Kotaku.com: Join me as I take a brief look at the Hulu Plus app running on the PlayStation 3, developing a killer craving for bite-sized candy in the process.
and charges a fee? Interesting to see how it turns out. When does the real thing get released? I see to get this preview you have to be a psn plus member to which i am sadly not.
I don't get you guys whining about this. You pay WAY more for cable/satellite and it has WAY more ads.
true about the cable tv yet bad example. I would liken this more to on demand tv. There are some ads that play very shortly throughout the show but nothing like the regular broadcasting. I would say on demand is free however it isnt as it is just part of the cable service. You could be watching shows on cable with commercials or watch the same shows on demand with one or two at various points. I do know that the run time without commercials for a typical half hour comedy is roughly 22 minutes. On demand it is expanded to 24 and then regular cable it is 30+. People will swear by the DVR as being the way to end commercials however there is a caveat. When a commercial is encountered, you must take the time to FF through them and stop at the right moment or backtrack a little bit if you resumed during the show. This process takes any amount of seconds to complete. I tend to watch more seasons of shows on netflix (ps3/wii/360) as there are no commercials. I actually was able to watch 6 episodes of the office in the time span of what it would take for 4 on regular cable. I like netflix streaming allot. The deciding factor for this service vs any other streaming based one is library. $8.99 for netflix streaming to ps3/wii/360/pc as well as a physical disc out any time vs $9.99 for streaming to various devices plus ads. If their library is more up to date than netflix then it would be likely for netflix to step up their game. Oh and I didnt disagree with you by the way. Also, it didnt sound like i was whining in my first comment. Unless you are referring to me not being a plus member and in that case.....it is what it is.
I agree...it is much like on demand, but in retrospect-as you said, you pay for Cable/Sat to get on demand. By the way-Hulu has 1 minute of ads for every 22 minutes of contents, whereas regular tv/cable have 8 minutes of it. I can't comment about on demand because I don't have it, but this is basically on demand, dvr, in HD with surround sound. I'm fine paying $19/month for Netflix and Hulu Plus, it's still much better than the other legal alternatives. PS: Why the disagreements to my previous comment from so many, not like anything I said was false.
"so it's ad based..... and charges a fee? Interesting to see how it turns out." Yep. Just like Xbox Live. Charged a fee, but still have ads. So the question is, will Hulu Plus work too?
I am testing it out right now watching their free content. The quality and speed are pretty impressive. I am actually considering this..
10 Bucks a month plus ad's VS Netflix? Wow........
Upon further review, the quality started to stick in spots and it became very frustrating. I even lowered the quality settings to SD to stop the hangups and it barely helped. I have a fast connection and have no problems streaming HD content through Netflix. This is unacceptable to me with my current internet speed.
It was alright, I like the interface a lot and actual streaming is good, not $10 a month good though
netflix for $8.99 a mo with lots of tv shows and movies is a better bargain. It just needs to expand globally for others to enjoy. Oh, is this hulu plus regional or global?
But Netflix's streaming movie offerings are terrible. I've seen everything ages ago.
Shouldn't this guy done a little more preporation before doing a video, like learning the controls, I think the few problems he had in that short time would have been remedied had he spent some time getting aquainted with the controls before making the video. Seems that Kotaku tries to put everything that has to do with Sony and the PS3 in a negative light.
...accessible via this application :(
pay to play...huh no thanks. bittorrent + ps3 media server. /problem
Doesn't show what out of the full library will be accessible. Would also like to see some comparison to the Netflix app.
lol i automatically thought of skittles the tiger too!
Wow. This is EXACTLY the same as watching it on a computer, except it cost money.
It's going to cost money on a computer too.
no it's not, the free Hulu will remain as such. Why do you peple just make up your own information?
Hulu+ is not free to use on a computer. The regular version of Hulu allows you to watch only a hand full of TV episodes. Hulu+ allows you to view seasons, and it will cost $9.99 regardless of the platform used.
Nice Disgaea 3 wallpaper.
why is Skittles the tiger on the article
Because skittles is awesome, and that's all you need to know.
Is awesome! :P
Sony should cut a deal with Hulu so PS+ memebers can watch Hulu for free.
No, along with all the other stuff they're already providing, paying $10/month for Hulu+ access for each PS+ user, a lot of whom may never even use it, would not be cost effective. I mean, it would be awesome. But, it would never happen unless Hulu changed their monthly charge from $10/month to closer to $3/month. I personally don't see why this requires a PS+ subscription, though.
Because it's a preview and PS+ members get early access to previews and betas. It's one of the draws of PS+ if one likes these sort of things.
No, Hulu+ is noted as being available only to PS+ subscribers. Preview and full release. There's been no talk of making it available to non-PS+ subscribers.
This is just the "preview" phase for PlayStation Plus members. They wont shut out millions of people from hulu plus. It will come to non PS+ users eventually in the weeks or months to come. Its just one of the perks to PS+. Plus they said only a few select members from PS+ could get in. If that doesnt sound like a beta I dont know what does.
Nope. Cervantes99 was correct. "As Hulu Plus becomes generally available in the coming months, ALL PlayStation 3 users in the United States will be able to download and subscribe to the full Hulu Plus service http://blog.us.playstation....
This will be available for anyone who has a PS3 in the US and subscribes to Hulu Plus within the next few months. Here is a direct quote from the Playstation Blog about it. "As Hulu Plus becomes generally available in the coming months, all PlayStation 3 users in the United States will be able to download and subscribe to the full Hulu Plus service and it will also be available on wide range of Sony Electronics Internet-connected entertainment devices, including select BRAVIA TVs and Blu-ray Disc players." http://blog.us.playstation....
Had to request an invite for the trial....hopefully I get it. They have a few full length movies, a few full length tv episodes..and a few excerpts..in the preview alone. Looks kewl ta me, but I really need to know what does Hulu offer beyond that of netflix. I have netflix on PS3, but m really gonna need some convincing from Hulu to consider switching over... I guess we'll c.. game on.
for ten dollars a month, that does not seem worth it.
You get Netflix for what, 13?
Everytime I hear or read the word "Skittles" straight away I think.. Microsoft E3 keynote lol
I'll never be able to eat the candy again.
this should've been integrated into the PSN properly, just like how netflix is integrated into XBL. this is just stupid, disgusting, idiotic, retarded...
Especially when you have to use a disc for Netflix? Edit: Except this isn't the competition: this is Hulu making their service on other platforms. Same w/Netflix, though there they signed an exclusivity deal with MS for game consoles. Something that likely hurt Netflix. Yes, the Hulu on the 360 will be more integrated, but its also going to require a second subscription.
same thing goes for netlfix. i understand that is on a disc right now, and the PS3 version will get its own native app at the end of the year (especially since netflix's exclusivity with microsoft is done by the end of this year). i just want sony to at least look at the competition for once and see why their offerings are successful with Netflix, and of course the pending release of this this Hulu app on XBL. lets be honest here, the XBL version of that app is going to get fully integrated into the system, unlike the PSN version which is just a plain version of it.
There are still adds, I'm not dropping money for adds. So now why can't I get a non-plus version of Hulu for PS3. It really shouldn't be a Hulu Plus app, but just a Hulu app and if you wanted plus you could have the option through the app.
"beta" type phase right now. Their just calling it a "preview" of whats to come. They want to see how people react to the features and such. The first thing I would say is "Either have no ads or make it free. Stop double dipping you bastards."
I get full screen and HD on my connection.
So hulu used to be free to use on the ps3 but then they took it away but now we have to pay to use it??wtf...
not worth $10 a month. if im gonna pay for this, im not gonna wanna sit thru all those commercials. its fine on the computer cuz its free but im not payin for advertisements
So far my experience with Hulu has be surprisingly good.It loads alot faster for me than in the video.Everything HD is in fullscreen and looks great.
kotaku trashing a ps3 time xclusive feature? wow im shocked..
Yeah Kotooku and MS PR dept are pretty much the same team. Just a question of who has the baton.
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