Sony announced on the official US PlayStation blog this morning that its Vue live TV and video streaming service will launch on Android next week (the week of June 26th). The Vue app will work with Android smartphones and tablets with Android 4.4 or higher, and the app will support Casting - hallelujah.

PlayStation Vue essentially aims to be a "cable replacement" service of sorts, offering cable, premium, and specialty channels at a variety of pricing packages ranging from $29.99 up to $54.99 per month. PlayStation Vue also offers a number of a la carte channels. And now, with an incoming Android app, you'll be able to Vue anywhere - including on TVs without PlayStations (and with Cast).

It was also announced earlier today that Roku is getting a Vue channel, adding yet more support for Sony's surprisingly adept streaming and TV offering here in the US. It had been hinted late last year that PS Vue would be getting Cast support (which it does currently have... on iOS), but that seemed silly to do without just making a full-on Android streaming app to go along with it. Vue already has apps for iPhone and iPad, as well as Amazon Fire TV.

We'll let you know when it's out.

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