At E3 Nintendo made us the promise that Netflix would be hitting the Wii U alongside other video streaming services, and finally – thanks to Engadget – the first images of this partnership have emerged.
At first glance it looks very similar to the interface seen on Microsoft’s ‘Smart Glass‘ technology; with one screen detailing the film and the other screen showing it.
Whilst this seems to be only a prototype mock up of how the service will work, and thus its interface could change at any time, it seems that Netflix are taking full advantage of that extra screen.
You’ll be able to have the TV screen to watch films on whilst you browse the menu – presumably with touch controls – on the GamePad. If your other half/friend/family member then comes in and decides they want to ruin your viewing experience by sticking on some rubbish reality TV, then you can switch the film onto the GamePad screen and carry on your viewing enjoyment.
It is still unknown exactly how well the service will work and if it’ll stream in HD, but it’s nice to see that it’s a well thought out addition to the Wii U.
Below are the images taken from Engadget.