Just picked up a new Wii U? If you’ve been waiting for that online experience to finally get you, you can finally celebrate. One of the more anticipated programs in the streaming arena is finally hitting Nintendo’s new console: it’s Hulu. Hulu Plus is now available on the Wii U console, and yes, you’ll be able to utilize a “second screen experience” through the controller. It allows you to quickly discover more information about your favorite shows while simultaneously watching them on your big screen at home. The console’s second screen controller also enables you to take the TV viewing experience with you to another room in the house with just the click of a button.
As you scroll and search, the Wii U GamePad automatically updates to provide rich information about shows, episodes and more. Using the controller, you can start watching instantly or queue up an episode for future viewing. While watching your favorite show, you can easily move what you’re watching from your big screen to the Wii U GamePad. When watching shows on the Wii U GamePad, you still have access to all the controls that you are familiar with. Switching to and from the TV is as simple as tapping the button in the lower right corner. Wii U will also be home to the new Hulu Kids section. More than 43 shows, including current season Nickelodeon programming, are available commercial-free in this section.
Haven’t given Hulu Plus a try before? There’s a one week free trial available from huluplus.com/WiiTV