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Hulu Plus Available Today on Xbox 360: Stream Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies Through Xbox LIVE and Experience the Magic of Kinect

April 29th, 2011 by Pete Thompson General Manager, Xbox LIVE

Dear Hulu Community,

As a TV and movie buff, I’m excited to announce that as of today, Xbox is bringing you a brand new way to enjoy Hulu Plus content from the comfort of your living room. What makes it even better? No need to fish through your couch cushions to find the remote when you want to fast forward to your favorite action sequence or pause that TV show to grab a cold soda. With Kinect for Xbox 360, you can simply say “Xbox, pause” or use gestures to rewind, pause and fast forward your way through your favorite shows.

Joining an expanding catalogue of tens of thousands of TV shows, movies and sports, plus millions of songs, the addition of Hulu Plus gives U.S.-based Xbox LIVE Gold members and Hulu Plus subscribers the chance to instantly stream episodes of top shows and use their voice as the remote control. With a growing community of 30 million active members around the world and the only place to enjoy control-free entertainment, we can’t wait for you to experience Hulu Plus on Xbox LIVE.

It’s partners like Hulu that allow us to deliver amazing content, while also enhancing your living room entertainment experience through the power of Kinect. As Rob mentioned, you can even try Hulu Plus on Xbox LIVE at no cost between April 29 and May 6 thanks to our advertising partner, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, who is sponsoring free access to all Xbox LIVE members (Free or Gold). It’s time to run that TV marathon party!

We’re looking forward to innovating further and the launch of Hulu Plus on Xbox LIVE marks just the beginning of what’s still to come. What will you be watching on Hulu Plus on Xbox LIVE this weekend?

Enjoy!
Pete Thompson
General Manager, Xbox LIVE

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Hulu Plus Comes to Xbox Live

April 29th, 2011 by Rob Wong VP of Product

I have one of the best jobs on earth. I get to work with insanely smart developers, both here at Hulu and at our device partners, to deliver the Hulu Plus™ subscription service on internet-connected devices. Today is one of those days that makes me smile.

With much excitement, I’m happy to share that Hulu Plus has launched on the Xbox 360 via Xbox LIVE. And thanks to a sponsorship with Jack Link’s, we’re able to offer ALL Xbox LIVE members (free and Gold) one free week of Hulu Plus, no Gold membership or credit card required. Just log in on your Xbox 360 and select “Hulu Plus” on the main menu. (Thanks, Jack Link’s!) The offer is available for a limited time.

Hulu Plus offers hit TV shows and classic movies anytime in HD. Instantly stream any current season episode of top shows like Modern Family, 30 Rock, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and many others. And catch up on full back seasons on series including Lost, Chapelle’s Show and Battlestar Galactica, or explore hundreds of acclaimed movies from The Criterion Collection. All for $7.99 a month with limited advertising.

Available today, Xbox LIVE Gold Members gain unlimited access to our deep library of movies and TV shows any time. And we’ve built the Hulu Plus experience on the Xbox 360 to take advantage of the controller-free navigation via Kinect. Thanks to the magic of Kinect, you become the controller and can play, pause, fast forward and rewind with just the sound of your voice or the wave of your hand. Kinect support for Hulu Plus will also feature a recommendation channel that doesn’t require a controller and suggests movies or TV shows that you may enjoy. It’s an experience like no other.

Watch a guided tour on how to set up Hulu Plus on your Xbox 360 here. To sign up for your Hulu Plus subscription and learn more about its benefits, visit http://www.hulu.com/plus/unlock.

If you are an existing Hulu Plus subscriber with an Xbox LIVE Gold membership, you can easily activate your account on your Xbox 360 by simply logging in.

Our team is constantly working to expand Hulu Plus to even more devices. We hope you enjoy watching Hulu Plus on the Xbox 360 as much as we enjoyed building it. Enjoy!

Rob Wong ()
Director, Product Management

Hulu Plus on Xbox

Hulu Plus on Xbox

Hulu Plus on Xbox

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