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For more details, check out Sony launches PlayStation Vue as bigger, pricier Internet TV and PlayStation Vue vs. Sling TV.

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PS3 or PS4 required

To use Vue, you'll need an Internet-connected PS3 or PS4 console. iPad support, the only other device Sony has announced, is coming "very soon."

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Lots of channels

Vue's base package is $50 per month for 60 channels. Disney, ABC and ESPN are major missing links, but most of the majors are available.

Check out how its channel selection compares to Sling TV.

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Control via controller

The main way to control Vue is via your game controller. It's more ergonomic than a standard cable box remote, but requires both hands and a bit of a learning curve for some users.

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PS4 allows TV remotes

PS4 users can also control the system via HDMI CEC, a protocol that allows a TV or other device to command a source via HDMI (it worked well with a Sony TV in our demo). PS3 users do not have that option.

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You're Watching

The main interface of Vue isn't a channel grid. Instead, much like Netflix, it focuses on individual shows and suggestions based on stuff you've watched and tagged as a favorite.

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My Shows

Once you tag a show as a favorite it appears in a list and all upcoming episodes are automatically stored in the cloud DVR up to 28 days.

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Favorite channels

You can also tag specific channels for easy browsing later.

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Live Now

Another horizontal bar provides quick access to "what's live now," much like a traditional grid.

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Live TV also

"What's on now?" broswers will appreciate the expanded live TV view.

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Search

Like many screens on Vue, search is reminiscent of the PlayStation store. Possibilities are narrowed down quickly, and a persistent history hangs out on the right.

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Added!

It's easy to add any show to your favorites list directly from search results.

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Fun with filters

The "Explore" filters are very powerful too, allowing you to find shows via numerous criteria including type, genre, popularity, rating, length and more.

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Full DVR control

Unlike Sling TV, you can pause, rewind and fast-forward any channel or show.

For more details, check out Sony launches PlayStation Vue as bigger, pricier Internet TV and PlayStation Vue vs. Sling TV.

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