Hulu Plus to Enable Streaming of Full Current Seasons & Back Seasons for $7.99 Per Month

Written By Sam on 19 November 2010

Hulu has officially launched Hulu Plus in the US, its first internet video subscription service. For $7.99 per month, users will be able to stream full current seasons and a library of back seasons of popular TV shows from ABC, NBC, FOX and more in HD, to computers, internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, mobile phones, and tablets. All new subscribers to Hulu Plus receive a 1-week free trial. Those who wish to get a preview of the service may do so; but the company has specified:

“Any users who subscribed during the preview period will also receive a credit for the difference from the $9.99 preview price to be applied automatically to their next billing cycle…”

Hulu Plus will be available through a wide variety of devices, including:

  • Connected TV and Blu-Ray players: Samsung, Sony BRAVIA HDTVs and connected Blu-ray Disc Players, and coming soon: LG Electronics, Panasonic, VIZIO
  • Connected Set-top Boxes: Roku, Sony Network Media Player, and coming soon: TiVo Premiere DVRs, Western
  • Digital’s WD TV Live Hub Media Center and WD TV Live Plus Network Media Player
  • Gaming Consoles: PlayStation 3, and coming soon: Xbox 360
  • Mobile Devices: Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Other network appliances: Sony Dash

Additional supported devices and platforms are expected to be announced in the coming months.

Hulu Plus offers:

  • Full current and back seasons of both current and classic hit TV shows to subscribers in the US
  • Instant streaming of any episode of current broadcast network shows such as Glee, Family Guy, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, 30 Rock, House, and The Office all season long.
  • Full series runs and back seasons of classic shows like The X-Files, Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives, Battlestar Galactica, Special Victims Unit, Ugly Betty, and more.

HD-available programs will stream to users in 720p high definition on HD-capable devices.

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