TVii - News

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February2015

  • News Nintendo's Wii U TVii Service is Formally Cancelled in Europe

    No surprise

    When Nintendo announced the Wii U release date at a press event back in 2012, a key feature that was given a fair amount of time was TVii. The service works as a hub to bring together various networks and TV services into one app, utilising the GamePad and some interactive elements in a bid to be intuitive and interesting for viewers to...

June2014

  • News Nintendo TVii Update Adds New Features and Improves Interface

    Get from the home screen to your content faster than ever before

    Recent conversation around the Wii U interface has centered on the awesome 5.0.0 system update that launched earlier in June; for many, the update provides aesthetic and functional improvements that help the system's interface better stand alongside its next-gen counterparts. For users...

February2014

  • News Nintendo of America Running TVii Sweepstakes During the Super Bowl

    10 special "FOOTBAAAAAAALLLL" tops up for grabs

    Today is Super Bowl day, or "Big Game" day as Nintendo of America is calling it, and a massive TV audience will be tuning in to watch and, we suspect in many cases of those watching their one and only NFL game of the year, wondering what the heck is going on. It's not just a game of American Football,...

January2014

September2013

  • News Wii U TVii App Now Allows You to Doodle on "Your Fave Live TV Moments"

    BAM!

    The Wii U is increasingly becoming home to some excellent games, with more on the way, but it does have other tricks up its sleeve. Miiverse is the most commonly used, perhaps, while thoroughly decent web browser and video chat functionality shouldn't be overlooked. If you're in North America there's also TVii, the app that provides an...

March2013

  • News Netflix Now Available on TVii

    Still no sign of TiVO

    TVii was seen as an important selling point for the Wii U in North America at launch. Unfortunately, however, it was delayed by a month and when it was released it only featured Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus - services such as TiVO and Google Maps were nowhere to be seen. TiVO is set for an early 2013 release but it...

January2013

  • News TiVo And Google Maps Functionality For Wii U Hit By Delay

    Both slip from January to "early 2013"

    TVii is one of the Wii U's biggest selling points in North America, but the service hasn't had the best of starts. It didn't launch with the machine and wasn't up and running until December. Even then, it lacked TiVo - something that Nintendo insisted would be coming this month. It now turns out that TiVo...

December2012

  • News First Ever 'Reggie Asks' Delves Into TVii

    Channel surfing, TV Tags, Miiverse integration and more

    President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata has been running the highly informative and occasionally hilarious (laughs) Iwata Asks interview series for a while now, and so far he's been the only one conducting the interviews. That all changed today as President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime...

  • News Reggie Fils-Aime To Host 'Reggie Asks' Interview About Nintendo TVii Today

    Application launching today in North America

    Nintendo of America announced via Twitter yesterday that it will be posting a very special 'Reggie Asks' interview focusing on the Nintendo TVii application launching for Wii U today, 20th December, across the US and Canada. Reggie will hopefully provide some new details on the service, with the Nintendo...

  • News Wii U TVii App Goes Live in North America on 20th December

    Twitter and Facebook integration included

    TVii, the app that was introduced with much fanfare at Nintendo of America's Wii U launch reveal earlier in the year, will go live on the system from 20th December. It meets Nintendo's promise that the service would arrive stateside during the course of December, though a couple of supported features will...

  • News TVii and Hulu Part of Day One Wii U Update in Japan

    NA and Europe apps on the way?

    In today's Japanese Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata focused on the company's homeland launch details for Wii U, with the system arriving on 8th December. One announcement that did catch the eye was confirmation that TVii will be part of the day one update, along with the slightly less surprising confirmation of a Hulu...

November2012

  • News TVii Application Will Be Available In Japan At Launch

    But not all of its features will be free

    Nintendo has revealed that TVii - the application that allows users to merge all of their video streaming packages together and change TV channels - will be available in selected European regions at some point in 2013. It looked as though Japan was being left in the lurch but this is not the case as the Land...

  • News Nintendo TVii Service Coming To Europe In "Selected Regions"

    Will be available sometime in 2013

    Nintendo's Wii U launched in North America recently without the TVii application that allows users to merge all of their video streaming packages together into one comfortable little hub. The app will be made available in December, however, once Nintendo has given it one final polish. It seems North Americans...

October2012

  • News Nintendo Considering Wii U TVii For Europe and Japan

    Details possible "in the not-so-distant future"

    While Nintendo of America's Wii U release date reveal featured a substantial section outlining TVii, the app that promises to give intuitive extra functionality to existing TV services, the equivalent European and Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcasts focused almost exclusively on games. The simple...