As the battle over the streaming media market continues, Hulu is making some changes that faithful viewers may welcome. The streaming service is giving its desktop and mobile apps an update to allow for better control over viewing preferences or suggestions. In addition, the service is trying to make their Hulu with Live TV aspect of the subscription service even better than before.
The Verge reported on Thursday that Hulu users can now get a better handle on all those suggestions and recommendations that Hulu provides to them. Basically, if a viewer has little to no interest in the recommended content, they can tell Hulu to stop giving those suggestions. Hulu’s VP of product Richard Irving said when a user chooses to dismiss the recommendations it will “remove the series, movie or sports league” from being recommended in the future.
Hulu is also changing the way a video appears on a viewer’s screen. There will now be a “portrait player” available to give viewers a choice of that view instead of the standard landscape display. That will be helpful with the Live TV aspect of the service, as it allows for a user to view the video at the top of their mobile phone with the channel listings underneath it. Speaking of that, the guide that most Hulu with Live TV viewers are currently able to see, is finally being added for smartphones.
There will also be a new Live TV control on the way. The company is reportedly giving viewers an icon available in the main navigation bar of the app or web interface. That icon can be clicked or tapped on to go to the last Live TV channel a viewer was watching.
Hulu has said they will debut the updated desktop version of their new format next week for only Live TV customers. Other Hulu subscribers without Live TV will see the new changes as of this summer. These latest moves should help Hulu as they continue to fight within a space they were among the original streaming services in. However, the streaming TV channels battle has really seemed to take shape within the past few years as Google, DirecTV, Sling TV, Sony, and Amazon are among those fighting in the space.
Apple iPhone is one of the top smartphones in the world, and there are millions of apps that one can download from the Apple Store. Even though Facebook-owned Whatsapp messenger is among the top apps that have been downloaded by the Apple users, it is a China-based music video app with the name Tik Tok that tops the chart of the most downloaded app in the world. The app already has 45 million downloads within a matter of three months. It seems that Facebook is slowly losing its top status as other Chinese apps such as Baidu and Tencent are also gaining in popularity quite fast.
Other than Tik Tok and Whatsapp, there are a few other apps that are quite popular. One of them is the Google Map that saw around 22.4 million downloads in first three months of 2018. Another favorite app in the top 10 is the iQiyi created by Chinese tech company Baidu that saw 22.6 million downloads in the first quarter of 2018. According to the company, they have more than 480 million users who spend around 5.6 billion hours every month on their app. Even though Facebook has lost its top position, it is still on the top 10 list on the App Store. Another app that is not far behind is Instagram that has been downloaded about 31 million times in the past three months. Whatsapp, the popular messaging service, owned by Facebook, also has 33.8 million downloads in the first few months of 2018 with 1.5 billion monthly users.
YouTube has continuously been one of the top apps with 35.3 million downloads in 3 months of 2018. The free app comes second on the top downloaded apps list from the Apple Store. While this is the most recent list, it is to be seen if there will be more apps that would be able to overtake the top ones as we move into the second quarter of 2018.
The Future of Technology, OneLogin
OneLogin as a company deals in technological products such as identity access management (IAM) and single sign-on (SSO). It has Brad Brooks as its new Chief Executive Officer. Brad Brooks has been known to be talented and passionate about technology because he has worked for a long time in technology oriented companies. We find that, Brad was glad to be a member of OneLogin company as it met his ambitions as a leader. The team work found in the company was one of the things that impressed him the most because, it meant that, it was going to be easy to manage and supervise the employees.
Secondly, OneLogin as a company has been known to win several awards. We find that, it recently won a trophy for being amongst the top ten best places for employees to work in. This is because, the working environment is accommodating and every employee is given a free opportunity to air out their ideas about an innovation. In addition, we find that, apace and aeronautics manufacturer, Airbus, joined other customers of OneLogin as their service provider. They provide services such as technological advice.
Furthermore, we find that, this company has had years of success with happily satisfied customers in terms of service provision. They are always concerned with ensuring that, all customers receive their attention equally and fully. These has led to the increase in number of organizations willing to join order for their products. Additionally, It continues to excel in its innovation which led to the launching of multi-factor authentication, whereby, when a login is requested and the computer detects that it is an intruder, it adds additional questions as a form of extra security before allowing the computer to open therefore ensuring the safety of locked information.
In conclusion, OneLogin has provided a service which is easy to access a certain application by just searching its name. Also, they have created a way in which frequently used applications are easy to find because, they are just right there on the screen. Moreover, they have provided a smooth access to on-prem application where web access management joins with web servers of an organization so that it securely connects with OneLogin cloud directory.