Hulu’s TV App Has a New Design That Might Look Familiar

Streaming services are most effectively enjoyed on a television, and with the growing number of smart TVs, it’s crucial that these services are simple to navigate.

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Hulu has recently undergone a new design for its TV application that focuses on improving navigation.

The TV app for Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and other smart TV platforms is receiving a new user interface redesign from Hulu.

This redesign will move the main navigation menu to the left side of the screen, as opposed to its previous location at the top. The previous design was introduced in 2020 with the aim of enhancing navigation.

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Interestingly, this design is quite similar to the current interface of Disney+. Disney+ also features its navigation menu on the left side of the screen, with small icons representing each option.

This is logical, given that Disney is the majority shareholder of Hulu, having acquired Fox in 2019. In the United States, Disney uses Hulu to host content that was previously owned by Fox, such as Family Guy.

Although Disney has previously considered merging Hulu with Disney+, this is not possible due to NBCUniversal holding a minority stake. As a result, making the two apps appear similar is the next best step in that direction.

The redesign is following the footsteps of other TV apps that have switched to side navigation, such as Amazon Prime Video’s redesign last year.

If you haven’t already seen the new TV interface, you should expect to receive it soon. A notification within the app explains that it will be introduced over the following several weeks.

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