Sony has announced that their Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer can now tap into Hulu Plus, expanding the devices slate of video and television offerings with literally thousands of current TV episodes, movies, and more from the ABC, NBC, and FOX broadcast networks.
To access that content, customers will need to pay Hulu $9.99 a month. Sony’s Dash features a 7-inch touch screen, and includes access to more than 1,000 free apps that allow users to access news, media, and other content. It retails for about $199. This is considered as a big step from the former PIV which was being used until recently and only focused on bring the company almost one thousand applications to the unit including RSS headlines, twitter and Facebook updates, YouTube access and whether reports.
Says Sony SVP Brennan Mullin, “The addition of Hulu Plus serves as an ideal example of how Dash continues to evolve and improve over timeWith 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.”
For $9.99 per month, Hulu Plus provides full-season access to TV shows on Hulu; free access is still available on Hulu.com for recent episodes. Hulu Plus is available on the PC, but also on Apple’s iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and third-generation iPod touch, and Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players. Support for Vizio TVs and Blu-ray players, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, the Roku box, and TiVo Premiere are expected soon.
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