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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Nintendo TVii launching Dec. 20 for the Wii U

Nintendo has announced the much talked about Nintendo TVii service will launch Dec. 20. There were questions lately when it was actually coming out, so surprise! It's out tomorrow in the United States and Canada.

Nintendo TVii is a free service that allows users to access all their content sources in one place, from cable providers to Hulu Plus. Owners can go on Miiverse, Facebook and Twitter and share comments with others using the Wii U Gamepad. For example, while watching TV you'll be able to access other websites like Rotten Tomatoes or IMBD to get more information on a show or movie, or you can find out sports stats from a game you're watching.

The launch will support cable and satellite providers, as well as integration with Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus subscriptions in the U.S. Netflix and TiVo integration is expected in early 2013 in the U.S., although Wii U owners with Netflix can still access the application.

I've been looking forward to trying this out since launch, and I'm sure others have, too. The wait is finally over.

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Blogger ChevyLin said...

Thanks for the article Jeff. Just want to inform all folks who live outside US that Nintendo Wii U is a great media Player. If you want to access Netflix and other streaming stations on your Nintendo Wii U you can use UnoTelly as I do to get around the geo block.

November 20, 2014 at 1:38 AM 

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