Hulu launched a new feature today that should help keep track of not only what you’ve watched, but where you left off.
Lets face it, the Queue and Favorites features have never been the easiest things to manage. Apparently Hulu was listening as it has now launched Watchlist, its newest feature will make sure you never need to get off your couch again or miss an episode of your favorite shows.
As you add shows and movies to your Watchlist, it will keep track of where you are in each show and will display icons on that show’s image which will tell you how many unwatched episodes you have and whenever a new one is added. To add a show to your watchlist just click the plus sign on each show’s logo, and if you want to remove it you can just click the X. For those of you that watch your shows both online and through traditional TV, no problem, you can tell Hulu to ignore new episodes as they pop up. This portion is a bit manual, but it will keep you on track with where you are in a show.
The new Watchlist is also going to learn as you use it. If it detects you are binging on a show, it will move it to the front of the Watchlist. Shows with new episodes will also be moved up and prioritized over shows and movies you have yet to start watching.
While this is a small change, it is definitely something Hulu has needed as it hasn’t always been the most user friendly interface. This is a definite step in the right direction for everyone involved.
To get started using Watchlist, you will need to visit this page and activate it. Watchlist is now available on Hulu.com, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple TV, Roku players and Roku TV models, PS3, Amazon Fire TV and the latest Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players.