Hulu Plus now live on Wii

Streaming video service now available for Nintendo's home console; 3DS version coming later this year.


In October, Nintendo confirmed Hulu Plus would be available at some point in the future for the Wii and 3DS. That future date has now arrived for the Wii, but 3DS gamers will have to wait a bit longer.

Hulu Plus is finally available for the Wii, but not the 3DS.
Hulu Plus is finally available for the Wii, but not the 3DS.

Wii gamers can download the Hulu Plus app today on the system through the Wii Shop Channel, and those without a Hulu Plus account will score a free two-week trial. As for the Hulu Plus 3DS app, Nintendo said only that it was planned for "later this year."

Already available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Hulu Plus is a subscription-based service that lets users stream TV episodes from networks like Fox, ABC, NBC, Comedy Central, MTV, and more. It also features a selection of films. The service costs $7.99 a month and includes "limited" advertising in programs.

[CORRECTION] GameSpot originally reported that Nintendo had announced that Hulu Plus would be available by the end of 2011. This information was based on subsequently revised announcement made by Nintendo. GameSpot regrets the error.

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