By JAMIE N. STEPHENS
Officially launched for the new price of $7.99/month, Hulu.com Plus claims to “give viewers exclusive access to every episode, all season long, of Glee, Modern Family, House, and dozens of other popular shows — some featuring full series runs — from ABC, Fox, NBC, and more.”
Furthermore, Hulu.com Plus allows viewers to watch their favorite primetime episodes from the convenience of their living rooms to their mobile devices, while on the go. Fans of the original Hulu.com can now stream episodes instantly in HD (720p) to their connected TV, Blu-ray player, iPad, iPhone, and many other devices.
Compared to the original Hulu.com, Hulu.com Plus offers all current episodes of 45 popular shows whereas the standard Hulu only offers the last five episodes of current popular shows. Not to mention, while the standard Hulu.com only offers access from your computer, the upgraded Hulu.com Plus offers access from your games systems (Xbox/PlayStation 3) and your Android phones, all for $7.99/month.
Upon Hulu.com Plus’ reveal, Hulu.com CEO Jason Kilar announced, “Hulu Plus is not a replacement for Hulu.com. Hulu.com Plus is a new, revolutionary ad-supported subscription product that is incremental and complementary to the existing Hulu service; all nine seasons of The X-Files. We offer all three seasons of Arrested Development. Ten seasons of Law and Order: SVU. All five seasons of Ally McBeal. The list goes on.”
So, how do you sign up for Hulu Plus? Well, CEO Kilar makes the process fairly easy as his teamoffers issued invitations to become a Hulu Plus subscriber. If you’re interested, you can request an invitation here. In addition to the link you can follow Hulu on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/hulu) or “Like” Hulu on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/hulu).
“With Hulu Plus, we believe we’ve met that goal. For our end users, we’re offering them the most convenient way to access their favorite shows, on devices they love, in high definition, at a fair price. For our advertisers, who allow us to keep our Hulu Plus price low with the support of ad revenue, we offer one of the world’s most effective advertising platforms, with the ability to speak effectively to users across a variety of devices, anywhere they happen to be. And finally, for our content partners, we offer revenues that compensate them fairly for bearing the cost of producing the shows we love,” says Hulu.com CEO Kilar.