Hulu Plus launches on Xbox Live

Posted by Mike Luttrell

If you have an Xbox 360 and a premium Xbox Live Gold subscription, you can now watch Hulu Plus on your TV.

The Microsoft game console becomes the latest in a series of devices that allow users to stream hundreds of old TV shows and a very select few new TV shows the day after their air live.

When the Hulu Plus app launched for the PS3, it was still in beta, and it was largely expected Sony paid some sort of incentive in order to grab console exclusivity of the service for a limited time.

Whether or not that actually happened, the exclusivity title is now gone, as the service is available on Xbox Live, for those who pay for Xbox Live Gold service.

Hulu Plus charges users an additional $8 per month, but Xbox 360 users can sign up for a one-week trial.

The service has splashed onto devices like Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players, and the iPad. However, because of licensing restrictions, some of the first-run TV shows are not available for streaming through the Hulu Plus app.

It is the market of game consoles that has allowed Netflix's streaming platform to explode as much as it has, and Hulu is hoping it can do the same.