Updating wii software
Users could save any Mii on the Wara Wara Plaza to their personal library, like their posts (with a "Yeah! The Home Menu (stylized as HOME Menu) can be accessed during any game or application through the user pressing the Home Button on the Wii U Game Pad, Wii U Pro Controller or Wii Remote.
The Home Menu allows the user to launch certain multitasking applications, such as Miiverse, Nintendo TVii, Nintendo e Shop, and the Internet Browser while a game or application is running, it also displays various information such as date and time, the wireless signal status, controller battery life and controller settings.
The Wii U system software is the official firmware version and operating system for Nintendo's Wii U game console.
Nintendo maintains the Wii U's systemwide features and applications by offering system software updates via the Internet.
Current downloads can also be managed in the Download Manager, which downloads and installs games and applications and their respective updates, as well as downloading system updates in the background.
The Nintendo e Shop is Nintendo's online digital distribution service, serving the Wii U, the Nintendo Switch, and the Nintendo 3DS handheld console.
By default, the Game Pad screen showed information on the show currently being watched, this information included reviews, screenshots, cast lists, trailers, and other general information about the show provided by English Wikipedia, IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, as well as other individual source services.
Nintendo TVii also had a dedicated sports section where the user could view player positions and highlights of the match, updated in real-time.
It allows launching software stored on Wii U optical discs, applications installed in the internal memory or an external storage device, or Wii titles through the system's "Wii Mode".
Unlike past Nintendo digital stores, such as the Wii Shop Channel and the Nintendo DSi Shop which used Nintendo Points as its currency, the Nintendo e Shop uses the user's local currency using a digital wallet system whereby funds are added to and debited from the wallet, the user can add funds to their wallet in a number of ways either by credit or debit card or by purchasing Nintendo e Shop cards.
It is also possible to purchase download codes from select retailers and later redeem the on the e Shop, on July 22, 2014, the Japanese Nintendo e Shop was updated to support digital money cards to add funds to the user account's digital wallet via near field communication (NFC) on the Wii U Game Pad.
The Wii U Menu is directly integrated with Miiverse and the Nintendo Network.
When the Wii U powers on, the television screen shows the Wara Wara Plaza in which user status and comments on Miiverse are shown, each user is represented by their respective Mii and was associated with a Miiverse community.