Hulu, in order to make up for its past mistakes, has launched a handful features, which have been dubbed ‘My Stuff’. There is a ‘picture-in-picture’ mode as well, which has been launched by the company. Let us find out what these features are and how these are going to help make up for the lost customer base.
A few weeks ago, Hulu rolled out a handful of new features to its Live TV service on the internet, including user-controlled watch list, improve search and picture-in-picture mode. All these features have gained a lot of popularity, and Hulu was quick to note this popularity, therefore, the company has added all these features in a special section named ‘My Stuff’. Though Hulu’s Live TV service is in beta mode, yet it has been a hit among the users.
It is to be noted that the arrival of these updates has come at a time when Hulu has been bogged down with a huge influx of complaints about its new interface.
But, it is not right to say that people haven’t shown interest after seeing the revamped version of Hulu Plus because people have been anticipating this for a long time, and when the company finally decided to revamp its channel in order to provide better services to its users. There are many Hulu users who didn’t like the new interface of Hulu and are pleading the company to go back to its old design or at least change the latest version to become more functional.
Why are Hulu users not happy with the new interface of Hulu?
Well, people are not happy with the new navigation because it is a bit complicated to use. They are not able to find the content they want to watch, which is creating a sense of dissatisfaction among them.
The company has acknowledged all the complaints and have started working on eradicating the same. Hulu in October 2017 has launched a grid guide for tracking live TV because people were complaining about ‘hidden or hard to find’ live TV content. With this grid guide, searching for the live programming became a lot easier.
What is Hulu’s ‘My Stuff’?
Hulu has launched a section of its channel, i.e., ‘My Stuff’ in which, the company will address users’ complaints about ‘line-up’ and ‘continue watching’ features. Hulu users want to use a watch list that they can easily control instead of using ‘keep watching’ and ‘line-up’ feature that includes TV shows, which they have begun to see, but then chose to drop.
With ‘My stuff’, users will get the opportunity to control what they want to add and remove from their Hulu account without any intervention of the company. However, the company is going to keep a track of the shows that you have added and watched, and what’s left for you to see.
‘Picture-in-picture mode’: What’s so special about this feature?
According to Hulu, this is one of those features that has been requested by many users. With this feature, users will be able to explore other programs while watching a program. In order to use this feature, users will have to click ‘Minimize’ button that is given on the bottom right corner of Hulu player, which is going to move the video into a small player. This small video player can be moved anywhere on the screen, thus allowing users to watch other shows that Hulu has to offer quite easily.
The ‘Search’ functionality in Hulu app has also received an update. Now, users can search for sports events, TV shows’ episodes, and keyword matches from movie descriptions.
These features have already been launched on the web, but people using the beta version at beta.Hulu.com will be able to get these updates. People who have subscribed to the live TV service of Hulu or those who have added Cinemax or HBO can update their apps.