Nintendo’s free social television service, Nintendo TVii, is heading to the Wii U on December 20 in US and Canada. It seems Nintendo is giving something a little extra just in time for the lucky boys and girls unwrapping the console at Christmas.
Nintendo TVii allows the user to personalise their watching experience, with the GamePad used as a handy navigating device and an alternative means of watching if the TV is occupied. You can stream videos from a variety of services, such as Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video in the United States, with Netflix and Tivo coming in 2013.
Implementation of Facebook, Twitter and Miiverse also allows users to share their thoughts on what they watch. You can record and favourite your favourite shows, as well as watch movie reviews and trailers and navigate through IMDB pages.
Nintendo US president Reggie Fils-Aime is a big believer in the service, claiming it to be the system’s “audience mousetrap”.
There is no word on a European release for the service just yet. Though, according to a recent report, there won’t be all that many people in the UK playing the Wii U this Christmas.