Download Now Nintendo Wii U Firmware Update 3.0.0 for Increased Interface Speed

Background downloads and installations are also possible with the new software

By on April 26th, 2013 06:59 GMT

Nintendo has officially released the Wii U firmware update 3.0.0, which can now be downloaded by the owners of the home consoles all around the world, bringing plenty of major improvements, including a faster interface.

Ever since Nintendo launched the Wii U last year, owners of the console have complained of the slow interface and of a variety of other pesky annoyances they encountered when using the home console.

With software update 3.0.0, Nintendo wants to eliminate many of these complaints and has just confirmed a full changelog for the new firmware.

From allowing users to download and install software while the system is turned off, to increasing the speed in the interface or transferring data via USB storage devices, many new features and improvements have been made.

Check out the full list via Nintendo's website below.

New Features: 
- A standby function to download and install software while the system is powered off
- Software purchased from the Nintendo eShop will automatically install in the background once the download is complete
- Holding down the B Button while the Wii U logo is displayed during startup will load the Wii Menu *

Changes to System Settings:
- An option to transfer and/or copy between two USB storage devices in "Data Management"
- To facilitate this feature, you will now be able to connect two USB storage devices to a single Wii U console
- The ability to select multiple software titles when transferring, copying, or deleting data in "Data Management"
- The option to adjust screen size is now available under "TV"
- "Auto Power-Down" has been renamed "Power Settings"
- Options for the standby function are located within this menu

Changes to Miiverse:
- Added support for the Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, and Classic Controller
- Handwritten posts will now also display on the TV screen during creation
- "Undo" and "Redo" buttons are now available when creating a handwritten post
- Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings

Changes to Nintendo eShop:
- Software downloaded from the Nintendo eShop will include released updates and will no longer need to be updated after installation
- Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings

Changes to the Internet Browser:
- Added support for the Wii Remote and Wii U Pro Controller
- Added the option to change search engines when performing a keyword search
- Added the option to return to the start page from the bookmark menu
- Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings

Changes to Download Management:
- Added the option to change the priority of downloads

Improvements to system stability and usability:
- Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

The new Wii U firmware update is now available for download, and owners will be notified the next time they connect their console to the Internet.

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