When the Wii U launched in North America, Europe, and Australia back in November, it launched without what was one of its most appealing features, the TVii. Fortunately, the wait didn’t turn out to be very long.
Wednesday morning, Nintendo sent out a bit of a surprise press release announcing that the TVii feature is coming out not later on in the month, but tomorrow.
Sadly, there’s a catch: The announcement only pertains to the North American release of TVii. Those of you abroad will have to wait a bit longer, and Nintendo has yet to say how long that wait will be. What’s more, the release will also be without Netflix and TiVo integration.
“After Dec. 20, you’ll never look at your TV the same way again,” Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime said in a press release. “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.”
Announced during Nintendo’s press conference at E3 this year, the TVii program allows you watch TV and movies from a variety of sources including Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, and, yes, even live television all with the GamePad.
Nintendo didn’t give any hints on when Netflix and TiVo integration is expected to come to TVii, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
Are you interested to try out the TVii service?