Hulu Plus invitations hit the inboxes of those who requested them today, allowing subscribers to watch a wider variety of shows on their iPhones, iPads, TVs and more. And, it’s in HD.
The entirely new feature offers Hulu’s cloud service and is described by the official Hulu blog, as “a treasure chest in the cloud for TV lovers.”
Users who got the invites will be able to use the code to sign up for Hulu Plus, which is the new, ad-supported subscription product that is an addition to the Hulu.com service.
Now, television shows can be watched on iPads, iPhones 4, IPhone 3GS, or third-generation iPod touch via Wi-Fi or 3G with the Hulu Plus app.
It can also be viewed on select Samsung-Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players through a downloadable application, which is found in the Samsung app store.
Hulu plus subscribers pay $9.99 to have access to full seasons and entire archives of popular television shows, which gives more access that Hulu.com had previously offered.
Take this snippet from the official Hulu blog as an example of what it offers:
“As a Hulu Plus subscriber, you’ll now also have access to back seasons or full runs of some of TV’s greatest shows. All nine seasons of The X-Files. All three seasons of Arrested Development. Ten seasons of Law and Order: SVU. All five seasons of Ally McBeal. Seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and three seasons ofRoswell. Every episode ever of Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives. Classic skits from the first five and most recent five seasons of Saturday Night Live. The list goes on.”
Soon Hulu Plus is supposed to be available for other devices and platforms such as the PlayStation 3, according to the blog.