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== Version 4.0.3-U/E/J (24 February 2014) ==
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* Further improvements to overall system stability and software compatibility
  
 
== Version 4.0.2-U/E/J (18 November 2013) ==
 
== Version 4.0.2-U/E/J (18 November 2013) ==

Revision as of 03:09, 25 February 2014


Version 4.0.3-U/E/J (24 February 2014)

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and software compatibility

Version 4.0.2-U/E/J (18 November 2013)

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and software compatibility

Version 4.0.0-U/E/J (30 September 2013)

  • New Features:
    • A feature to output video and sound to the Wii U GamePad when using Wii Mode [1]
      • 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 login [2]
    • Ability to launch the Internet Browser during gameplay and upload screenshots
    • Added support for viewing PDF files [3]
    • 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

1  Wii software displayed on the Wii U GamePad cannot be controlled by the GamePad. This feature only allows Wii software to be displayed on the GamePad. A Wii Remote Plus or Wii Remote is required to play Wii software titles.

2  Users can delete saved usernames and passwords from the Internet Browser settings.

3  Sometimes data may not be displayed correctly depending on the size and format of the PDF file. PDF files cannot be saved.


Version 3.1.0-U/E/J (10 July 2013)

  • The standby functions will now regularly connect to the Internet when the Wii U is powered down to check for available SpotPass data or software and system updates
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and software compatibility


Version 3.0.1-U/E/J (20 May 2013)

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and software compatibility


Version 3.0.0-U/E/J (25 April 2013)

  • New Features:
    • A standby function to download and install software while the system is powered off
    • Software purchased from the Nintendo eShop will automatically install in the background once the download is complete
    • Holding down the B Button while the Wii U logo is displayed during startup will load the Wii Menu* [1]
  • Changes to System Settings:
    • An option to transfer and/or copy between two USB storage devices in "Data Management"
    • The ability to select multiple software titles when transferring, copying, or deleting data in "Data Management"
    • The option to adjust screen size is now available under "TV"* [2]
    • "Auto Power-Down" has been renamed "Power Settings"
  • Changes to Miiverse
  • Changes to Nintendo eShop
  • Changes to the Internet Browser
  • Changes to Download Management
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

1  User selection may be necessary.
2  A similar option has been removed from Nintendo eShop, Miiverse, and the Internet Browser.


Version 2.1.3-U/E/J (4 March 2013)

  • Further improvements to overall system stability have been made.
    • The previously announced system update, which adds new features and further improvements to the user experience, will be released in April.


Version 2.1.0-U/E/J (4 December 2012)

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.


Version 2.0.0-U/E/J (18 November 2012)

  • Added new Network features
    • Nintendo Network ID creation and linking feature
    • "Miiverse" [1]
    • "Nintendo eShop" [1]
    • "Internet Browser"
    • "Friends List" [1]
    • "Wii U Chat" [1]
    • "Notification List"
    • "Download Management"
    • "Wii System Transfer" [2]
    • Software update feature [3]
    • USB storage device feature

1  In order to use those features, you will need to register Nintendo Network ID.
2  You can use this feature in Wii Menu.
3  Update feature is available only for the software which has update data.


Version 1.0.2-U

US Launch System Software


Version 1.0.1-U/E

US & Europe Launch System Software


Version 1.0.0

Prerelease/Prelaunch System Software

Not distributed in the wild.


Note: changelog taken from Nintendo