updated 11:28 pm EDT, Thu June 6, 2013
New experience enhances content discoverability, fixes bugs
Hulu has implemented wholesale changes to the user interface for the iPad. Starting in version 3.0 of the app, the iPad editin boasts a new UI design similar to that of the web interface. Additionally, the update fixes a number of bugs with both the iPhone/iPod Touch versions as well as the iPad.
The new iPad version allows users to minimize a playing video and search for new content. Small and short-duration chips can be viewed as a preview, giving users a better venue for evaluating content while perusing the app. Contextual selection after tapping on a program shows the first, next, or latest episode to watch, depending on the user's history with that content.
Also added to the app are editorially-curated collections, such as previous and current E3 coverage, and improved search. The app itself is free, but with a subscription required to view all content.