Hulu Plus finally launches – Mostly what we have heard some surprises

Published Wednesday, June 30, 2010 11:40 AM

There has been a lot of talk about Hulu plus, the premium paid service offered by Hulu, and a lot of speculation to what would be included. The service has finally launched and this is what you get for your $10 bucks a month.

You get to watch every episode of the current season of several popular shows, not just the last 3 like Hulu free members. You also get access to all the seasons and episodes of over a hundered other  shows both newer and classic shows not on the air anymore. below is the list of shows you get to watch all episodes of the current season.

You can watch these episodes on your computer of course, but you can now watch them on your TV using your samsung TV/Blu-ray player. To my surprise Hulu has added support for your iphone, iPad, iPod touch. They are also planning on bring Hulu to PS3, Xbox, Sony TVs/Blu-ray players, and Vizio TVs/Blu-ray players.

It's interesting that they are coming to Apple's idevices and not android. Perhaps thats in the works was well, but Hulu being a flash based website went straight for the idevice market and not the easier android market. It's also interesting, and this isn't discussed in any of the Hulu documentation, that they will continue to show commercials even for the paid customers. I assume Hulu feels that the extra content and versatility is enough to warrant the $10 a month price tag. I am not so sure that is the case for me at least, I think Hulu underestimates how much people hate commercials.

It's great to see Hulu coming to several devices, including the Xbox, which in my mind is what they needed to do to make the service a success. I am not sure people are going to be happy about the commercials still being there, but we will have to see how people respond to it. I think the $10 a month price tag is worth it if you watch many of the shows offered on Hulu. It's definitely cheaper than buying a season pass on iTunes, the difference being you get to keep it forever and there are not commercials.

Hulu Plus Website

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