turning gamepad off

#1fuzi11Posted 4/8/2013 6:35:21 AM
Hi gals and guys
I have a quick question.

Can you turn off the screen of the gamepad? I like to watch videos and shows and whatsoever on the wii u and put the video on TV. Now the problem is, if the I watch a tv show that is a few minutes long (20 minutes) or a movie (longer) than I like to lay on my couch and watch it like I watch TV.

But the screen of the gamepad is lighting up the room, and it is a bit of a nuisance. Nothing major really. I can just put the gamepad upsidedown on the couch or throw a pillow over it or whatever. But can you actually just turn off the screen?
#2Rasputin77Posted 4/8/2013 6:55:15 AM
I think... home menu, then display options, then you can opt to put the gamepad to sleep?

Sorry, it's been a while. Poke around in the home menu... lower-left corner IIRC.
#3tizzywilkillyouPosted 4/8/2013 7:04:49 AM
You should be able to turn off the screen in the home button menu. Note that while this turns it off, it'll automatically turn it back on as soon as you hit a button (or maybe even if you move the pad), so it's not the greatest solution.
#4fuzi11(Topic Creator)Posted 4/8/2013 7:05:44 AM
thanks, I'll test it out, when I'm at home.