Hulu Plus Officially Launches

Los Angeles-based Hulu, the Internet video streaming site, announced today that it has officially launched its premium service, Hulu Plus. Hulu said the service will cost $7.99 a month--$2 less than what the company had originally launched in its Hulu Plus preview--and that it will be providing a credit to users who subscribed during the preview period.

In addition to the formal launch, Hulu said that it has or will soon be adding additional device support for Hulu Plus, including connected TV and Blu-Ray players from Sansung, Sony, LG Electronics, Panasonic, and VIZIO; set-top boxes from Roku, Sony, Tivo, and Western Digital; gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; and access from Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The service will also be avaliable on the Sony Dash. Hulu Plus offers up a wider access to Hulu across devices, and additional premium content not available on Hulu's standard service.