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

Nintendo TVii logo

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.


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

  1. Fuzz says:

    Really? FINALLY? Its been, what a month? I look forward to anything Nintendo does as much as the next guy, but I don’t think 1 month for such an ambitious feature is a huge length of time to wait.

  2. Keith says:

    Great to hear. Now how about a WiiU version of 3DS’ Nintendo Video?

  3. wakko1337 says:

    I see now why they delayed it…negotiations never go like they planned, and I’m not surprised some companies (such as Tivo) are taking a while to get on board. They could have waited until all their ducks were in a row, but they’d have to put up with the constant bombardment of fan uproar. I think a mostly-complete app is fine with me. Probably because my TV with the actual satellite hooked up doesn’t work right half the time so I’m not missing much lol.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: