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A pair of video apps are coming to an end on Wii U with YouTube and Crunchyroll ceasing support later this year.

In the case of YouTube, a brief notice on Google’s website mentions that the app will no longer be available in October. Those that are interested in watching videos on the console can continue doing so until that month comes along. Once YouTube goes offline on Wii U, users are advised to move over to Switch.

The Crunchyroll anime app can be found on practically all major consoles. Of course, Wii U and Wii are included in that.

Crunchyroll has since shared a look at what its users like to watch more on Nintendo systems compared to other consoles. Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! seems to be a hit on Wii U, while Dream Festival! is watched on Wii quite a bit.

Have a look at the full results above.


Before yesterday, the Crunchyroll Wii U app could only be used by premium members. However, the app now supports all types of members, including those who aren’t paying for a subscription. That means you can watch free anime on Wii U – you’ll just need to watch some ads in between!


Thanks to Jake for the tip.


Finally, an excuse for me to share a Hunter x Hunter-related image!

As of today, Wii U owners can access the Crunchyroll application, a leading global destination and platform for anime, manga and Asian dramas.

Crunchyroll features over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of hit licensed content. This includes popular current and classic shows like Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Sword Art Online and Hunter x Hunter (check out this show if you haven’t already, by the way!). Nintendo says the app is “a great match for Wii U” due to the console’s “wide variety of video game and entertainment options”.

Wii U users can access Crunchyroll by downloading the free application from the eShop. Premium Crunchyroll members can watch content immediately. If you don’t have a subscription, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial via the app or at the Crunchyroll site.

Source: Nintendo PR

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