There's hardly anything better than "free." But "free access for all"
might just sound even better, especially if you're a PlayStation
has been waiting for Hulu
Plus access. Up until now, having access to
Hulu Plus on your PS3 required an invite, so you had to be a member of
PlayStation Plus. Members of the free PlayStation Network were left out
in the cold.
But no more. Hulu has announced that they are moving on a plan to extend
content options and get Hulu Plus onto more devices. Starting next
week, PSN users will no longer need an invite to download Hulu Plus, but
to use the service, they will have to pay $9.99 per month just like
everyone else. But they'll have access to more and more television
content, and it'll be available to them sooner than everyone else.
Also, all 2010 BRAVIA HDTVs from Sony are also getting access to Hulu
Plus today, free of charge for the app, but of course $9.99 per month
for the service. Looks like a good weekend for television, you know?
Hulu Plus Subscription Service Available Now On 2010 BRAVIA® HDTVs with BRAVIA Internet Video; Coming Soon to All PlayStation®3 Owners, Blu-ray products in the U.S.
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.