Hulu Plus is now official. Basically, it makes Hulu streaming available on iPad, iPhone and other devices. For $9.99/month. Of course, the users from outside US are excluded. Learn how to unlock Hulu Plus from outside US.
What is Hulu Plus?
Hulu Plus is an invite based service for a while. You can request for Hulu Plus invite over here. Even if you don’t have an invite, you’ll still be able to download a Hulu Plus application on the iPad, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. The application will feature a limited number of episodes, but good enough to get a feel on how the paid service would be like.
The launch of Hulu Plus does not mean the end of classic, free and ad-based Hulu. They will be both available. Instead, Hulu Plus comes with the ability to watch programming on mobile devices or set top boxes instead of a computer, plus a few other bonus features including 720p HD video playback and access to complete seasons of TV shows instead of just the last few episodes.
How to unlock Hulu Plus from outside US
As previously mentioned, Hulu Plus (as well as Hulu) is not available from outside US. But it can be unlocked with the use of a VPN service that provides a US IP address. Here is a list of such services: List of VPN Services that Provide USA IP Addresses. From this list only services that provide L2TP connections can be used on iPad or iPhone.
Later edit: You may also try one of the VPN apps listed on this post: The best VPN apps for your iPhone.
Have you tried Hulu Plus? Do you like it more than the ad-based service? How do you unlock Hulu Plus? Do you use a VPN service? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.