Hulu Plus app updated with new design, in-app subscriptions and more


Hulu has posted a major update for its Hulu Plus iOS client, bringing the app to version 4.0. The update features a number of enhancements, including an all new design, new navigation options, and in-app subscriptions, which allows you to subscribe to the Hulu Plus service.

In addition to these changes, the Hulu Plus app also received a new Search function, which now offers contextually grouped results to help you find what you’re looking for. The app has also been updated to support iOS 8, and to “run beautifully” on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Here are the full release notes:

We’ve redesigned the Hulu Plus app for iPhone from the ground up to create a focused and simple experience. Here are the key features:

– Home – Best content of the day on Hulu, handpicked and curated by our expert editorial team
– Shows You Watch – Easy access to all the shows you are currently watching, personalized to your viewing habits
– Navigation – Discover the entire breadth of the Hulu catalogue from TV, Movies, Kids, Latino, British and Hulu Originals
– Player – Brand new player with cleaner controls and a nested menu for rich features like captions, share and cast to TV
– Action Tray – Quick access to search, queue and cast to TV features from anywhere in the app
– Search – Reimagined search with contextually grouped results by category
– Remote control – stream and control your viewing experience on the big screen via Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox1, PS3 and PS4
– Share – Share your favorite videos with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, text and email

And there’s more, the new Hulu Plus app is compatible with iOS8 and runs beautifully on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

For those unfamiliar with it, Hulu Plus is a subscription-based streaming video service that offers users on-demand access to thousands of movies, TV shows and additional content. It’s available on a number of platforms, including [obviously] both iPhones and iPads and Apple TV.

Hulu Plus costs $7.99 per month, which you can now have charged to your iTunes account. If you’re interested, there is a free 7-day trial available, and Hulu allows you to browse through its content library to see what it offers. The Hulu Plus app can be found in the App Store for free.