Hulu Plus for Windows Phone 8 announced, coming later today

Looks like it’ll be a great day for Windows Phone 8 users as the official Hulu Plus app is forthcoming later today.

News of the app’s arrival was predicted by some recent murmurs of an imminent release and indeed, with the app having launched on Windows 8 six months ago, it only seemed liked a matter of time before they brought it over to mobile.

The app itself allows users access to their queue, with high quality streaming, the ability to jump to chapters, sharing to social networks and search. Of course users will need the pay-for Hulu Plus account and not just a free one, meaning many users won’t be able to take advantage of the new app.

Performance of the app is top notch with fast, fluid performance akin to the quality level of the recently released Pandora app for Windows Phone. Premium subscribes will be quite happy with the final product, expected later today.

With Hulu Plus on board, Windows Phone 8 has once again continued its onward streak of getting high profile apps on its side.

[Update: The app is now live in the Store]

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • It'll be here when it does launch:
  • This link just went live for me.
  • interesting; how'd u get that link if its not even published yet? i always thought those store URLs were random gibberish, but am guessing now there is some logic behind them then..?
  • I have my ways. ;)
    That being said, even if an app is not publicly visible on the Store, there is still an app-id and URL generated whenever the developer publishes the app. Once they hit publish, it can take about a day for the app to actually appear in Store searches and on the Store website, but the URL itself is still generated during this time and will eventually work once it finishes publishing.
  • oh, cool. so does this only apply for apps reviewed/approved and published in the sense its imminently available, or could you use the same methodology for apps about to be approved (maybe get a status update on instagram, etc..)?
  • also live for me as well! downloading now...
  • Awesome, never will use but high quality apps we love them to have them. I love u high quality apps btw first comment :)
  • Except you aren't first...
  • Freakin' awesome. Was hoping for this for a long time!
  • Yeah sure. How nice. Wanna bet how it will be "USA only" yet again?
  • Isn't that what Hulu limits their streaming to?
  • Depends. The Hulu website yeah, but for example, Hulu's YouTube channel with clips etc, isn't restricted. So the App could work there. But of course it won't. That's why I don't mind betting. I know I'll win =P
  • well it's a pretty dumb bet since the android and IOS app are restricted 
  • Well it is mostly supported by US networks and their legal restrictions so yeah likely so.
  • I just subbed for Hulu+ last week, (well free 7 day trial) coincidence?  =)
  • Well I live in Germany so this article doesn't interest me ..its not like wp8 has vpn to bypass this regional restriction bullshit urrghh!
  • So you would make an international vpn connection over your mobile connection to watch streaming video? I'd imagine that would be a lagfest.
  • Thanks for letting everyone know you're not interested! You must have a lot of spare time on your hands if you feel compelled to comment on every internet article that doesn't interest you.
  • Its available now!
  • Yes I've been waiting for this for a while now!
  • I was literally just thinking about a Hulu WP8 app yesterday. I was using thr Hulu app on my Windows 8 ultra book and was wondering why we don't have an app for wp8. This is great.
  • Finally!!! this just made my day this was the last app I actually cared about having due to the fact that I pay for this every month
  • C'mon MLA at bat, snapchat, and instagram...
  • I have been emailing them! Finally
  • now we just need a wells fargo app......
  • Yep, those fuckers are gonna make me switch banks!
  • wells fargo, eww.
    we need a capital one app.
  • I switched from Citibank to chase... Best move I ever made.
  • Agreed. It's a little upsetting that an app is still not available. The mobile site will do fine for a while I suppose.
  • Just got it.  Excellent
  • aduplex just showed india and russia leading in WP and still US exclusives seem to be important......why not some indian/russian exclusives ??
  • Finally!!!!! son will love it!! And so will I :-)
  • Nice! Another huge app
  • Hopefully it works better than the Xbox360 and Win8 apps.
  • OMG, OMG, OMG *screams like a 13-year old cheerleader*.
    Finally. Now that it's out, I will gladly unlock my account and start catching up with shows.
  • Pretty awesome since Hulu Plus is on discount right now with Bing Rewards. Just got three months.
  • Things are just getting better and better for windows phone!
  • Though this is good news, I hope that this isn't the tweet Joe Belfiore sent out about his birthday, telling us that within a few days that he'd give us something. I hope that's reserved for Instagram. :)
  • I think the updated Facebook app was the "the nice thing" for us.
  • Aw man... Sigh..
  • Woohoo! :)
  • What sucks is that I'm on 7.x...
  • Good for the USA, the rest of the world yawns and carrys on with it's day............