YouTube goes live on Wii U console


YouTube has launched a Wii U compatible version of its video sharing site, as the Google-owned service looks to expand its use among gamers. The new app uses the Wii U GamePad as a remote keyboard for searching through content on the site, with playback in up to 1080p Full HD.

As with other media providers, YouTube is taking advantage of the second-screen potential to shift some of the information it usually shows off of the big screen and into your lap.

The touchscreen GamePad controller is the Wii U’s unique selling point if you like, and the hope is that developers and game makers will come up with new and exciting ways to use it. Google has implemented it well with the YouTube app, bringing second screen content to the 6.2-inch LCD display.

The main menu of the YouTube for Wii U app gives you a vertical scrolling bar with options for different categories, settings, channels, subscriptions and featured content.

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