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YouTube, Amazon Video apps go live on US Wii U units

Finally those Home Menu icons serve their purpose

The YouTube and Amazon Instant Video icons have been present on US Wii U consoles since its launch last weekend, but clicking them didn't do much, until now.

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Both Amazon and YouTube have made their video apps live for Nintendo's new console Stateside. Clicking on the icon now will prompt you to download the full app.

Amazon Instant video offers 140,000 movies and TV episodes available to purchase or rent, while Amazon Prime customers can stream 30,000 TV episodes and movies at no additional cost.

The YouTube app, meanwhile, looks rather like the original Wii one, but can now stream true HD content, and uses the GamePad screen to browse content and display video details while viewing, and the GamePad can be used as the primary viewing screen.

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