Does Wii U feature music player now?

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#1 Posted by guitarsmash09 (105 posts) -

Such as in xbox, if you plug in a media device, you can listen to the music while playing games.

#2 Posted by Jaysonguy (37494 posts) -

No and it desperately needs one.

Especially for things like racing games

#3 Posted by bobbetybob (19110 posts) -

No and it desperately needs one.

Especially for things like racing games

Jaysonguy
I wouldn't say desperate but it would definitely be a nice feature to have, especially with their support for most external memory, you could just stick some tracks on a USB stick and job done. Considering how bare bones the Wii's feature set was though I'd rather Nintendo get the major stuff right before the secondary things like this.
#4 Posted by yellonet (7768 posts) -

No thanks, keep with the basics please, it's supposed to be a game console, not a multimedia device.

#5 Posted by Jaysonguy (37494 posts) -

No thanks, keep with the basics please, it's supposed to be a game console, not a multimedia device.

yellonet

I don't understand why you want Nintendo to fail

Also why are you even interested in the Wii U if you don't like what it does?

#6 Posted by yellonet (7768 posts) -

[QUOTE="yellonet"]

No thanks, keep with the basics please, it's supposed to be a game console, not a multimedia device.

Jaysonguy

I don't understand why you want Nintendo to fail

Also why are you even interested in the Wii U if you don't like what it does?

I generally like Nintendo, and I like many of Nintendo's games, that's why I'll get a Wii U.
I already have a stereo, dvd/db player, htpc and more, I don't need Nintendo to waste time on something I (and pretty much everyone else) already have.

#7 Posted by Jaysonguy (37494 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

[QUOTE="yellonet"]

No thanks, keep with the basics please, it's supposed to be a game console, not a multimedia device.

yellonet

I don't understand why you want Nintendo to fail

Also why are you even interested in the Wii U if you don't like what it does?

I generally like Nintendo, and I like many of Nintendo's games, that's why I'll get a Wii U.
I already have a stereo, dvd/db player, htpc and more, I don't need Nintendo to waste time on something I (and pretty much everyone else) already have.

So what do you stream your video on your TV with?

#8 Posted by teknic1200 (3191 posts) -

No thanks, keep with the basics please, it's supposed to be a game console, not a multimedia device.

yellonet
being a central component to your complete entertainment system means some computer -> entertainment streaming is desirable for most people.
#9 Posted by yellonet (7768 posts) -

[QUOTE="yellonet"]

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

I don't understand why you want Nintendo to fail

Also why are you even interested in the Wii U if you don't like what it does?

Jaysonguy

I generally like Nintendo, and I like many of Nintendo's games, that's why I'll get a Wii U.
I already have a stereo, dvd/db player, htpc and more, I don't need Nintendo to waste time on something I (and pretty much everyone else) already have.

So what do you stream your video on your TV with?

HTPC.

#10 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8092 posts) -

No thanks, keep with the basics please, it's supposed to be a game console, not a multimedia device.

yellonet
I really dont understand why you wouldn't want extra features. Especially as basic as music playing...
#11 Posted by Jaysonguy (37494 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

[QUOTE="yellonet"]I generally like Nintendo, and I like many of Nintendo's games, that's why I'll get a Wii U.
I already have a stereo, dvd/db player, htpc and more, I don't need Nintendo to waste time on something I (and pretty much everyone else) already have.

yellonet

So what do you stream your video on your TV with?

HTPC.

You think everyone has a dedicated PC that they only use in their entertainment center?

#12 Posted by yellonet (7768 posts) -

[QUOTE="yellonet"]

No thanks, keep with the basics please, it's supposed to be a game console, not a multimedia device.

AutoPilotOn

I really dont understand why you wouldn't want extra features. Especially as basic as music playing...

I just want Nintendo to use all their resources toward gaming.
The question shouldn't really be why you would not want something but instead why you would want it or need it.

#13 Posted by AznbkdX (3120 posts) -

It doesn't really need it because everyone has a device that does it, but at the same time it really does need it because every device that has multimedia things involved has it.

Nowadays even a toaster has an option to go on the internet.

#14 Posted by yellonet (7768 posts) -

[QUOTE="yellonet"]

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

So what do you stream your video on your TV with?

Jaysonguy

HTPC.

You think everyone has a dedicated PC that they only use in their entertainment center?

Yes. You mean they don't? :shock:
No, but I mean that everyone already has one or more music players in their home, that's why I really don't see a need to add another one.

#15 Posted by bonesawisready5 (4583 posts) -

No and it desperately needs one.

Especially for things like racing games

Jaysonguy
Doesn't need it at all, though it would be nice. I'd love it if it could do Windows Media Center. And to be fair yes it does have a music player, unlimited songs through YouTube for free! lol.
#16 Posted by AznbkdX (3120 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

No and it desperately needs one.

Especially for things like racing games

bonesawisready5

Doesn't need it at all, though it would be nice. I'd love it if it could do Windows Media Center. And to be fair yes it does have a music player, unlimited songs through YouTube for free! lol.

I'll agree with that! :D

Music player? Psh... I Youtube that ****

#17 Posted by KBFloYd (12875 posts) -

music player?

meh...when i want to listen to music while i play..i mute the tv and turn on my reciever with my 2 DCM speakers..

never used the music player on my 360...jumping through hoops to do something simple.

#18 Posted by Jaysonguy (37494 posts) -

never used the music player on my 360...jumping through hoops to do something simple.

KBFloYd

I'm sad that you can't operate your Xbox

#19 Posted by Bangerman15 (1976 posts) -
I want a music player to play music while I'm playing games online. I do this a alot on my 360 and PC. It actually frustrates me not being able to do it with the ps3.. I believe the only ps3 game that is possible of doing this is kz2 lol. As for what others are saying.. not all of us have dedicated music players hooked up to our receivers. It's a lot more convenient just being able to plug in your phone or flash drive and play music while you're playing a game.
#20 Posted by Jaysonguy (37494 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

No and it desperately needs one.

Especially for things like racing games

bonesawisready5

Doesn't need it at all, though it would be nice. I'd love it if it could do Windows Media Center. And to be fair yes it does have a music player, unlimited songs through YouTube for free! lol.

1. Accept my friend invite on the Miiverse

2. Make your profile public, no one is going to hurt you.

3. I find it troublesome you have no problem with any game soundtrack

4. The Wii U cannot run a game and YouTube at the same time

#21 Posted by KBFloYd (12875 posts) -

i sent a pm to mariokart64fan asking for his nintendo id but he just ignored me....never answers or replies to me in the forums...at least you answer me sometimes jasonguy...lol which is sad because i really like his posts :P

1. Accept my friend invite on the Miiverse

Jaysonguy

#22 Posted by Jaysonguy (37494 posts) -

i sent a pm to mariokart64fan asking for his nintendo id but he just ignored me....never answers or replies to me in the forums...at least you answer me sometimes jasonguy...lol which is sad because i really like his posts :P

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

1. Accept my friend invite on the Miiverse

KBFloYd

Yeah I want all you guys on my friend's list, I don't get the not adding either.

#23 Posted by KBFloYd (12875 posts) -

[QUOTE="KBFloYd"]

i sent a pm to mariokart64fan asking for his nintendo id but he just ignored me....never answers or replies to me in the forums...at least you answer me sometimes jasonguy...lol which is sad because i really like his posts :P

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

1. Accept my friend invite on the Miiverse

Jaysonguy

Yeah I want all you guys on my friend's list, I don't get the not adding either.

i'll add you jasonguy i see your id on the id exchange thread...i'll pm you mine...

i also see mariokart64fan put his id in that thread...i'll try to add him.

#24 Posted by yixingtpot (1335 posts) -

I love the Wii U but come on...the Nintendo apologists are ridiculous even the original Playstation had music playback with it's own visualizer! come on!

I'm on the gamepad typing this because I just Googled to see if I could load music onto the Wii U or at least stream it somehow, or playback via attached HDD...nope? it's pathetic. Wii U does Netflix, Amazon Instant Video etc, yet I cannot listen to music? it's dumb.

The logic is just the oposite of typical Nintendo apologists, nobody wants to have to turn off the Wii U just to swap devices because a perfectly capable device like the Wii U/gamepad isn't allowed by Nintendo's archaic business model, and what's more stupid is that they don't make portable music players like iPods so there would be no conflicting product lines to factor into their business model.

#25 Edited by trugs26 (5207 posts) -

I doubt I'd ever use it. Just like the 3DS music player. It's nice that it's there, but hardly something I'd miss if it weren't there.

In saying that though, the Wii U does have a good browser. And Youtube works really well on it, so if you want to play music (outside of games), just go to youtube. But unfortunately nothing for ingame stuff.

#26 Posted by Pattonfiend67 (36 posts) -

PLEX in 1080p on the Wii U internet Browser = HUGE EPIC WIN for ALL

You are all missing out...

#27 Edited by Celsius765 (614 posts) -

give me pandora yo.....actually can wii u browser play music from pandora.com

#28 Posted by nini200 (9452 posts) -

i sent a pm to mariokart64fan asking for his nintendo id but he just ignored me....never answers or replies to me in the forums...at least you answer me sometimes jasonguy...lol which is sad because i really like his posts :P

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

1. Accept my friend invite on the Miiverse

KBFloYd

Yeah I want all you guys on my friend's list, I don't get the not adding either.

Hey I added you jerks. Don't you be talkin bout me o.O lol

#29 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24525 posts) -

I found it weird that they don't have any form of media playback for WiiU, but the Wii had the Photo Viewer channel thing.

Not only could you have viewed your photos, but you could add in your own music and even watch full length movies given if saved it to the correct format. Why that isn't on the WiiU is a complete mystery.

#30 Edited by mariokart64fan (19348 posts) -

wiiu has youtube and thats all the music youll need and pandora as some one else said so why you need a music player if these already exist , lmao and you can listen to every song for free!

#31 Posted by yixingtpot (1335 posts) -

the closest you can do is keep a private youtube channel or something similar, upload all your music via video captures with audio, but some of the applications like Garage band will detect digital copyright and it will get recognized anyway. I gotten away with uploading via Mac screen capture video but ran my output right back into the input and channeled it to various application to capture sound, pretty high quality. If you keep it private sometime Youtube won't pull the copyright stuff on you and you can keep the fairly high quality audio up for your own music listening pleasure. It's a pain in the ass to have to resort to such time consuming measure though.

#32 Posted by mario-galaxys (614 posts) -

Why is this year-old thread bumped in the first place?

#33 Edited by Coolyfett (5079 posts) -

@yellonet said:

No thanks, keep with the basics please, it's supposed to be a game console, not a multimedia device.

LOL thats cute, what a shame