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  1. 11 votes
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  2. Please stop trying to re-inventing the wheel

    My idea is for you to take a clue from other streaming services, even your own, and go back to a more intuitive and accepted browsing format. The thin line above the selection is just... not working for anyone I know. Please shrink the image that represents the show... why are you the only service using giant images? It wastes space, takes more time to scroll, and turns me off.

    14 votes
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  3. Standard Grid Guide

    Please bring back the standard grid guide that we are all comfortable and used to.
    Having a preview of each show makes looking for a show difficult with young kids in the house because they see the show previews for all shows, even the ones they shouldn't see. How else can I search through live or scheduled tv? I can't with your style of guide. I am may need to cancel... But I like your service the best!

    6 votes
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  4. Seen It Already and Not Interested

    Thank you for adding the unwatched banner at the top of each movie and TV show and thank you for the watched Banner as well. It would be nice to seeing an option that allows us to tell Hulu we are not interested in a particular show or movie or even episode or maybe even a season. It would also be nice to see a way to tell you that we have already watched a particular show or movie or episode.

    2 votes
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  5. 3 votes
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  6. Using computer up and down arrows on guide

    Right now in order to scroll through the guide only the touchpad can be used. The touchpad doesn't work for me. Please enable the page up and page down arrows so I'm able to scroll easily when using the guide.

    4 votes
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  7. Have a grid/guide for live streaming viewing

    It's too hard to figure out what's on TV for live streaming. Not all of "My Channels" always appear, and sometimes it's not even what's on. Further, can't figure out the difference between Lineup and Keep Watching. Not all the shows in Keep Watching I had watched before.
    Also, a grid would allow users to see what's coming up. Further, while watching live TV, should be able to bring up grid instead of going back to home page.

    3 votes
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  8. Be able to select kid profiles

    Currently, I cannot select or see Kid profiles on the hulu beta from Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers. I only can select adult profiles.

    1 vote
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  9. Parental code for adult content

    Please provide a way to keep rated R (and up) content and channels from being shown on TV listings or a way to block it. Having a kids profile does nothing for kids who just switch profiles. A parental lock code like cable does would be ideal.

    2 votes
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  10. Need Option to add Networks to my stuff

    We are needing the ability to add Networks to my stuff. I believe the option was there previously. We are needing option such as + or ellipsis (...) to allow user to add Networks to My Stuff. This is needed for PC version.

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    8 votes
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  11. Live TV messes up episodes in browse

    There are a few issues with Live TV and episodes. Firstly, after enabling Live TV, I've found that duplicate episodes appear for many TV shows—I think I'm seeing an on-demand version and a recorded live version. This looks messy and confusing. I've also found that in Keep Watching, sometimes a live version will be shown even when an on-demand version is available. Given that the Live TV version will often include ads, this is really irritating for users. Lastly, old episodes that were recently rerun on TV are showing up in my Lineup and Keep Watching, even if I'm actually…

    1 vote
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  12. Remove slide out guide

    The guide that slides out from the left when watching on a PC is intrusive and unnecessary in my opinion. Every time my mouse hits the left edge of the screen the guide slides out. This really becomes a problem when using two screens as the guide comes out every time you move your mouse from one screen to the other. When you hover over the video window the controls that display include an option to click and open the guide. This seems sufficient to me and I would suggest deleting the slideout feature.

    8 votes
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  13. Add Hulu Live catchup to the Apple ‘TV’ app.

    Currently regular Hulu content is available through the built in ‘TV’ app on Apple TV but Hulu Live has additional catch up that does not display though the ‘TV’ app.

    Previously it seemed that there was no way for the TV app to know what level of subscription you have but the new Amazon Prime app can communicate which ‘channels’ you subscribe (for example HBO via Amazon Prime) so that the app knows what your particular account has access to.

    Is it possible to update Hulu so that that additional catch up is available via the ‘TV’ app on Apple…

    6 votes
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  14. No good way to interact with live TV using touch in Windows 10

    I'm loving the live TV feature on my Xbox One! Live TV is not currently available in the Windows 10 app although it is on Xbox One (shouldn't they both be the same UWP app?), so you have to use the browser to view live TV, but the web interface is not touch friendly. An example of this when watching TV, to view the guide, you must hover over the left side of the window with the mouse - touching makes the guide appear then immediately disappear.

    3 votes
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  15. Grid need to show more info about programs

    It would be great if the Guide would optionally display (say, if you click a "+" sign) more info about each program. Every cable TV guide I've used shows lots of metadata, such as plot synopsis, stars, parental rating & rating reasons, etc. So far, I can't find any of that info in the Hulu Live TV Guide.

    33 votes
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  16. Live TV channel selection on NON-Touch laptop - HELP

    When using a NON-Touch Windows 10 laptop, the ability to scroll down past what is on the screen does not work - Win 10 & Google Chrome

    fortunately i have a touch laptop also, that i can scroll down with.

    DOES NOT WORK WITH THIS VERSION
    Windows 10 Pro, 15063 build 15063,
    Chrome browser Version 62.0.3202.94 (Official Build) (32-bit)
    on a HP Pavilion DV7

    Works with this version
    Windows 10 Home, 15063 build 15063,
    Chrome browser Version 62.0.3202.94 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    on a HP Convertible x360

    9 votes
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  17. Switch shows

    Have a way to switch back and forth between two shows without having to search each time.

    18 votes
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  18. navigation is very confusing

    Too many menu's make it clean please. Text is very small to read on menu's to read on AppleTV. Service is great though.

    15 votes
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  19. Grid difficult to scroll

    On the PC version, it seems like the only way to scroll thru the pop-out Guide on the left is to "flick" it up/down, like you might do on a tablet or phone. You didn't seem to implement any other scrolling capabilities; most notably, there's no scroll bar I can click with my mouse. This seems like a pretty glaring omission on a PC app.

    14 votes
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  20. The new live TV guide (browser only) is a good start, but...

    I really want a full grid like one can find on any cable box or other streaming services such as Playstation Vue -- with a horizontal row for each station, and vertical columns for viewing times. I'd like to be able to see what's scheduled for several days out. Bonus points for providing the ability to view favorite channels only.

    Minor irritation: the program guide seems to available only when viewing a live program. Sometimes I'll fire up the site, not planning to watch anything at the moment, but to check what's on later that day or night.

    Finally, please…

    46 votes
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