Wii U Netflix App Doesn't Allow '@' Entry into Password Field

It looks like the usability testing departments at Netflix and Nintendo might be in trouble.

The Wii U Netflix app's launch, like the console's launch itself, didn't exactly go smoothly. The Wii U Netflix app somehow didn't ship with the '@' function for password entry.

A Reddit user reported the issue to Netflix support. The only solution thus so far is for users with the @ symbol in their password to change their password via the Netflix website to something else that's actually available on the app keyboard.

Neither Nintendo nor Netflix have released a statement as to why or how this could've happened. Though the issue isn't so serious that it requires an urgent fix, it's definitely quite an inconvenience for Netflix users.

 

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  • webbwbb
    This was done on purpose to force the people who had their password as their email address to change it.
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  • Anonymous
    This was fixed two days before this article was published.

    https://twitter.com/netflixhelps/status/271067706130841600
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  • A Bad Day
    Programming is like permanently pioneering an armored tank starting with pre-WWI tech. Sometimes you create something half-baked but still scares the crap out your enemies and shoots explosives. Sometimes it doesn't move and can't shoot. Sometimes it's a greater hazard to your own soldiers than to the enemy.
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  • webbwbb
    This was done on purpose to force the people who had their password as their email address to change it.
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  • ddpruitt
    ^-^ This

    There's no reason to allow the @ sign in a password, 99% of the time it's used as part of an email or replacement for @.

    Plus I've tried the Amazon Video app for the Wii U, definitely better than the Netflix app
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