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Hulu coming to Xbox 360?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Dec 2008 23:41 User comments (19)

Hulu coming to Xbox 360? According to an interview with the NYTimes, Microsoft's Shane Kim seems to suggest a deal with Hulu may be in the works that will allow Xbox 360 owners to use the excellent video streaming service.
Their deal with Netflix, the company's first streaming partner, is "just beginning to scratch the surface. Kim also noted that they were looking to add a music service as well. (Most likely Zune, but you never know)

The interview, paraphrased says, "He argued that while there may be hundreds of video sites, most of the activity is concentrating on a handful of sites like Hulu and YouTube. So his first instinct is cut a handful of deals that integrate the Xbox more deeply into such sites."

A deal would make great sense for both parties. Hulu would gain audience and advertising revenue and Microsoft would be able to turn their console into a very formidable video streaming hub.

Obviously there could be no deal at all in the works. We will keep you updated.

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19 user comments

127.12.2008 1:25

That could put me over the edge for buying a 360

227.12.2008 5:36

Maybe then you should consider the failure rate for them? I'm on my fourth one and RARELY play it.

327.12.2008 9:12

yes it my be all we and good but only for the US. Hulu dus not work in the Britain and Europe and many other countries.

if Microsoft expect to gene ground then they need to thing about people outside of the Sataes.

427.12.2008 10:06

This would be nice for 360 owners. It's one of my favorite things on my ps3 ever since the flash player was updated.

527.12.2008 10:58

Originally posted by Hunt720:
It's one of my favorite things on my ps3 ever since the flash player was updated.
I agree, it is one of the most used sites on my PS3 for quite a little while now already but if you REALLY want the service you don't have to wait for M$ to add the functionality. Just use/buy PlayOn! and you can use Hulu, Youtube etc. on your 360 while getting Netflix for your PS3 as well. Granted you have to pay for the PlayOn! software but at least it is works & is available right now; not a "probable maybe" from M$.

627.12.2008 15:07

Funny thing is, I already use HULU, YouTube...on the original XBOX. They want to implement that on the 360, wonder where do they get their "brilliant" ideas from:)!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Dec 2008 @ 15:08

727.12.2008 17:15
Globe08
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Why is people feel the need to mock the idea? If you like it its a plus and if not then dont stress. Its like if the ps3 added a banana peeler function. I wouldnt be like thats so dumb why didnt they relases an apple peeler? Especially if i didnt own that product. Shares the same line of thinking as me bashing a T.V for not having a feature cool or not that i do or dont have. What does it matter?

827.12.2008 17:18
atomicxl
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I just bought PlayOn... now I feel like a fool.

927.12.2008 18:09

Originally posted by Globe08:
Why is people feel the need to mock the idea? If you like it its a plus and if not then dont stress. Its like if the ps3 added a banana peeler function. I wouldnt be like thats so dumb why didnt they relases an apple peeler? Especially if i didnt own that product. Shares the same line of thinking as me bashing a T.V for not having a feature cool or not that i do or dont have. What does it matter?

Not sure who's mocking the idea1 :) From all the replays that I have read, it seems that everyone is embracing it and see it as a good addition to the 360!

1027.12.2008 22:51

Originally posted by atomicxl:
I just bought PlayOn... now I feel like a fool.
You shouldn't, as even if MS was to add Hulu and Youtube that is only 2 features of which PlayOn has. There is much more to the software plus as of right now this is only rumors that MS will add these types of features.

1128.12.2008 14:19

Why don't they just integrate A web browser with a Plugin manager.

The Xbox team is always running around in circles trying to catch up, there tail seemingly eludes them time after time.

1228.12.2008 14:31

Originally posted by DXR88:
Why don't they just integrate A web browser with a Plugin manager.



They already have that, is called a "PC":)! What's next, balance the checkbook and do taxes on your gaming/media console?

1328.12.2008 22:43

Quote:
They already have that, is called a "PC":)! What's next, balance the checkbook and do taxes on your gaming/media console?
Sure why not?

1429.12.2008 3:41

I guess you do have a point, why not? :)

1529.12.2008 18:31
Globe08
Inactive

Originally posted by DXR88:
Why don't they just integrate A web browser with a Plugin manager.

The Xbox team is always running around in circles trying to catch up, there tail seemingly eludes them time after time.
Agreed they do need to add a web browser. They are the ones the most involoved in the computer world so youd figure they wouldve been first

1630.12.2008 23:54

I hate being restricted by Hulu. I would rather way TV channels around the world and movies in 1080p Blu-ray on my PC and set top box on MyTVPAL ( www.mytvpal.com ) that's made using Matrixstream ( www.matrixstream.com ) IPTV platform.

Michael Dunn

1730.12.2008 23:58

I hate being restricted by XBOX. I would rather way TV channels around the world and movies in 1080p Blu-ray on my PC and set top box on MyTVPAL ( www.mytvpal.com ) that's made using Matrixstream ( www.matrixstream.com ) IPTV platform.

Michael Dunn

1831.12.2008 0:33

Digmeguy is the reply button giving you trouble?

199.1.2009 10:00

In case anyone actually paid any attention to his post I guess Michael Dunn gets a kickback from Matrixstream and mytvpal. Im sure hes not biased at all.


www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=active&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us&q=%22Michael+Dunn%22+Matrixstream

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