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The popular video steaming service known as Hulu has just received a huge update that offers users a brand new look and adds some features designed to help streamline and optimize the process of finding entertaining things to watch on the service. The new update is not rolled out to all users yet, but fear not, because you can get access to it now via new.hulu.com.

The first change users will notice is the overhaul to the look of the site. The landing page is much prettier and cleaner than the old Hulu. While the look does not offer any function per say, it certainly gives the site a more aesthetically pleasing design and features certain programming more prominently.

The top section of screen scrolls through a series of featured shows and really draws your attention. This area is mainly designed to feature the most recent episodes of popular shows from the previous night, but it could be used for anything.

The big functionality change comes in the form of Staff Picks. Hulu says they focused on two questions when they re-did the site: “How can we make it easier for you to find and enjoy the best TV moments on your computer? And how can we surround those moments with the most beautiful, elegant and innovative video experience on the web?”

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The folks at Hulu felt that too much great content was not being seen. So with that in mind, they created a section where they can highlight some of the best videos. The Staff Picks section is featured prominently on the main page and can also be found in the newly updated browse section on the top of the screen.

Source: Hulu

  1. Donna Shaw
    August 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    How current is the content on Hulu? Do they only offer American TV?

    • Dave LeClair
      August 31, 2012 at 3:20 am

      It is US only.

  2. Bakr Alazawe
    August 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Always wanted to use Hulu , but I am not eligible !! I live outside of USA !

  3. xbalesx
    August 24, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Interested in others feedback regarding the recent majority sale of Hulu stock...looks like choices on Hulu will be limited going forward.

  4. xbalesx
    August 24, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Going to check this out now...anyone else have any tips or insight on things they uncovered with the new re-design?

  5. Allen Barnett
    August 24, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I am back, just checked out the new look and I am impressed. Nice layout overall. I do however have to agree with other comments that they do need more current content.
    Thanks for the article Dave!

    • Dave LeClair
      August 31, 2012 at 3:19 am

      You're welcome!

  6. Allen Barnett
    August 24, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I am a Hulu plus subscriber and I have to go check this out. I was on Hulu last night and didn't notice anything. I will use the link that MUO has provided and check. Will let you all know later.

  7. Mihovil Pletikos
    August 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    hulu needs more than just update of its looks.... it needs more content

    • Dave LeClair
      August 31, 2012 at 3:19 am

      I agree. They are great for TV shows, but their movie selection is terrible.

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