In the midst of the Kinect
media blitz the folks at Sony have announced that all PS3 owners will be given access to Hulu Plus
next week. This service was previously relegated to a select group of people who ponied up for the PlayStation Plus program but starting next week everyone with a PSN account will be able to exchange $9.99 for access to a ton of TV content. Not a bad deal, especially if it allows you to cancel your cable TV subscription.
November 4, 2010 – Hulu Plus, the subscription service on the market to bring current TV programming from top broadcast networks in high-definition (HD), is now available on 2010 BRAVIA® HDTVs and BRAVIA Internet Video Link via the BRAVIA Internet Video platform and will soon be available on Blu-ray™ Disc players, Blu-ray™ Home Theater Systems, Network Media Player and DASH. Next week, Hulu Plus will also be available for all PlayStation®Network members who own a PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system.
Hulu Plus subscription service has been available since July 2010 to select PlayStation®Plus subscribers via PS3, but starting next week, PS3 system owners with a free PlayStation Network account can download and subscribe to the Hulu Plus service, accessing it under the “Video” icon on the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) menu. Hulu Plus is still in preview, and subscriptions are available from Hulu for $9.99 per month.