Of all the screens we thought we’d see Hulu Plus appear on next, the 7-inch LCD of Sony’s Dash wasn’t one of them. Still, if you’re paying Hulu $9.99 for the privilege of accessing its season-long catalog of TV episodes and movies, you can now stream that content to the chumby-based “Personal Internet Viewer”.
Until now, Sony has been primarily pushing its catalog of around 1,000 free apps for the Dash, which offer things like YouTube access, weather reports, news RSS headlines and Twitter updates. Hulu Plus isn’t such an odd addition, however; you can already access Amazon Video On Demand and Netflix from the compact device.
The Dash has an RRP of around $199 (street price is generally around thirty bucks less).
Sony Dash Launches Hulu Plus
Instantly Stream Popular TV shows, movies and more
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Sony today announced the availability of the Hulu Plus subscription service on the Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer. Hulu Plus subscribers will now be able to access the service’s robust current TV offerings directly on Dash, including thousands of the latest TV episodes, movies and more.
Hulu Plus offers one of the deepest libraries of current and classic TV shows to subscribers in the U.S. Every episode from dozens of current ABC, FOX and NBC hit programs will be available all season long, from Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee, to Family Guy, The Office and 30 Rock. Beyond full episodes, Hulu Plus also offers clips and featurettes for many shows.
Hulu Plus, available for $9.99 per month, joins the existing Dash platform of more than 1,000 free apps including social networking, news, weather, sports, online radio and video and more, provided by chumby industries, inc. and Sony’s BRAVIA® Internet Video service.
“The addition of Hulu Plus serves as an ideal example of how Dash continues to evolve and improve over time” said Brennan Mullin, senior vice president of Sony Electronics’ personal imaging and audio business. “With Hulu on board, the Dash platform has the ability to deliver a huge variety of online entertainment instantly to consumers’ homes on top of glanceable, real-time tidbits of information.”
Dash is a Wi-Fi connected device that features a vivid 7-inch color touch screen and built-in stereo speakers. Fully customizable, Dash allows users to create their own personal app playlist to enjoy in the bedroom, kitchen, office or any other room in the home. Its content library continues to expand in both size and variety, most recently with the addition of SHOUTcast™ Internet Radio and several useful calendar and organizational apps.
Sony Dash is currently available for about $199 at www.sonystyle.com, Sony Style® retail stores and throughout the Sony Retailer Network nationwide.