Netflix members in the UK and Ireland can use the Wii U, which launched today (November 30), to watch films and TV shows via the pre-installed app.
The Netflix experience on the Wii U has been designed to take advantage of the console's dual-screen experience using the new GamePad.
All Netflix functionality is available on both the TV and GamePad screen, including scrolling and browsing content on the service.
The GamePad can be used to control Netflix, including play, episode selection and rating capabilities, by touching the screen or using the buttons.
The approach means that the GamePad acts as a remote control while viewing content on the big screen, as well as a 'second screen' for browsing extra information on the film or TV show being watched.
Also, video content can be transferred to the GamePad for a more "personal viewing experience".
Tapping the 'play on GamePad' button means playback switches to the GamePad screen, with the option to have sound through the TV/home stereo speakers, or through the GamePad's headphone jack.
At the bottom of the screen is the primary navigation, which also provides access to 'Just for Kids' and 'Search'.
Search on Netflix for Wii U includes full keyboard support on the GamePad for easy text entry. All search interactions and results are also presented on the TV in real time.
Netflix is available today on the Wii U home screen in Europe. Netflix members can sign up for full access, or non-members can access a free trial.
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