Microsoft confirmed that Hulu Plus will be on Xbox 360 as of today. It will feature Kinect support as well as be free to all Xbox 360 Gold and Silver users for the first week courtesy of a sponsorship with Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, according to a Joystiq blog post. Xbox 360 members that want to continue using Hulu Plus after the first week will be able to do so by going to the Hulu Plus webpage and paying $7.99 per month.
Microsoft is looking to the Xbox 360 as its in-home entertainment platform. Via Hulu Plus, members will soon have access to “thousands more HD TV shows and movies,” according to the press release. Included are shows from ABC, Comedy Central, Fox, NBC, MTV, as well as classic movies on demand to US Xbox Live Gold members who also subscribe to Hulu Plus.
Featuring Microsoft’s Kinect, viewers will be able to control Hulu Plus using gesture and voice commands as a remote control. This includes play, pause, fast forward and rewind, as well as selecting recommended movies through KinectHub.
“We’re proud [to] deliver the best in entertainment content like no other device in the living room,” said Pete Thompson, general manager, Xbox LIVE. “Hulu Plus is an important addition to support our continued effort to expand entertainment on Xbox LIVE. And by adding the magic of Kinect, we’re truly transforming the way people enjoy their favorite entertainment.”