PlayStation Vue recently had a spoiler built into its service that the growing streaming platform is looking to snuff out for those not looking for the alert. If you used PlayStation Vue’s DVR service to record a sports game recently, the score most likely popped up as soon as you opened the recording.
This is due to a feature PlayStation Vue implemented earlier this year. As part of an update, PlayStation Vue made it so that the viewer can see the current score of games while inside the program guide. This may be handy, but it also sets people up for a spoiler. The final score pops up for all completed games when chosen from the DVR queue.
As annoying as this may be, it is fixable. If you would like to turn off this option, go to the PlayStation Vue website and sign into your account. From there, click on your name, which is located in the top right hand corner of the screen. Once there, click Settings. While inside the Settings page, you will see an option named “Sports Settings.” ONce you click that, turn the “Show Scores” section off.
Now you will be spoiler-free. However, you will also not be able to access the scores of any games at any point in the guide or in your DVR queue unless you toggle that option back to on.
Steps to Cancel PlayStation Vue Account Subscription
Unlike the TV cable networks subscriptions, you are not in a long term contract when you subscribe to PlayStation Vue and you are allowed to cancel it anytime you want. To cancel your subscription, you can do it using either a PC or a PS3/PS4 console, follow the below given steps to do it on both devices.
Cancel Your Subscription Using a PC
Using a computer or laptop and cancelling the Vue account using their website is a simple process and here’s how to do it:
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1. Sign into your PlayStaion Vue Account: Go to the official website and log into your account using your registered email and password at this link, https://www.psvue.com/subscription.
2. Choose My Account: Once you are logged in, fine the “My Account” option near the top of the page. Go to this link if you can’t find it, it will lead you to all your active subscriptions in the PSN.
3. Select “Cancel Subscription”: On the Subscription Summary page, find your Vue subscription, and click the button “Cancel Subscription“. This will start the process of cancelling your Vue account.
4. Follow On-Screen Instructions: Now you need to complete the “Cancelation Survey” and click the button “Cancel Subscription” and you will be done.
It should take you around 3-4 minutes to complete this whole process to stop PlayStation Vue service.
Cancel Your Subscription Using a PS3/PS4 Console
- Navigate up to [Settings] in the menu on the top and press X button on your controller
- Choose [Subscription] and press X button
- Select [Unsubscribe] and press X button
- Now all you need to do is follow the simple on-screen instructions in order to complete the process
That’s all I have to share from this guide on how to cancel PlayStation Vue subscription and deactivate it. You can comment below if you have any questions related to this or anything else. You can also check out the PS Vue Support page for more help.
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The requirements for us are fairly simple:
- We want access to a core set of channels:
- Comedy Central
- Food Network
- Local Channels (e.g. CBS, NBC, ABC).
- Be able to favorite shows and replay them after they have aired.
- Have access to streaming channels/services:
- Amazon Prime
- Be able to play Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and other optical content. While we rarely do this, we want the option.
- Have a reliable Internet connection and uninterrupted service.
- Have all of this both in our living room and in our bedroom.
- Reduce our costs.
- Bonus: access some channels on mobile devices. Sometimes I would like to watch the daily show or the news while on the elliptical on my tablet.
My Experience With PlayStation Vue
After less than one week of use, these are my impressions.
Things I Like About It
- The free 7 day trial allows you to get a feel for it.
- There’s a cool feature that if a PlayStation Vue channel in your channel package has a corresponding app, you can use your PlayStation Vue credentials to sign into the app to view even more content.
- Users can stream up to 5 streams at one time with one subscription!
- On-demand content from ABC, FOX and NBC.
- The service is available on multiple platforms. PCs, Macs, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Sticks in addition to PS3 and PS4 game consoles.
- All PlayStation Vue channel packages include a free cloud DVR.
- There are no limits to the amount of content that you can record on your cloud DVR with the service, but all recordings are deleted from the service after 28 days.
- The monthly service fees are competitively priced when compared to other similar services.
- It’s easy to look at the PlayStation Vue packages and know what channels are included.
- Add-on channels are available including premium movie channels like Showtime, HBO, and Cinemax.
- The Core Slim package is an awesome choice for cordcutters looking for more live sports! ESPN networks, FOX Sports, BEIN Sports and NBA Network really boost the Access Slim package for very little money.
- The iOS app works very well on my iPad Air running the latest iOS 10.2 operating system.
- Live TV and On Demand content are plentiful and both can be sent to the cloud DVR to “My Shows” to view later.
What I Wish Was Better
Despite all its perks, Sony’s PlayStation Vue service is not without its flaws.
The playback using my two Amazon Fire TV Sticks (one is the 1st generation and the other is the latest) was not smooth.
Despite being connected to a 60 Mbps home network where other streaming services worked fine, there was a lot of glitchy playback using the Fire TV Sticks. The apps either failed to launch or crashed without warning on both devices. This made for a rough user experience and had me thinking about cancelling my subscription only one day into the free trial.
I then tried PlayStation Vue on my iOS devices.
I found that on the same home network, I could achieve smooth playback. Indicating to me that the service is probably OK, but the Fire TV device apps may need some updating.
In addition to playback issues I found the interface a little cumbersome to use. Non-techs might get frustrated by it, and never use it to its full potential.
Personally, I like what this service has to offer.
I think Sony was smart to lower the package prices from two years ago. Smarter still to continue to add new channels and platform support.
Sony loyalists have stayed with the service and those disenchanted with Sling TV and DirecTV Now are becoming potential new customers.
Viacom networks have left PlayStation Vue, but despite the loss of networks including MTV, BET, Comedy Central and CMT, the service has found solid footing in the marketplace.
In my opinion PlayStation Vue is a streaming TV service which would be enjoyed by cord cutting sports enthusiasts and families looking for multiple streams of content using one subscription.
I think five simultaneous streams, the ability to use Vue credentials to log into “TV Everywhere” channel apps and the cloud DVR functionality put this one at at an advantage for potential cordcutters looking for a wide arrange of content and familiar cable-like features.
Watch ID Shows On-Demand
Netflix used to have Investigation Discovery shows, but those were pulled years ago. Hulu and Amazon Prime Video still have ID titles, though.
- Lieutenant Joe Kenda: Homicide Hunter
- Deadly Women
- Who the Bleep Did I Marry?
- Nightmare Next Door
- A Crime to Remember
- Unusual Suspects
- Your Worst Nightmare
- Obsession: Dark Desires
- Scorned: Love Kills
- Barbara Walters Presents: American Scandals
- Wives With Knives
- Dark Temptations
- Dates From Hell
- Murder Calls
- Deadly Women
Free Episodes of Investigation Discovery Shows
If you don’t watch much cable except for Investigation Discovery shows, you may be able to get your ID fix for free via YouTube. Check out the links below to watch full episodes of ID shows without paying a dime.
Deadly Women debuted on the Discovery Channel back in 2005. The show went off the air the next year, but was brought back to life on Investigation Discovery in 2008.
Like its name suggests, Deadly Women shines a spotlight on the most notorious female serial killers. Episodes feature dramatic reenactments of real life events.
Over 20 full episodes from seasons 4 through 8 are available for free via the official Deadly Women YouTube channel.
Facing Evil With Candice DeLong
Facing Evil’s host is former FBI profiler, Candice DeLong. The show follows DeLong as she interviews various convicted killers serving time in various American prisons. Her probing questions tries to get at the truth — and the result often makes for compelling TV.
Eight full episodes of Facing Evil are currently available on YouTube via its official channel.
Dark Minds seems similar to Facing Evil, in that both shows revisit old cases. However, Dark Minds takes a second look at the actual evidence of the original crime.
This show’s twist is that the real life investigative work on various crimes is informed by clues derived from an anonymous source called “13.”
Fourteen full episodes of Dark Minds are available via the show’s official YouTube channel.
Behind Mansion Walls
What causes a person who seems to have it all risk everything for murder? If you’ve ever been curious about the answer, you may want to check out Behind Mansion Walls — a show about violent crimes perpetrated by wealthy individuals. Interviews with experts and witnesses give insights into various famous cases involving high society killers.
Over 30 full episodes of Behind Mansion Walls and several other similar shows are available on the official Behind Mansion Walls YouTube channel.