Brand new Hulu Plus app for Apple TV

New Hulu Plus app for Apple TV

As Hulu states in a blog post, they redesigned Hulu Plus from the ground up to ensure an even better user experience. Most important improvement is the addition of several categories (TV, Movies, Kids, Latino and Search) to help you find content even faster. In every category you will find new shows and shows you have already watched. The shows you like are located in the “Shows You Watch” tray.

Next to the better search and discovery, the controls have been improved. A simple push om the “Play” button will start the latest episode of a show you have selected. So no more scrolling there. During the show, you only have to hold down the “Select” button until Subtitles and Audio appears to turn on captions.

So download the app and let us know if it is really a big improvement.

Roku 3 is here

Roku 3

Roku is introducing their brand new version called Roku 3 today. The new streaming media player is, according to the manufacturer, 5 times faster than its predecessor and comes with a brand new interface and a remote with built-in head phone jack.

On the content side, Roku brings a lot of entertainment to the living room. Over 150,000 movies and shows can be streamed in a quality up to 1080p HD. It offers access to Hulu Plus, Crackle, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, HBO GO, Blockbuster on demand and EPIX.

The Roku 3 is available for USD 99 through the website of Roku. Amazon and some other online retailers. With that price, it will prove a serious competitor to Apple TV.

See for a demo the video below