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Hulu Launches New Design and Search Features for its Web Interface

by Sean P. Aune | August 22, 2012August 22, 2012 8:00 am PDT

New Hulu hero shot

Hulu announced on Wednesday that its Web interface had received a major overhaul which should make the user experience easier and more enjoyable.

The New Hulu, as it is being referred to, will feature larger, and more vibrant images that will make it easier for you to spot whats new and being features. All of the changes, however, are definitely not just on the visual side.

Navigation has received a big upgrade that will allow you to browse and discover content from the homepage which are collections of TV shows, movies and short videos hand-picked by the editorial team. Once you find the page for the show you want, you;ll be presented with the first episode of the show immediately if you are logged in and have not yet viewed the series, but if you are a returning viewer, it will jump you straight to the episode you only partially watched, or the next full episode in the viewing order. You will also find shows that you watch are now listed on the front page to make it that much quicker to jump right to them.

As Hulu has popped up now on pretty much every conceivable device, its nice to see that it hasn’t forgotten about the Web interface. That being said, it would be nice to see some of these features also coming to the TV and Roku-style apps. Even if it just made a collection page for the shows you watch it would make those experiences that much more enjoyable … I hate having to dig through to find Yu-Gi-Oh.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...