Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu, stated, “Hulu Plus is not a replacement for Hulu.com.” Rather it is a “new, subscription product that is incremental and complementary to the existing Hulu Service.” Think of it as a Pandora, Pandora One situation. Here is a breakdown of the new features that are offered to Hulu Plus subscribers, starting today.
- Full Seasons of shows – Every episode of the current season is now offered. Additionally, many shows, like Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives, offer all of their episodes from all seasons.
- Watch on your TV – With select Internet-enabled Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players, Hulu content can be streamed directly to your TV. There is a Hulu Plus application now available on the Samsung app store.
- Watch on your iPad – Starting today, there is a Hulu Plus App for the iPad, allowing content to be streamed over 3G or WiFi.
- Watch on your iPhone or iPod Touch – There is also a Hulu Plus App for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch (Current Generation). Content can be streamed over 3G or WiFi.
- 720P HD – All native HD content is now streamed in 720P high-definition.
- More to come – Hulu Plus is being developed for more platforms, including the PlayStation 3.
- Updates all platforms – When you begin watching a movie on your TV, you can pick up where you left off on your iPad, and so on. This feature is similar to Apple’s bookmarking using the iBook application.
Jason Kilar said that this is just the beginning. Expect more platforms and features to emerge as Hulu Plus gains momentum.
So how much does this service actually cost. All of these features, with more to come, can be yours for only $9.99 a month. Right now, the service is only offered on an invitation basis. However, you can request and invitation here. To increase your odd of getting an invite, follow Hulu on Twitter or Like it on Facebook.
Via Hulu’s Blog