This past June Hulu, the video site co-owned by NBC, FOX and Disney, announced a new pay division of the site that is called Hulu Plus. For $9.99 a month you get access to complete catalogs of TV shows as opposed to just a few episodes, and you also got access to watching them on all of the various iOS devices as well as Sony’s PS3. The problem was that for the initial launch it was an invitation only Beta, meaning that not that many people would get to try it out.
Luckily we here at TechnoBuffalo were able to get in fairly early, and we did give it a decent review, but until more people got access, Hulu Plus just remained more of a novelty. Luckily all of that has now changed.
Hulu announced via a blog post on Thursday that Hulu Plus is now open to everyone, and with that was coming more content and an increase in the number of supported devices so you can easily access the content you are now paying for.
In the realm of content, Hulu is adding all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica as well as adding shows such as Monk, Psych, The Event and more.
As for supported devices, the Sony BRAVIA 2010 sets are receiving updates immediately with more BRAVIA devices to come. The PS3 app is getting an update that will reflect some of the feedback the company has received. Xbox 360 will be getting the service in early 2011 as we were promised before. And the most exciting news, to me at least, is that Roku boxes will officially be getting Hulu Plus in the very near future.
Of course the question remains if Hulu Plus is worth the money, but that is a question each person will need to answer for themselves. However, between this and Netflix Watch Instantly, cable just seems like a sillier and sillier option.
What say you? Will you be giving Hulu Plus a try?