A recent press release by Hulu and Nintendo of America has announced that the two will be teaming up to bring Hulu Plus to the Wii.
According to the press release: “Wii owners can subscribe to Hulu Plus for $7.99 a month and instantly stream current-season hit TV shows such as Family Guy , Glee , New Girl , Vampire Diaries , The Office , The Biggest Loser , and Modern Family , as well as full back seasons of hit shows like Community and Grey’s Anatomy . Kids can enjoy a growing library of favorites, including Arthur , Wild Kratts , and Dinosaur Train , and families can browse through hundreds of popular movies from Miramax and more.”
Unfortunately, the press release doesn’t have a good answer for “Why now?” The Wii is on the way out and the Wii U will be here later this year. Now, this most likely means that Hulu will be available on the Wii U as well, but still, this decision comes pretty late in the Wii’s lifespan.
By Angelo M. D’Argenio