Hulu Plus launches on Wii with free trial

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 16, 2012 10:00am PST

Somewhat later than planned, premium streaming video thing Hulu Plus is now available on the Wii. The app's on the Wii Shop Channel for those who subscribe to the $7.99 monthly plan, but if you're not a member, you can give it a go for free.

For the next month, if you download Hulu Plus on Wii and don't already have an account, you'll get a two-week free trial. Try it out. See how it fits. Show it off to your friends and loved ones.

"Wii offers the most entertainment fun for everyone in the family, with an impressive selection of streaming movies and TV shows in addition to an unparalleled lineup of games that can't be played anywhere else," said Nintendo of America network business boss man Tony Elison proclaimed in the announcement. "The Wii console is the hub of the living room, and with the addition of Hulu Plus, millions of households now have even more options for streaming premium TV shows and movies."

That's your other living room hub, of course, as both Microsoft and Sony make similar claims about their own consoles.

The launch of Hulu Plus on Wii coincides with the debut of Hulu's first original series, Battleground.

Hulu Plus was initially due to launch on Wii in late 2011, and also on Nintendo 3DS around the same time. It's presently slated to hit 3DS "later this year."

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