one provider along with heir extra fees, increased fees after introduction rates and rental cost for boxes.


StraightCashHomey21
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re: Playstation Vue Price Increase
Here is the only article I've seen about it.

LINK

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Playstation Vue, one of the many streaming TV options available, and one that I personally have subscribed to for months, announced updates today to the service’s package lineup. Going forward, Playstation Vue has eliminated the Slim package lineup in favor of a more standardized nationwide line. That, unfortunately, means a price increase for customers thinking of signing up for a Slim package or who currently subscribe to one. The Slim packages used to be available to those in markets where Vue didn’t have access to live local channels (like Portland!). The packages were $10 cheaper, which made sense, since they lacked channel options of the non-Slim packages. But going forward from today, Playstation Vue is doing away with the $10 discount and the Slim lineup. That means all new customers will pay an increased price, even if they don’t get live local networks. It also means that current customers on Slim packages, will see an increase in 3 billing cycles.


quote:

The non-Slim prices are not increasing and will be the only options nationwide. If you are on a non-Slim plan, you can continue on paying your current monthly price.


Not as bad as the OP is making it out to be.

My access plan is staying the same.
This post was edited on 7/6 at 11:33 pm


THRILLHO
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re: Playstation Vue Price Increase
Doesn't affect me yet, but for when the NBA starts back up, does DTVNow include Pelicans games in the NOLA area?


StraightCashHomey21
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85665 posts

re: Playstation Vue Price Increase
Use an IPTV service that has NBA league pass


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