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PlayStation Vue Launches Android Mobile App

Follows earlier debut of app for iOS mobile devices 6/29/2016 12:28 PM Eastern Last updated at 6/29/2016 12:34 PM

PlayStation Vue, Sony’s OTT-TV service, has followed through with plans to launch an app for Android smartphones and tablets.

 

Sony, which announced earlier this month that an Android-powered mobile offering was in development and nearing launch, booted up the app Wednesday (June 29) on Google Play. It requires Android 4.4 or higher. 

 

The addition expands PS Vue’s array of supported devices. PS Vue also offers a mobile app for iOS devices, and has extended its service on Roku players and Roku TVs, PlayStation 3 and PS4 consoles, Amazon Fire TV boxes and the Fire TV Stick, and is optimized for the Google Chromecast.

 

Sony has not announced PS Vue subscriber figures, but Bloomberg reported yesterday that the service now has more than 100,000 of them, with a rise in the rate driven in part by Sony's recent launch of a set of “Slim” pay TV packages that give PlayStation Vue a national reach.

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