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Cutting the cord doesn't have to mean giving up live TV. Thanks to the rise of OTT “skinny bundle” services like PlayStation Vue, cord cutters can enjoy live TV without cable and at a fraction of the cost.

So what exactly does PlayStation Vue offer? The service gives subscribers the option of three tiered channel packages. We've listed the channels included in each package below, along with short descriptions of what the channels are, since some of them will probably look more familiar to you than others.

It's worth noting that PlayStation Vue also offers local coverage to some markets, and that some sports events can be blacked out depending on where you are. It's a good idea to start with PlayStation Vue's free trial to see exactly what channels your region gets.


PlayStation Vue Access channel list

CBS In select markets, PlayStation Vue subscribers can watch their local CBS channel live.

NBC – NBC is available live in select markets.

FOX – As with ABC, your local FOX channel may or may not be available to stream.

ABC – Depending on your region, you may have access to a live feed of your local ABC affiliate.

MyTV – You'll find lots of great shows in syndication on MyTV.

Telemundo – This Spanish-language network airs telenovelas, sports, and more.

AMC – AMC airs movies as well as acclaimed original programming like Fear the Walking Dead.

Animal Planet – Animal Planet airs animal-themed programming, including reality shows, documentaries, and more.

BabyFirst BabyFirst is a channel full of programming for — you guessed it — babies.

BBC America – The American arm of Britain's state-owned broadcaster. News, dramas, and more.

Bravo – Bravo airs reality TV and dramas, plus some movies.

Cartoon Network – As the name suggests, Cartoon Network airs cartoons aimed at children. At night, it becomes Adult Swim, which airs cartoons for adults and offbeat humor programs.

Cheddar Business – Cheddar is a financial news network.

CNBC – CNBC is NBC's business and finance news channel.

CNN – CNN airs 24/7 news programming.

Cozi TVCozi TV is an NBC-owned home for classic TV programming.

Destination America – Destination America brings its viewers American history, travel, and lifestyle programming.

Discovery – Discovery has its roots in science and nature programming. Much of the focus is now on reality programs related to those subjects.

Disney Channel – Disney's flagship channel airs original movies, children's TV series, and more.

Disney Jr. – Disney Jr. offers similar programming to the Disney Channel, but is aimed at an even younger audience.

Disney XD – Disney XD offers programming that's very similar to Disney Channel. It shows a bit more action-oriented stuff than the flagship channel does.

E! – E! is focused on celebrity and pop culture news. It airs reality shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians and news programs like E! News.

ESPN – ESPN is a giant of sports programming. It features news programs like SportsCenter as well as live sports coverage.

ESPN2 – ESPN2 offers more of the same from ESPN, including both news programs and live sports.

Food Network – Food Network features cooking shows and reality programming related to cooking and food.

FOX Business – FOX Business is FOX's finance news network.

FOX News – FOX News airs 24/7 news programming.

Freeform – Formerly ABC Family, Freeform airs programs like Shadowhunters and Pretty Little Liars.

FS1 – FOX Sports 1 is FOX's answer to ESPN. It airs live sports and sports news programming.

FS2 – FOX Sports 2 offers more sports and sports news programming.

FX – FX airs original series like Archer.

FXX – FXX airs similar content to FX. Programming includes It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (which moved from FX) and Man Seeking Woman.

HGTV – HGTV airs lifestyle programming about homes, including shows about fixer-uppers, house hunting, and flipping houses.

HLN – This news network airs news programming. It focuses on social media, opinion pieces, and tabloid-style crime programming.

Investigation Discovery – Investigation Discovery airs documentaries and documentary series focused on crimes, violence, and unsolved mysteries.

MSNBC – MSNBC is NBC's political news and commentary channel.

National Geographic Channel – The National Geographic Channel airs programming related to science, nature, history, and culture.

NBCSN – NBCSN is NBC's sports channel. It airs live sports and sports news programming. NBCSN targets NHL hockey and Premier League soccer fans in particular.

OWN – OWN is the Oprah Winfrey Network and, as you might imagine, focuses on talk shows. It also airs movies and documentaries.

Oxygen – Oxygen targets women viewers with reality TV, original series, and movies.

PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers Program This PlayStation-backed channel is home to a contest that will turn filmmakers' visions into real streaming series.

PS Vue SpotlightThis channel offers tips to new users of PlayStation Vue.

Science Channel – A sister channel to the Discovery Channel. It focuses on science and nature programming.

Start TV – Start TV focuses on dramas and police procedurals from decades past. The channel is geared to a female audience.

Syfy – Syfy airs science fiction series and movies, as well as horror, fantasy, and reality programming.

TBS – TBS airs original series, mostly comedies. It also covers some sports, including baseball games and college basketball.

TLC – TLC focuses on lifestyle programming and airs mostly reality shows.

TNT – TNT airs original series as well as some sports programming, including NBA basketball.

Travel Channel – The Travel Channel airs reality shows and documentaries about world travel.

TruTV – TruTV airs reality shows and comedy series. It also airs games during the NCAA basketball tournament.

USA Network – USA airs original programming, including a lot of action and drama series.

WE tv – WE tv features reality programming and syndicated series. Once aimed exclusively at women, the channel is now engineered for a broader audience.


PlayStation Vue Core channel list

Core includes all of the channels listed in the Access section, plus:

BeIN Sports – BeIN Sports is a sports network that focuses on soccer fans.

Big Ten Network – Big Ten Network airs college sports games between teams in the Big Ten Conference.

CBS Sports Network – The dedicated sports network from CBS focuses on sports around the clock and airs some big events, including golf competitions.

Comet – Expect all things supernatural, fantasy, and (especially) sci fi.

Cooking Channel – If you love food and cooking, this channel is for you.

DIY Network – The DIY Network features programming about home improvement and other DIY projects, usually in the form of reality shows.

ESPN College Extra – This supplementary ESPN channel makes sure you don't miss your college sports coverage.

ESPNEWS – ESPNEWS is a sister channel of ESPN that airs and re-airs news programming like Sportscenter.

ESPN U – ESPN U airs college sports and college sports programming.

Golf Channel – Owned by NBC, Golf Channel airs live golf and golf-related programming.

Hallmark Channel – The greeting card company's channel is full of cute made-for-TV movies with predictably happy endings.

IFC – IFC airs independent movies and offbeat comedy series.

Law & Crime 24/7 coverage of real-world trials.

MLB Network – It's all baseball all the time.

Nat Geo Wild – A sister channel to National Geographic Channel that focuses on nature and wildlife programming.

NBA TV – The NBA's channel is focused entirely on pro basketball.

NECN – News, weather, and more with a New England focus.

NFL Network – The NFL's channel is, of course, all about NFL football.

Pop – Pop focuses on pop culture and entertainment. It airs reality series and syndicated shows.

SEC Network – This ESPN-owned network airs college sports games featuring teams from the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Smithsonian Channel – There's lots to learn on the channel offered by the famous Smithsonian Institution.

Sundance TV – Sundance TV airs independent films, foreign films, documentaries, and more. It also airs reality and news programming about the Sundance Film Festival.

Tastemade – This channel offers food and travel programming.

Tennis Channel – A sports channel dedicated to (what else?) tennis.

TCM – Turner Classic Movies airs classic films, mostly in black and white.

Regional sports networks – Depending on your location, you may have access to regional sports networks through PlayStation Vue. They kick in at the Core price tier. Our screenshot shows the selection of channels in New York City, where PlayStation Vue offers SNY and YES.


PlayStation Vue Elite channel list

Elite includes all of the channels listed in the Access and Core sections, plus:

AHC – The American Heroes Channel airs history and documentary programming about wars and the military.

BabyTV – A commercial-free network full of content for babies.

BBC World News – International news from a British perspective.

Boomerang – Boomerang airs classic cartoon programming like Loony Tunes, as well as some more modern shows from sister channel Cartoon Network.

Cheddar News – The more pure-news arm of financial news network Cheddar.

CNBC World – Like CNBC, CNBC World is focused on business and financial news. CNBC World broadcasts programming from CNBC's international channels.

Discovery Family – Discovery Channel programming with something to offer the kids, too.

Discovery Life Channel – Discovery Life airs programs about health, fitness, and life events.

Epix Hits – Epix Hits airs movies and original programming.

ESPN Deportes – ESPN's Spanish-language sister channel.

FOX Deportes – FOX's Spanish-language sports network.

Fusion – Fusion is a comedy channel aimed at a Hispanic audience. It features a lot of spoof news channels.

FXM – FXM, also called the FX Movie Channel, airs feature-length films.

GINX eSports TV – A channel dedicated to esports (competitive video gaming).

Hallmark Drama – A sister network to the flagship Hallmark Channel. This one focuses on original drama programming.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries – Another member of the Hallmark Channel family, this one focuses on mysteries and has even more made-for-TV movies than the others.

Motortrend – The eponymous channel from the folks at the car-obsessed magazine.

SONY Movie Channel – This movie channel plays films from Sony Pictures.

Stadium – Live sports and sports coverage.

Universal Kids – Kid-friendly content from NBCUniversal.


PlayStation Vue Ultra channel list

Ultra includes all of the channels listed in the Elite, Access, and Core sections, plus:

HBO – The premium channel leader features mega-hit original series like Game of Thrones and Westworld.

Showtime – Another premium channel. Showtime is best known for shows like The Affair.

18 thoughts on “PlayStation Vue Channel List

  1. Tracy Lucas says:

    I need to try it but I think this beats Sling.

    1. Cory says:

      It definitely beats Sling. People saying you should choose Sling over Vue just simply have no idea what they’re talking about.

  2. Vue User says:

    We just lost all the Viacom channels on Vue and it still beats anything Sling has to offer. You can DVR and get all channels on Demand included (Fox, ABC, NBC, etc.). We pay 29.99 a month for what we used to pay 80 for with cable. What we watched anyway.

  3. Bob Brooker says:

    I LOVE PlayStation Vue… One Question! How do you DVR PlayStation Vue? I would like to do this, but don’t know how to do it.

    1. Carlton says:

      Add the show to your list of shows and it. Automatically records.

  4. Gram says:

    The only thing that is missing from PS Vue is the Hallmark Channel. I did subscribe to Feeln, but I really miss the current movies. We are contemplating switching to Sling just to get Hallmark. Thoughts?

    1. Trina Hirst says:

      I agree 100% I hate that there is no Hallmark Channel. I personally do not watch anything on PlayStation Vue (hubby does). However, if Hallmark was a choice I would be in.

  5. DTVN User says:

    Has there been any updates to the channels since this article was published? I like this format than the one that PlayStation Vue publishes as I don’t know all the icons of all the channels. I’ve been with DirecTV Now and will be until April (prepaid 3 months to get the Apple TV) but their lack of login ID to TV network apps and their uncertain availability of a Roku app (and other issues) has been considering other services when its time to pay again in April. Will not consider Sling. Been there, done that.

    1. Mike says:

      How has DirectTV Now being working for you? And when you pre paid 3 months of service how long did it take for you to get the Apple TV?

    2. Paul says:

      They added MLB Network just before the start of the baseball season. You need the second package ($34.99) to get it. It’s definitely worth it. I’m saving about $90/month.

  6. Peg says:

    What package offers NESN?????? I do not see any channels offering it… I was told Vue offers NESN… Boston area.

  7. John LaRocco says:

    Could not somebody just supply an even more succinct list, text only, of what channel is in each tier, and maybe as you go up the tiers, add the individual new channels that are included, tier to tier. I think it would be easier that way. I would like to print one or two sheets, and sit down to figure stuff out without having to scroll back and forth across a few screens.

  8. Tommy Pentecost says:

    I need a phone number so I can call and get prices on each of the packages of PlayStation Vue. Maybe you have them, please email me. Thank you.

  9. Joe Jankowski says:

    Seriously thinking about getting the Vue but I noticed that the Vue does not have CW channel. Does anyone know if this is going to change?

  10. Lazarus says:

    So, how we get the Hallmark Channel. Is it even possible – anyone?

  11. Tony says:

    I live in New York and I need to see the NY Mets. I normally watch on SNY, will I still be able to watch the Mets?

  12. Jenni says:

    Am I missing something or does Vue not have Lifetime channel or MTV?

  13. Gerry says:

    Everything looks real good with this service except for one thing which will keep me from using it. No Hallmark Channel or Hallmark Movies & Mysteries which my wife and I both enjoy watching.

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