Hulu is redesigned with a clean, fresh look that (unfortunately) requires a lot more scrollingAugust 24, 2012 0 Email article | Print article
Hulu is an extremely popular website that allows people in the United States (sorry everyone outside the States) to legally watch movies and TV shows. One of the things I have always liked about Hulu over Netflix, a Hulu competitor, is its interface. While Hulu’s design was never extremely flashy or noteworthy, it just worked; it allowed me to navigate to where I wanted to go and find what I wanted to find without having to break my finger scrolling. Now, however, Hulu has replaced the interface I, and many others, have come to love with a brand new design.
This new Hulu design is definitely more modern and clean than the previous design, and it gives Hulu a ‘fresh’ look. If you jump over to Hulu’s hompage you will see a responsive design (i.e. it resizes to your browser window or screen resolution) that has a lot less text and a lot more images than the previous design. For a video website I suppose there is some merit to using more photos than text but my pet peeve about this new design is that it requires a helluva lot more scrolling than before, especially the homepage. In fact, this new Hulu reminds me a little of Netflix, who’s most recent design I’m not a big fan of either.
Aside from just using more images than text, other features in this new design include a homepage filled with more recommendations than before (recommendations based on what is popular, what Hulu thinks you will like, editor’s picks, specific genres, etc.) and a floating bar at the top of your screen which, admittedly, makes searching more convenient than before.
Overall I haven’t yet made up my mind if I like this new interface better than Hulu’s last one. I do like the fresh look but the extra scrolling… arggghhh! Hit up the link below to check out the new Hulu yourself and be sure to leave us a comment letting us know how you feel about the change.