Remember when Hulu blocked the world's devices to "maximise the content you can access"? Crazy times. It seems that's all a thing of the past now, as the US television streaming service has announced plans to provide applications for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
It was revealed last week that Hulu and Sony were to partner up, following the former's previous announcements to feature an app on the Xbox 360. SCEA's Patrick Seybold has yet to provide specifics on the deal, but it is likely to cost users roughly $9.95 a month, according to Hulu. The PS3 and 360 versions of the app will be offer subscriptions for the same price.
So why the hoopla over Hulu? The service is similar to that of BBC's own iPlayer, only it offers Americans a range of television programmes from many different broadcasters, including ABC, Fox and National Geographic. Those living in the US can enjoy various shows for free on their computer, but a subscription charge allows them to view that content on other devices.
On Hulu's own website
, the PlayStation 3 is listed as "Coming Soon." The Xbox 360 is listed as "Coming 2011."