Nintendo TVii will launch for Wii U tomorrow, December 20, in North America, Nintendo has announced. The free service will combine “what you watch and how you watch” into a “seamless, second-screen experience.”
“After Dec. 20, you’ll never look at your TV the same way again,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “Wii U owners have already experienced the transformative effect that the GamePad has on game play and social interaction. Nintendo TVii shows how the integrated second screen of the GamePad can also transform and enhance the TV viewing experience. Welcome to the new world of TVii.”
Nintendo TVii will use your cable, satellite, and video-on-demand services (Amazon and Hulu Plus at launch, Netflix and TiVo in early 2013) to group all of your shows in one place. Users will be able to search for the shows they want to watch, and share their favorite moments through social networks including Miiverse, Facebook, and Twitter. Users will also have access to information on the show they’re watching via the Wii U GamePad, including cast details, movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, and sports data such as live stats and scores.
If you missed the trailer from September, catch it below.