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Hulu Makes More Search Improvements

Hulu Gives Users Advanced Search Options

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Popular online video site Hulu has made some new improvements to its search interface. They have added a new Advanced Search feature, which offers the user additional search filters than were previously available.

With Advanced Search, users can search by a keyword or phrase (use quotes to set off a phrase), search within specific fields (such as show title, video title, etc.), or use common search operators like "and," "or," and "not."

"If you search for videos on Hulu often, we offer search operators that correspond with each of the fields in our Advanced Search menu, so you can type in a complete search query directly from the search bar," says Rebecca Harper on Hulu’s blog. "For instance, you can use the plus sign (‘+’) to add keywords to your search string. For example, +jim +pam +wedding calls up videos related to Jim and Pam’s wedding on The Office earlier this season."

Hulu Advance Search Feature

"The Advanced Search menu also offers a way to limit your results to videos with closed captioning — just click on the appropriate check box," says Harper. "In addition, a family-friendly search option offers an easy way to search for content that might be more appropriate for younger viewers. (The filter will exclude videos that are rated TV-14, PG-13, TV-MA, R, NC-17, NSFW or NR.)"

Hulu’s Advanced Search feature can be accessed via any search results page on the site, or by following a link at the bottom of Hulu.com.

Earlier this year, Hulu rolled out some changes to its search results pages, and allowed results to be refined through filter menus. You can display only clips or full episodes. You can also sort by relevance, airdate, or by shows with closed captioning. Other features recently launched include a "coming soon" page and custom playlists.


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