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Aug 07 2014
By: silverstoner1978 First Son 8 posts
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Why can't I get the Hulu app on PS4 ?

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Apparently I'm supposed to be able to have the Hulu app on my ps4 but its nowhere to be found some please explain is it cuz I'm in Canada ?

 

 

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Re: Why can't I get the Hulu app on PS4 ?

Aug 7, 2014

Hulu is not available in Canada

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Aug 9, 2014

Most good apps for playstation are not available in Canada.  yet, we pay the same price, more in alot of cases.  

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Aug 9, 2014

Fuhr31 wrote:

Most good apps for playstation are not available in Canada.  yet, we pay the same price, more in alot of cases.  


Blame your nation's copyright and licensing laws for that.

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Every country has licensing and copyright laws.  It's the publishers that decide how to license their material.  It's them that decides on limiting licenses based on national borders.  Our laws have nothing to do with that.  They are making a choice because they want to sell licenses to as many different companies as possible and they can charge more by making them "exclusive". 

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Jan 8, 2015

silverstoner1978 wrote:

Apparently I'm supposed to be able to have the Hulu app on my ps4 but its nowhere to be found some please explain is it cuz I'm in Canada ?

 

 

Mod Edit: Updated title. Added Ask the Community label. Check here for more information. Thanks! - TwistedTarantula


Hulu and Pandora aren’t licensed as Canadian broadcasting distribution undertakings. They could try to establish a business with sufficient Canadian ownership to meet the requirements and then launch service, but they would then run into another problem. They don’t own the Canadian distribution rights to the programming so U.S. and Canadian copyright holders will sue them unless they block access to IP addresses that they can identify as Canadian.


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