After endless rumors, it has finally come to be: Hulu is launching a paid version entitled Hulu Plus.
The rumors of Hulu Plus have circulated for months, but there was never any form of confirmation from the company itself through out all the speculation. Now in a post on the company blog, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has put all of it to rest, and pretty much fulfilled everyone’s requests for the service.
The service will cost $9.99 a month as many had speculated it would, but it still isn’t clear if it will have advertising or not. The best news is that the service will not only be through your Web browser, but you will also be able to access it on your TV via Samsung Blu-ray players, and coming in 2011 you will be able to watch it through your Xbox Live service. Mobile wise, the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad will be receiving applications that will allow you to watch the service pretty much anywhere you want.
As for the content, you will be able to access full seasons of shows as well as a growing back catalog of television shows and movies.
To keep strain down on their systems, Hulu is doing invitations for now to get access to the service, which you can sign up here for. Once you do sign up, there is a short survey for you to fill out asking you questions about how you would like to use the service and seeing what other equipment you have, which one can assume is a possible hint to future support for the service. (Come on Roku!)
All-in-all, it’s pretty much what we had all imagined it would be, but it’s nice to see it finally take form.
What say you? Are you excited for Hulu Plus?