Playstation Plus Not Needed for Hulu Plus on PS3

If you didn’t like the idea of paying Sony $49.99 for a year of Playstation Plus’s here today gone tomorrow ‘extras’ on top of paying Hulu $9.99 to watch your favorite TV shows, today is your lucky day. Product Director Rob Wong posted today on the Hulu Blog that Playstation Plus is won’t be a requirement to access Hulu Plus on your PS3 next week. Good thing I didn’t take the plunge.

Since we kicked off our preview of Hulu Plus, it’s been our mission to continually add more devices and content to the Hulu Plus service. Over the past few weeks, we’ve added several titles to the Hulu Plus service, including new fall shows like Raising Hope, No Ordinary Family, and The Event, and back seasons of hit shows including Monk, Psych, and Battlestar Galactica. Today, we’re also happy to announce the availability of Hulu Plus on Sony BRAVIA® 2010 TVs, with the service expanding to other BRAVIA devices in the near future.

As we scale our infrastructure throughout the preview period, we want to open the service to a larger subscriber base. To make it easier for people to try out Hulu Plus, you no longer need an invitation to subscribe. In the next week, all PS3 owners with a PlayStation Network account, which is free, will be able to download and subscribe to Hulu Plus. This will also coincide with an updated PS3 application that incorporates some of the feedback we’ve received to date.

As the Hulu Plus preview period continues, we’ll continue to work diligently to expand the service to more devices, add more content and incorporate feedback to improve the service. Happy watching!

Source: Hulu Blog


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