Hulu Explains Decision to Block PS3 Owners

July 15, 2009 Written by Dan Massi


If you recall, some time ago it was made clear that the popular internet website, Hulu, was no longer working on PS3 web browsers. PS3 owners were infuriated, but Hulu refused to give a proper answer at the time. But finally, we have an official response from the company on how this decision came about.

G4TV received a response from a customer service representative, explaining that the reason Hulu is now blocking from the PS3 is because legal issues between Hulu and owners of the video content provided on their website.

“Everything we do is with an eye toward achieving our long-term goal of maximizing the content you can access as conveniently as possible in a way that ‘works’ for the content owner. In the short-term that may require us to make some tough decisions, but we only do so when we believe it improves our long-term prospects to build a more enduring, legal solution to that same problem.”

Despite their response, Hulu still hasn’t come clean on exactly why the PS3 is being blocked, as its viewers net Hulu the same amount of revenue as PC owners. But it’s still better than nothing. Stay tuned on PSLSfor more information as the situation develops.