The week-long Playstation Network outage isn't just keeping PS3 owners from playing games, it's also preventing them from using other online features of the console, like watching TV through Hulu.
While the official Hulu response to the Playstation Network outage, found on their site, is to basically point out you can use the service on other devices, some Hulu Plus members tell us they're getting credit for that lost week.
While we're awaiting final verification from Hulu, we've received several copies of the same email from a number of people saying it popped up in their mailbox in the last day or so. This is what it says:
Unfortunately, due to the outage on PlayStation® Network, Hulu Plus
subscribers cannot currently access the application on the PS3™. We
understand this is frustrating, and we are looking forward to Sony
restoring access to the application as soon as possible. In the
meantime, we'd like to offer you a 1-week credit toward your Hulu Plus
subscription. In order to automatically redeem your credit, please click here at any time within the next two weeks.
You can still continue to watch your favorite shows on many other
devices — the full list of devices is available here. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We're happy to help however we can.
The Hulu Team
More information: You can read Sony's official statement on the
PlayStation Network outage here
Please note: No personal Hulu Plus account information was compromised
as part of the Sony intrusion.
We'll make sure to update this once Hulu confirms they are indeed sending this out to members.
Playstation Network Outage [Hulu]