Nov. 4, 2010 at 7:28 PM ET
Today Hulu announced in a blog post that its Hulu Plus service is now available to anyone. That is, you don't need an invitation from the company, just a credit card to sign up, as it's $10 per month.
Hulu Plus, which I previewed in July, provides more content — but the same advertisements — as the Web version, and gives the greater bonus of being available on phones, tablets, consoles, TVs and set-top boxes. The complete list is here, but it includes iPads and iPhones, Blu-ray players and the PlayStation 3, with a lot more supported gadgetry promised soon. (No scheduled Android or Google TV rollout though, but Google says it's in the works.)
When I confirmed the news with the company, I was told that Hulu Plus is still in "preview/beta" mode, despite being open to everyone, and their money. The good news is, during network TV's high season, it's a little easier to justify the cost. (You may just cancel it in May and sit out the summers.)
You can sign up here.