YouTube Wii U GamePadThose of you who picked up a Wii U this week will likely be spending some of your free time this Thanksgiving enjoying your new console. You’ll be pleased to know, then, that you can now use it to show off your favorite YouTube videos on your HDTV, thanks to the official YouTube app.

Available from today, the app can be downloaded from directly within the Wii U main menu. Its user interface resembles that of the YouTube app released for the original Wii, but this time around, it supports 1080p media playback, as well as the Wii U’s new GamePad.

So while you’re watching content on your TV, you can see all the details — like the video’s descriptions and comments — on your GamePad’s display in front of you.

Have you tried the official YouTube app for Wii U yet?

[Via: Engadget]