Streaming video service providers like PlayStation Vue, Roku, and Sling, are very busy these days, releasing new gadgets, apps, and services to have the best coverage of the Rio Olympics and to become the supreme provider of the events. Let us look into the details of these three providers.
This is the streaming service from Sony that is offered for just thirty dollars a month. The subscriber does not need a PlayStation device to make use of the services, and it can be accessed on Roku devices as well. The streaming service was introduced by Sony last year, and is available nearly everywhere in the country. The channel lineup is very interesting and the pricing is competitive.
Sling TV is a subsidiary of Dish Network satellite TV services. Sling recently enrolled in the race by adding many NBC Universal channels to their lineup. The News channels available in Sling include NBC Sports, USA, Bravo, and Syfy. The problem though, is that NBC network is only available in select markets and not accessible everywhere.
Dish Network’s streaming service has also released a new interface for the Roku app, which is quite easier to use than the old one. The old interface was more like a cable TV program grid, but the new one puts live channels in ‘On Now’ and ‘On Demand’ sections in the Dish Network channels guide.
Roku Streaming Stick
Roku is undoubtedly the leader in streaming devices. Their older products were Roku 3 and Roku 4 costing 100 and 130 dollars, respectively. However, their latest product, Roku Streaming Stick, costs only fifty dollars, though it is powered by the same processor as that in Roku 4. This device is considerably faster as well.
These are some of the biggest rivals competing to offer live streaming of the summer Rio Olympic events. Pick the one that suits your needs in the best way, and of course, is healthy on your bills.