One of the reasons Hulu caught on so quickly was the ability for users to embed full-length TV episodes and movies on their blogs and personal pages. Hulu says that its content has been distributed on 27,000 sites and over 500,000 individual embed players. Now the company is taking that distribution one step further and rolling out new widgets that expand those embedding options.
The widgets are available in four flavors. The Player Widget (shown here) is basically a mini-me Hulu, recreating the same site experience in a smaller package. The Show and Movie Widget updates with specific content you are interested in. The Picks Widget delivers updated lists of content like “recently added movies.” And the Summer Widget lists the latest content in Hulu’s Days of Summer promotion (though Hulu isn’t sure what it will do with it after the summer).
During his recent visit to NewTeeVee HQ (video after the jump), CTO Eric Feng also talked a little about Hulu’s upcoming implementation of Facebook Connect on the video site, which will launch in August. Facebook users will be able share their activity with friends and track each other’s activities on the site.
Here, Feng updated us on some Hulu user stats, the lack of HD content, and the Hulu experience beyond PCs.