The US subscription service Hulu Plus will launch on Xbox 360 today (Friday, April 29), delivering current season hit TV shows from ABC, Comedy Central, Fox, NBC, MTV, and more, plus classic movies anytime to US Xbox Live Gold members who are also Hulu Plus subscribers.
“We’re proud deliver the best in entertainment content like no other device in the living room,” said Pete Thompson, general manager, Xbox Live, in a statement. “Hulu Plus is an important addition to support our continued effort to expand entertainment on Xbox LIVE. And by adding the magic of Kinect, we’re truly transforming the way people enjoy their favorite entertainment.”
A Hulu Plus subscription currently offers hit TV shows and classic movies anytime in HD, including current season episodes of top shows like Modern Family, 30 Rock, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and many others as well as complete back seasons of series including Lost, and movies from The Criterion Collection. All Xbox Live members can check out Hulu’s offerings for free at launch but will have to pay a subscription fee to continue using the service after May 5. Hulu Plus costs $7.99 a month with “limited advertising”.
With Kinect for Xbox 360, viewers do not need a remote, but can use their voice as the remote control. Play, pause, fast forward and rewind can be actviated using gesture or voice commands, as well as select movies and TV shows recommended for you by Hulu through the Kinect Hub.