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Hulu Plus & ESPN apps coming to Amazon’s Kindle Fire

Amazon’s new tablet computer the Kindle Fire is getting a healthy injection of entertainment and sports content when it launches later this month.

The company announced today that the Kindle Fire will add application support for Hulu Plus, Hulu’s premium subscription service for streaming TV and movie content as well as ESPN ScoreCenter.

The news comes just days after Amazon’s announcement that a slew of popular music, gaming and social media apps would appear on the Kindle Fire. As we previously reported, those apps include Angry Birds, Bloomberg News, Cut the Rope, Doodle Jump, Fruit Ninja, IMDb Movies & TV, Jenga, LinkedIn, Pandora, Plants vs Zombies, Pulse, Quickoffice Pro, Twitter, The Weather Channel and Zillow.

The addition of Hulu Plus to the Kindle Fire makes it more competitive with Barnes & Noble’s new Nook Tablet, which also recently announced it would have the app on its platform.

The Kindle Fire launches Nov. 15 and runs $199. It will feature a 7-inch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution, TI OMAP4 dual-core processor and 8GB of on-board storage.