Hulu is now live outside of the US with their first international offering being located in Japan.
Hulu.jp is being touted as a first of it’s kind service that offers people living in Japan unlimited access to stream hundreds and hundreds of premium movies, thousands upon thousands of TV episodes from many of the major content providers that contribute to the Hulu found in the USA.
Although the standard version of Hulu is offered for free in American, the standard version in Japan is being offered, without advertising mind you, for ¥1,480 per month which works out to be about $20 USD per month.
Like the Hulu Plus option available in the US, subscribers in Japan will be able to access their hulu subscription from their computer, their smartphone, tablet, gaming console and set top boxes.
The offerings will be somewhat limited at first (but still more than any one person probably should watch anyway!) and Hulu does promise that there is plenty more to come over time. Hulu plans to expand the offerings to include more content as well Japanese and Asian region produced content.
To kick off the launch in Japan, Hulu is offering one free month of service for anyone so they can try, and likely fall in love with, Hulu.
While hulu is celebrating their launch in Japan they want to make sure that the rest of the international community know that they are working hard to expand the availability of hulu around the world.
As of right now, if you do not live in the USA or Japan, you will still have to rely on this guide if you want to watch hulu in Canada or anywhere outside of the USA.