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Hulu Plus on iPad, PS3 limited by TV licenses

updated 05:15 pm EDT, Fri July 16, 2010

Hulu can't yet show all Plus shows beyond web

Hulu today acknowledged that Hulu Plus preview users on other devices can't get access to the entire video catalog. Owners on iPads, PS3 consoles and other non-traditional Hulu viewing hardware are finding that they currently only get a subset of all the video available on the website. The issue is a sore point for early PS3 users, as they must pay for PlayStation Plus to have access before the finished Hulu Plus goes live.

The limitation stems from Hulu's licensing for TV shows and episodes. Licensing for free episodes doesn't currently transfer to the $10 monthly subscription and prevents Hulu from offering its full catalog in the dedicated apps, which only support the paid service.

To date, Hulu hasn't said if or when it expects to provide the complete Hulu library through Hulu Plus, although it hasn't set a timetable for the public debut and may wait for more licenses before opening to more customers. [via NewTeeVee]

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