Access to Hulu has been one of the most demanded extended media features by gamers, compounded by rumors that the online video portal was working on extending onto additional platforms through a new subscription service. Those rumors were true. Introducing Hulu Plus.
Hulu Plus, rolling out soon to select users who specifically request a preview invite, will cost $9.99 per month. The company rolled out the first wave of content to justify the price tag, including being able to "watch every episode aired from the current season of top shows from ABC, NBC and FOX" and access to "over 120 seasons and 2,000 episodes of rich library content."
Current shows listed include The Office, Family Guy, Modern Family, House, Glee, Grey's Anatomy, 30 Rock, 24, FlashForward, Lie To Me, Dollhouse and more. Older shows with full series access include Arrested Development, The X-Files, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Quantum Leap, Ugly Betty, Legend of the Seekers and many others. An expanded list is here.
There's no mention made of access to movies, suggesting Hulu may be leaving that to Netflix.
More importantly, Hulu Plus is coming to a whole host of new platforms, first launching on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It's "coming soon" for PlayStation 3 and in "early 2011" for Xbox 360. Wii wasn't listed, but in the preview invite, Hulu asked if Wii was one of your Internet-connected machines, suggesting Hulu is at least investigating the possibility of bringing the service to Wii.
You can request an invite to Hulu Plus through this link.