Hulu has pushed out a design update for its website, adding a cleaner, more modern interface similar to what smart TV and set-top box owners find. The new look reduces the number of clicks users need to perform, breaking content up into large thumbnails and simplified categories. The interface is visible to anyone visiting on a Web browser.
As with competitor Netflix, Hulu’s interface has seen some major design changes over the years, the most recent one being the UI launched around the same time as the company’s Live TV product. We’ve seen little changes to that appearance in the months since, but the website was a different matter.
The company has pushed out an update that looks very similar to the TV interface, though with some notable changes in how content is presented. Scrolling down in the Web UI presents large show thumbnails grouped by category, including TV, Movies, Kids, Originals, and smaller sections with new episodes and shows-in-progress.
As well, Hulu presents a single “Browse” menu in which content can be discovered based on network, show, and genre. The “My Stuff” page remains, offering a single destination in which users can browse the content they already like and watch. The interface presents the basic necessary details, such as how many episodes remain unwatched.
Subscribers can log into their account today to see the new appearance.