It looks like users everywhere will now have a new distraction online (as well as via mobile) as Hulu has just announced that their premium service will finally be available to the masses (with some great news for PlayStation lovers).
To make it easier for people to try out Hulu Plus, you no longer need an invitationÂ 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 weâ€™ve received to date. (Official Hulu Blog)
When Hulu Plus first launched (via beta), there really was not that much content available and after a few months I cancelled the service due to the site’s lack of scifi content.
Now it seems as if Hulu has dramatically increased their inventory, with some even suggesting that Hulu Plus could make cable irrelevant (although I’m highly skeptical of that with Google TV around the corner).
The inclusion of Hulu Plus for PlayStation should also increase its appeal in the US (as the console is very popular in the states), and combined with their iOS app (for iPhone and iPad), Hulu could gain enough traffic to challenge YouTube for advertising dollars.
Originally posted on November 4, 2010 @ 12:53 pm