Hulu Plus PS3 Opening to All Next Week

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Next week, Hulu Plus will become available on the PlayStation 3 to all console owners with a subscription to the streaming video service, Sony has revealed on its PlayStation.Blog.

Costing $9.99 per month, a Hulu Plus subscription lets you stream "more than 200 seasons and 2,400 episodes" of current and classic television shows, from America's Funniest Home Videos to American Gothic. Unfortunately, it's currently available only in the USA.

Hulu Plus is slated to launch on Xbox 360 in "early 2011," where it will further require an Xbox Live Gold membership. It's also already available on iOS devices and due to hit a variety of television models, set-top boxes, Blu-Ray players and other doohickeys.

Hulu Plus on PS3 is currently limited to an invitation-only beta which also required a PlayStation Plus subscription. Until next week, that is.

From The Chatty
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    November 4, 2010 8:25 AM

    alright, what all does Hulu Plus really provide?

    Could I drop cable?

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      November 4, 2010 8:34 AM

      It's all right here: http://www.hulu.com/plus

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      November 4, 2010 8:39 AM

      Unless you don't watch much then probably not. Hulu really doesn't have much content.

      Its good for certain programs that are uploaded soon or soon-ish after cable but beyond that Netflix is much better with many times the amount of content.

      Netflix + amazon will get you just about anything. +Itunes if you like that.

      Still its a bit more complicated than cable. But, now that boxes are starting to have all of the streaming sites its much better and easier to get content you want.

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      November 4, 2010 8:56 AM

      I just browsed through the list. Nothing interesting. I'm sure there's a couple novelty shows, but nothing to go out of your way for. I killed off cable and netflix instant and whatever streams online seems to keep me going just fine.

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      November 4, 2010 9:15 AM

      Obviously YMMV but we just dropped cable in favor of Netflix and Hulu Plus. Netflix has streaming movies and past TV seasons. Hulu Plus has a *much* better interface, and has a lot of current TV shows so we can keep up on House, Glee, The Office, etc. The thing I currently find a bit odd is that there is content on Hulu that is not available in the Hulu Plus app, such as Fringe.

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        November 4, 2010 9:21 AM

        I'll further qualify my opinion by saying I'm married, we have two young kids, and I work a lot, so we were already watching our shows several days after release via DVR. We almost never watched shows when they aired, so the wait isn't a huge deal for us.

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          November 4, 2010 11:48 AM

          I'm the same kind of situation. It's all delayed viewing via DVR, DVD or streaming (just started catching up on Eureka this week even though I saw all of last season via DVR).

          I still think on-demand subscription, ala Netflix, is what will win the war. It'll never kill broadcast (OTA, cable, sat, etc.) since News, weather, sports, major events, etc have to be viewed in real-time. But, even those kinds of things are being streamed more and more.

          I'll also say that *IF* Netflix ever killed sat and cable then its subscription price would triple the next day. NOT because Netflix was the only game in town, but because the studios would have lost other sources of constant revenue (most are paid per subscriber from TWC, DirecTv, etc.). The studios would simply need to make that revenue back somehow.

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          November 4, 2010 7:00 PM

          What about quality? Ive seen theres 2 tiers of "HD" that Hulu plus has. Im trying to convince the wife to cut the cable myself.

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