Nintendo TVii Reaches U.S. On December 20th

By Ishaan . December 19, 2012 . 8:30am


Nintendo have announced a release date for their Nintendo TVii app on the Wii U in North America—December 20th.


Nintendo TVii is an app for the Wii U that connects to all the video services you’ve subscribed to—like Comcast cable, Amazon Instant Video or Hulu Plus—and integrates them into a single interface, which you can control on the Wii U GamePad. It also allows for sharing of comments via Miiverse, Facebook and Twitter.


At launch, Nintendo TVii will be compatible with Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video. In early 2013, the app will be made compatible with Netflix and TiVo.


Note that while the Nintendo TVii app itself is free, you’ll still require a subscription to a video or cable service in order for it to work.

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  • Elvick

    I like the idea of centralizing multiple video streaming/viewing services. I have no use for it personally, I only use Netflix. (and don’t care about twitter/facebook/whatever stuff with it)

  • Spirit Macardi

    Wow, that’s quite a selection of services they’re integrating. All it’s missing for me is Neon Alley XD

    • Ah yes you’re anime..

      • Spirit Macardi

        I’ve tried making sense of what you said there. No luck so far.

  • Zonic505

    Kind of lame TiVo & such won’t be available tomorrow, but at least it’s coming. The DVR part where I could watch/program/access recorded stuff on my Dish was the thing I was looking forward to the most. Oh well, I’ll still check it out.

    • American Company Diplomatics is required to get it fully functional. Its all up and running in Japan.

  • Theofratus ‘Geese’ Lester

    If only they can get Nico Nico Douga… heh.

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