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This article was published on February 18, 2015

    Hulu introduces Watchlist for better content recommendations

    Hulu introduces Watchlist for better content recommendations
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    Serving up useful recommendations is important for any streaming service, so Hulu is rolling out a new tool called Watchlist to do just that.

    Hulu currently features three lists you can use to sort what content to watch: Queue, Favorites and Shows You Watch. Watchlist combines these three lists into a single contextual one that uses fancy algorithms to surface what the company thinks you’ll most want to watch next.

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    Watchlist will tailor its playlist based on your viewing habits, getting smarter the more you use it. For instance, if you tend to watch a series as soon as a new episode becomes available, Hulu will display that episode first. You can also add content to your list by clicking the ‘+’ or ‘add to Watchlist’ button on your device.

    If you want to embark on a binge-session, there’s also a ‘Play All’ option to get you started.

    Hulu is rolling out the feature to all users over the next year. That’s quite a large time frame, so the company is letting you sign up for the new tool right away if you don’t want to wait.

    Introducing Watchlist [Hulu]