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PlayStation unveils game-changing new set top streaming box

PlayStation unveils game-changing new set top streaming box
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Move over Roku, Sony is gunning to have the next big TV streaming set-top box.

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Sony announced during this year’s Electronics Entertainment Expo that it would finally be bringing its popular set-top box, the Vita TV, over from Japan. For U.S. release however, it's re-branding it the PlayStation TV.

The streaming video gadget market is already crowded thanks to Roku, Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and Google's Chromecast, plus a handful of lesser-known options. Sony is differentiating the PlayStation TV from its competitors by making the PSTV a budget gaming console as well.

The PSTV will support the usual major streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus and more; play games from the handheld PlayStation Vita library; and allow you to stream your PlayStation 4 games to any TV connected to a PlayStation TV.

Better yet, the PSTV starts at only $100. Of course, Sony plans on offering a $140 bundle pack that includes a controller, HDMI cable, memory card, and a free video game.

Obviously, if you already have a PlayStation 4 or other game console, the PSTV isn't going to replace it. However, as an add-on for a second TV or as a low-cost gaming option, it might just do the trick.

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