As expected, Hulu has launched its “Hulu Plus” premium subscription service, which is currently invitation-only (you can request an invite here). The service will cost $9.99 per month and will offer full seasons of popular NBC, Fox and ABC shows such as Glee, The Office, House and Modern Family in 720p HD. Access to more than 2,000 episodes of older shows such as Arrested Development and The X-files will also be available to subscribers.
Besides being accessible on users’ computers, Hulu Plus can also be used on Apple iPads, iPhones and iPod touches, along with select Samsung televisions and Blu-ray players. Functionality on Sony and Vizio products, along with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles is in the works.
Let’s hear it, Insiders. Now that Hulu has laid its cards on the table, is its premium service worth ten bucks a month? How does its value compare to Netflix’s and other VOD services? Will you be requesting an invite? Another thing to consider: Hulu Plus apparently still contains ad content, just like its free cousin. Will that affect your decision to pay up?