Hulu Plus On PS3 – Only For PlayStation Plus Subscribers?

As you may have already heard by now, Hulu has launched their premium subscription service at $9.99. One of the platforms where the new Hulu Plus will be available is on gaming consoles. We have already talked about Hulu coming to XBox 360 and now there has also been talks of the Hulu Plus service coming to Sony PlayStation3.

However, it has been believed that the service should be available to any customer to pays up the $9.99 monthly fee. Not so. We are now hearing that the Hulu Plus subscription shall only be made available for Playstation Plus subscribers. The folks at Technologizer have dug out some information from the source code of the Hulu Plus download page that shows

Hulu Plus On Playstation Plus

We are yet to hear any confirmation in this regard, though.

Hulu On Xbox 360 – Announcement At E3

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, is all set to launch in less than two weeks from now and there are huge expectations of the event already. One announcement that is highly anticipated from Microsoft is about Project Natal – which is ¬†rumored to be called the “Wave”.

Another interesting revelation, or rather speculation, is that Microsoft may announce the integration of Hulu to Xbox 360. Xbox users can integrate the Hulu offering to their Xbox dashboard in much the same way as they do with Netflix which will allow them to access the wide catalog of TV shows from the popular video streaming service.

It is however not expected to come for free. The source that GearLive spoke to has indicated that there will be a subscription fee for access. And speculation is that it may be on a monthly/quarterly access basis.

Lots of interesting news are coming with respect to Microsoft Xbox 360. Last month, we had written about possibilities of ¬†live TV coming to Xbox 360 in 2011. We’ll have to wait and see how many of these rumors turn out to be true.

[via Gear Live]

Hulu To Be Available On iPad

Steve Jobs’ hate for Adobe Flash had Hulu fans worried that their favorite online destination might not be made available on the soon-to-be launched Apple iPad. However, a recent blog post on TechCrunch notes that Hulu could soon be releasing an iPad friendly version of their website.

As you would know, iPad doesn’t run Flash and the Hulu player runs on Flash player. Fortunatly though, the back end of the site is encoded in H.264 format which is supported by iPad. It is now being rumored that Hulu would be working on reformatting the front end in order to make the site viewable on the iPad.

This move could be a huge blow to Adobe which might have expected incompatibility of sites such as Hulu on the iPad would mean Apple would have to relent sooner than later to make Flash available on their iPhone OS platforms.

As for Hulu, no timeline is known for when the changes would be implemented though it is expected to be rolled out before the iPad launches in March.

[via TechCrunch]