After Initial Delay, Hulu Plus Now Operational on Nintendo Wii U

The Nintendo Wii U launched on Sunday, despite missing a few promised features, like YouTube and Amazon Instant Video. Today, one of those apps, Hulu Plus, is going live on the device. Hulu Plus will allow Wii U owners to simultaneously watch TV on their big screen while looking up more information about the TV shows on the console’s tablet controller. The app also will allow shows to be watched on the controller while the TV is being used for something else. In her review of the console, AllThingsD’s Katie Boehret ran into some frustrations.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus