Nintendo TVii to FINALLY launch in North America on Dec. 20

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After an unexpected delay just days before the Wii U’s launch, Nintendo TVii will finally arrive on Nintendo’s newest console in North America on December 20. Nintendo TVii is a free, integrated service that will allow Wii U users to stream movies, TV shows, and live television all onto one seamless package. The service will be free of charge, but Netflix (which is available as a standalone app) and TiVO integration won’t be available until early 2013.

Nintendo of America President and COO offered his own statements on the Nintendo TVii North American launch:

“After Dec. 20, you’ll never look at your TV the same way again. Wii U owners have already experienced the transformative effect that the GamePad has on game play and social interaction. Nintendo TVii shows how the integrated second screen of the GamePad can also transform and enhance the TV viewing experience. Welcome to the new world of TVii.”

Now with one of the Wii U’s highly-touted features finally being released into the wild, what do you have to say? What programs and features will you use or tinker with the most? Discuss in the comments below.


Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.