It seemed odd last week that Sony was apparently pulling a Microsoft and planning to make gamers subscribe to its premium service for the privilege of connecting to Hulu Plus. Reports that Sony was making the move were unconfirmed, and it turns out, only half-true.
Hulu stepped in and clarified that Sony is only shutting out non-members of its $50-a-year PlayStation Plus service during Hulu’s unspecified preview period. Once that period is over, all PS3 owners who subscribe to Hulu Plus will be able to watch shows on their TVs through their consoles.
You have to wonder whether Sony was testing the waters before deciding to go a different way once it caught the backlash.