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Sorry, European gamers: the Wii U's TVii service won't reach your corner of the globe. Nintendo has dropped plans to bring the personalized streaming media guide to the region due to the "extremely complex" task of accommodating multiple services in numerous countries across the continent. The Eur...

February 16th 2015 at 4:45am 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. When Microsoft introduced the original Xbox, the company had a lot to prove. The console newcomer promised that it was laser-focused on building a great system for games. There wasn't much to distract it. In a time...

May 26th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo TVii is up in North America for Wii U, allowing users to set up menus of favorite shows, channels, and movies, and manage their broadcast or cable TV through a touchscreen interface. You'll be happy to learn that no download or enormous system update is required: just tap the TVii button o...

December 20th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo of America announced this morning that its delayed Nintendo TVii service for the Wii U will launch on December 20. Nintendo TVii, first introduced back in September, intends to tie all of your currently balkanized media services on the Wii U -- various streaming services, your cable box,...

December 19th 2012 at 9:06am 0 Comments
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Originally announced for the US and Canada, the Nintendo TVii service is already expanding to Japan (and it's not technically available in the US and Canada yet). The service launches in Japan with the Wii U on December 8, and allows users to view a program guide and supplementary information about...

November 27th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Nintendo's TVii is scheduled to launch in "selected regions throughout Europe" in 2013, an official product page displays. TVii was previously described as a feature exclusive to the US and Canada, and is set to hit these regions in December.TVii is an enhancement for existing television features,...

November 25th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments