Once fully buffered, the video stream on a PS3 or PS4 is perfectly fluid, on the Fire Stick it is not.
I recently bought an Amazon Fire TV - the new model mini-console that has so much more processing power than it can display video in 4K resolutions - and, to my dismay, it doesn't run PS Vue video streams any better.
I was thrilled to find out that PS Vue works on the Fire TV devices but I quickly found that the Play Station consoles run the service better.
Obviously, these consoles have more processing power than a Fire Stick so things like menu navigation are quicker, but even the video playback is better.
Enter PS Vue..Core Slim plan for 34.99 gets me everything my family needs.
Im covered sports wise as well, with all ESPN channels, Big 10, SEC, and Fox sports.
Here is my review for some folks who still may be on the fence about getting it....
I'm a newbie cord cutter, and as a family we were using Time Warner, with 2 DVR boxes, 1 regular HD box, and of course the requisite cable modem.
Now Ive always known about Sling TV, but since you could only view one instance of it at any time, it was a non starter to me, plus they were missing quite a few channels that I wanted.
Menu navigation is faster, more in-line with the PS3 or PS4, but the smoothness of the video stream is still inferior and no better than that of the Fire Stick.
Hopefully PS Vue's difference in video quality between the Fire TV devices and the Play Station consoles is a matter of refinement in PS Vue's Fire TV app and will be fixed over time but, until then, the PS Vue experience is better on a Play Station console.
a month, with On demand and, theoretically, 5 DVRs, and no contract. Play Station Vue is, of course, Sony's foray into the internet-based, pay-TV, anti-cable/satellite market.
Its closest rival is perhaps Dish/Echostar's Sling TV, a service which I subscribed to for several months.On the positive side of things, I've noticed in the last couple of days that the streaming quality, at least on the Fire TV console, has FINALLY caught up with the Play Station consoles in terms of the clarity and fluidity that I described earlier and practically looks as good as the video playback on cable or satellite once fully buffered.