It has been rumored for a while, and now it is finally official the new Hulu subscription service, as guessed it is called Hulu Plus. For US$9.99 per month, you’ll get ad-supported access to the full current seasons of most shows and full back seasons of select shows. Included in the price is also the brand new Hulu Plus apps for the iPhone and the iPad.
According to Hulu the apps work over either WiFi or 3G, though the iPhone version requires iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4.
While many current Hulu are worried that everything on Hulu will become subscription only “Hulu stresses that Hulu Plus is not a replacement for the standard Hulu service, but rather an additional service.” So then you might be wondering why Hulu Plus is still an “ad-supported subcription product,” after all if you are paying for the services then shouldn’t the contents be free? Apparently not; Hulu says that the ad revenue helps it keep its subscription fees low.
Right now Hulu Plus is only availably for those few who have been invited, if you are interested you can sign up for a chance to test the service. The Hulu Plus App has also been released on iTunes, and will work over WiFi and 3G.