In January, Hulu announced a major overhaul of their App, which would see significant enhancements for their Hulu Live TV streamers. One of the most anticipated changes with the introduction of a new 14-Day Grid Guide (up from 48 hours), which would allow subscribers to look ahead 2 weeks across all channels.
Today, the company has begun rolling it out on devices starting with Hulu.com. They plan to expand it to more devices in the coming months. Besides being able to look ahead, you will also be able to check if a game in blacked out in your city directly from the guide.
The new live guide also brings an improved layout, a quick view panel to see more information without leaving the guide, easier filtering, and one-click start-over of shows.
What’s New in Hulu’s Live Guide?
The biggest news for Live TV viewers is that they have updated their Grid Guide to support two weeks of upcoming programming, instead of just the next few hours. Also, down the left side you will quickly be able to switch between All Channels, Favorites, Recents, and categories like Sports.
14-Day Grid Guide
The new grid layout for the guide that allows users to look ahead up to 2 weeks in time across all channels.
Improved Layout on Guide
Reduced extraneous text to make it easy for users find what they’re looking for quickly.
Quick View Panel
You can now see all the information about a show without ever leaving the guide, but with the option to view more details.
You can now access filters down the left hand side to quickly switch between All Channels, Favorites, Recents, or genres like sports.
Icons to “Startover” Shows
A new icon in the guide that indicates whether a piece of content can be started from the beginning.