Wii U is a pretty strong offering, in terms of functionality, on day one once the system update is in place. More is on the way, of course, such as the TVii app that will arrive in December, while the Wii U menu on the GamePad is showing some other services that aren't quite up and running just yet. One of these icons is for Hulu Plus, but if you tap it now then it'll spring into action, bringing you TV action on your shiny new console.
There are some neat features included, with the GamePad being used to display more detailed information on the show you're watching, as well as being a handy way to queue up shows for future viewing. There's also the option, as expected, to shift the main view onto the GamePad, if you want to carry on watching while the TV is used for something else.
For those in the U.S. that want to try it out, there's an offer for new subscribers to take up a one week trial, after which it'll revert to $7.99 a month. If you want a walkthrough of Hulu Plus on Wii U, meanwhile, there's a useful video on the service's blog, though you need to be in the U.S. to view it.
If there are any Hulu Plus subscribers among you, let us know what you think of the app in the comments below; it's right there on the Wii U home screen.