The just-announced Hulu Plus subscription, giving users expanded access to television shows from several of the major networks, will be accessible through more than just your computer when it begins rolling out. It's coming to iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, too. It's coming to PlayStation 3 "soon," whereas it won't arrive on Xbox 360 until "early 2011." Why the delay?
Xbox evangelist Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb linked to a brief statement about Hulu Plus coming to Xbox 360 and touched upon one reason it wouldn't be coming to their console until next year.
"We’re working hard on creating customized experience for Xbox LIVE members, which means that Hulu Plus will be coming to Xbox 360 in early 2011," said Hyrb. "We are taking the time to ensure that the Hulu Plus experience for Xbox 360 is the best on TV, and like our other entertainment experiences, it will not be a port, but rather a custom experience that leverages the Xbox LIVE community features."
Hyrb also confirmed that like many other media-rich features added to Xbox Live (i.e. Netflix, Last.fm, Facebook), the upcoming Hulu Plus will only be accessible via an Xbox Live Gold subscription.