Hulu’s New UI Plays on PS3, PS4

Auto-upgrades of Hulu's SVOD services being rolled to the popular gaming consoles
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Hulu said its next-gen interface/experience is being introduced to the PlayStation 3 and P4.

Hulu subs on its limited and no-commercial SVOD plans will be automatically upgraded the next time they launch Hulu on those platforms, Ben Smith, Hulu’s head of experience, explained in this blog post.

Hulu's live TV service, introduced in beta form in May, currently is not offered on the PS3 and PS4, but Hulu said it's open to working with Sony to make Hulu's live service available on PlayStation consoles. Sony has its own competing virtual MVPD service, PlayStation Vue. 

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Hulu’s new interface lets users set up personal profiles, a new Home page that highlights content based on viewing history and preferences, a My Stuff section that remembers and tracks what’s been watched and alert users when a series or movie title is expiring, along with more traditional browse and search functions.

In addition to the Sony consoles, Hulu’s new UI is supported on other platforms, including Amazon Fire TV, the Apple TV (4th generation), Xbox One, Xbox One 3 and Xbox 360, iOS and Android mobile devices, and is optimized for Chromecast streaming adapters.

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