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Hulu service blocked on PlayStation 3

Looks like PS3 users will have to jump through (Hulu) hoops to get Hulu
Looks like PS3 users will have to jump through (Hulu) hoops to get Hulu

Access to video-streaming site Hulu has been blocked through PlayStation, infuriating US users who use their console as a web browser.

Reports suggest that a firmware update issued by Sony is being blamed for the blocking of Hulu.

Instead of being able to watch content on the website, the following message appears: "Unfortunately, this video is not available on your platform. We apologise for any inconvenience."

Temporary block?

If it is the firmware which has caused the blocking of the site, then the problem could be a temporary one.

According to Engadget, Hulu actually changed its terms of service 26 June and there was no mention of the PlayStation block.

This hasn't stopped the conspiracy theorists believing that Hulu could soon be coming to TV screens.

UK-wise, we will still have to wait until the autumn to get the service.

Via Engadget

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.