Thanks to a sizable collection of updates, anyone who’s been wanting to try Hulu Plus can now do so, and anyone who hasn’t might want to reconsider his (or her) opinion. This morning, Hulu made Hulu Plus more accessible, and, for some people, cheaper.
Product Director Rob Wong announced on the Hulu Blog, "As we scale our infrastructure throughout the preview period, we want to open the service to a larger subscriber base. To make it easier for people to try out Hulu Plus, you no longer need an invitation to subscribe."
What’s more, "In the next week, all PS3 owners with a PlayStation Network account, which is free, will be able to download and subscribe to Hulu Plus." Which should do away with the old PlayStation Plus (and additional $4.17 per month) requirement.
Unfortunately for consumers, aside from talking about Battlestar Galactica, The Event, Monk, No Ordinary Family, Psych, and Raising Hope (more episodes of each are available), along with the introduction of Hulu Plus on Sony Bravia TVs, that was about all Wong had to say.
No price cut from $9.99 per month to $4.95 per month occurred, in other words.
Still, today’s changes help make Hulu Plus a more attractive proposition, and the company may be smart to see how many people it can get to bite at the higher price point.