Hulu Plus on Wii Has Arrived

wii 300x300 Hulu Plus on Wii Has ArrivedHulu had originally announced that they would deliver Hulu Plus on Wii by the end of 2011. When that didn’t happen, it seemed as though a Hulu app for Wii might not ever materialize. Today, however, the Nintendo Wii finally joins the roster of gaming consoles and media players that allow users to stream their favorite TV shows from Hulu right to their TV sets. The new Hulu app will join the Netflix app on the Wii’s app store. The Netflix app has been on Wii for a couple of years, and Wii owners have been patiently waiting for Hulu to catch up.

Hulu Plus apps are currently available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and several streaming media players, such as all the Roku models. Additionally, there are a handful of HDTVs and Blu-ray players that come with the app. And, of course, most popular tablets and smartphones come with apps that provide full entry to the Hulu media library. According to Hulu, a Hulu streaming app will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS soon. There’s no word yet on whether you’ll be able to stream Hulu content on the new PS Vita anytime in the near future.

Unfortunately, the selection of Hulu content you can stream to your TV is limited in comparison to the selection of Hulu content you can stream to your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Hulu has to get special permission from TV and movie networks to stream specific content to TVs. And some of these networks won’t grant that special permission for certain shows and movies. So, if you’re expecting to stream all of your favorite sitcoms from Hulu to your TV using the new Wii app, you may be a little disappointed. As more and more people begin to stream content to their TVs, we can hope that networks will become more open to sharing.

7 Responses to “Hulu Plus on Wii Has Arrived”

  1. Juan
    February 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    This is very interesting considering that the Hulu brand began as a web site that streams video content such as television programs and other syndicated programming for free. It should also become a case study in business and marketing courses to show how a business can establish its brand on the internet and then catapult itself by engaging in cross promotions such as what they have done with the Nintendo Wii. It seems like a brilliant marketing move.

  2. champavacz
    February 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Hulu Plus for Nintendo Wii is here. Awesome!

  3. James
    February 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    This is great news I am glad that there is going to be something besides Netflix. Can you tell us if the lineup will be different as well because I am tired of the same old stuff? Did the article say when to expect it to be released and I missed it? I know it said today in the title but is that being literal? I look forward to giving this a try.

  4. T.M.
    February 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    I am super excited about this launch. What a great pair!

  5. Alicia
    February 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    That is unfortunate that certain networks that still hang on to antiquated ideals try to do business with a totalitarian philosophy as if their content is untouchable. All they are doing by refusing to stream their content is standing in the way of progress and limiting their own profits. These are the same hard liners who actually thought the public was going to stand by and watch them pass the S.O.P.A. legislative bill so they can regulate the internet. How’d that work out for them? LOL.

  6. Robert Wellers
    February 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    This is great because I really like my Wii and I don’t have cable.

  7. Melissa
    February 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    I’ve been waiting for Hulu to come out on the Wii for a while now. I’m excited!

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