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Seems like Orb Networks is about to drop a gem out of the sky for Blu-ray & PS3 owners. Earlier today at CES the company announced that they are going to be releasing a Blu-ray disc to consumers, turning their devices into one stop shops for all their media needs. Once you pop in the disc you’ll have access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Comedy Central, Amazon VoD, YouTube, Hulu, ABC, CBS as well as several other networks only for $19.99 (internet connection required). Now I know that some of you might say “Great I just got rid of the Netflix disc and now I am going to be getting another disc?”. Even if that’s the case, its not like you can pass this up for 20 bucks. This is a lot of great content and if this allows your Blu-ray or PS3 to turn into a global source of goodness than I am all for it. This thing is even going to support HD output at 720p and 1080p resolution, and is aimed at a late February release. I don’t know about any of you but it looks like things just got a whole lot better for the PS3!!!
Netflix, which is available as a stand-alone streaming application on the PS3 and XBOX360, is changing their pricing model effective today, Nov. 22, 2010 for U.S. customers. Netflix is adding a streaming-only option for 7.99 USD/mo., and they are tacking on a dollar to the monthly prices for the one- and two-disc at-a-time plans (raising the prices to $10 and $15/mo. respectively). Presumably this move is meant to make Netflix more competitive with the recently repriced Hulu+ service, which was reduced from $10 to $8/mo.
After a bit of speculation it seems that the price of Hulu+ has indeed been dropped. I’m not sure if this is enough, there was talk of the price going from $9.99 to $4.95, but it seems like the price has only been lowered to $7.99. Will this be enough to drive subscription growth?
As many of you know, Hulu Plus is currently available to a select few through an invite only if you are a PlayStation Plus holder. Starting next week everyone that has a PS3 will have access to Hulu Plus, “making the PlayStation 3 the first and only console dedicated to gaming to offer the service”.
The Hulu Plus subscription service offers full current season runs of hit TV programs from major broadcast programming studios and will add to the more than 27,800 movies and TV episodes already available on the PlayStation Store, providing the most exhaustive catalogue of entertainment content to PlayStation Network members.