So you want to binge on Hulu and you’re not quite sure how to do it right. You’re in for some Family Guy, an episode of Community, and then you want to get weird and watch people eating rocks on Fear Factor. Well, we’ve got good news. From your queue to your favorites to your playlists, there are tons of ways to put your favorite stuff on Hulu into one place.
We’ve put together a bunch of cool ways to stay on top of what you want to watch on Hulu. Here’s what you have at your disposal: Queue, Favorites, Playlists and Bookmarks. We’re here to help you figure out how to use each one.
Yep, each of these tools speaks to different user needs. Some you might use only once. Some you may use every day. It’s up to you. But knowing what each of these tools can do will be valuable in creating a viewing system that works best for you
Your Queue is your to-do list for viewing. When logged in, you’ll always have access to your Queue at the top right-hand corner of the site. You can access your Queue from Hulu Plus devices, too, so this is a powerful tool for getting the most out of your Hulu Plus account. There are many ways to add content to your Queue. For instance, you can add an episode or clip to your Queue by clicking the small “+” to the right of the content’s icon. It’s circled below.
On a show’s homepage, you can click the “+” icon labeled “Add All to Queue” if you want to add all episodes of a show.
To learn more about the Queue, refer to this helpful article.
When you absolutely cannot miss a show, you’ll probably want to add it to your Favorites.
The key benefit here is that when you add a show as a Favorite, new episodes of that series will automatically be added to your Queue once they become available on Hulu. You can also be notified of these additions through email if you choose.
In order to add a favorite, all you have to do is click on the heart icon directly under the show’s main promotional image.
You can also click the heart icon located to the right of a show’s icon when searching or browsing.
When adding a show to Favorites, you can choose to add all shows or just new shows to your Queue.
But, like a magazine subscription, it will only send you episodes added to Hulu after you have added the show to Favorites. If you want previous episodes added to your queue, you will need to manually add them via the respective show page.
Favorites are a powerful and convenient tool, as you can access your Favorites from the top right of the toolbar on the Hulu site…
…and also on Hulu Plus apps found on television and mobile devices. To learn more about Favorites, check out this helpful article.
Think of playlists as an old-school mix tape for your viewing. Want to compile your own “Wisdom of Michael Scott” compilation? Maybe you want to watch the episodes of Firefly in chronological order rather than the order they were aired. Playlists are how you can make it happen! You can create a Playlist by clicking on the same “+” icon that you’d use to add a show to your Queue. Rather than selecting Add to queue, select Add to playlist.
You’ll then see a pop-out menu that will let you add the show to an existing Playlist, or you can click a button to creating a new Playlist.
Recommendations and Bookmarks
If you click on Recommendations (located in the gray toolbar at the top of the page), you’ll notice that Hulu will make recommendations for you based on your viewing habits. Don’t have time to watch right now? Don’t forget about that recommendation, bookmark it.
When browsing through your Recommendations, you can click “Yes” or “No” to indicate your interest in a particular title. When you click “Yes”, you’ll then have the option to Bookmark a show.
Once you’ve bookmarked what you want to watch, you’ll find your Bookmarks at the bottom of your Recommendations page.
Experiment with these tools. They’re there to help you watch shows and movies exactly how you want to. Not only will you stay on top of your favorite shows, you might even find some new favorites. So much viewing. So little time.