Following the upward trajectory of Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, and Sling, PlayStation Vue is the latest streaming service to raise prices. Citing rising costs of content licenses, Sony announced the $5 price hike across all its Vue bundles.
PlayStation Vue’s cheapest plan, called Access, now costs $49.99 a month, while the most expensive Ultra package now sets you back $84.99 a month. Sony says the change starts today for new customers, but existing customers will keep their current price for at least 30 days and will see the new price beginning on their first billing cycle on or after July 31. The only silver lining is for hockey fans – the plans will soon include the NHL Network and ACC Network.
The price hike is just the latest for PlayStation Vue, which raised its service price $10 in 2017 and another $5 last year.