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Sep 15 2012

News - Hulu Plus, MAX Go, and HBO GO for iOS Add Closed Caption Support, Hulu Plus Overhauled for Playstation 3

The big iOS news of the week may have been Apple's iPhone 5 announcement and the opening of the preorder floodgates, but some big names in the streaming media business have been sneaking around releasing updates to their apps. The Hulu Plus, MAX GO, and HBO GO iOS apps have all received updates to offer support for closed captions. That this feature is only just coming to these mobile apps surprises me, even leaving aside the obvious issue of accessibility for the hearing-impaired. For one thing, these companies already deal heavily in closed captioned content, Hulu on their website, and Cinemax and HBO through their cable channels, so the need for support in their apps should not have been a surprise. On top of that, watching streaming media on a mobile device seems far more likely to put one in a noisy situation where one would desire captions to supplement the audio. Hopefully the other mobile platforms will be seeing similar updates soon.

In a move that should please the hard of hearing and anyone trying to watch a video quietly sans-headphones, the Hulu Plus, HBO Go and Max Go apps for iOS devices have all recently been updated with support for closed captions. 

Engadget

 

Hulu Plus on PS3

Hulu wasn't devoting all of their attention to their iOS app this week. The Hulu Plus iOS update comes with more than just closed captioning support, but it is not nearly as radical an update as the Playstation 3 got his week. The Hulu Plus app for the Playstation 3 received a significant overhaul that fundamentally changes the browsing interface, slims down and simplifies the playback controls, and offers improvements to search to make accessing results easier. The greater emphasis on artwork certainly helps to make the new interface pretty, as well.

We’ve implemented a tray-style format that allows you to scroll through recommendations based on your viewing history, or check out popular shows and movies, the top 100 clips on Hulu Plus, movie trailers and more. We’ve also included a “Shows You Watch” feature that highlights the content you regularly enjoy, and lets you jump straight to the latest episode.

Playstation Blog

Sep 03 2012

News - NFL Sunday Ticket Returns to the PlayStation 3

NFL SUnday TicketIf you love NFL football and have an extra $300 lying around, then Sony has an app for you. The NFL Sunday Ticket service provides access to just about every out-of-market NFL game and is usually an exclusive to DirecTV's satellite subscription service. NFL fans on DirecTV are all set, but for everyone else, there is the PlayStation 3 NFL Sunday Ticket app which provides the same access and coverage in a streaming format. Sony and DirecTV teamed up on this offering last year, but DirecTV has confirmed that it will be back again this year. Of course, it should be pointed out that DirecTV subscibers who have already shelled out $300 for the NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscription will have access to the PS3 app for free, I guess in case the satellite stops working.

The satellite provider announced earlier today that the well-known Sunday Ticket package will be returning to the PlayStation 3 on September 4th via a PS Store update, allowing current subscribers to stream full-HD games directly to Sony's renowned console. As for those without any current attachments to DirecTV, however, there is an option out there -- one which costs a familiar $300 per NFL season. 

EngadgetHD

Mar 12 2012

News - Netflix Launches New Support Site, Adds "Just for Kids" to PS3

Netflix has been keeping busy this last week. First came the announcements of 1080p streaming for the new Apple TV and the iTunes integrated payment options, and now comes announcements of a new support site and the addition of the "Just for Kids" interface to the Playstation 3. 

Netflix Support

Netflix's previous "Help" site had focused heavily on FAQs and tutorials browseable by category. With the new support system, Netflix is moving to a searchable Knowledge Base. Much of the initial content seems to be recycled from the old site, but Netflix has promised to continue updating the Knowledge Base with new content.

Netflix members, we are excited to announce the recent launch of theNew Netflix Support Site   This will be the definitive source for finding answers to frequently asked questions and resolutions to known issues.

Netflix Blog

The PS3 has become just the fourth device to receive the "Just for Kids" interface for Netflix. The "Just for Kids" interface exposes only content suitable for children and operates as a self-contained section of Netflix. One of my early complaints with Netflix streaming was that it was too easy for inappropriate titles to show up in a recommended list, even when searching for family-friendly content. I'm not too keen on the idea of folks letting Netflix be their babysitter, but this is an option I hope Netflix will continue to add for more devices.

Parents and caregivers, you can unleash your kids in this section of Netflix and not worry about titles that could be inappropriate. Our "Just for Kids" section was such a hit on the Web site, Nintendo Wii and Apple TV, that we have now added it to PS3.

Netflix Blog

Sep 07 2011

News - NFL Sunday Ticket on PS3

For all of you CableCard users that are NFL addicts, check this link out. Apparently you can subscribe to the NFL Sunday Ticket (without switching to DirectTV) on your PS3. I was excited until I saw the price.

With NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ you can experience every out of market game each Sunday and you also get the RED ZONE CHANNEL®. If you're a football fan, you need NFL SUNDAY TICKET™. And it's now available on PlayStation®Network.
Don't miss out on any of the NFL action this season. Get it today, while supplies last.

Get NFL Sunday Ticket for $84.99/mo. for 4 months ($339.95 for the entire season)

DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket on PlayStation 3 features:

                                                               NFL Sunday Ticket on PS3

 

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