Hulu launches new, easier to use layout

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."

Source: Hulu | Images via Hulu

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Anthony Tosie said,
That awkward moment when Hulu actually looks better and is easier to navigate than Netflix...

But they need to drop the adds on Plus. I'll keep my money with Netflix until then.

Cyborg_X said,

But they need to drop the adds on Plus. I'll keep my money with Netflix until then.

I have Hulu and Netflix. I prefer the content on Hulu but paying for it and still getting ads is ridiculous. The navigation and ad-free viewing is the only reason I keep Netflix.

LeeWhittington said,

I have Hulu and Netflix. I prefer the content on Hulu but paying for it and still getting ads is ridiculous. The navigation and ad-free viewing is the only reason I keep Netflix.

WMC DVR and Netflix. At least I can FF adds on my DVR :0

LeeWhittington said,
I have Hulu and Netflix. I prefer the content on Hulu but paying for it and still getting ads is ridiculous. The navigation and ad-free viewing is the only reason I keep Netflix.
You pay to watch ads with any traditional TV subscription, surely, what's the difference here?

Or am I not allowed to say things like that on the internet?

JamesWeb said,

You pay to watch ads with any traditional TV subscription, surely, what's the difference here?

Or am I not allowed to say things like that on the internet?

I don't pay for adds or TV/Cable, just Netflix. That was my point .

JamesWeb said,
You pay to watch ads with any traditional TV subscription, surely, what's the difference here?

Or am I not allowed to say things like that on the internet?

Apparently you have never used Netflix. I don't have ads on Netflix and do on Hulu. That was the point that was being shown. You're comment about not being allowed to say things like that on the internet just plain childish and ignorant.

LeeWhittington said,

Apparently you have never used Netflix. I don't have ads on Netflix and do on Hulu. That was the point that was being shown. You're comment about not being allowed to say things like that on the internet just plain childish and ignorant.


I believe that it is completely relevant to compare traditional TV/cable to Hulu Plus whether the comparison in the topic was only about Hulu and Netflix or not. You pay for both and you still get ads on both. And it was also perfectly valid for him to assume someone would come back at him for going against the opinion of the majority. That IS just how the internet works and is by no means childish and ignorant. You technically proved him right, he obviously can't say that on the internet without someone calling him a name. Even if it wasn't for the reason he originally thought.