Hulu Plus now showing on PS3 for Playstation Plus subscribers

As of today, Playstation Plus subscriptions now bring an additional benefit. Sony Computer Entertainment of America has officially announced via their Playstation Blog that the Hulu Plus subscription service is now available to Playstation Plus subscribers. According to Engadget, "Today, 'a select group' of PlayStation Plus subscribers can download the Hulu Plus app and start watching immediately, while regular ol' paying members can ask nicely (via the same app) and wait patiently for the privilege of shelling out an additional $10 a month."

Playstation Plus is Sony's new Playstation Network subscription service that provides gamers with free content, Playstation Store discounts, early access to game betas, and many other great benefits. It costs $17.99 for three months or $49.99 for one year, with the addition of 3 free months on the one year subscription for a limited time only. Hulu Plus is a new subscription-based service that will offer consumers full seasons of television shows for a cost of $9.99 per month. To take advantage of this service, Playstation Plus subscribers simply need to download the Hulu Plus application and then request an invite to the exclusive preview.

While the Hulu Plus service is currently only available to Playstation Plus subscribers, non-paying Playstation Network users have nothing to fear. They will have access to the service after the initial trial period ends. In Sony's official press release, Sony Computer Entertainment of America's President and Chief Operating Officer, Jack Tretton commented "We are delighted to offer the Hulu Plus preview starting today on PlayStation 3 and that PlayStation 3 will be the only console to offer Hulu Plus in 2010." The Hulu Plus service will be expanded to other consoles and devices beginning in 2011.

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Was wondering the same thing. I have a US PSN account, though I'm currently living in Canada at the moment. Definitely would be awesome if this ends up working for those outside the US though I'm not getting my hopes up just yet.

Thing is while you are subscribed, some items such as avatars, themes, few games are free and you get some demo's, games, items on discount. Technically you've already paid for them even though they are free/discounted though at a cheaper cost in the end depending if you need them. All the items I have seen atm I do not need for any of the games I own or anything else for that matter. Until they have something worth my $49.99, I ain't going for the service.

Pay for PlayStation Plus ... Sure, maybe... Then pay for Hulu Plus. The PAY service that provides free content.

1) You can't get Hulu Plus without also paying for PS Plus. Double billed!
2) As everyone is already aware, Hulu Plus is where they charge you for all the free shows and then cram more commercials down your throat.

Xenomorph said,
Pay for PlayStation Plus ... Sure, maybe... Then pay for Hulu Plus. The PAY service that provides free content.

1) You can't get Hulu Plus without also paying for PS Plus. Double billed!
2) As everyone is already aware, Hulu Plus is where they charge you for all the free shows and then cram more commercials down your throat.

Before a million other people make this same mistake...

While the Hulu Plus service is currently only available to Playstation Plus subscribers, non-paying Playstation Network users have nothing to fear. They will have access to the service after the initial trial period ends.

Audioboxer said,

Before a million other people make this same mistake...

While the Hulu Plus service is currently only available to Playstation Plus subscribers, non-paying Playstation Network users have nothing to fear. They will have access to the service after the initial trial period ends.

Exactly. It will be available for everyone, but it is currently a an extra benefit of having Playstation Plus.