The Netflix experience on the Wii U was designed to take advantage of the console’s unique dual-screen experience with 1080p HDTV and the GamePad for the best browsing and viewing experience.
For the browse experience, films and TV programmes and detailed information are shown on both the TV and GamePadso everyone in the room can see the all of the TV programmes and films available.
Scrolling or browsing is shown both on the TV and GamePad All traditional controls are accessible on the GamePad such as play, episode selection and rating capability. Key functions such as Play are accessible by both touching the screen or using the buttons on the GamePad At the bottom of the screen is the primary navigation, which provides access to Search and Just for Kids.
Exploring the programme is very easy with the GamePad and is reflected on the TV as you move across the timeline.
Another unique feature is the ability to play on the GamePad or a personal viewing experience. In the main playback experience simply tap the play on GamePad utton and playback switches to the GamePad ith sound through the speakers on the GamePad or the headphone jack. You can easily switch back to playing on TV.
Netflix is available today on the Wii U home screen with the Wii U launch in Europe. Netflix members can sign in for full access. If you are not yet a Netflix member, you can learn more and sign up for a free trial.
Chris Jaffe is Director of Product Innovation at Netflix where he leads our work on game consoles and mobile phones.