Hulu Plus becomes ‘open to all’ service

Hulu has announced on Thursday that users will not need to have invitations for its subscription-based video service, ‘Hulu Plus’ as it has now become an open to all service.

The premium Hulu Plus service has been an invitation-only preview period since its launch in June. According to the company blog, the service will now add new content including back seasons of geek favorite ‘Battlestar Galactic’ and new shows like ‘The Event’.

The service will now also be available on more new Sony devices such as Bravia 2010 Internet-connected TVs and could also expand to other BRAVIA devices soon. Roku has also said that the service will be available on its set top streaming boxes. Hulu Plus will also feature on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in early next year.

Until now, the service was available on iOS devices, some Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players and the PlayStation 3. Hulu will also make it possible for all PS3 owners with a PlayStation Network account to download Hulu Plus.

"As we scale our infrastructure throughout the preview period, we want to open the service to a larger subscriber base," wrote Rob Wong, director of product at Hulu.