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Hulu Plus v1.01 Update is Now Available for PlayStation 3

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182w ago - Today Hulu's Senior Development Lead Daniel Bear has announced that the Hulu Plus version 1.01 update is available for PlayStation 3 users and includes several improvements and bug fixes.

To quote: This morning, we released the latest version of Hulu Plus for the PlayStation 3.

The update improves the quality of the playback experience, specifically addressing issues such as skips, jumps, and stalls that may occur on certain network connections.

You'll be presented with the update (v1.01) the next time you launch the Hulu Plus app on PS3. Improvements in this version include:

• Improvements and fixes for playback issues such as skipping, jumping, and stalling.
• Improved playback reporting to help our team improve the playback experience.
• UI tweaks to compensate for device overscan.
• Added ability for new users to sign up for a Hulu Plus subscription within the application.
• Additional improvements and bug fixes.

Let us know what you think!
 

Sony Announces Hulu Plus is Live on PS3 via PSN Today!

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201w ago - Last week Sony confirmed that Hulu Plus was incoming for all PS3 users, and today PlayStation Network Senior Director Susan Panico has announced that Hulu Plus is live on PlayStation 3 via PSN.

To quote: As we promised you last week, Hulu Plus is now available to all PlayStation 3 users in the United States via the PlayStation Network.

Now, in addition to free access to a variety of content already available on the PlayStation Network, we're giving you even more options to the entertainment content you want!

A subscription to Hulu Plus will cost $9.99 per month, giving you access to full seasons of current hit TV shows from more than 100 leading content providers, including ABC, NBC and FOX, and movies from many of the most well-known studios in the U.S.

How does this change from what was already available? Well, you no longer need to have a PlayStation Plus subscription to gain access and you don't have to wait for an invitation from Hulu either. Beginning today, Hulu Plus is open to all PlayStation Network members in the U.S.

To get your subscription to Hulu Plus after downloading the free app through the PlayStation Store, visit [Register or Login to view links],...
 

Sony Confirms Hulu Plus Preview is Streaming on PS3 Today

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218w ago - A few weeks back it was first announced and clarified, so beginning today Sony PSN Sr. Director Susan Panico has confirmed that the Hulu Plus preview will officially be streaming on the PS3 entertainment system.

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] has shared a video preview (below) of the Hulu Plus PlayStation 3 application.

To quote: Continuing our goal to provide the most content-rich entertainment platform in the living room to the PlayStation community, I'm excited to announce that beginning today, the preview of Hulu Plus is available on the PlayStation 3 in the U.S., the first and only console with dedicated gaming functionality that will offer Hulu Plus this year.





If you don't know, [Register or Login to view links] is Hulu's new subscription service offering full current season runs of hit TV programs from ABC, FOX and NBC, adding even more premium video content to the more than 23,000 movies and...
 

Hulu Rep Confirms PlayStation Plus Not Required for Hulu Plus

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220w ago - With the recent news that the premium Hulu Plus service is coming to Sony's PS3 entertainment system this year, many were left wondering if a PlayStation Plus subscription would be required to use Hulu Plus on the PlayStation 3.

Today Examiner.com (linked above) has received [Register or Login to view links] from Hulu Support Rep Jordan that PlayStation Plus is not required for Hulu Plus on the PS3, however, this is once the preview period ends.

To quote: "Specifically to your question, the Playstation Plus service is only a requirement during the preview period.

Once the preview period ends you should be able to download the Hulu Plus app but that will still require the Hulu Plus subscription.

Right now we are limiting the number of users but Hulu Plus will be launching to the public very soon so stay tuned!"

Until then, those who don't wish to wait it out may opt to give the old Hulu...
 

Hulu Addresses Blocking PlayStation 3, Cites Tough Decisions

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270w ago - Nearly three weeks ago it was reported that PS3 users who tried to access Hulu received a "This Video is Not Available on Your Platform" error message.

Since then, there have been rumors on why it's blocked, a Hulu on PS3 Workaround, and even Sony's Director commented that "Hulu's not working right now and I'm not really sure why."

Today G4TV (linked above) is reporting that the PlayStation 3 problem appears to be linked to a legal issue with a Hulu content provider.

To quote: "Everything we do is with an eye toward achieving our long-term goal of maximizing the content you can access as conveniently as possible in a way that 'works' for the content owner," reads the response I received from customer service.

"In the short-term that may require us to make some tough decisions, but we only do so when we believe it improves our long-term prospects to build a more enduring, legal...
 
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