Nintendo TVii service will end on August 11
Nintendo has announced that it is ceasing its Nintendo TVii service after nearly three years.
Update: Nintendo has sent in the following statement to Shacknews in regards to the Nintendo TVii closure.
"We sincerely thank you for your continued support of our company’s products and services. We would like to inform Wii U owners that the Nintendo TVii service will no longer be available as of August 11, 2015. The Wii U GamePad controller will still act as a TV remote and you will be able to continue streaming content through our Video on Demand applications. We apologize to those of you currently using this service, and we ask for your understanding as we focus our resources in other areas."
Original story: This one will likely be filed under "idea that sounded good on paper." Nintendo has announced that it will be bringing its Nintendo TVii service to a close on August 11, as well as shutting down its corresponding Nintendo TVii Miiverse community.
The announcement was posted on Miiverse just a short while ago. No reason was given for the closure, but it comes nearly six months after the publisher announced that the service would not come to European regions. The concept of Nintendo TVii involved utilizing the Wii U GamePad screen to find programs on their cable/satellite provider, as well as Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video. The GamePad would then receive information on the program the user is watching, such as reviews, screenshots, and real-time stats and info during sporting events. Nintendo TVii would also tie into social media integration, but was most often used with Miiverse.
Shacknews has contacted Nintendo of America for more information, but in the meantime, enjoy the final days of Nintendo TVii, since it's going away in just 18 short days.
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