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Nintendo TVii Live Now in North America

by J.P. Corbran - December 20, 2012, 12:49 pm PST
Total comments: 15

So go on and set up your accounts!

Nintendo TVii is live now in North America. 

The Wii U service, which combines information from multiple sources, including live TV listings and content from streaming services such as Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video, was revealed to be launching today earlier in the week.

It will be expanded early next year to include Netflix streaming and integration with TiVo digital video recorders.


ShyGuyDecember 20, 2012

I will try it when I get home. Who has it? What's it like?

RoboConkerDecember 20, 2012

A lot of people is mad, because they though that you could watch live TV on the WiiU without the cable receiver.
Im not mad because i don't have cable or watch tv.

ShyGuyDecember 20, 2012

People be trippin'

TJ SpykeDecember 20, 2012

Quote from: RoboConker

A lot of people is mad, because they though that you could watch live TV on the WiiU without the cable receiver.

And those are called stupid people. LOL

JoeRockG42December 20, 2012

Im so excited to get home and try this!  6pm can't come soon enough! Too bad it wasn't available this morning before I left!

RmanninDecember 20, 2012

Not having cable or satellite, I'm impressed it has broadcast tv integration. Still bummed Netflix isn't part of it yet.

SarailDecember 20, 2012

This service is fail and DOA...

Went to search for Community, and it couldn't be found. :P

Disco StuDecember 20, 2012

Yeah so this sucks.  The UI is terrible, it just launches the Hulu/Amazon apps instead of playing directly.  They need to work on making this a better service.

VahneDecember 20, 2012

I have Comcast and DirectTV service, yet it doesn't pick them up. Does that mean I have to have the cable/satellite box set up on the same TV? Meaning I can't have it set up on another TV? Meaning TVii is useless to me then.

It only controls cable boxes; it can't magically stream -- there's no cable input on the Wii U.

arnoldrobinsonjrDecember 20, 2012

why is all y'all hating  :@  go back to playing your 360/ps3 it's 1 day off TVii God Lii

ShyGuyDecember 20, 2012

This is the future. I'm live blogging screen caps of Person of Interest. I know the next time Gonzaga plays ball. I can rent Vertigo from Amazon for $1.99!

Retro DeckadesDecember 20, 2012

It's a bust for me. It doesn't recognize my Zip/Postal Code.

ShyGuyDecember 20, 2012


CalibanDecember 21, 2012

I can't even get it to load entirely (stuck on loading circle on the gamepad) even though I have no TV service of any kind, so it's not like I will get anything about it.

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