It was announced yesterday that the Nintendo Wii U will have a Youtube app. The app will first be ready for Wii U’s in the United States, then launched globally. The app will be a free down and then available on the Wii U’s Wii remote.
With the addition of this app, YouTube is now available on all of the major consoles — the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii — and is now available to 400 million devices worldwide. The partnership also helps to fill out the video services available on the Wii, which currently showcases Netflix and Hulu.
YouTube will also have an app in the Wii U when the console launches on Sunday, as will Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
Nintendo is hoping that a new console can excite gamers who may no longer be using the Wii, which the company launched in 2006.