Microsoft has confirmed the addition of subscription movie and TV service Hulu Plus to the Xbox 360, launching in the U.S. on Friday April 29th, with a sponsorship unlocking the service for free during its first week.
The service delivers TV shows from ABC, Comedy Central, FOX, NBC, MTV, and more, plus classic movies anytime to U.S. Xbox Live Gold members who are also Hulu Plus subscribers, with limited advertising and a $7.99 monthly fee.
A press release notes that shows like "Modern Family," "30 Rock," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", back seasons of series including "Lost," and hundreds of acclaimed movies from The Criterion Collection are available.
In addition, with Kinect for Xbox 360, you can control your Hulu Plus entertainment from your couch using your voice as the remote control.
The sponsor of the free period is snack product Jack Link's Beef Jerky 00 which will enable all Xbox Live members (Free or Gold) to view Hulu Plus on Xbox Live from April 29 to May 6
"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."