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Rhapsody for Nintendo Wii U


What is the Nintendo Wii U?

The Wii U is a Nintendo game console that support high-definition graphics. The system's primary controller is the Wii U GamePad, which features an embedded touchscreen. The screen can be used either as a supplement to the main display (either providing an alternate, asymmetric gameplay experience, or  means of local multiplayer without resorting to a split screen), or in supported games, to play the game directly on the GamePad independently of the television. Games can support any combination of the GamePad.

Key features of the Rhapsody app on the Nintendo Wii U

Wii U Works Seamlessly with your Music

-Easily search or browse the entire music catalog for tracks, albums and artists

-Discover playlists featured by our music experts and play your personal playlists and favorites

-Get access to all the newest releases including albums and singles

-Listen ad-free radio stations for any occasion, era, genre or mood


In order to use Rhapsody, you need to have a valid subscription and a personal account.

  • When you first switch to Rhapsody on your WiiU you will see a splash screen on your TV and a prompt on your controller to log into your Rhapsody account.
  • Not yet registered to Rhapsody? No worries! Go to the link that appears on your controller and set up an account by entering a user name (always an email address) and a password of your choice.
  • Return to your WiiU controller and enter the user name and password you’ve just created. All set!
  • The first 30 days Rhapsody are a free trial. If you do not cancel before the end of your free trial your subscription will automatically turn to a recurring monthly paid subscription, which can be cancelled at any time.



When logging into Rhapsody you enter at the Home Page.

  • On the main part of the Home page you will see several albums rotating on a carousel.
  • These are the key new releases and top albums available, and are directly clickable so that you can immediately start enjoying the hottest new music without much searching.
  • On the left side of the Home Page is the Menu bar.
  • Navigating through the Menu bar will reveal the contents of each submenu on the main part of the Home Page.



Selecting the magnifying glass icon will open the Search menu

  • Type in any artist name, album title, or song title; search results will include the most popular artists, albums, and tracks containing –or similar to- your search keyword.
  • Click directly on the desired result, or click on the main category (Artists, Albums, Tracks,) to reveal more search results.



Selecting the list icon will open the Playlists & Favorites menu

  • Users can select among the many curated Rhapsody Playlists by genre, mood, or theme.
  • Users can also access the User Playlists they have created on their computers, tablets, or smartphones, as well as the tracks they have marked as ‘Favorite’ on the same devices.
  • Users cannot create their own Playlists or mark tracks as Favorites via the WiiU controller.



Selecting the eye icon will open the Browse page.

  • In the Browse page, users can scroll through several music genres and their sub genres
  • Within each genre or sub genre, users can browse through the top artists, top albums, and

top tracks and find some inspiration on what to listen to next.

  • Clicking on any track will start playback.


Selecting the CD icon will open the New Releases page.

  • In the New Releases page, users can scroll through the hottest new releases of all genres.
  • New releases are updated every Friday.
  • Clicking on any track will start playback.

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