Hulu Plus living room experience update hits Samsung and Roku first, Wii second

May 31, 2013
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Hulu Plus living room experience update hits Samsung and Roku first, Wii second

The Hulu Plus living room experience has had a user interface update today, bringing Hulu's Seattle-born vision for non-desktop streaming video to various devices. This update has brought on a new vision for the streaming video platform, now working with in-app Hulu Plus signup, Hulu Kids - an extension of the Hulu Kids child-friendly selection of programs available to web-based users, and simplified controls all-around.

The updated Hulu Plus living room user interface will be working with - most obviously - larger and easier to digest artwork for each media bit and piece. Easier navigation is provided through this enhancement as well as through a system called Trays. With Hulu Plus' new Tray-style format, users will be able to scroll through selections with much greater ease that the slightly more convoluted system presented in past iterations of the software.

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Search functionality has been enhanced in this latest update, this interface simplified once again to add to the overall easier top-to-bottom refurbishing of the user interface. Search now shows results directly beneath the search where before they were - again - not part of as smooth an experience.

This update comes right on the tail of an announcement by Fanivision of a device by the name of Fan TV. This machine will quite likely be featuring Hulu Plus by the time it is released in the future - release date remains unknown at the moment.

The Hulu Plus living room experience update is on its way first to Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, inclusive of 2012 and 2013 models of Samsung Smart TVs and a select number of Blu-ray players from their recent collection. Roku will also be seeing this update starting today, while the Nintendo Wii will have to wait - soon, and very soon!

SOURCE: Hulu


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