Sony Dash Gains Hulu Plus Support

And now, there's finally another reason to buy Sony's Dash. Previously, the Dash was a really niche device. It was a sophisticated bedside clock, and while the Chumby widgets provided a nice amount of information at a glance, the trouble is that few people stay by their bedside (awake) for very long. They're either hopping up and checking stats on their smartphone or heading to a real computer.

But now, the Dash is your perfect bedside companion for dozing off to sleep. Hulu Plus is now supported on the device, and as long as you have a Hulu Plus subscription, you can now surf through shows and enjoy content right on your Dash. If you aren't a subscriber, you can sign-up for $9.99/month to take advantage, and if you haven't purchased a Dash, the $199 seems a lot easier to swallow now.

Instantly Stream Popular TV shows, movies and more

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2010 – Sony today announced the availability of the Hulu Plus subscription service on the Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer.  Hulu Plus subscribers will now be able to access the service’s robust current TV offerings directly on Dash, including thousands of the latest TV episodes, movies and more.

            Hulu Plus offers one of the deepest libraries of current and classic TV shows to subscribers in the U.S. Every episode from dozens of current ABC, FOX and NBC hit programs will be available all season long, from Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee,  to Family Guy, The Office and 30 Rock.  Beyond full episodes, Hulu Plus also offers clips and featurettes for many shows.

Hulu Plus, available for $9.99 per month, joins the existing Dash platform of more than 1,000 free apps including social networking, news, weather, sports, online radio and video and more, provided by chumby industries, inc. and Sony’s BRAVIA® Internet Video service.

            “The addition of Hulu Plus serves as an ideal example of how Dash continues to evolve and improve over time” said Brennan Mullin, senior vice president of Sony Electronics’ personal imaging and audio business.  “With Hulu on board, the Dash platform has the ability to deliver a huge variety of online entertainment instantly to consumers’ homes on top of glanceable, real-time tidbits of information.”

             Dash is a Wi-Fi connected device that features a vivid 7-inch color touch screen and built-in stereo speakers.   Fully customizable, Dash allows users to create their own personal app playlist to enjoy in the bedroom, kitchen, office or any other room in the home.  Its content library continues to expand in both size and variety, most recently with the addition of SHOUTcast™ Internet Radio and several useful calendar and organizational apps.

Sony Dash is currently available for about $199 at, Sony Style® retail stores and throughout the Sony Retailer Network nationwide.