Hulu Plus added to Apple TV

Even as the rumors have gotten more specific regarding the iPhone 5 and iPad mini being announced in September, the rumors for an Apple TV set have tapered off, making me wonder if we'll see something this year, if ever. At the same time, it's clear that Apple is giving increasing attention to its set-top box, called Apple TV, with continued development of the platform, increasing sales, and more content providers being added. This is a good sign that Apple TV is more than a "hobby" for Apple, and hopefully it suggests we'll see new, revolutionary products from Apple that will change the TV industry. Meanwhile, the news today is that Apple quietly added Hulu Plus to its Apple TV offerings yesterday. As with Netflix, you need to sign up for the service and pay $8 per month. Hulu has an increasing library of movies, including the Criterion Collection, even has Netflix's is declining. Hulu claims to have hundreds of content partners, including the major broadcast networks ABC, NBC, FOX, The CW, and Univision. You can read more about Apple's addition of Hulu Plus on iMore.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.