As we’ve covered, Hulu’s announced the creation of a new premium subscription service that will let users stream the site’s TV content to a variety of devices. Support’s been announced for Samsung’s internet-enabled TVs and Blu-ray players and Apple’s iDevices.Vodpod videos no longer available.
Gamers will be happy to know that Hulu Plus will also be available on both current hi-def gaming consoles, too. It looks like it may be coming to the PS3 first. The official Hulu Plus page says “Coming Soon” for the PS3, while “Early 2011” is what’s teased for the 360. Also, you’ll notice the distinct absence of anything looking like an Xbox in the promo video.
Rumors were flying that Microsoft would be announcing a Hulu partnership at E3 this year, but the whispers were apparently off by two weeks. Microsoft’s issued a statement about adding the service to Xbox Live, excerpted below:
We’re incredibly excited to bring Hulu Plus and its amazing library of entertainment to Xbox LIVE. Hulu Plus joins our ever-expanding entertainment offerings on Xbox 360, which currently includes Netflix, Last.fm and Zune Video. Starting this November, Xbox 360 will also be the only console to deliver 3500 live sporting events from ESPN3.com.
But they don’t offer a date when it might be launching. More on this as it develops…