Nintendo of America has released an update for Nintendo TVii on the Wii U. The update brings with it a number of small improvements to the application, including updating the remote with easier access to certain features. Nintendo TVii has yet to launch in Europe despite the console already being out a year. Here’s some of the new features you can enjoy.
- Team up with other fans and earn points by predicting plays
- These points will be used for leaderboards
- Updated remote with easier access to features
- Better fps with scrolling – 60 fps?
i just need the real football, and need the app working globaly
You and me both. I would also like boxing to be on there. Those are the only sports I follow.
Is Nintendo TVii Free?
well yeah but…it uses your main tv and it acts like a remote for you instead…THAT…is a gimmick.
I personally would like to see handball and skiing sports (during the winter, especially biathlon) getting support on TVii when it comes to Europe.
I’m still curious how to TVii works, do you just hook it up to your cable or what?
You select your cable or satellite provider and it gives you the lists and channels on your networks
Oh yeah thats great but uhm…What about Europe?
It’s the same here in Australia but it’s because our tv service is no where near the standard of the US and Japan, so I’m assuming it’s the same in Europe(?).
So it’s more of a problem for the tv network infrastructure than it is on Nintendo’s end.
Will TVii ever come out in Europe ;_;
I’ve had my Wii U for a while, but what does TVii do again? I launched it once, then was like “Screw whatever this trash thing is ” , and never used it again.
I forgot about Tvii. I can control my cable box and draw on it but why?
That is all the Nintendo “gamers” can hope for is to watch sports on their gamepad as there aren’t any sports games on the lacking 3rd party support system.
FIFA 14, nope.
NFL 25(aka NFL 14), nope.
WWE 2k14, nope.
NBA 2k14, nope.
NHL 14, nope.
The Wii U sure lacks in the variety department. Mario this, Mario that, baby game this, baby game that. Gone are the days when there was some variety on Nintendo systems, now it’s baby games all the way. You either have to like baby games or you can’t play anything else. The Wii U got games, baby games that is!
Hey Scrooge, guess you got a sneak peek at your gifts this year….All coal eh?
Lol @ thinking wwe is a sport.
what you talking about NBA they fake injuries way more than the wwe does.
Kickboxing is where it’s at. Wonder why no one have made games for that sport :S
Sounds an awful lot like Xbox One.
I could name all the not so “baby games” but I fear you won’t comprehend… I’ll just sit here and play wii u ps4 and xboxone depending on how I’m feeling and you’ll sit there complaining about imaginary problems…
All of those games you listed are pretty much just EA Sports re-releases.
A year later and still not integrating with my receiver. Yay for Canadian Netflix on Nintendo TVii. So pointless.
I used Nintendo TVii on the day it was available…haven’t used it since. I don’t hate it or anything, I just don’t care for it lol. I can use my TV remote and flip through the on TV Guide.
All I want in an update is to be able to navigate using the buttons instead of your finger!
Europe aint missing anything. I have not touched TVii nor do I even know what it is….
maybe I don’t know what I’m missing???
About time. I felt the app a little buggy and slow. Now I can use it better.
Dang double post sorry
It’s not even out in the UK.. -_-
Nope nevermind dang iPhone -_- anyways just wanted to know if the Nintendo TVii is free I’ve had my Wii U since launch but since I own an analog TV I can’t use it so that’s why I wanted to know if it was free if anybody can tell me that’d be great I’m also getting an HD TV soon so then ill be able to use it.
Nintendo TVii doesn’t cost anything, it’s mostly just a selection interface. You can search for a show or movie you’d like to watch and if it’s available on any of your useable programs (Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, regular televsion (cable, sat, etc.), “Love Film”?(idk what that is it’s some streaming service for Europe I think)) it will allow you to pick your preferred option and go to it. It’ll open the Hulu or Netflix app should you choose that, or just go to the appropriate channel if it’s currently on tv.
I haven’t used any of the sports functions because it’s kind of irrelevant to me.
It does have miiverse integration with TVii Tag though, which will allow you to go to a show currently running on tv and will capture various moments throughout the program that you can comment on or +Like, etc. You can view other peoples comments and reply to them and so on.
i will be honest, i dont like sports apps, i hate them, the closes thing to sports that i watch are mma;s and wwe
It would be nice if they made apps for Comcast, dish, and direct tv so if you have their services you can see your on demand content could be streamed to the Wii U and could support Nintendo TVii wile watching.
U AINT GOT NO GAMES WIIU MAD?
Such an old troling…
Come up with something new instead of something rehashed…
Never been into football. I do however love watching biathlon :D (Darn, the english language doesn’t have a proper name for skiskyting :\ )
Indeed, some sports are fun to watch…
But I’d rather play games on consoles though…
From the post I am seeing here, people claiming to have used Nintendo TVii are just flat out lying. First off, it’s free. TVii works with your local cable/satellite provider. You simply select the provider and it will set up every thing automatically. You’ll have that providers guides and not only that, if you have a Netflix or Amazon account, when you put a title in the search, TVii will tell you where and when the movie or program is available. Lets say you put Westerns in the search, TVii can tell you if any westerns are on your cable/satellite television at that moment, any upcoming shows and list some from Amazon or Netflix. It also stores your favorite channels, and it has tag TV so you can discuss and post in Miiverse live shows while they’re happening–and during the broadcast they what is called “moments”. This where Nintendo takes a clip from the episode or game you’re watching and conduct a poll, example, NFL, picture of a receiver catching a pass, Nintendo will ask “was he in bounds” or might ask, “should the coach go for it on fourth and inches”. The same in TV shows, will Jane kiss John when he opens the door”.
The thing I like most about TVii is that all of this is all done off screen, no PIP, every thing is controlled from the tablet. I like it better than my Xbox 360 entertainment interface. I think TVii is one of the underrated and under-appreciated features of the Wii U.
I have to agree with you 100%. When I was not in Afghanistan with my Wii U, it was a great feature to use. Just having the ability to search for a tv show or movie, and have it tell me if it’s available on my cable tv or netflix account, is genius. Seeing a football game, with people’s comments and a play by play on the controller, just adds to the experience. I’ll definitely be updating and using this feature when I get home from this deployment. Definitely underrated and unappreciated. I would have thought that Mii-verse would have been the under used application, not TVii,
ITS BEEN A YEAR SINCE I HAVE A WII U AND I DONT KNOW WTF ITS A TVII. PROB USELESS CRAP
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I haven’t had the best of luck with TVii. I can only get the basic remote to start up, which is fine, but I would really like it to operate my DVR as well. When my remote’s batteries died, I fired up TVii and it worked pretty well, but I was watching an episode on DVR, and it kinda became difficult. Still, for a free program, I can’t complain. It will be better once they add DVR controls.
One word: HOCKEY
how about getting tvii working for other regions?