Hulu has revealed its new website layout, which began rolling out to the service's subscribers late last night. The layout emphasizes a new navigation system, complete with an updated search system for the video streaming service.
The new layout was detailed in a blog post written by Rob Wong, Hulu's vice president of product. In the blog post, Wong emphasized that the company wanted to make the website's layout easier to use and more visual. To accomplish the latter goal, the company has begun adding "larger, more vivid artwork" from television shows that aired the previous night. To make the website easier to use, it will now feature "Shows You Watch" for logged-in users, making it easier for members to immediately watch shows they frequently watch.
Below the "Shows You Watch" section, Hulu will feature the week's most popular episodes on the service as well as shows and movies recommended to users based on their viewing habits, similar to Netflix's recommendation feature. Following these sections, the service will feature a section for staff picks of movies, TV shows and brief clips.
Perhaps the most improved feature is the website's new navigation, however. Users will now be able to navigate through a simplified interface that separates content by popularity, the date it was added, the network it originated from and whether it's recommended. Additionally, the site will now feature an instant search at the top of the screen, which will instantly reveal a link to the show or movie based on the user's input.
Users who have not yet received the website's new layout can access it by visiting new.hulu.com, although Wong says the rollout will be complete within "the next several days."
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