HBO, Cinemax Launch on PlayStation Vue

HBO and Cinemax have launched on PlayStation Vue, Sony’s OTT-TV service, with HBO Now, the premium programmer’s separate direct-to-consumer over-the-top offering, debuting on the PlayStation 4 and PS3 consoles.

The launch comes about two weeks after they announced that the debut would come ahead of the October 2 premiere of HBO's much-anticipated sci-fi drama, Westworld.

HBO and Cinemax are also available through PlayStation Vue as standalone channel offerings for $15 each per month. HBO Now, HBO’s standalone OTT subscription service, has also launched on PlayStation 4 and PS3 consoles. 

PS Vue is also debuting Ultra, a package that includes HBO, Showtime and north of 100 sports, movie and TV channels for $64.99 per month (or $74.99 in areas where PS Vue provides access to major live local TV broadcasts).  Ultra complements PS Vue’s existing Elite, Core, and Access packages.

PS Vue is also supported on Roku players and Roku TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, and Amazon Fire TV devices.