HBO Now app launches finally on Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 today. Alongside HBO Now, Sony has also launched a new Ultra plan for its TV streaming service which includes premium cable networks HBO and Showtime.
The PlayStation Vue Ultra plan is available to subscribers starting today. It includes HBO and Showtime as well as all of the 100+ channels from the Elite plan for $64.99 or $79.99 per month, final pricing depends on the user’s location.
Interested parties can also subscribe to Vue and just pay Sony $15 per month for HBO (or Cinemax) — without subscribing to any of Vue’s programming tiers.
PlayStation Vue’s other plans include Access, which includes over 55 channels for $30 ($40 if you live in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, or Miami); Core, which features more than 70 channels for $35 ($45); and Elite, which includes everything from the Ultra plan except HBO and Showtime for $45 ($55).
Sony first launched its PlayStation Vue TV service some 18 months ago as an internet-based TV service, and has since gradually expanded both its content catalog as well as the number of devices it is available on. This summer, the service launched both on Roku and Android.