Hulu Plus is now available on the new Nintendo Wii U console and it introduces a new way to watch TV and movies.
The difference is the utilization of the Wii U’s GamePad controller. Users can now enjoy a dual-screen watching experience, with the GamePad serving as an information hub for the episode or movie you’re watching. You can also toggle the streaming content onto your GamePad so you can continue to watch content even if you need a bathroom break.
As you scroll through content on the Hulu Plus app, the GamePad automatically updates to give you more information. Hulu Plus costs $7.99/month with limited advertising.
Hulu now joins Netflix on the Wii U. Both are actually late to the party, as Nintendo delayed most features of TVii at launch. Originally announced in September, TVii (pronounced “TV”) looks to turn the Wii U into more than just a console. It will integrate with existing services such as Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, TiVo and live television, using the GamePad as a remote control and discovery device, taking advantage of its touch screen.
Previously on GeekWire: Nintendo president explains why Wii U trumps Xbox Kinect