Submitted by GreenRanger 738d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo’s TVii A Replacement For The Remote

salon.com: The TVii service will debut in the U.S. and Canada on Thursday, the company said. That’s a delay from previous plans to have the service available when the game console went on sale in North America on Nov. 18. The TVii service launched in Japan on Dec. 8. (Nintendo, Wii U)

bicfitness  +   738d ago
Except my remote doesn't have a 3-4 hour charge.
PopRocks359  +   738d ago
Does it access Hulu, Netflix, Amazon on demand, your DVR and your cable box in a single hub? If so, I want that remote.


I guess you could plug it into the wall. Or do what I do and bring down the back light brightness a bit and turn on power-saving mode.
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millzy102  +   738d ago
last time i checked tv remotes dont charge just thought ill add that.
OneAboveAll  +   738d ago
How am I going to watch 3 hours of Monday Night Raw on the gamepad when the battery doesn't last that long? *trollface*
chillhomie  +   738d ago
You could charge it while watching, its actually not difficult.
ZombieStalker  +   738d ago
Uh, plug it into a wall outlet!
donman1  +   738d ago
You do realize this service is not just for the controller.
bigjclassic  +   738d ago
i have
been watching raw on my gamepad since 11/19th edition of RAW via hulu+. Where have you been?

im also typing this from my gamepad :p
wiiulee  +   738d ago
nintendo is doing everything right this generation....tvii is going to be great to go along with miiverse and all else...haters are just going crazy posting nonsense though..
donman1  +   738d ago
For example, having live stats (not just for the game you are watching) during the football/basketball game real time on the gamepad is priceless. Plus for the haters... it also works while it is being charged.
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GreenRanger  +   738d ago
@ donman1
Why does it say "UnverifiedMember" in your profile?
donman1  +   738d ago

I have no idea. Will look into that later.. watching the Knicks finish handling the Nets and about to get some COD Black OPS 2 in on the Wii U.
PS4isKing_82  +   738d ago
Wow the ac cord for the gamepad is plenty long enough to have plugged up and easily accessible from ur couch. I have mine within 3 feet of me while playing and it's easy. But I'm sure the Sony and Microsoft fanboys will be defending the ps4 and 720 "playpads" for having the same length of charge time. Cause we know they'll have their own version of the gamepad. Or something similar.
Nicolee  +   738d ago
i am wonder how to connect dvr or tivo to wiiu anyway ? i don't see any connection slot at the back of wiiu
ElectricKaibutsu  +   738d ago
It won't play through the Wii U. You'll still have to change inputs on the TV, but you'll be able to use the GamePad as a remote for your DVR.
Nicolee  +   738d ago
thx you, bubble up you .
strigoi814  +   738d ago
Lol..3-4 hours kind of remote..what is this a joke??

Well at least there is something to do with that gamepad once the wii-u ran out of third party developers support and make that totally useless..
WeAreLegion  +   738d ago
Doesn't work for Comcast users...which is over half of America.
gpturbo81  +   737d ago
this is live now

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