HULU ANNOUNCES A NEW USER INTERFACE WITH A NEW GRID GUIDE

Hulu seems to have finally taken the hint that their attempt to change live tv user interface was a bad idea.  While the live tv streaming service is often considered a top option for cord cutters, their user interface and lack of an interactive guide has frustrated user since it’s redesign last year.  Coming spring 2019,  This new user interface will bring a traditional Grid Guide to streaming players like Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV. This grid guide will let you go 14 days into the future to pick a show you want to record or just see what is coming up next.

 

APPLE IS PLAYING WITH OTHERS!?

The famously strict tech mega-giant appears to be playing nice this year, allowing LG and Vizio smart TVs to include AirPlay2 and iTunes support.  This a big deal for the millions of iTunes users to be able to access their video and music content without the use of an Apple TV streaming device.  Details are still being worked out but it is exciting to see Apple join Roku and Amazon in the premium Smart TV space.

 

AMAZON’S FREE STREAMING SERVICE

If you are a movie buff, you are likely familiar with the website IMDb.  It’s the site you go to when you need to find out who that actor is in the movie you just watched, like Benicio del Toro in Big Top Pee-wee…(Seriously!)   Amazon-owned IMDb service launched IMDb Freedrive ad-supported streaming services available on all Amazon Fire TV devices and online.   The service will include hit TV shows Fringe, Heroes, The Bachelor and Without a Trace as well as top Hollywood movie hits.