Along with the usual improvements to system stability and usability
A new Wii U system update is available, but don't get too excited - the most significant thing about it is that it removes TVii functionality in the US. For anyone outside of North America, this will mean very little. Nintendo never got around to launching it elsewhere and actually...
TVii, we hardly knew ye
Wii U system update 5.4.0 has just gone live worldwide, and for most of the planet, it's all about that luscious stability - basically, there's very little else to talk about. However, if you're in Europe then you'll find the update hammers the final nail into the coffin of TVii. The service - which was heavily-promoted at...
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...
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...
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,...
While Wii U owners in North America and Japan have been enjoying Nintendo TVii for the best part of a year, it still hasn't launched anywhere else in the world as yet. The internet television and on-demand entertainment service was due to launch in Europe in 2013, but that obviously didn't happen — and Nintendo UK has publicly...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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