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Wii U system update 'version 4.10' rolling out from today

We are treading carefully with gaming news today for obvious reasons, however this one seems pretty legitimate.

Nintendo is rolling out a new system update for the Wii U, it should hit today and includes the following improvements:

New Features:

- A feature to output video and sound to the Wii U GamePad when using Wii Mode1
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. Click here for instructions
- 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 login2
- Ability to launch the Internet Browser during gameplay and upload screenshots
- Added support for viewing PDF files3
- 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

Edited On 01 Apr, 2014

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Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You can already output video and sound to the Gamepad & do most of the things listed here
MrPenguinKnight's avatar
MrPenguinKnight 3 years ago
Unfortunately what you have listed is the release notes for update version 4.0.0 that released in September. This is update 4.1.0 and is just system stability.

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