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Submitted by Gekko 940d ago | opinion piece

Will Nintendo Wii U App “TVii” Change The Way We Watch?

Kevin Fitzpatrick:

Technology remains ever-evolving, and the more time goes on the more integrated computer, TV and even video games become. Today, that integration takes a big step forward as Nintendo not only unveiled the launch, price, and features of its next-gen console Wii U, but also “TVii,” an innovative new way to both stream and control your favorite TV content right through the the system. But how does this fancy new gizmo change the way we watch TV, and is it worth the system’s price tag? (Industry, Wii U)

claud3  +   940d ago
Maybe, just wait and see and either enjoy it or hate it
cleft5  +   940d ago
I think we don't have to wait and see because regardless, Microsoft and Sony, will now come out with a similar app that unites all the services on their platforms. In that way, it has already changed everything.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   939d ago
Well actually Apple has been doing this sort of thing with Airplay. But compared to the Wii U, it starts looking a little more disconnected and PS3/Vita-esque...
PopRocks359  +   940d ago
It's gotta be better than the 360's crappy FiOS app. Used it at a friend's house. It lagged behind his TV by about five minutes and would occasionally skip back to the intro of the show and then forward to where it was supposed to be. Not to mention the limited channel range. Never used Sony's service though. No real need to, so I can't form an opinion on that one.

But if it supports all channels and does what it says it does, then hell yeah it could. Especially for families who share the TV.
rpd123  +   940d ago
Why the hell would you use the app if you had the cable box right there?
PopRocks359  +   940d ago
I DON'T have a cable box right there, smart alec. And neither did my friend at the time. Did you ever consider that?
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rpd123  +   940d ago
Well you said "it lagged behind his tv by about five minutes". What the hell does that mean other than you were checking the actual cable alongside it? Unless you just meant it was laggy in which case you need to work on conveying your message and word choice. If that's what you meant just say "it was laggy". I wasn't being a smart alec, dickhead.
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corrus  +   940d ago
I don't think that will change something cos and PS3/360 have that thing from years to watch tv shows movies and sport
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   940d ago
It's already an app on Android and iOS. If anything, it's just following a trend...
Khordchange  +   940d ago
depends, unless you have something like roku or apple tv(which no one does just by looking on the sales of both systems), its not possible. Plus its actually far more advanced than anything ive seen in terms of features
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metroid32  +   939d ago
Its amazing and the thing has zero lag its even faster than the tv.
AO1JMM  +   940d ago
We? maybe or maybe not but I will definitely use it.
Lucretia  +   940d ago
Meh, perhaps, I can watch stuff on many devices. Wii-tvii isnt anything new. but it should keep catching on
_LarZen_  +   940d ago
I think it will, it'a not gonna be a revolution but the next step for consoles to get that highly sought after place in the living room.

Many don't know that the Wii is actually the console that most people watch Netflix on in the world (do a search and you'll see fast enough). So what Nintendo is doing here with this new controller and the TVii could be a new way for many people to watch tv.

Microsoft must be so angry that Nintendo is releasing the Wii U with these functions. As Microsoft is eager to launch the Smart Glass feature...but now as the Wii U is coming its not as apeling as the all in one solution as Nintendo is coming with.
Yodagamer  +   940d ago
Is it new? no, but i think it will change how consoles do their netflix, hulu, etc. programs.
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nevin1  +   940d ago
"and includes a social media aspect as well. In addition to interactive social media content, Nintendo TVii can freeze-frame capture images from the TV program or sports program you’re watching, to share or comment on those images with Twitter and various other social media."

Interesting Idea. But I dont need a WiiU to do that.
claud3  +   940d ago
Well I will wait for the TVii comes out
GribbleGrunger  +   940d ago
I always find these sorts of articles ridiculous. There are 7 billion people on this planet and even if the Wiiu sold 1 billion, it wouldn't change the way the majority watch TV.
StrawHatPatriot  +   940d ago
How much of those 7 billion have access to TV?
GribbleGrunger  +   940d ago
That's beside the point. Even if there are only 1 billion people with TVs and the Wiiu sold 200 million, it still wouldn't change the way the majority watch TV. Like I said, these articles are ridiculous.

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