Last week, Hulu Plus finally made it onto all three home gaming consoles, when it came out on the Nintendo Wii. Now Wii owners can do what PS3 and Xbox 360 owners have been able to do: check out current episodes and past seasons of TV hits like Family Guy, The Office and The Daily Show. The price: $7.99/month.
Even more exciting than the Wii streaming, however, was the announcement that Hulu Plus is coming to the Nintendo 3DS later this year. The 3DS will join a short list of mobile platforms offering the streaming service, making it a great choice for athletes who often find themselves away at tournaments.
Nintendo owners will have a chance to compare Hulu with Netflix Instant, a similar service that has been available on the Wii and 3DS for months. Although the two offer similar content, Hulu has more current season episodes of popular TV shows, while Netflix has a larger library of television and movie content. Both offer free trials for new members, so take a couple weeks to figure out which one is better for you.
Get started by downloading the free Hulu Plus application from the Wii Shop Channel and searching for your favorite shows on the Hulu dashboard. Remember that a membership entitles you to use Hulu on any eligible device, so you can watch content on your Wii at home, iPhone on the bus and laptop at a tournament.