Hulu introduces a new interface with a vertical sidebar on Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku

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Hulu is slowly rolling out a new interface on streaming devices like Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku, among other compatible devices. The new redesign moves navigation to the left with options for TV, Movies, and My Stuff.

The company confirmed to AapkaDost that the updated interface started rolling out yesterday. It will be available in the coming months on all supported connected TV devices, including Android TV devices, as well as Chromecast, LG smart TVs, Samsung smart TVs, Vizio SmartCast TVs and more.

Cord Cutter News was the first to report the new interface.

Users who saw the update were welcomed with a message from Hulu that writes, “In the coming weeks, Hulu’s navigation menu will move to the left side of the screen on living room devices. Press ‘back’ to open the menu for easy access to TV, movies, My stuff and more.”

The update makes it easier for TV users to navigate to these destinations. Previously, viewers had to scroll all the way to the top of the page. Users can now click the back button on the remote to access the menu.

Image Credits: AapkaDost

The streaming company’s last major redesign for the big screen was in 2020 when it introduced categories like “TV,” “Movies,” and “Sports” through top navigation.

Last October, the streaming service increased its prices from $6.99 per month to $7.99 per month for the ad-supported plan and from $12.99 per month to $14.99 per month for the ad-free plan. Disney’s ad-supported bundled subscription with ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu also went from $13.99 a month to $14.99 a month.

In December, Hulu also increased Live TV bundle prices from $69.99 per month to $74.99 per month for the Basic plan, which includes Hulu Live TV and ESPN+ with ads and Disney+ with no ads. The premium plan got an increase from $75.99 a month to $82.99 a month, which offers Hulu+ Live TV and Disney+ ad-free and ESPN+ with ads.

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