Ever since Hulu’s new user interface started to roll out there has been mixed feelings about it. Some loved it but others had legitimate issues with the new look. Now it looks like Hulu has heard your concerns and today they are rolling out several major improvements to their new Hulu app.
Here is everything that is new: (Note these updates can be found on tvOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Fire TV devices.)
Better Use of The Screen
In this update, Hulu makes better use of screen and increased the amount of information you will see as you browse on a streaming player.
Now you will find new buttons at the bottom of each section on the Home menu to make it easy to find even more shows or movies in that category. Clicking on these buttons will take you to full menus for your content, rather than the list on the home screen.
Better readability and legibility
Hulu says they have made changes to their font to make it more readable.
Lineup now highlights new episodes
One of the big complaints about the new app was finding new episodes. Now Hulu has added a highlight for new episodes of the shows you watch directly in your Lineup. T
Live and on-demand watch history
Now Hulu lets you view your full watch history by selecting “All Watch History” at the bottom of the Keep Watching section on the Home menu.
Improvements to video playback
Here are the changes Hulu says they made to their video playback:
- Continuous Play is a feature that automatically starts a new episode, show or movie after the one you are watching ends. A countdown timer and details regarding the next video is now also displayed at the end of playback on iOS and Apple TV devices.
- We have reduced stream interruptions, and increased stability and video quality
- App launch, signup, login, and overall transitions are more seamless than before
- Scene previews are displayed on-screen when seeking during playback on Xbox One, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, and Chromecast devices
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