Sony Computer Entertainment America and Hulu, an online video service offering television shows and movies, announced that the Hulu Plus preview is coming on the PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system in the United States.
The offer comes with the consumer release of Hulu Plus available to all PS3 owners set to occur in the coming months. PS3, according to Sony, is the first and only console with dedicated gaming functionality that will offer Hulu Plus in 2010.
Hulu Plus will deliver a library of high-definition (HD) content including full seasons of popular TV shows and blockbuster movies from nearly 150 leading content companies. Content on Hulu Plus is complementary to more than 23,000 movies and TV episodes already available on the PlayStation Store.
“The combination of Hulu’s premium video library and PlayStation Network’s expanding game and video catalogue further cements PlayStation 3 as the industry’s best entertainment device for all of your content experiences from games, TV shows and movies to live sports, original content and 3D,” said Jack Tretton, president and chief executive officer, Sony.
A select group of PlayStation Plus subscribers will gain access to a preview version of Hulu Plus for an additional $9.99 per month. All PlayStation Plus subscribers can download the free Hulu Plus application and, within it, request an invitation to the exclusive preview.
General availability of Hulu Plus in the United States is expected in the coming months on the PS3 computer entertainment system and additional Sony Electronics Internet-connected entertainment devices, including select BRAVIA TVs and Blu-ray Disc players.
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