This article was published on November 22, 2012

The YouTube app for Nintendo’s Wii U is now live


The YouTube app for Nintendo’s Wii U is now live
Andrii Degeler
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Andrii is the Head of Media at TNW, with over a decade of experience in covering the European tech ecosystem. Talk to him about new and exci Andrii is the Head of Media at TNW, with over a decade of experience in covering the European tech ecosystem. Talk to him about new and exciting developments in tech, especially those involving vastly underreported industry niches and geographies.

YouTube has launched an app for the Nintendo Wii U that allows users to search videos, watch them and get additinal information on their GamePads. This follows the earlier launch of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon apps.

The YouTube app’s users can watch videos in up to 1080p resolution, with details available on the GamePad’s screen. The app also allows users to search videos and flip through subscribed channels.

You can download the YouTube app from the Nintendo Wii U main menu.

While Nintendo had intended its console to launch as a media hub offering a number of video services, instead they have been launched as updates after the fact. With YouTube now in place, the promised video services are all available.

The Wii U is set to go on sale in Europe and Australia on November 30th, and Japan on December 8th.

Image credit: Rego – d4u.hu / Flickr.

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