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Is Hulu Video Streaming Heading Over To The 360?

by Jeff Cork on Jun 02, 2010 at 04:00 AM

Speculating about what is and isn’t going to be shown at E3 is often as much fun as the actual event. Some of this year’s noteworthy pre-E3 rumors include a new Grand Theft Auto reveal, a paid version of the PlayStation Network, and, well, a new Devil May Cry game. Tech blog Gear Live has added a new log to the fire, saying that Microsoft will be announcing Hulu support for the 360 during the company’s E3 presentation.

Citing a “very reliable source (who has never been wrong before),” Gear Live’s Andru Edwards says that the streaming video service will be heading to Xbox Live. Unlike the Web version, which is advertising based, Edwards says his source has told him that the Xbox 360 version will require some kind of subscription fee.

Assuming that this is true, it leaves a number of questions open. Will all of the content from the web site be available on its Xbox 360 counterpart? How much would users have to shell out for such a service? Would that subscription fee go toward stripping ads from videos, or would viewers still have to sit through commercials, too?

We’ll definitely know more once Microsoft’s briefing is over, and we’ll pass the info on to you. In the meantime, if you're not acquainted with Hulu now's as good as any time to start.