Cool Hulu Feature Means You'll Never Forget the Name of Your Favorite Actor

Hulu Face MatchWe've all been there. You're sitting around the TV with a bunch of friends, some actor walks into the picture, and no one can remember who in the world this person is even if their life depended on it. The video streaming website Hulu understands how uber-frustrating this scenario can be, and that's why they've made Face Match.

The new tool allows users to identify different actors on the website just by hovering your mouse over their faces. The video you're watching will pause, and a small box will pop up that tells you more about the actor, as well as link you to their personal Twitter and Facebook accounts. Finally, we can say goodbye to that annoying "What is wrong with me!?" feeling of not being able to place the actor or actress you KNOW you should know.


If you're a huge TV buff who doesn't need a helpful reminder here and there, then yes, you can turn this option off and on so your Hulu experience won't be interrupted. But why miss out on all the fun?

Face Match is still in the early stages and only available on some of our fave TV shows like Glee, The Office, Modern Family, Lost, and Wilfred. Clearly, these really aren't the sort of shows that we need the extra help on -- unless, of course, we're talking about guest appearances.

And, that's exactly where I see Face Match being the most helpful. Don't you want to know where these guests come from, and what other projects they work on? I always do. When Ricky Martin guest stars on Glee in January, for example, I'll be curious as to what he's been up to since his "She Bangs" days. It amazes me that Hulu thought of a way to get me this information in a quick, efficient manner through a simple hover of my mouse.

Now, wouldn't it be even better if this sort of technology was available on your TV at home? Or ooh! If there was a tablet that went along with your TV, where you could instantaneously view this stuff without disturbing the viewing experience for anyone else? That's the ticket!

I didn't think Hulu could get any better; it already makes catching up on my favorite shows so much easier! However, Hulu Face Match is pretty awesome. Any feature that makes the whole experience more interactive makes it 100 percent better in my opinion.

What do you think of Hulu's new Face Match feature?


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