Hulu Plus hitting PS3 'soon,' 360 early 2011
On-demand TV show streaming service introduces $10 subscription package; iPhone, iPad version out now, coming to Sony's console as early as July.
Reports have been circulating since the beginning of June that on-demand TV show streaming service Hulu would be the latest multimedia addition to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Today, Hulu made it official. Along with formally unveiling its $10-a-month premium service, the company confirmed that Hulu would be available through Sony's and Microsoft's console.
Hulu Plus is expected to debut on gaming consoles with the PlayStation 3. Though officially bearing a "coming soon" release window, a promotional video for Hulu Plus indicates that the service will be available on Sony's console in July. For Sony's part, the publisher would only verify the "coming soon" window. Xbox 360 gamers are expected to gain access to Hulu in early 2011. iPhone and iPad users who subscribe to Hulu Plus gain access to the service today.
Hulu did not indicate whether the free version of its on-demand content would be offered to console owners, and the company had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.
As previously indicated, Hulu Plus is not a replacement for the TV show streaming content already available through Web browsers. Subscribers will gain access to full seasons of TV shows currently available through the service, instead of just the five most current episodes. Hulu Plus will also let subscribers access a range of TV shows, including The X-Files, Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Saturday Night Live.
Hulu is currently offering subscription plans to its premium service in limited quantities, and interested parties can apply for an invitation through the company's Web site.
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