The YouTube app on Wii U has been performing pretty poorly for some people over the past few months, but Nintendo announced during today’s Nintendo Direct that improvements are on the way. In addition to being able to watch video’s on the GamePad (FINALLY), a much needed update for the app is on the way. Additionally, the Nintendo 3DS is finally getting a YouTube app that will allow users to watch videos on the top screen while looking at other content on the bottom screen. No information was given as to when the YouTube app for the Nintendo 3DS or the update for the Wii U version will be coming, but look for them in the future. local_offer Nintendo nintendo 3ds wii u YouTube stars Further Reading Legendary Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Nintendo will feature these games at Comic-Con Natsume: Our customers losing interest in 3DS Gabe Hoffman YES YES YES RARE Thank God. WiiUs YouTube app is unusable Zorpix the miiverse community is basically just a hodgepodge community. Michael Hancock No it’s not. Johnathan Rivera OMGosh it’s unbelievably crap-tacular. lol. Funny cause the internet browser on Wii U is so user friendly and entertaining that I could use youtube on it all day just like on a PC. Thomas Vienna Oh, I never used the youtube app, I just used the internet browser. What’s the point of using an app? Michael DeVore As bad as it is. When YouTube starts tweeking with things that cause the WiiU browser to crash the App will continue to work. Link64 who uses this app on Wii U!? I always use the Web Browsers Youtube its way better in my opinion Alexander Jamieson I agree. blindtiger People who have a wii u in one room and a pc in another Gregg He may have meant, the WiiU web browser… YouTube runs well on it… Mercurio2054 in my case (just me) youtube in the wiiu web browser runs better than my computer. Johnathan Rivera Youtube on My Wii U runs better than it does in any other device or app. Wayne Beck Seriously, you can push the Video to the TV and browse any other website you want on the gamepad. YouTube app seems like a complete waste. PS4/WiiU same for me jjbredesen Well i am happy that you can now watch youtube on the 3DS, perhaps youtube will start to suport 3D video? would be aswesome to watch =3 in 3D. Dont use the youtube app on wii u alot, but nice update. Guest i already have vita for youtube(hd!!!) But the wii u update seems nice why the downvotes? CEObrainz If only YouTube would remove it’s new commenting system…. great deku tree yes I hate the new comment system as well why did they change it?? it was better the way it was before now it’s just really annoying trying to keep track of conversations. CEObrainz Something I just came across: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/reddit-comments-for-youtu/bnihddabnohfgioipeedknmbpjjiicmk Allows for the Replacement of YouTube comment threads with associated Reddit comment threads! ShilaquilOneal So you have the option to remove a useless comments section with another one that’s full of hipsters. Wonderful. Entropyguy I expect they changed it in an effort to remind people that Google+ is still a thing that exists. That said, if the new commenting system makes homophobia, racism, and sexism less prevalent I’m okay with it. WolfgangAmadeusMozart And those links to screamers are everywhere ! Do not click on any links that appears on youtube’s comment sections ! kevin nun—- ☻/ This is Bob . Copy and paste him /▌ all over Youtube / so he can take over and take down Google+ Sideswipe 225 I hate the new comment system on youtube.Every time I try to comment on a video it says that I’m logged and all of this began since they changed youtube. GermGerm There was SOME information given. It said later this month. Kamon didn’t they say that the update would be coming later this month or next month? Knguro I’d rather choose to improve the YouTube Web Site Experience on the Wii U Web Browser (you can’t watch videos in 1080p anymore). Cool for the 3ds though! DragonSilths Hmm, I thought it still was automatically updated to the highest settings. Cause that’s a setting on your account. Knguro Nope. Check it out the next time… Joey your a troll…do we need that? Josiah Parsons He may have broken the downvote record for this site. PS4/WiiU I think it’s amusing Ducked YouTube on 3DS makes sense, since Hulu came last month, and it’s had Netflix Mason742 What makes more sense is just activating the html5, which the 3ds browser supports and not having an app and just using the website. Just like on Wii U. ShilaquilOneal What makes more sense, is to wait until you try the 3DS YT app and decide whether it works fine or not. Gregg Sweet. Youtube is mega popular in my house. =) Gregg I have to know. Exactly how much does it suck, being YOU? Fred What do you mean, you’ve always been able to watch youtube videos on the gamepad you just have to do it through the internet browser. I did it this morning in the kitchen while I made and ate breakfast Stoenk that’s the big problem with the app. It’s much easier with the browser and you can use it while there’s a game running Kristian Kouvo GROAN! Aargh blah blah, grr! I guess that was what you were saying? Get a life OK? Dennis Finally! Web browser works fine but the app is a lot more quicker (and user friendly after the update, I hope) 😛 Justagamer Nice..It’s about time someguy google+? xD Eduardo What about the media center app to stream photos music and videos?? Duane Grondziak I just want my damn WiiU to be a viable sorce for music. bizzy gie YOUTUBE FOR 3DS! YES! FINALLY! I’LL HAVE PORTABLE YOUTUBE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! The update is expected to come in December. This was stated in the video (he stated “next month”). 00EpicGamer00 Why are you talking to yourself? And stop with the caps lock. ilovegoogleglass Cool. dominic smith I usually use the youtube app for watching ultimate muscle. it’s pretty good, other than the odd crash. Rinslowe 🙂 Dagehon I love put some full album or full concert on my new tv, but from some months the app is not responding… Joel Hopefully this will be followed by Amazon Instant Video for 3DS so I can watch all my Nicktoons. Rodger Jamjet About time! YouTube has been terrible on many devices for a long time, even performs poorly on my iphone. Timzel Finally I can watch my stuff on my lovely 3DS 😀 I’ve been waiting for this for ages! Des Netflix wants to use the same design (UI) across all platforms (consoles, PC’s, mobile devices etc.) I’m sure that might have something to do with the update. Chronic Gang netflix for wii u needs an update Wiiluigi Finally Kev Bringing youtube to the 3DS is a great idea. However, when it comes to the youtube app on Wii U, unless they integrate miiverse or make some significant changes to the app itself, I think I will continue using Youtube on the browser as it is perfect for multitasking. Guest And not a day too early! sd I used the you tube app for the first time yesterday. So annoying it kept stopping and would need restarting between clips. It also froze on me at one point.