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Nintendo Network

The aptly named Nintendo Network provides a unified network for both Wii U and 3DS users as well as future access via PC and smart devices. Nintendo's Network is a space for competitions and communication among users as well as the access point to the most popular online features of smart TV's and wired devices. The Network offers hundreds of downloadable games, featured add-ons, and thousands of movies and TV shows, plus weather, news, sports, and a fully functioning web browser.

Movies and More

With Nintendo Network you have the option to subscribe to any of the major streaming video services available today to watch the latest movie releases or your favorite television series. Downloadable game content like additional tracks for your favorite dance games are available exclusively in the online community of the network. You can relive your fondest memories with classic NES, SNES, N64, and GameCube titles, all at your fingertips through your Wii U.

In The Palm Of Your Hands

All of these great features are also accessible directly on your Gamepad, independent of your television screen. This amazing functionality means you have a personal tablet computer with all the great features you would normally expect with the ability to seamlessly and instantly integrate and communicate with your television.

The Entertainment Hub

Your Wii U and Gamepad have the potential to become your entertainment hub for all things gaming, movies, television, web browsing, e-reading, video chat, instant messaging, and music.


  • Social gaming and chatting on the Miiverse
  • Full Web Browsing on your TV or tablet 
  • Streaming video and TV with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and HBO GO
  • Classic games and exclusive downloadable content from the Virtual Console
  • Weather, News, and YouTube video Apps
  • Full eReader capabilities

Technical Specs

Communication methods
  • Near Field Communication(NFC)
  • WiFi
  • Videocalls