Hulu Plus is going public. No, not an IPO, so put away your stock tickers. The service is now available to everyone who wishes to sign up, and on a few new devices as well including the new Sony Bravia TVs. Hulu Plus is a premium subscription service that gives users full season and series access to a number of shows on Hulu. Despite a few rumors to the contrary, Plus is still priced at $9.99.
“Over the past few weeks,” writes Rob Wong, director at Hulu, “we’ve added several titles to the Hulu Plus service, including new fall shows like Raising Hope, No Ordinary Family, and The Event, and back seasons of hit shows including Monk,Psych, and Battlestar Galactica. Today, we’re also happy to announce the availability of Hulu Plus on Sony Bravia 2010 TVs, with the service expanding to other Bravia devices in the near future.”
Since Hulu launched Plus in June, the premium service has been invitation-only. Hulu claims this was to help boost its infrastructure and get feedback from dedicated users. The company will be updating versions of its Plus app on devices like the PS3 in the near future, incorporating much of the feedback it has received. In September, Hulu announced that it will soon release Hulu Plus apps for Vizio TVs, Xbox 360, Roku boxes, and Tivo Premiere.