One of the most-voiced concerns about cord-cutting being a viable alternative to cable/satellite is the lack of live sports. After today’s announcement from Sony that it’s bringing NFL Network and its subscription service, RedZone, to PlayStation Vue, it’s clear this is becoming less of an issue.
The popular streaming option for PS4 owners is set to kick off the new channels this fall, at the start of the NFL season. It’ll join MLB TV, NHL TV and NBA League Pass as streaming options, covering each of the “big four” sports in the US. For fight fans, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) also has a PS4 streaming option.
Combined with ESPN and a handful of other streams, Sony’s gaming console is quickly becoming a robust option for cord-cutters that require an easy-to-use streaming service. Of course, it’s still lacking a legitimate soccer option, as neither the MLS or Premier League offer console solutions, but cross your fingers that PlayStation Vue (and MLS/Premier League) gets on the ball, literally, and brings soccer to the console.