Well, what do you know? After many months of waiting and delays, Samsung Blu-ray players – 2010 models (and that also means non 3D ones) got a new firmware update – I downloaded it immediately on my BD-C7500 player and after installing it I surfed to the Samsung App store – much to my surprise, I saw a brand new Hulu Plus Application, available until now only on Samsung’s flagship 2010 models with 3D capabilities. After I played with it for a while, I have to report it features the same interface as any other Hulu Plus compatible device, it runs quite nice and it is much more responsive than its Roku equivalent. In terms of streaming performance, I prefer more my Samsung connected Blu-ray player than my Roku box which is just too slow. Of course, Roku 2 boxes are around the corned, scheduled to release very soon and they might come with a faster processor, but until then, my Netflix / Hulu Plus enabled Samsung BD-C7500 rocks.
There are several additional applications worth mentioning in the Samsung App store including BBC News, Vimeo, Fandango, etc.
Samsung has not updated their Blu-ray Hulu Plus compatibility list but if you have one of the 2010 Blu-ray players like BD-C5500, BD-C6500 or BD-C7500 after the firmware upgrade you should see the new Hulu Plus App among the available applications.