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Wii U System Update Brings in Small Tweaks and Wii Remote Support

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For those of you who have been anxiously waiting for Wii remote play on their Wii U; Nintendo has recently rolled out a new system update.

The latest update v.4.0.0 features output video and sound to Wii U gamepad which will allow you to play your Wii games on your Wii U gamepad while your TV is turned off. However, you will still required Wiimote to play the game.

Following is the list of changes and features that are available with the update:

New Features

  • A feature to output video and sound to the Wii U GamePad when using Wii Mode
  • Users can choose to output to the TV and GamePad, or just the TV
  • A feature to automatically receive recommended software and demo titles from Nintendo using SpotPass
  • Support for USB keyboards
  • An option to disable use of a Nintendo Network ID on non-Nintendo hardware, such as PCs and smartphones
  • Support for Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound when playing Wii software

Changes to Wii U Menu

  • Added a friend list icon to the Wii U Menu for easier access to the Friend List

Changes to System Settings

  • An option to automatically receive recommended software is now available under “Internet”
  • A setting to select which cable outputs sound is available through “TV”
  • Users can choose to output sound through an HDMI cable, non-HDMI cable, or both cables at the same time.
  • A setting to adjust the hourly interval in which standby functions are performed is available under “Power Settings” when Standby Functions are enabled
  • Changes to Wii U Chat: Added the option to view a friend’s profile on Miiverse when sending or receiving a chat request
  • Users can now chat using a headset connected to the Wii U GamePad

Changes to Internet Browser

  • Pressing the R or L Buttons on the Wii U GamePad will skip video playback forward/back a small amount of time
  • Holding the R Button will speed up video playback
  • Ability to save username and passwords for websites that require login
  • Ability to launch the Internet Browser during gameplay and upload screenshots
  • Added support for viewing PDF files
  • Added features intended for website developers that allow the user to enable developer tools and set user agent

Improvements to system stability and usability

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Source: Nintendo