Hulu’s international plans have been the subject of much speculation in recent months as Netflix begins its worldwide expansion. The video streaming service had finally made its first move. Hulu will be available to Japanese users later this year .
Early details indicate that users in the land of the rising sun will not have access to a free limited version of the service like American users have enjoyed. Instead, it will be a Hulu Plus-only situation. The service will be available on computers, phones, TVs, and tablets.
This move shows that Hulu is preferring to avoid expanding into markets that Netflix is also venturing into. Netflix is concentrating on Latin America and Europe. Perhaps Hulu is less confident in the licensing deals they will get overseas. Interested media consumers can sign up at Hulu.jp for updates on the rollout.