After Skype got a new look on the Windows 8 interface, TV-content streaming service Hulu has recently announced that it has updated the Hulu Plus app for the new Windows 8 OS. Hulu Plus will be available in the Windows Store on October 26 for all general users. Those who have early RTM access to Windows 8 can get the Hulu Plus app starting today. It will also come preloaded on select Acer and Sony Windows 8 tablets.
Talking about the apps new look, Hulu Plus utilizes a tile based view much similar to the new user interface of Windows 8. This makes it easier for users to find latest episode of their favorite shows and also to discover new shows. Hulu representatives mentioned that the new app will present users with an immersive panorama of their favorite shows and programs, laid out in a wide canvas.
Users can scroll up or down to find featured content. For viewing the main navigation tray, users will have to pull down from the top. Further, they will also be able to browse content by category, resume a show which they were watching and check out the queue of episodes by sliding left. By swiping left again users will be able to view a personalized look of the shows which they watch on a regular basis. Swiping left once more will allow users to view recommended content by editors at Hulu.
Moreover, users will also be offered to gain more information on a particular show by touching the app screen and pulling down. In doing so, a popup menu will appear at the bottom which displays information on the show. There is also an option in the app which allows users to share or save the content on popular social networking sites. Users can even email content links to their friends without leaving the app. The app also allows users to pin their favorite shows to the start menu for easier one touch access.
Those who are using preview version of Windows 8 can download the app from here.