Hot on the heels of our Wii application, LOVEFiLM is now also available on the Wii U.
So, with a LOVEFiLM subscription and a broadband internet connection, you can stream our thousands-strong collection of movies & TV shows, instantly, using your Wii U console.
Select the LOVEFiLM logo on your Wii U menu, and you’ll be guided through the installation process. Once LOVEFiLM is installed on your console, hit our logo on your menu screen to launch the application.
(If you’ve deleted the LOVEFiLM logo from your Wii U menu, don’t worry – just launch the Wii U eShop, select LOVEFiLM, and follow the installation process… the LOVEFiLM logo will then reappear on your menu screen.)
Designed specifically for the Wii U, you can navigate our application using the Wii U GamePad AND the Wii Remote. You can also use the GamePad to browse and watch a film or TV episode, even if someone else is using the TV.
Watch out for the Watchlist too. While you’re browsing, just hit the “Add to Watchlist” button – really handy for marking titles you want to watch and building up a list. You’ll find your Watchlist on the LOVEFiLM Home screen once you’ve signed in.
Just like the Wii (and all our Instant devices, in fact), nothing is downloaded – all titles begin streaming as soon as you press the “Play” button (you don’t have to wait for the whole thing to download) and you can jump to any point in the film or episode at any time…
And your Wii U supports HD, which means you can watch our titles in High Definition. A connection speed of at least 2Mbps is required for standard definition, and at least 3Mbps for viewing 720p HD, but the application will automatically stream in the best quality possible and will adjust seamlessly depending on your connection speed.
You can browse for movies & TV shows in several ways – by genre, or by using our hand-crafted collections, or by looking through the unique LOVEFiLM Picks and Most Viewed lists. You can also search our catalogue by title or actor/director.
Enjoy this latest addition to the LOVEFiLM Instant stable, do let us know what you think, and happy Instant Wii U viewing…
Farah Fahmy, Product Manager