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Netflix and Hulu Plus with Kinect support coming this spring to the 360

Announced at CES yesterday, Microsoft has confirmed that Hulu Plus is coming to the Xbox 360 this spring. Additionally, both it and Netflix will be compatible with Kinect.

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Hulu Plus available next week to all PS3 users

Beginning next week, Hulu Plus will lift the invitation-only availability of its service, which was previously exclusive to select PlayStation Plus subscribers, and open it up to all PlayStation Network members…

Get the full scoop at the PlayStation blog.

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Hulu Plus preview version now available on PS3

Starting today a preview version of Hulu Plus is available to a select number of PlayStation Plus subscribers. To get selected Plus subscribers can download the app and then request an invitation to the preview. Get more details at the link.

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Hulu Plus will not require a PlayStation Plus account

Destructoid has received confirmation that the upcoming Hulu Plus launch for the PlayStation 3 will not require a PlayStation Plus account, as was rumored last week. However, anyone wanting to get access to the service during the Hulu Plus preview period will need to have a PS Plus account.

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Rumor: Hulu on the PS3 might require a PlayStation Plus account

Technologizer is reporting that the source code for the Hulu Plus web page displays the following text: “The instructions below will help you install Hulu Plus on your PS3. Note: you must be a subscriber of the Playstation Plus Network.”

This does not appear on the actual page so for now it should be considered a rumor. Hit the link for more details.

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Hulu survey asks users if they own a Wii

The survey required to request an invite to the Hulu Plus service asks users if they own a Wii.  While not a confirmation of the service coming to the system it is an indication that Hulu is thinking about it.

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Microsoft issues Hulu on Xbox 360 press release

The entertainment options on Xbox 360 continue to grow. Today, Hulu announced that its new subscription service, Hulu Plus, will be available on Xbox 360.

We’re incredibly excited to bring Hulu Plus and its amazing library of entertainment to Xbox LIVE. Hulu Plus joins our ever-expanding entertainment offerings on Xbox 360, which currently includes Netflix, Last.fm and Zune Video. Starting this November, Xbox 360 will also be the only console to deliver 3500 live sporting events from ESPN3.com.

Like ESPN, Hulu Plus on Xbox 360 will take advantage of the social connectivity possible with our 25 million member Xbox LIVE community as well as the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360. We are committed to delivering signature features to the Hulu Plus experience on Xbox 360, like controller-free navigation with Kinect and Xbox LIVE Parties so you can watch with friends no matter where they are. These are custom entertainment experiences for Xbox 360 that you can’t find anywhere else. More details will be announced at a later time.

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Hulu Plus announced, confirmed for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, PS3 and Xbox 360

Get all the details here and here.

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Bloomberg: Sony’s PlayStation Network Said Close to Deal for Hulu Service

Sony Corp. is close to an agreement to carry a paid TV service from Hulu LLC, operator of the second-largest video website, on its PlayStation 3 game console, two people with knowledge of the talks said.

The partnership could be announced as soon as next week, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the arrangement hasn’t been made public.

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Rumor: Hulu coming to Xbox Live

Gear Live is reporting that Microsoft will announce at E3 that Hulu will come to Xbox Live with some kind of subscription model. The source for the info claims that Hulu will be integrated into the 360 dashboard in a similar manor to how Netflix operates.

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