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PlayStation Vue Settings
How to Use PlayStation Vue’s DVR Feature
PlayStation Vue’s easy-to-use DVR is one of its best features. You can record any program by clicking on the “+” button on the top of its detail screen. If it’s a live show, simply swipe down on the Touch screen to view the info screen, and click on the “+” button.
This adds the show to the My Shows list on the Home screen.
From there, click on any show you’ve added to display past episodes. Recorded episodes display the DVR icon on the top right of the show’s card. If the show’s episodes are available on demand, “ON DEMAND” is displayed on the top right.
There’s no way to record individual episodes. PlayStation Vue’s DVR feature records all episodes. It’s not a problem because the shows aren’t stored on your Apple TV. The DVR uses cloud technology, so PlayStation Vue takes up very little space on your Apple TV. This also allows you to watch your recorded shows on your iPhone, iPad or computer. Unfortunately, programs are not recorded in HD — at least the ones I recorded. I was somewhat disappointed to watch recorded episodes of The Walking Dead in below-SD quality. The picture was grainy with a jerky frame rate. I’m not sure if this is a legal requirement or if they do this to minimize the impact on their data center operations.
Recorded episodes are available for 28 days. You can fast forward and skip commercials on most recorded shows, however, this capability is disabled for some programs.
How to Add a Favorite Channel
PlayStation Vue offers a few ways to add a favorite channel. The easiest method is to swipe down on the Touch surface while any channel is playing. This displays the Info panel. Swipe over to the channel icon on the right and click on it.
You will see the channel’s More Info screen. Simply click on the heart icon to add it to favorites.
You can also add a channel from the guide. Launch the guide and click on a program. If the program is live, use the previous steps to add it as a favorite. If not, you will see the program’s detail screen. Click on the channel icon on the top right and then click the heart icon. This same technique can be used throughout the PlayStation Vue app.
Favorite channels are displayed on the Home screen. To remove a channel from favorites, simply select the channel and click on the heart icon again.
How to Watch On Demand
PlayStation Vue offers a vast collection of on demand content. If you forgot to add your favorite show to My Shows, you may be able to watch episodes on demand. Simply click on a show’s card to view the detail screen. You will see cards representing each episode of a show. Cards with ON DEMAND on the top right can be played immediately by clicking on them.
Fast forwarding is disabled on some on demand programs in order to prevent viewers from skipping ads. (continue…)