Wii U owners can now stream music from their Rhapsody accounts thanks to the release of the new Rhapsody app available in the eShop. Rhapsody currently boasts a streaming catalog of “millions” of songs.

The app comes to the Wii U with special touch controls thanks to the GamePad. Using the touchscreen of the Wii U’s primary controller, users can browse through the large song library of Rhapsody and access customized song lists that they’ve created using other apps on smartphones, tablets, or on Rhapsody’s online service.

Those who don’t already have a Rhapsody or Napster account can sign up for a free 30-day trial. Following the 30-day trial period, the service costs $9.99 a month.

[Source: Rhapsody]

Our Take
The Wii U isn’t known for its massive app suite, but for those who either have an account with Rhapsody or are interested in getting one, this is a cool addition. If the touch controls are implemented well, this could be an easy way to get your music playing over your TV speakers or sound system – though it is slightly disappointing that it sounds like you can’t create the custom song lists through this app.

the author Brian Shea