Nintendo has introduced a new option for its TVii application called TV Tag, in which users are able to doodle over live moments of TV programming using the gamepad. The above picture provides an example of someone drawing over a live European football game. The new TV Tag mode provides users with a variety of brushes and colors with which to manipulate their creations.
Additionally, Nintendo TVii allows live commenting on TV programming and sharing through Miiverse and other social media applications. Nintendo TVii, which just acquired Netflix availability a couple months back, has been gaining traction on the Wii U console.
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.
YouTube and other web-based videos will play on Wii U’s new Nintendo TVii application. Nintendo TVii is included with every Wii U console in North America and you don’t need to pay or subscribe to the feature. The Wii U GamePad will allow you to video chat at no extra cost.
Nintendo TVii was announced during today’s Wii U Preview event. The application is for Wii U and works with services like Hulu, Netflix and TiVo. Everyone in households can personalize their TV viewing interests. With Nintendo TVii, you can either watch shows, movies, or games on the TV screen or the Wii U GamePad.