The Hulu monthly subscription service called Hulu Plus was launched in beta (preview) on June 29, 2010 and officially launched on November 17, 2010. Like the free version of Hulu, the content available with a Hulu subscription also contains advertising. However, it offers an expanded content library including full seasons, day-after access to current season content and more episodes of shows available through the free Hulu. A Hulu subscription also provides a wider array of viewing choices. The free-access to Hulu was only available on PCs and laptops, while a Hulu subscription allows viewers to access Hulu through all Hulu-supported devices including set-top boxes, smart TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. A little more than a year after the launch of the Hulu subscription service, the number of paying subscribers reached 1. 5 million. In May 2016, Hulu reported it had reached 12 million subscribers. As of the end of 2017, Hulu reported it had reached 17 million subscribers.
Today, we are excited to launch the Hulu app on Windows 10 PCs, mobile phones and tablets that you can download from the Windows Store. Taking advantage of the momentum of Windows 10, the Hulu app features integration with Cortana, Live Tiles and is built on the Universal Windows Platform.