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Hulu Boots Up ‘Watchlist’ Feature

Online video hub Hulu has launched “Watchlist,” a personalized feature that helps subscribers keep track of  and manage their favorite shows, series and video clips.

“On the product team, we’re always working to make it easy to sit down and watch your favorites without having to think about where you left off in each,” Devin Elston, Hulu product manager, explained in this blog post. While Hulu’s Queue, Favorites and Shows You Watch feature help out with that, Watchlist aims to make that process even simpler by taking “the best aspects of these three features” and putting them in one spot, he added.

Early on, Hulu is offering Watchlist at Hulu.com, on iOS and Android phones and tablets, the Apple TV, Roku players and Roku TV models, the PlayStation 3, Amazon Fire TV, and newer Samsung connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Other platforms will be added in the coming months, Hulu said.

Users can add to their individual Watchlist by clicking the “+” button on PCs, iPhones, and iPads, or the “add to Watchlist” button on gaming consoles, connected TVs, media players and Android devices.

Once a show is added, future episodes will automatically be added to the user’s Watchlist, and shows with new episodes or shows a viewer is bingeing on will be prioritized in the Watchlist order over shows or movies that have not been started.