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You can now watch YouTube videos on Wii U. In the YouTube app you’ll be able to view your subscribed channels and search for content. 

You can also control YouTube on Wii U with your phone, tablet or computer

Sign in

When you first open the YouTube app, you can sign in with your Google Account. When signed in, you have access to additional YouTube features such as your playlists and subscriptions.

To sign in with your YouTube account, follow these steps:

On your Wii U:

  1. Open the YouTube for Wii app.
  2. Navigate to SIGN IN & SETTINGS.
  3. Select SIGN IN.

On your desktop:

  1. In your browser, navigate to www.youtube.com/activate.
  2. Enter the code listed on your Wii U.
  3. Click the Allow access button. 
Play videos

Once you select a video to play, a player controls bar will appear allowing you to perform the following actions:

  • Home - Return to the home screen.
  • Search  - Find a new video to watch.
  • Pause/Resume  - Pause or resume the video.
  • Fast forward  - Select this to fast forward by 10 seconds.
  • Rewind  - Select this to rewind by 10 seconds.
  • Closed Captioning  - If the video has captions, select this to view the video’s closed captions.
  • Flag - Flag the video for inappropriate content.
Search for videos

Select Search to search for your favorite YouTube videos. As you enter in your search terms, the search results will autocomplete.

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