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Hulu Plus now on Windows Phone 8

May 6th, 2013 by Karan Nischol Senior Product Manager

At Hulu, we obsess over making TV viewing delightful and convenient to our users: When they want it, where they want it and how they want it. Carrying that story forward is Hulu Plus for Windows Phone 8, something we are very excited to introduce to our Windows users.

Our team has been focused on creating a beautiful and comprehensive Hulu Plus experience that is optimized for Windows Phone 8. It is now available in the Windows Phone Store.

The app leverages Windows design principles that lend themselves elegantly to the rich content catalog and features on Hulu Plus. The clean and easy to navigate UI provides a visually engaging and intuitive experience.

Launching the app will present a panorama of clips, episodes and shows organized neatly for quick and easy access. Whether you want to binge on “Modern Family” or just need a quick dose of trending clips from “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the main page has it all laid out for you. There are 6 content hubs – TV, Movies, Latino, Trailers and Kids, which promise non-stop entertainment, just a tap away.

As Chris Trager from “Parks and Rec” would say, “We literally know what you want…” We try our best to understand what our users want and suggest what they may like. Which is why you’ll see recommended shows and movies across the app. For example, if you’ve been binge-watching “Revenge,” we’ll have “Scandal” lined up for you next. Or you can search for whatever you are in the mood for using our advanced search option.

Your phone is always with you and we want to make sure that Hulu Plus is there to entertain you as you like it. If you were unable to finish up last night’s episode of “Community” on your Xbox or tablet, you can instantly resume where you left off using the Hulu Plus app for Windows Phone 8 on your bus ride to work. However, if you just have 15 minutes at lunch time, you can snack on top clips from the show page or add them to your queue for later.

If you are a TV junkie like us, our daily refreshed trending now clips and artfully curated editorial compilations on the latest and greatest of TV and pop culture will keep you in the know. Even when you are not in the app, we’ll keep you up to date with fresh off the boat episodes and TV shows via Live Tiles on your phone’s home screen, so you don’t miss a moment.

We hope you will enjoy the Hulu Plus experience on your Windows Phone 8, as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it. Download the app on your Windows Phone 8 from the Windows Phone Store and let us know what you think.

Last comment: about 7 hours ago 15 Comments
  • Vallie says:

    Aw, this was a really good post. Spending some time and actual effort to
    make a great article… but what can I say… I hesitate a lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

  • Quick wondering here.. how do we shut Win 8 easily?

  • Renae says:

    Are you aware that our only means of communicating with you about your service is through email? Which by the way, you don’t respond to until 24 hours late. This need to be fixed!

  • kathy says:

    WHEN ARE THE NEW EPISODES OF AMC GOING TO AIR?

  • wright says:

    This is the worst website I ever been on, I am going to cancel my free trial.

  • Hi there,

    Thanks for posting on our Blog! Are you having trouble seeing Hulu Plus on the Windows 8 Phone? We have the same amount of Ad breaks as traditional TV, but believe it or not, our Ads are actually 50% shorter! I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Cheers,
    Joe B.
    Hulu Support

  • smoky says:

    WHY WOULD ANYONE PAY FOR SOMETHING THEY CANNOT SEE ON SCREEN, AND YOUE ADS ARE TOO LONG

  • dan says:

    Don’t forget that windows phone is NOT the most sold nor the most used phones. Don’t be a part of Microsoft’s tendancies to get their ‘partners’ to exclude microsofts competition. Android phones , I-phones, blackberries, Linux based phones, etc. are also part (the majority) of the consumer video-phone base as well. Microsoft loves to get their ‘partnerships’ to do their anti-competitive, anti-trust dirty work for them. Don’t get sucked in and risk the this legal-video-watching safe harbor for microsofts exclusionary tactics.

  • rodeo says:

    I can’t believe that everytime I go online to Hulu your ads get longer and longer!!! When I started watching Hulu, the ads were 15 seconds and then back to the program. Now you are up to a minute and a half. I feel sorry for all the suckers who pay for Hulu Plus because they also get to watch these supid ads and the “Plus” is that they get yo pay for them!!!

  • td helder says:

    you have the worst website I have ever used. I don’t care what you think is popular. I just want a list of what you offer. But you are too stupid to offer that.

  • Arik Jones says:

    @Anonymous, you have no idea “how business works”.

  • Hi there!

    Right now Hulu is only available inside the US. But we have a similar service in Japan, and are always looking to expand our horizons. So check back often!

    Thanks,
    Casey C!
    Hulu Support

  • aguy says:

    That’s all fine and dandy but hopefully plans to make a compatible version for Blackberry 10 is in the works

  • Sulev says:

    which countries is it available at the moment or is it US only and are there any others planned?

  • Anonymous says:

    The app page states “$7.99 per month with limited ad functionality” – so we pay plus we see ads! Sorry Hulu, that is not how business works!

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