Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Wii U update adds list of features, including faster menu navigation

Wii U update adds list of features, including faster menu navigation

USB keyboard support, and many more.

At long last, the Wii U is getting a much needed update. Weighing 700MB, it will add the following:

  • The ability to automatically receive recommended demos and software using SpotPass.
  • The ability to disable Nintendo ID use via smartphone or web browser
  • USB keyboard support
  • A dedicated friend list icon on the Wii U Menu
  • Support for Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound when playing Wii software
  • Users can chat via a headset plugged into the GamePad (for Wii U Chat)
  • Internet Browser improvements
  • Overall system stability improvements

On top of this all, you can now Off-Screen play Wii games, albeit they will still require a WiiMote and nunchuck combo. Start downloading now from Settings -> System Update, and enjoy a better Wii U overall. So far, I’m loving the update, and everything works much more smoothly.

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