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Wii U News: Nintendo TVii and DLC delayed until December
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November 16, 2012, 17:54:01
 
Nintendo have confirmed via a press release that Nintendo TVii alongside other multimedia applications will now be pushed back to December and will be installed via a system update. There is no indication of when in December this will be released.

Wii U owners can expand the storage capacity of their systems by adding their own USB external hard disc drives. Downloadable content for select games, such as additional levels or maps, will roll out in December following a system update. Wii U is backward compatible with almost all Wii™ games and Wii accessories.

Video on Demand: In the coming weeks, an array of favorite movies and TV shows will become available to Wii U owners on Amazon Instant Video and to Hulu Plus and Netflix subscribers. These services will also be accessible from Nintendo TVii. Wii U owners will also be able to watch YouTube videos and channels through the YouTube application, as well as sign in to their account and control the application with the GamePad. Wii U owners who have connected their systems to the Internet will receive a notification as each video application becomes active.

Nintendo TVii: In December, Nintendo will activate this unique application that will transform how people find, watch and engage with TV shows, movies and sports. Nintendo TVii makes watching TV simple and fun by bringing together a program guide, remote control and social interaction into one, seamless second-screen experience on the GamePad. Nintendo TVii comes with Wii U at no additional charge and requires no additional equipment. It works with existing cable and satellite channels. Viewers can engage with others in a variety of ways, such as commenting on moments as they happen on live TV, and then sharing those thoughts via Miiverse, Facebook and Twitter. Users can also discover more about what they're watching, as information from a variety of sources is automatically linked to the program they are watching, including sports data. Nintendo TVii is customizable for every member of the family.

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Posted: 11/16/12, 17:54:01  - Edited by 
 on: 11/16/12, 19:08:04    
 
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
 
Saw this coming a billion miles away. I fucking KNEW the TV shit wouldn't be ready for launch. Pretty fucking lame of them to announce this like 2 days before release though.

Kinda shit that really annoys me about Nintendo.


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 18:06:37
Meh, don't really care. It's nice but is it really a selling point for people to buy the system? Most people will be too busy playing games anyway. Whatever other features are just a bonus.


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 18:08:03
Stealth Nintendo Land/ NSMBU DLC announcement?

I don't mind that TVii is delayed, this just means I'll wait until December to sign up for Netflix.


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 18:09:43
They announced NSMBU DLC in the Iwata Asks but its not in development yet. I reckon this is the reason for the Black Ops II Nuketown debacle.


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 18:13:43
That sucks, but I wasn't planning on using it anyway. I don't watch cable TV and I'll still continue to use my PS3 for Netflix.


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 18:21:21
I guess I'll just keep using Hulu on the PS3 a bit longer then.


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 18:24:41
Awww, man! I was looking forward to using the TVii part...


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 19:07:44
Oh boo-hoo, how will you ever wait so long?

::carries on waiting until nearly December for the console::


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 19:23:26
as long as miiverse is day one, i am fine.

MIIIIIIIIIIIIIVVVEEEEEERRRSSEEEEEEEEEE


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 19:27:01
eh, I was looking forward to using Nintendo TVii because i don't get to stream Netflix in HD very often (my other consoles are usually taken). And i was pretty interested in trying all the other features... But I'll live, more time for Nintendo Land! And Miiverse & the eShop... and maybe NSMBU if I can afford it.


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 19:50:55  - Edited by 
 on: 11/16/12, 19:54:25
Could care less about TVii, but then again I don't really watch TV except for Netflix and I find the Wii app works fine for that.


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 19:55:32
The good: December is right around the corner and the launch games will alleviate the slight sting.

The bad: This should have been day one...

The ugly: Announcing it this close to launch? Super lame.


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 20:09:52


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 20:42:07
@MikeD487

Pretty much this.


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 21:54:46
Infinitywave said:
Oh boo-hoo, how will you ever wait so long?

::carries on waiting until nearly December for the console::

Same here. However, haven't other downloads been pushed into early the following year? We'll see if a modus operandi is formulating here.


Posted by 
 on: 11/17/12, 05:46:22
Nintendooooooomed!


Posted by 
 on: 11/17/12, 06:45:21
I'm just glad Netflix will still be there day 1. I don't pay for TV so I don't think I could get any use out of TVii.


Posted by 
 on: 11/17/12, 14:40:28
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