Today, Wii owners are getting another option when it comes to streaming content. Hulu has announced that its paid subscription service, Hulu Plus, is now available through the Nintendo Wii.
“We want to be everywhere, on every screen where people want to watch their favorite shows and discover new ones on their own schedule. Wii is not only one of the most important entertainment devices in the living room, but one of the most heavily anticipated and requested platforms by users and subscribers. Teaming up with Nintendo gives millions of households across the U.S. an immediate way to access some of their favorite current season shows on-demand in their living room through Hulu Plus,” said Pete Distad, VP of Marketing and Distribution at Hulu.
Wii users can now visit the Wii Shop Channel to download the Hulu Plus app. The app features an interface optimized for the Wii Remote.
Hulu Plus is still $7.99 a month, and on the Wii you’ll have access to all the popular content like Family Guy, Glee, Modern Family, and Grey’s Anatomy. You’ll also have access to Hulu Latino, which sports hundreds of hours of Spanish-language videos from Univision and Galavision. If you want to try Hulu Plus on your Wii and don’t yet have a Hulu Plus account, they’re offering a 2-week free trial.
One final note in the announcement: Hulu Plus will be arriving on the Nintendo 3DS some time later in 2012.
Hulu’s biggest competitor, Netflix, has been available on the Wii since 2010 (disc-free since October 2010). The Wii now joins other console giants like the Xbox 360 and the PS3 in having a Hulu Plus app.