Amazon says Kindle Fire will have Hulu Plus at launch

Kindle Fire will have Hulu Plus, after all.

Amazon this morning updated the list of apps that will be available for its new tablet computer when it launches next week, saying that the Hulu Plus subscription service will be among them, joining Netflix.

Apart from being good news for Hulu Plus subscribers who have pre-ordered a Kindle Fire, the news is notable because Amazon is counting in part on revenue from its Amazon Prime subscription service — which offers Instant Video streaming movies, among other perks — to recoup its losses on the Kindle Fire hardware and make money overall.

By bringing in Netflix and Hulu Plus, Amazon is effectively opening the door to Amazon Prime’s competition.

Barnes & Noble earlier this week announced its new Nook Tablet, touting the availability of Netflix and Hulu Plus on its Kindle Fire competitor.

Previously: Amazon said to boost Kindle Fire production as launch approaches

  • Guest

    Congratulations to Amazon and Hulu on this announcement! Is there anything Kindle Fire _can’t_ do?

    • Arlington Albertson

      Have 1GB of ram and removable storage? :P

    • Arlington Albertson

      Have 1GB of ram and removable storage? :P

  • Anonymous

    It may seem weird at first but Amazon has more ways to get money from customers than just steaming video.

    So in the end Amazon will probably make more money from including Netflix and Hulu than if they tried to squeeze them out. 

    Now the question for every non-hardcore-spec-freak is, why not get a Kindle Fire?

  • Anonymous

    It may seem weird at first but Amazon has more ways to get money from customers than just steaming video.

    So in the end Amazon will probably make more money from including Netflix and Hulu than if they tried to squeeze them out. 

    Now the question for every non-hardcore-spec-freak is, why not get a Kindle Fire?

  • Anonymous

    It may seem weird at first but Amazon has more ways to get money from customers than just steaming video.

    So in the end Amazon will probably make more money from including Netflix and Hulu than if they tried to squeeze them out. 

    Now the question for every non-hardcore-spec-freak is, why not get a Kindle Fire?

  • http://fijiaaron.wordpress.com/ Aaron

    Tablets are portable TVs. 

  • http://fijiaaron.wordpress.com/ Aaron

    Tablets are portable TVs. 

  • http://fijiaaron.wordpress.com/ Aaron

    Tablets are portable TVs.