Hulu Labs Releases Desktop Application for Watching Videos “Outside” the Browser

Hulu Desktop is a lean-back viewing experience for your personal computer.
    • Overview – Hulu Desktop features a sleek new look that’s optimized for use with standard Windows Media Center remote controls or Apple remote controls, allowing you to navigate Hulu’s entire library with just six buttons. For users without remotes, the application is keyboard and mouse-enabled.
    • Navigating – Use the "menu" or "back" button on your remote to toggle between the current video and the menu (on your PC, use the tab or escape key). From the menu, use your left or right keys to move between menu items and press "OK" or "Play" on your remote to choose a selection. While watching the video, you can view your progress within the video by tapping the up or down arrow, and then use the same arrows to adjust volume. Your remote also controls playback: you can pause or resume a video (use the spacebar on your keyboard), jump forward or back, or seek a particular scene.
    • Finding Your Way Around – Scan Hulu’s lineup of TV shows and movies, which you can browse in alphabetical order, by network or studio, or by Hulu channel. Watch a random video anytime but pressing and holding the "play" or "enter" button on your remote. Press and hold the "menu" button (tab or escape on your keyboard) to pull up a video menu to browse other options.
    • Personalizing Hulu Desktop – Get the most out of Hulu Desktop by linking it to your Hulu account. You can access personalized data about your account, including your queue, subscriptions and viewing history. Go to "preferences" under your account for custom settings, ranging from closed captioning settings to video playback quality.

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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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