US Xbox Live users will now be able to access the Hulu Plus video streaming service on their Xbox 360 gaming console.
The Hulu Plus service will come with one week’s free trial for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members, after which, Silver users will have to upgrade to Gold membership in order to access the service.
Microsoft said (opens in new tab) that the service will come integrated with the Kinect motion sensing peripheral, allowing users to control the service using body gestures and voice commands. Similar to Netflix, users can activate the same Hulu Plus subscription on more than one device.
The Hulu Plus service allows users to stream movies and TV shows offered by several popular movie studios and TV networks for a monthly fee. Users are able to stream TV shows from ABC, Comedy Central, Fox, NBC, MTV and others.
Apart from the Hulu website, the platform is available on iOS, PlayStation 3, TiVo, Roku along with some Blu-ray players and internet enabled TVs.
First user experiences of the Hulu Plus app on Xbox Live have been positive but users are claiming that using the service with Kinect takes time as they have hold-up their hands for a few seconds before Kinect recognises the gesture.