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Netflix reaches the Nintendo Wii U, watch a 1080p movie on your TV, and the GamePad

Nintendo Wii U finds a friend in Netflix, has great options on Nintendo's new console.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Nov 19 2012 12:35 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:26 PM CST

Netflix has arrived on the Nintendo Wii U in the US and Canada, capable of offering two-screen support. This means that you can watch 1080p on your TV, as well as the screen on the Wii U's GamePad controller.

Netflix reaches the Nintendo Wii U, watch a 1080p movie on your TV, and the GamePad | TweakTown.com

Say you're watching a 1080p movie on your TV, you can look at information about the movie or TV on your GamePad, or on both the TV and GamePad. When content is rolling, the video is shown on the TV with controls such as play/pause/stop and title information pop up on the GamePad in your hands - awesome, right?

The GamePad has some more tricks up its sleeve, where you can tap "Play on GamePad" and the playback of the content you're watching on the TV switches over to the GamePad with sound fed to the speakers on the GamePad (or headphone jack), too. Netflix search on the Wii U has a full keyboard, and all of the search interactions and results are presented to your TV in real-time.

NEWS SOURCE:thenextweb.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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