There are many ways to stay on top of what you want to watch on Hulu. Here's a summary of the different tools you have at your disposal: Queue, Favorites and Bookmarks. Each of these tools speaks to different user-needs - some you may use every day, some maybe never. Ultimately, it depends on your habits as a viewer. Knowing what each of these tools can do will be valuable in creating a viewing system that works for you!
Your Queue is your to-do list for viewing. When logged in, you’ll always have access to your Queue at the top right-hand corner of the site. You can access your Queue from Hulu Plus devices, too, so this is a powerful tool for getting the most out of your Hulu Plus account. There are many ways to add content to your Queue. For instance, you can add an episode or clip to your Queue by clicking the Add to Queue button when you hover over the video. It’s circled below.
To learn more about the Queue, refer to this helpful article.
When you absolutely cannot miss a show, you’ll probably want to add it to your Favorites.
The key benefit here is that when you add a show as a Favorite, you can edit your settings to have new episodes of that series automatically added to your Queue once they become available on Hulu. You can also be notified of these additions through email if you choose.
In order to add a favorite, all you have to do is click on the favorite icon directly under the show's main promotional image.
You can also click the favorite button when you hover over a show's image when searching or browsing.
To have episodes automatically added to your Queue, you can modify the settings by heading to your Favorites page and clicking Edit Settings next to the appropriate show. All episodes will add to your Queue any new episodes that are added to our site. For New episodes only, you'll receive only brand new episodes into your Queue.
But, like a magazine subscription, it will only send you episodes added to Hulu after you have added the show to Favorites. If you want previous episodes added to your queue, you will need to manually add them via the respective show page.
This feature is also a great way to keep track of an entire series or many episodes in a row. From the Favorites page, you can quickly access a show's homepage to pick up where you left off viewing.
Favorites are a powerful and convenient tool, as you can access your Favorites from the top right when you hover over your Queue on the Hulu site...
...and also on Hulu Plus apps found on television and mobile devices. To learn more about Favorites, check out this helpful article.
Experiment with these tools and see which ones are the best for your viewing needs. Not only will you stay on top of your favorite shows, you might even find some new favorites! So much viewing, so little time...