Sony announces Apple TV competitor "Playstation TV"

On June 10, 2014

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During the E3 event yesterday Sony unveiled a plethora of new games and services, perhaps on of the biggest reveals was the unveiling of the PlayStation TV, a TV set-top box with the main purpose of bringing the different Sony devices closer together.

Playstation TV was released earlier in Japan as the PS Vita TV and is now set to be released in the U.S. and Europe later this year. The PlayStation TV will allow users to stream games from their PS4 onto TVs located in other rooms, furthermore it will allow users to stream PS3 games and older classics via the forthcoming Playstation Now. Users will also be able to play PS Vita games directly from the device. Finally the device will allow access to all the most popular streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

The PlayStation TV is set to cost $99 for a standalone unit, or $139 for a bundle which includes a DualShock 3 controller, 8GB memory card, HDMI cable and voucher for a copy of The Lego Movie video game.